As it goes with all good adventures, also this one started spontaneously. It didn't crawl up to me slowly, nor did it send any warnings. It happened in January, one fine morning I was at work and received message from Sandy.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." /Chinese Proverb Warning long-post: at least 10 minute read. If you're not into this kind of stuff, go watch some 5 minute cat videos on YouTube instead. This journey has taken me further than I could have imagined. … Continue reading The second Season.
"If you’re never satisfied with what you have achieved, you’re never going to be satisfied with what you do achieve." /Chris LoCurto We first met this team on off-site game earlier this season and went down 60 to 34. (Read here...) That was a game to learn a lot from and keep many things … Continue reading BCH U16-2 vs SpVgg Höhenkirchen 1 (2nd game)
"Ain't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back - everything is different." /C. S. Lewis Last Sunday (28.01.) we met TSV Haar 2 in Hellenendome for a rematch. At first time we met, on off-site game at Haar, we lost with 42 to 34. It was another painful … Continue reading BCH U16-2 vs TSV Haar 2
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." /Marcus Aurelius And to play basketball. This is a thought that rarely comes into one's head. What a privilege it is to wake up in the morning … Continue reading BCH U16-2 vs TSV Grünwald
There are times when you do your best and yet end up losing anyway. This can become a very frustrating experience if faced for a longer period of time. If I did not know better - I would have given up long time ago, but that much I have learned: if you keep practicing withing … Continue reading “The Art of Persistance” or preparation for Round 2
"If you can't solve a problem, then there is an easier problem that you can solve: find it." /George Polya At this point I call this being a little bit stuck. There are things you just can't riddle and sometimes all there is left is to simplify the whole operation. I refuse to believe … Continue reading BCH U16-2 against TSV OH Deisenhofen
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." /Phil Jackson This weekend I also got a chance to coach our U16-1 team while their Head Coach Sidney was absent. I have been following them from start of the season and was already familiar with some … Continue reading BCH U16-1 game against DJK SB München
"The fear of finding oneself alone - that is what they suffer from - and so they don't find themselves at all." /Andre Gide Lost 51-57. We did win 2 out of 4 quarters which is a positive change comparing to previous games. Slowly, but steady we're getting to know each other and work … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Altenerding
"To run fast and shoot fast doesn't matter anything. Mind over everything." /Pēteris Višņēvics (Basketball Coach) Another game down, another loss, another lesson learned. We went down with 60 to 34. Opponents had a strong roster and advantage of the home court. One big guy my size (for that age - quite impressive!) and … Continue reading BCH U16-2 game against Höhenkirchen 1