Oliver’s debut in Middle School Basketball

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It was such a pleasurable day yesterday coaching Oliver in his first middle school basketball game. Sports are not a true passion of his, but he does have fun playing basketball and goes out for the team because I want to spend time with him. He scored six points in his debut and we had quality time together the whole day. Not much more I could ask for on a gray, rainy day in late October. His team, the middle school “B” squad dominated the Nagoya International School Dolphins and won easily.

I get much satisfaction coaching young people, teaching them the fundamentals of the sport and giving advice on how to improve, both physically and mentally. It is an added bonus to get to spend time with my children at the same time. We are both looking forward to the rest of the season.

 

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