Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation
Basketball seems to get into your blood. It is said by those who play, "You eat, you sleep and you play basketball." When I was a little girl all I wanted to be was a professional basketball player. I couldn't count how many times I pounded that dumb ball in our driveway until it was too dark to see, then I would play for hours more by the porch light. Now I realize that was only childish insanity. Back then they didn’t even have a girls’ profession basketball league in the states. However, that didn't stop me from walking away empty handed. One thing I learned was how to prepare oneself for life. Well, at least, how to prepare oneself for a game.
"Offense, defensive rebound-all five. Fast break into secondary. Plays we can run; Motion, Mexico, and Jordan in man defense. Navy and Red against zone. Out of bounds plays; 88, 8 Stack, Box 1 and 2. Remember to offensive rebound, four and one," I said quietly out loud to remind myself while sitting on the sweaty locker room bench. "Now defense, I need to press, stop fast break, and box out. We can do man hard, man soft, zone 2-3 or 3-2." I went on rambling as I finished getting ready.
"I can't believe this is our last home game," whined Mindy.
Shannon added, "Yeah, the season flew by so fast this year," while tying her lace up.
"Well, at least this isn't your last game. You guys all have another game to play," I complained as usual.
"Hey, I see no one is twisting your arm off, making you go to Florida, where it is such a dreadful place, always sunny and warm. What a pity. I feel so sorry for you," my best friend Rachel said teasingly. Just then Coach popped her head in the locker room.
"All right girls, you have five minutes left to get on the floor and be ready to go," said Coach Moore. After that everyone quieted down and got back to getting ready. Since, they knew if anyone was late, we would all be paying for it later in practice.
"Hurry up, you two, I am not running because you're late again!" yelled Ally to Rachel and me.
"Hold your horses, we'll be up in a minute!" I yelled back as Ally left. "Let's go Rachel!" I said grabbing my trusty Trex water bottle from the bench as we then left. We both raced up the stairs, not wanting our teammates mad at us.
"One second to spare," said Rachel as we walked into the gym.
"Hey, you two cutting it a little close again," said Coach jokingly while looking at her...