Coach Ryan

25 06 2006

I created this post a few weeks before we had our first lost in two years. I guess losing was not that far off from happening after all. The good thing about it though was that I was right. Losing certainly brought out their character as a team.

Again, Congratulations to Team Enema!


This is the second coaching stint for me. For two straight years, I have been asked by Team Enema to coach them. Last year, they were 11-0, sweeping all the games from eliminations to the semis up to the finals. This year, despite a change in lineup, they are well on their way to yet another sweep.Most people would think that this wonderful record is the reason why I stayed on as caoch. Truth be told, if I had a choice, I would want this team to lose a game. Why? Because that would be the best way to teach them what I wanted to teach them in the first place. You see, basketball is not simply a game to me, basketball thought me discipline and this is what I aspire to give to these kids.

Losing would have thought this team so much more than winning but since I cannot ask them to lose intentionally, I try to do the next best thing. I try to teach them while winning. Fouling hard is allowed, but cheap shots will not be tolerated. Complaining to the refs are ok, but getting T’s will keep you in the bench (starter or not) even in the final minutes. Trash talking is ok but, after the game, I expect everyone to share hands and be real sportsmen.

For me, one can have that killer instinct, going for a 103-48 blowout, without being arrogant about it. I’d love to lose a game just to teach these kinds to be gracious in defeat.. but since that is far from happening, I’ll just continue to teach them to be humble winners.

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31 03 2009
merv

keilangan maipagyabang to. maigrab nga at mapost sa multiply.

Watch out for the return of coach ry sa ENEMA SENIORS. coming soon.=)

1 04 2009
ryansalvanera

Haha! Go ahead and grab… It was really fun (although a bit stressful) coaching y’all. 😉

8 04 2011
Team Enema « Coach Rye

[…] Coach Ryan I created this post a few weeks before we had our first lost in two years. I guess losing was not that far off from happening after all. The good thing about it though was that I was right. Losing certainly brought out their character as a team. […]

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