Monday, October 29, 2012

Game Time

Tonight we open up with Montana Tech who is currently 2-0 and led by Kelsey Dewit, the older sister of our red shirt freshman Kayla. Coach Close tried to quiz Kayla on her sister and how we needed to defend her, but Kayla knows the strong bonds of sisterhood. For the Bobcats, it's our first game this evening, which means our players got roughly four hours of sleep with a great level of butterflies, but I find that a refreshing replacement over our court loving regular flies. My daughter was also excited about the game tonight, asking if Champ was going to be there, the bouncy house, and then the most entertaining question, "are you going to go too mama?" Yes I will be there and to our fans, YOU SHOULD BE THERE TOO!!! We have an exciting group of young ladies this season. Go Cats! Coach Bin

Monday, October 22, 2012


Game number one October 29th, a week from today! For all of you coaches out there I am sure you are asking the same question, what do I get in before that first game to be ready for a "surprise" verses putting in less and being great at it. I will tell you this. I am not as concerned about our pre game warm up as much as I am ready to see execution vs a press or being able to defend any kind of screen action. What I am certain of is that there will be plenty of learning lessons that we can apply to the next play, next practice, and next game. What I am not so certain of is knowing each player's number since we seem to have a million new faces. I love the first game because it's such a reward for our players to put on their uniforms after the hard work and sweat of daily grinding practices. I love to see the butterflies in our pre game talk. I love to see how our new players respond when I "flip" out on them in an intense huddle. I love to see who feeds off our crowd and elevates their game to an entirely new level. What I could do without is my increased intake of caffeine but let's be honest with each other. That is just not going to happen because the 2012-13 Season has started! Coach Bin

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blue & Gold Wrap

Our SID is giving you the stats of our Blue & Gold scrimmage last Saturday. What I will give you is the behind the scenes description. First of all, we didn't have any out of bounds plays yet so our offense for out of bounds was to get it in! You may be surprised to hear our success rate was above 50% so I am thinking I might not put in out of bounds plays this year. JK-We put them in today. Secondly, we didn't have a press breaker in yet so when white was up late in the second half and blue was pressing their job was to pass, advance, and take care of the ball in which they did. Ironically we had less turnovers without offense than we did when trying to execute offense. That, however, will come when our team gets the reps and begins to make reads rather than thinking and processing as you do when you first introduce new things. Highlights for me: Blue's Start-They came out aggressive and jumped on White early White's Comeback-They came back from a 14 point deficit to WIN! Our depth-We have competition at all positions which is extremely exciting Our steals-I am crediting our great defense here rather than our multiple turnovers by both teams. Biggest highlight though was our sparkplug Shayla Mack who is official now my first player that is at eye level for me. I won't get a neck cramp coaching this one. Here's to another building week ladies. Act like a champion, work like a champion, respond like a champion. Go Cats, Coach Bin

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blue & Gold Scrimmage

This is a shout out to all of our fans to see our 2012-13 Squad in action this Saturday in the Fieldhouse at 9:30am. We will have rosters on hand as there are seven new faces this season and I can't even get their names right. I called Kayla Shayla yesterday. Remember that we have been on the court for a week and half so you have to bring your imagination with you as we don't have much in yet considering the seven new additions. With that being said, you will get to see what we are optimistic about and that is our talent, depth, speed, and strength. Do I sound like a strength coach right now? Anyway, I look forward to seeing you for the beginning of an exciting season. Not only do we have new faces but our conference has two new teams in North Dakota and Southern Utah, as well as a new Big Sky Logo. Since everyone likes "new" I think I will go get myself a new ice tea. These early morning practices are demanding that! Coach Bin