It is our hope, that the ideals and philosophy that we are teaching are being heard, understood, and accepted by your players – the absolute most important group of people in your program.
Colby Wohlleb: Since Coach Jim Boone has arrived, we, as a family, have been working hard to build off of last year’s amazing turnaround in our program, and to learn a new way of doing so. The core statistical producers are gone, but we return a great group of guys and have added some terrific talent to our program. Coach Boone’s positive approach, his enthusiasm, and his energy have all of us excited as we begin a new journey.
There is a lot to learn with a new Head Coach and staff, however, Coach Boone has done a great job of giving us positive feedback in his approach to teaching. We are working extremely hard to absorb it all. I believe every player is truly grateful for the amount of time and energy this staff puts in.
Moving on, our weight training has changed dramatically. One would think not having an official weight coach would hurt productivity, but it couldn’t be any different. Having our staff in the weight room holds everybody accountable, and pushes us much harder. Our weight lifting sessions are shorter, but much more intense, and again the energy and enthusiasm by this staff is non-stop.
Lastly, on the court, and most importantly, there is a major focus on our defense. Everywhere you turn, there is something about our Defense. From our lockers, to our bulletin board, to signs in our Team Room (Coach calls our locker room, our Team Room, I love this!) it is clear that our goal is to have “The Nation’s #1 Defense”.
One last thing, we have four morning sessions that Coach has named, “Boot Camp”. It’s been really challenging, very demanding physically and mentally – it’s been tough. But, through it I feel that we are boding as a team, that we are working harder than we have ever worked, and that we are getting tougher! I won’t lie, it’s been very challenging, but I know it’s going to help us achieve our goals.
We take pride to being Bobcats, and we hope to make our coaches, our school, our fans, and our town proud. I think Coach would agree that he inherited a group of good guys, and we look forward to building upon that in the near and distant future. GO BOBCATS!