The first time I went to basketball, I had a lot of thoughts floating around in my mind. I thought things like “I’m probably not even on their level”, “Would they want me to play?”, “Would they even want me to be there?”, “I’m Trrrasssshhhh!!”.
All those thoughts were put away when I met Hiroya. Hiroya was very helpful, not just in basketball, but at school as well! I met hiroya on my first day because he was in my home room. He is very kind and a good friend! Hiroya took me to basketball and introduced me to the team. That's where i met Ren, who is a premier player for Jishukan. He is really tall, and also very friendly! Both Hiroya and Ren made sure that I was having fun at Basketball.
The basketball team usually starts off with a quick stretch routine, which stretches almost every muscle in your body. Most of these stretches were weird at first, but I got used to it. After the routine, we would get into basketball drills that focus on main fundamentals. I thought that these drills were pretty easy to complete, except they were all tiring!
We then had a 2v2 scrimmage, and that's where the coach actually saw me playing. He thought i played well so he put me straight onto their starting team. I was kinda nervous because i didn’t know how they played, since i’m more of a freestyle player, and their team is very structured. As we got ready to play the game, coach came up to me and said to just play my own game. So i did, I went straight for contact! I would try every way to get rebounds, layups and drives. I ended up doing very well and the coach was impressed… Thankfully!
The coach wanted me to play more games with the starting team after training so that we could get used to playing together, and get to know each other! I had friendly 1v1s with the players and had a lot of fun with them.
Little did i know, it was 6pm, and Ryu picked me up from basketball to get ready for the bus. Thank you to the Basketball team for being friendly and helpful!