National Spring Preview Series Admin
Thu, February 15, 2024 at 10:48 AM
As the new school year begins, excitement and anticipation fill the hallways of Making Waves Academy. This charter school, located in Richmond, California, has gained a reputation for excellence in academics and athletics. Known for their successful sports program, the school has produced numerous talented and dedicated athletes, many of whom have gone on to play at the collegiate level. This year, the Making Waves Academy community is buzzing with excitement about the upcoming sports season. We sat down with Coach George Phillips to get a preview of what’s in store for the team this year. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and experience as a coach? A: I have been coaching at Making Waves Academy for the past seven years. Before that, I coached at various high schools and community colleges. I also played basketball at the collegiate level and have always been passionate about sports. Q: What are your thoughts on the upcoming sports season? A: I am very excited and optimistic about the upcoming season. We have a talented group of athletes who have been working hard during the off-season to improve their skills and conditioning. We have high expectations for our team this year. Q: What are some of the strengths of the team? A: Our team’s biggest strength is their chemistry and team spirit. They have been playing together for a few years now and have built a strong bond. This translates onto the court as they are able to anticipate each other’s moves and work together seamlessly. Our team also has a strong work ethic, they are always willing to put in the extra effort to improve and achieve success. Q: Any new additions to the team this year? A: Yes, we have a few new players joining the team this year. We have some talented freshmen who have shown a lot of potential during our tryouts. We also have some transfers from other schools who bring a lot of experience and skill to our team. Q: Who are some key players to watch out for this year? A: I believe our entire team is full of potential and each player brings something unique to the game. However, there are a few players who have stood out during our practices and scrimmages. Our senior point guard, Emily, is a great leader on and off the court. She has a strong basketball IQ and is a great playmaker. Our junior small forward, Marcus, is an incredible shooter and has worked on his defense, making him a versatile player.