Boomer Elmsdale
Wed, March 20, 2024 at 05:03 AM . California
As the new season approaches, all eyes are on the Strathmore High School basketball team. With Coach Richard Miranda at the helm, the team is ready to take on new challenges and continue their record of success. In this preview article, we spoke to Coach Miranda about his team’s goals, strengths, and plans for the upcoming season. First and foremost, Coach Miranda’s goal for the team is to see improvement every day. He believes in taking small steps rather than big ones, so his players can see their progress and feel motivated to continue working hard. To achieve success, he emphasizes the importance of practicing and playing as a unit rather than relying solely on individual talent. Returning to the team are three standout players – Alexis Ibarra Sanchez, Jennifer Gonzalez, and Alyssa Gonzalez. These players have proven themselves on the court and are expected to continue leading the team this season. Coach Miranda describes them as special because of their skills, work ethic, and leadership qualities. They will surely be key players to watch out for this season. One new player who is expected to make an immediate impact is freshman Pearl Johnson. Coach Miranda sees potential in her and expects her to bring a fresh perspective and energy to the team. Johnson’s addition to the team will add depth and talent to an already strong roster. When it comes to selecting team captains, Coach Miranda looks for players who lead by example rather than those who are vocal and commanding. Among the team’s captains or potential ones are last season’s top returning players – Alexis Ibarra Sanchez, Jennifer Gonzalez, and Alyssa Gonzalez. These players have not only excelled on the court but also set a great example for their teammates. Team chemistry and camaraderie are crucial for any successful team. Coach Miranda plans on implementing team-building exercises and encouraging open communication to foster a sense of unity among the players. He believes that strong teamwork is essential for the team’s success and will be a key focus throughout the season. Motivating players to push themselves to their full potential is no easy feat. Coach Miranda uses the team’s previous disappointment of missing out on a championship last year as motivation for his players. He emphasizes the importance of playing for rings and hopes to use this as a driving force for his team’s success this season. As with any team, preparing for the upcoming season presents its own set of challenges. For Strathmore High, consistency has been the biggest challenge.