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Great focus and attention to detail


Coach Blog December 11

 An up and down weekend saw us unfortunately end up with two losses but a much-improved performance in our second game. Ryukyu showed why they are on top of our conference with a very consistent performance over the two games. Our intensity was not where it should be in the first game but we showed in the second game that when we play the right way we can be a very good team. While I know that we all want to win we have to remember this is a long season and we must continue to improve and we will see the wins start to come especially against the better teams in the competition.


 With the second game, I like to believe we have set the bench mark now and I expect us to perform with this type of intensity and urgency in every game. The great thing for me as coach is the way the team continues to respond to my challenges and they have bounced back well each time. This shows a team that is willing to learn and improve. The league is very tough with all of the best players now in the same league and wins are tough to come by so it takes great focus and attention to detail to win. If we can show some consistency in this area then we can become a great team.



 This week Hokkaido come to town. They are well coached and very disciplined. They will offer a challenge of a team that will have a good game plan and use changing defences to try and gain an advantage against the opposition. For us to be successful we will need to match their intensity and be able to counter their changing defences. This will take a great deal of focus especially in late shot clock situations.


 With Christmas, not far off I hope we can deliver a good Christmas present to you all. On behalf of my wife Lani and I we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We feel very honour to have become part of the Shiga family and to now call Shiga home. We feel very welcomed and Otsu is now our home. Thank you to all.



See you all at the game


With energy 

SD – Head Coach Shiga Lakestars