Striving for greatness

Striving for greatness

There are always going to be ups and downs ” you will have days that are better than others.

That’s just the nature of sport.

These bad performances don’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with you or your game.

They don’t mean you have a serious problem that needs immediate addressing.

Your bad days, like your great ones, are just part of your sport. The key is to try to remember that bad performances won’t ever be a problem for you unless you make them a problem.

That is, if you give yourself a hard time when you fail or lose, if you emotionally beat yourself up after a poor performance, if you get frustrated and angry with yourself and hang onto these bad outings like a dog with a bone, then these reactions will create the real problem.

This club strives for greatness. When we haven’t been playing our best basketball, we strive to get better each and every day.

We strive to play consistent and high effort basketball.

For those who witnessed the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos on Monday, it was clearly evident that a powerful defence will overcome a high-octane offence.

After a disappointing five-point loss against Cairns in Perth on Thursday, it was great we only had to wait a couple of days to play the Melbourne Tigers.

We travelled to Melbourne intent on playing hardnosed defence with high energy and intensity.

We played with vigour ” something that hasn’t been evident for quite some time.

Each individual in the team has a role to play and that’s exactly what occurred in our 81-57 victory on Sunday afternoon.

The next goal is to replicate that game and string a few wins together.

Consistency is key.