Last weekend saw our Frankston Blues NBL1 Men run their annual Pre-Season Camp on Lake Glenmaggie.
Due to unforeseen traffic, the players arrived Friday night and began some collective group adversity by setting up their tents in the dark.
The camp then began the following morning with a team walk followed by on-court training and scrimmage at Gordon Street Reserve, home to the Heyfield Loggers.
The hard work continued with a lakeside strength & conditioning session including weights and boxing, followed by hill runs and lake swim.
As the sun went down, players and staff explored the team/club values, enjoyed a feed by Master Chef Paul Groat and challenged themselves with some trivia.
Assistant Coach Adam Jackon spoke about the benefits of the camp.
“We have officially been on the floor for the past few weeks, but the weekend gave us the opportunity to train together for an extended period”
“Just as importantly, the camp helped fast track relationships on and off the court, and find out more about each other”
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“It’s also great for us to get a better feel for the youth league players and assess their potential for the future”
“The weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Hayfield Loggers allowing us to use their stadium”
To conclude the weekend, the senior men showed their appreciation to the Heyfield Loggers for the use of their stadium, in the form of a clinic for local juniors.
Currently on a break from Metro State University in Australia, Frankston Junior turned Senior player Tom Garrett spoke about the importance of giving back and setting an example for the Frankston and basketball community.
“We’re in the fortunate position where kids in basketball community look up to us as the gold standard, so it’s very easy for us to help mold the community into the way that we believe the game should be played, and also how we believe basketball players should hold themselves on and off the court.”
“The Heyfield basketball camp over the weekend was a great opportunity for us to show our faces and grow the basketball passion into the community, as well as also reinforce the passion that we have at the Frankston Blues.”