Slammers’ intensity high in season prep

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Brody England is one player primed for a big season with the Slammers men’s team.
Camera IconBrody England is one player primed for a big season with the Slammers men’s team. Credit: Justin Fris

The Printsync South West Slammers men’s team have wasted no time in getting down to business at pre-season training, much to the delight of new coach Mark Worthington.

“We have actually completed three sessions so far,” he said.

“Thursday is our main session at the moment as we understand what this time of the year is in terms of Bunbury Basketball Association double headers with A-grade.

“So we wanted to put in some building blocks. Last Thursday was a really good session and it was very defensively oriented.

“That moved over to Saturday, where we had more skill development — nothing to do with the team, but just trying to build on their skills and help the process excel.

“Monday’s session was all about offence, with not just our transition but a few of our set plays.”

Worthington is hopeful the regular sessions will help his men feel comfortable and gel prior to the SBL Pre-Season Blitz tournament.

“There was a lot of information thrown at them but I think they did fantastic,” he said.

“The intensity was really high and they were playing hard against each other. We walked away from the first week of those three sessions feeling pretty good about how our first week went.”

With some members of the roster still due to arrive, Worthington has been required to shuffle his pack during scrimmages, however, there have been benefits from it. “We sort of have to shuffle it at the moment,” he said. “So probably a few guys play out of position, but what that does is allow us to see how we could play in different situations this year.”

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