Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Marian High School
Mishawaka High School
In our “pre-season” Varsity event with Mishawaka, we implemented the IHSA format for scrimmaging… It was very constructive, with the various drills we ran to work on serve receive , passing, ad hitting. Both teams got to work on proper substitutions, lineups, and pressure situations. After we ran through the three or four different drills with all of our Varsity girls getting into the action, we ran a couple of live-action sets with a full-speed tempo. It was great to watch Steve Anderson back coaching Mishawaka against his brother Dan coaching our Marian team!
I’ve deliberately put in “mock score”, as it was just a couple of sets that we ran. The refs were great! Lots of input from them for both teams’ newer players. ALL of our players from Marian’s Freshman and JV teams were packed in the stands right behind our bench, helping out on various jobs, and adding to the real-world feel of a match.
Overall, our girls looked pretty darned good, incorporating some new tools of the trade they’ve been introduced to. Mishawaka has a young team that is quite quick, with lots of potential. Very tenacious. It’ll be fun to go up against them in the coming weeks , both at tourneys and our regular season contests.
_ Bill Corbett