Team Bahamas would like to thank you for the continued support by everyone this week during our competition in Lima, Peru for FedCup. Despite not winning overall, we are more than grateful for the opportunity to be able to represent and play for our country. Special thanks to the coordinators that helped us all week and our sponsor @fayeandflorie for providing us with uniforms. Also a HUGE SHOUTOUT and thanks goes to the best Player Captain @kerbahamas on her first time on the job and getting us through to the finals! And last but not least, SPECIAL thanks goes to @bahamaslta who showed tremendous support and complete coverage with their AMAZING PR team! We truly appreciate all the support!! Job well done ladies! Until next time, #242todaworld 🇧🇸🌎 -
Happy Easter! 🐰 @kat.berg is on the blog explaining how to choose ourselves in times of stress and overwhelming situations.
Rejecting Helplessness, Choosing You
Two words: impending doom. If you’re a student (or have ever been a student), you can probably relate to the fact that “impending doom” is the best way to characterize this time of the year. We are dangerously close to final exams. It’s that frustrating time when you start to feel the pressure of studying for exams but are also still learning new material in classes on top of everything you’ve already covered. As a perfectionist, I always hate being in limbo. I want to either being fully invested in learning new content in my classes, or fully invested in mastering the material for the exam. To be honest, the in-between totally sucks. I think the worst part is that it’s really easy to internalize a sort of subtle helplessness. This is especially true if you’re prone to black and white thinking—I can do everything vs. I can’t do anything. I’m prepared for the test vs. I don’t know anything. I’m going to get an A vs. I’m going to fail. In my own experience, I feel like thinking in terms of these extremes is a lot easier when you know there’s something stressful lying ahead but feel like you can’t tackle it yet. When we’re anticipating stress and uncertainty about something we can’t confront immediately, we often default to believing that we are completely helpless. This is especially salient for me as a college student approaching final exams, but I think anyone can relate to this sense of present helplessness about future stress.
Takeaways from Game 4
•Doc thought changing the starting lineup was going to effect this game, but JaMychal could not have saved the team from the Warriors. It was a much more competitive game than game 3, even seeing the team briefly take the lead. But Doc made some terrible coaching decisions that cost the team the game. Doc needs to know when it’s just not a player’s night. Gallo and Lou should not have been in the game late. Ik they have been the Clippers best players, but they just brought no energy defensively as well nothing offensively. Sometimes coaching means you play off the flow of the game and Doc sat and watched as the team crumbled with Lou and Gallo on the court. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•It was Klay Thompson’s turn to have a breakout game. He got going early and once a player like him gets into a rhythm, it’s a wrap.
•Gallo was once again horrible. He’s still driving out of control, trying to seek contact instead of finishing at the rim, and his jumper is magically broken. He finished with 16 points but shot 5/20, and most of his points came when the game was already over.
•Lou was terrible. -18 for the game. It’s very night and day with Lou. He has games where he is a machine, then has these games where he’s chucking terrible shots and is a statue on defense. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•Shai has his best game by far. His progressions has come a long way and he’s not afraid of the big lights. His jumper was falling , he was active defensively and was getting to the bucket with ease. Great to see from him. I’m excited for his future.
Thoughts on the game ? 🔴⚪️🔵🔴⚪️🔵🔴⚪️🔵🔴⚪️🔵