On Tuesday a bunch of grade 5 & 6 students represented OPS at Hooptime. Hooptime is a basketball tournament run by Basketball Victoria. It was a super day and all students appeared to be having fun. OPS achieved some excellent results with the All Star Boys, All Star Girls and Future Stars winning their groups and progressing to the next stage. I coached a rookies team, named the OPS Sonics, which included Teisha, Jack, Aaron, Tahlia, Aimee, Maddy, Dylan and Shaylee. All players are currently not playing basketball outside school, so this was a great opportunity for them to learn more about the game and have some fun. It was clear that everyone had fun, me included, and it was great to see them improve and develop their skills during each game. I was most impressed by the teamwork and sportsmanship of the Sonics. It was this teamwork and sportsmanship which enabled the Sonics to finish their four matches undefeated. The rookie division is all about learning the game, so there is no next stage, however some of the Sonics clearly demonstrated that they have basketball ability and should think about taking it up.
Thanks to all the Sonics for a terrific day!