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AUGUST 2012 VOLUME I, ISSUE II
Gator Summer Camp Info
Join Coach Wallace and Coach Schutte in the Swamp -‐ the main gym -‐ on the San Francisco State Campus on AUGUST 11 -‐ 12, 2012, for just $100. THE TWO-‐DAY CAMP FEATURES: Individual Instruction on Shooting, Ball-‐handling, Footwork and Defense.
Contact: Assistant Coach Nichole Schutte at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Stephanie Daily Set For New Coaching Role The 5’4’’ senior former guard will be spending the 2012-‐2013 season on the sideline, joining the Gator Coaching Staff as a student/assistant coach. Head Coach Dr. Joaquin Wallace sees this as an advantage for the Lady Gators, saying, “Stephanie has the eye of a coach and the willingness to be committed.” Daily starts her new position with the Gators this fall. She transferred to San Francisco State in the fall of 2012 after a stint at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. Why / how did you decide to coach instead of play this year?
At the end of the season it had become apparent to me that physically I might not be capable of competing next season. Although I had redshirted I had an injury that developed that really hindered athletic ability at this level. At the same time, redshirting gave me a great opportunity to learn from Coach Wallace and Coach Schutte some of the different aspects of the game that I had not really considered. They saw potential in me as a coach and offered me this amazing opportunity for this season.
Elaborate more on your role this upcoming season.
In this upcoming season I am going to be doing a lot. The main thing for me is that I will be learning a whole different part of the game at a higher level. I will be assisting with the recruiting process, answering e-‐mails, talking to coaches and recruits, helping out with drills in practice, and just learning the different aspects of coaching. DAILY, CONT’D, PAGE 4
Goals for the team in 2013.
Our goal this season is to ainish on top in our conference, to rank in the top 20 nationally in all defensive categories and to continue playing into the post season.
Coaching philosophy you plan to bring to the team?
One of the key things I hope to bring to this team is the importance of fundamentals. Although we want our players to grow and learn new moves and develop their game we also want to make sure the foundation is solid. Another thing is to focus on heart. I think that a lot of people see basketball as something you can just turn on or off at game time. The reality is that you get what you put in. As coaches we can only put in so much, the athletes are the ones who have to believe in it and in return work hard all the time.
Biggest lesson you've learned through basketball?
I would say the two most important ones are time management and accountability. Especially as a student-‐athlete, time management is huge! Figuring out how to balance school, practice, study time, eating, sleeping, and family time; it can get pretty over whelming. I think what helped me the most was just always writing everything down and sticking to a schedule. Accountability is a huge part of basketball. If an individual does not stay accountable then the team fails. One person can ruin something that a team works so hard for.
Talk about any coach / mentor you have, and why they are important to you.
Well I have had a lot of inaluences in the basketball world, but I must say the person who has mentored and helped me the most would be Leroy Hurt. Leroy was my AAU coach in seventh grade through senior year of high school. He helped develop me as a player and most importantly as a person. He taught me several life lessons and also gave me several opportunities that I have always been grateful for. The main thing is that he believed in me. He has been a great support system and also a great person to learn from. He taught me many things like time management, punctuality, accountability, and the concept that I represent more than just myself.
Advice to younger basketball players on what you've learned playing in college.
My advice is to always seize the moment. You honestly never know who is watching at any given game or even practice. The thing about the basketball community is that everyone knows someone of importance to your career. Also probably the most important thing that I have learned is having fun. At the end of the day basketball is something that you love and enjoy. No matter how hard things get or what obstacles you may go through as a player, if you are not having fun then it might be time to reconsider your future in that sport.
Plans after graduation?
I will be attending law school in order to further my dreams of becoming a contracting agent for a sports agency. I also hope to continue coaching at any level.
Camp For Coaches: Defensive Clinic
Looking to add to your coaching skill set? Join us for a clinic!
Mark Your Calendars for September 22 Join Bay Area Collegiate Coaches for a coaching clinic speciaically for defense. All topics will be covered. More information to come, but mark your calendars today!
Defending the On-‐Ball Screen & Roll Possibly the most difficult play in basketball to defend is the on ball screen and roll. The NBA is primarily a screen and roll league. Both colleges and high school programs are incorporating on ball screens in their offensive packages. The days of feeding the post has become a lost art; however, with the evolution of European basketball, basketball has officially become a game of spread offenses with tons of on ball screens i.e 5 out, 4 out 1 in and dribble drive. Teams’ who can run the on ball screen offensively and who can defend the on ball screen has become the vogue language and the modern day skill set of basketball today. As a coach today, your job now is to develop a strategy on how you defend the on ball screen. For that reason, you have to devote time in defining your strategy and culture in collaboration with gaining the personnel to incorporate your philosophy. There are a variety of ways to defend a screen and roll and as the coach you have to find the personality of your team and implement this style throughout, therefore, building a consistent culture. When defending the on ball screen you have to consider a few particulars: 1- Where the screen being performed: Wing, Sideline, Alley or Middle Screen as each screen requires a specific action. 2- What is your philosophy? Hard Hedge, Jam the Screener, Switch, Trap the Screen roll and rotate. Each of these actions depends on your personnel, as well as the personnel of the team you are playing against. 3- Lastly, personnel. Are you an aggressive or passive team defensively? When defending the screen roll your post players’ agility is the most critical piece. If you have active post who moves their feet well and has great balance, the on ball screen can now become and offensive strategy for you defensively as your team will be in position to create offensive opportunities defensively. In closing, when defending the screen and roll commit to your philosophy and recruit based on your philosophy. In some instances you will get burned and give up as few buckets; however, as you become acclimated to your team specific style you will gain more offensive opportunities than failures.
Coach Wallace has coached 4 out of the top 30 rebounders in Gator Women’s Basketball history? They are: 2. Dominique Hunter, 2011, (901) 4. Krystle Mays, 2009, (724) 8. Donisha Tate, 2010, (575) 23. (tied) Chloe Grimm, 2007, (327)
COACH WALLACE is entering his 8th season with the Gators. Previous coaching includes: Contra Costa Community College, Albany High School, St. Mary’s Berkeley High School and established AAU program Albany Swish. He is currently the 3rd Most Winningest Coach in SFSU history, with 3 CCAA playoff appearances, and has ainished as high as 10th in Final NCAA Division II West Regional rankings.
On the Sideline with Schutte ELEVEN DRILL: Full Court Offense & Defense Skills
Greetings! This summer I learned a great drill from a fellow coach called the Eleven Drill. Starting on the baseline under the basket you pick up one on one (as if you were going to go full court). The defender is trying to turn the offense player until they reach the half court mark. For every time the defensive player turns the offensive player they receive a point. Once you reach half court the drill stops and goes back at the basket. The offensive player remains on offense and tries to score while the defensive player remains on defense trying to get a stop. If the offensive players scores they receive a point. Once that possession is over, you switch offense to defense, the game stops when one person has scored 11 points. This is a great drill for ball handling, full and half court pressure, scoring, and game like cardio. You only need a partner and a competitive edge. Go Gators!
COACH SCHUTTE is entering her 3rd season with the Gators. She previously coached at Western Oregon Univ. where she received her M.A. in rehabilitation counselor education. As a 2-‐sport standout at Northwest Nazarene Univ. she was named 2nd-‐team All-‐GNAC.
New and Noteworthy
San Francisco State Welcomes Three in 2013
Coach Wallace inked three incoming freshman set to arrive on campus in September. The class has already set the bar high, as all three have acquired accolades at their respective schools before wrapping up their high school careers. Brianna Harden, out of Los Banos High School, was named the Conference Player of the Year in the Western League of the Sac-‐Joaquin Section in 2012. Erica Lohrenz comes to the city from Mount Carmel, where the shooting guard was named to the 2nd Team All-‐CIF in Division II. Rounding out the trio is Shalane Jackson, who is the Conference Player of the Year in the Valley Oak League, out of East Union.
Gators Announce ’12-‐’13 Preseason Schedule
San Francisco State has announced their 2012-‐2013 Preseason schedule. Non-‐Conference games will be played against Holy Names University, Dominican University, Nebraska Kearney and Notre Dame de Namur University. With the exception of Nebraska Kearney, all non-‐conference game will be played against PacWest Conference teams. This is the airst matchup between San Francisco State and Nebraska Kearney, which will take place in San Francisco. CONTACT US, WE’RE NEW TO TWITTER! @SFSTATEWBB Like us on Facebook: San Francisco State Women’s Basketball, Follow us on Twitter: @SFStateWBB Email us at: email@example.com, or visit our website: sfstategators.com
Calling All Alumni!
Mark Your Calendars for October 20, 2012
All Gator Alumni are invited to compete against this year’s squad. Think you still have what it takes? Email Gators Assistant Coach Nichole Schutte at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The Gators are also hosting a pre-‐game luncheon. The $30 cost includes a jersey and lunch. Be sure to secure your spot today!
Alumni Spotlight: Donisha Tate ’11 In her 2 years at SFSU, Tate was named First Team All-‐CCAA selection, ranked 8th all-‐time in rebounds (575), 31st in points, (548) and 3rd for rebounds in a single season, (372). Updates since graduation from SFSU? Since I have graduated from SFSU and majored in Psychology, I just been working at a recreation center and trying to get back into some kind of shape after having my airst child (daughter) 4 1/2 months ago. I am working on going back to school in the of Fall 2012 for another degree and also around this time next year I hope to start my own daycare. Favorite SFSU Basketball Memory? My favorite memory in basketball at SFSU was when I got my airst double-‐double and the airst time I made student-‐athlete of the week. Biggest thing you learned playing for Coach Joaquin Wallace? There are many things within my two year stay at SFSU that coach Joaquin Wallace has taught me. One being that it never matters where you came from, what matters and make the person is where you are going. Another being that you could do anything you put your mind to. And last, but not least is anyone can believe in you, but you have to believe in yourself to get that much further. Still involved in basketball today? I am still a little involved with basketball playing in pick up adult games and also assisting my younger brother as he is now playing basketball for his high school. Advice for kids trying to make the transition to college hoops? Advice for taking the next step to college is not only in sports (basketball) or in school, but just in general: keep an open mind and never say you can not do something. At the end of the day anything is possible. You are your own let down. "I am not capable" is unacceptable because you do not know what your capable until you try it.
2012-2013 MISSION STATEMENT San Francisco State Women’s Basketball is all about the F.A.C.T.S. As a program, our primary focus is to develop young leaders through mentoring females who strive to be student/athletes. This process encompasses academics, as well as social responsibility to our community. Through this process, San Francisco State Women’s Basketball has established Five Core Competencies and Characteristics known as the F.A.C.T.S. about our program.
F-‐AMILY A-‐CADEMICS C-‐HARACTER T-‐EAMWORK S-‐UCCESS