Lady Frog Practice Report #9: TCU continues to progress on the hardwood
Oct. 24, 2006
TCU women's basketball was back on the court Monday afternoon at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for practice No. 9. The women are less than two weeks away until their exhibition home opener against Lake Truck Lines (WNBA) on Nov. 5 at 2pm.
TCU head coach Jeff Mittie continues to sing his praise about the progress of his team.
"I thought we were more competitive today," said a proud Mittie. "We were more competitive and we are getting sharper each day. The veterans are further ahead, which they certainly should be. We've also got some rookies that are coming along as well."
After a strong showing against the Frog Squad (all-male practice squad), Mittie had the players line up on the baselines for conditioning drills.
As usual, the eighth-year head coach had a lesson in mind when running his players.
"I think you either win the play or lose the play," Mittie explained. "There is no second place here. I don't want this team to leave any doubt to whether we won that play or not. So when we are running sprints, don't leave any doubt to that official or the play that you want it. That's the message I wanted to get across today: don't get close. If you made it, let me know for sure that you made it."
The coaching staff split the players into two groups, guards and forwards, and the Lady Frogs had to make the sprints in a designated time period.
"I thought we had about 90 percent of our group really battle," said Mittie. "Some of our players, like Adrianne Ross, you can designate a time to get a sprint in and she'll blow that away every time. The challenge is will she coast in or challenge herself each time? I thought we had a good portion of this group that challenged themselves and I thought some of the other ones are learning that as well."
"We definitely weren't our sharpest today." - a fellow Frog Squad male member said upon exiting the court at the end of practice after the Lady Frogs outshined the men on the court.