Christian appointed JGS Assistant Basketball Coach!

Q. Tell us about your new position.

A. Coach Kris asked me to act as assistant coach for our varsity and junior varsity middle school basketball teams. I decided right away that I wanted the position because my grandfather and my father are coaches for a recreation league team (at Paradise Valley Community Center), so I knew what it entailed.

Q. What skills do you use as an assistant coach?

A. I put pressure on the players to hustle, move the ball, share the ball, and make the extra pass. I write down the stats for each player on my own scoresheet for each middle school varsity basketball game. During each game, I give my players pep talks on what to do on offense and defense. During practices, I show players what to do to get ready to shoot, how to follow through the shot, how to block and how to rebound. I enjoy watching the players keep improving their game every week. “My players are playing with all their hearts, and I expect to have a winning season,” says Porter.

Christian Porter is a junior at Jones-Gordon School.

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