BMBA COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
Please remember that there are Covid-19 rules we MUST follow:
- everyone (except players) entering the stadiums to sign in using the available QR code or contact tracing forms; and
- adherence to displayed venue capacity limits.
As the number of people allowed in the Lobby at the Leisure Centre is very low everyone must remain outside until the previous teams have exited.
All teams and spectators must leave the venue (via the side doors at the Leisure Centre) as soon as games are finished.
Face masks are not required, however it is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
Finally, while there are no restrictions on the number of spectators per player, spectators may be unable to enter if venue capacity limits are reached.
CBL Wrap Up - Round 1
Considering the COVID times we are in, the Bacchus Marsh Lions Men’s team returned to CBL competition last Saturday night at The Den against the Bendigo Braves in front of a healthy home town crowd. A changed roster from the 2019 season with many players turned over, together with the CBL season shortened to only 7 games, getting wins on the board early were going to be important.
After being on the back foot early and on the back of an 11-0 run by Bendigo, it looked like the Lions might be in for a long night at the hands of the Braves, but the team gained their composure after a long layoff and were able to gain a small lead at quarter time. Despite a significant height differential between the two teams, the Lions players competed very well on the boards at both ends and this kept us in the game and competing well. New addition Anthony Bowyer was performing well was able to bring his teammates into the game with some good team play and converting scoring opportunities as well.
The second quarter remained a close contest as both teams worked to gain the ascendency, but the Lions remained right in the game through some good defensive work and keeping the scoreboard ticking over at the offensive end. With scores level with only 1.40 on the clock, the Braves sure knew they had been in a tough contest for the first half. Some late baskets by the Braves and sending them to the line for an “and one” situation extended their lead to 5 points. In all a great start for the undersized Lions team but still much work to be done.
Unfortunately the Lions were not able to maintain our first half performance and after getting off to a slow start in the third quarter, Bendigo took their game to the next level and made many successful transitions to score. Whilst Bowyer, Arbonovski and Borninkhof continued to battle hard, the Lions proved no match for the excellent passing and shot execution of the Braves. The margin extended out of 22 points in the third and finally to 45 by games end. Whilst fitness wasn’t the issue, we will have to continue to work on remaining competitive over the full four quarter duration.
The Lions head north this week to do battle with the Echuca Pirates and Saturday for their Round 2 game.
BMBA JUNIOR PLAYERS SKILL DEVELOPMENT AT HOME
Please find above a link to a (7) minute skill development video, specifically designed for you to use at home and for right now.
This is a very good generic skills development routine no matter what your current skill level. It is a youtube video which is available without the need to further subscribe and/or take up any further action, so just use it and enjoy it.
How much you chose to use this tool is completely up to you, but hey why not give it a go as really what do you have to lose ? Remember this isolation period will end at some time and then it’s back to the court, so why not start preparing now while also having a bit of fun while stuck at home!
Melbourne United has launced UNITED AT HOME!
BMBA COACHES: MELBOURNE UNITED COACHING SESSIONS