This session took place court side to the Plymouth Raiders practise session.
At this session, the head sports therapist was also present. At the beginning of the session, I delivered the warm-up as per usual and received some feedback from the head sports therapist. He explained that I was very enthusiastic and engaging and do a good job at making the players pay attention and preventing procrastination. However, he also stated that I could improve my coaching techniques, through giving more technique adjustments such as ‘keep your bums down’ in plank position. I found this very useful and I am looking forward to applying it next session. During practise, one of the players fell to the floor after injuring his groin. The head therapist and I ran over, he spoke to the player to calm him down and I ran to the clinic to get ice. Upon my return, we managed to get him up off of the floor and to sit on the bench. During this time, I was mainly observing the way the lead therapist dealt with this situation, having never come across a groin injury before, and took instruction from him. During this time, I felt I learned a lot to do with the way to handle players in significant pain when on the court, and how to aid them recovering from their shock.