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Saturday, June 29, 2013

New summer practice rules won't alter UConn's routine

One of the tweaks in an attempt to improve the quality of the women's basketball game, the NCAA will allow coaches to conduct individual workouts during the summer as they permitted once school starts for a few years.

While many programs will take advantage of the summer months to get a head start on the 2013-14 season, don't expect UConn to follow suit.

Earlier this month UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey gave her thoughts on the subject after playing in the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am.

"I think it could backfire," Dailey said. "I like them to listen to us and it is a long year (even) if you start from September to April, I think the break is good for both but I think it is a fine balance."

With five of UConn's returning players playing in either the World University Games and FIBA U19 World Championship for Women and two more recovering from injuries, there aren't too many players for UConn coaches to work with even if they wanted to start before September but even if that were the case, it's pretty clear that UConn is just fine allowing its players to use to summer to recharge their batteries and the individual workouts can wait until September.



Anonymous Adelard Bellemare said...

I think conditioning and Uconn practices would be great for Chong. I think she'd benefit from it. But if she could "scrimmage"with last year's Freshman and Banks I think she could benefit from that.
I agree most of the kids need time away from basketball and some time HOME..

8:23 PM 

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