Coach puts 'score' on blackboard
SUNDAY'S training session for the Thrifty Brahmans could not be classed as their most demanding, but for coach Steve Anderson it was very rewarding.
The newly appointed coach conducted a "blackboard" session at Rugby Park to give the 2012 squad an opportunity to meet the coaching staff, senior playing group and also to lay out some of the ground rules for the coming representative program.
"It was excellent and well attended; there were 30 of the 37 invited players and four apologies," coach Anderson said.
While he took the floor for a long period of the session there were also contributions from his assistant Tom Moore and the senior playing group of Ash Kirk, Jono Bradbury, Jeff Milburn and Brad Howland.
"The senior players put forward the principles while we (Anderson and Moore) outlined the way we are going to play games," he said.
Also the vastly experienced Anderson told the players his thoughts for 2012.
"I outlined my expectations and talked about attitude and commitment," he said.
"It is all about getting the respect back in the Brahmans brand."
While the message went across to the players it was not merely a one-way session.
"There was plenty of feedback from the players," the coach said.
Anderson said the session was all about the players and how they could turn things around after results over the past two years had seen the team struggling.
A relaxed afternoon it may have been, but for the Brahmans squad the hard work begins soon.
"We start training on February 5 at Rugby Park, the real hard work starts then," Anderson said.
"The work we will be doing will be intensive but game-specific."