Friday, February 8, 2019

Diary Of A Baller: Elliot Cadeau (West Orange, NJ) Entry #6

Elliot and TPS Teammates

Hello basketball world, 

This week was a long one. 

Monday was very exciting. A few of my school mates and along with TPS National Team, Varsity Team, Coach Chavannes and Coach Tarik went to Princeton to seem attend the Press Conference for the opening of the new Patrick School High School Academy there. It was fun to be there representing the Middle School Academy. Akil, Tarik and I even got interviewed by Adam Zagoria. 

During the school week I put up a lot of shots and worked really hard. I went hard on every drill I did in school. I really want to be able to dunk soon so I went on the Vertimax in the morning every day before school started because I usually get to school early.

On Wednesday school was canceled due to the snow and it was really cold outside. It was nice having a day off for recovery because the vertimax and all of the workouts tired by body out. On Wednesday I iced my knees and slept for the majority of the day. 

On Friday we had some fun in the gym and got to play around while Delson was filming us. We had a great time. I have told you already that I go to the Basketball Academy @ The Patrick School and one of the great things is that we get all our work outs in during the day. So, my life is a little different from many middle school basketball players who can’t start their work outs until after they are done with school. Also because I am at the Academy I train with 40 other great basketball players every day. I don’t have to wait for practice for great competition and that helps my game a lot.

On Saturday I went to the Hoop Group camp from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We started off the camp doing drill with some of the top coaches, including DJ Sackman. After that we got picked for a team and we played half court 5v5 games. After that we continued with the drills for about an hour. Then we went back to our teams and we each played a 20 min full court game. It was fun because I was with all of my friends, many from the Academy and I learned some new things from the camp. 

Overall my week was fun. This coming weekend is Session 3 for MADE Hoops. I’ll let you know how that goes next week. 

Elliot - out