The Indiana University women’s basketball team is adopting a new training system as it revamps its program this season.
Head Coach Curt Miller, who was hired earlier this year, says rebuilding the team will take a lot of effort, but he and his players are making progress.
“I want our community to respect how hard we play, how passionate we play, and fundamentally we play,” Miller says. “Then we looked like we’re prepared. And we’ll get better.”
The players say everyone on the team is getting along even with the change in routine.
“We’ve had to learn a lot,” senior forward Aulani Sinclair says. “It’s basically like we’re 16 freshmen again. We have to learn a new system, new defenses, all new plays. It’s a whole new style of coaching. So our thinking caps have been on, and we’ve just been out there competing.”
“First off we have to be the hardest working team, because when you work hard together, you become closer, more cohesive as you said,” freshman point guard Nicole Bell says. “When we keep the energy, we are happy for each other. When we make good plays and stuff like that helps to bring us close together.”
The team kicks off its season October 30 in a game against Kentucky State.