Endurance to Get Through Long Season

Shaquill Stewart, TSV Staff Writer

A new season brings new players, coaches and a fresh start to do better than last year.That is definitely the mindset of this year Skyline Badminton Team.

With the small numbers of bodies Skyline Badminton will be at a disadvantages but it won’t be a hindrances in what coach Fosberg wants this season. “Our biggest challenge would have to be the small number of student athletes we have on the team. It’s always challenging to compete with De Anza College and CCSF who have a very large student body and are also strong badminton areas” said Fosberg via email. De Anza College won the Badminton championship last spring. After a disappointing 3-5 team record last year Coach Fosberg come in this year with a different mindset for team. “We will be emphasizing fitness and endurance in practice to stay strong through three hour matches” said Fosberg via email describing the biggest focus this year for the team.

This year team will be returning three players from last year Carla Montanes, Clarisse Domingo and Katrina Diaz who will definitely bring leadership in doubles’ and singles competition. Also Anna Nguyen who was a key contributor from last year will joins the coaching staff. “ Anna’s knowledge of skills and strategies will really benefit this year’s team” said Fosberg the elements that Anna Nguyen will be for Skyline.With the return of players helping the newer players transition from either high school or a different country they know they will have to compete strong individuals and doubles to be successful. “ The team is like a family. Everyone is supportive of one another and very welcoming. The players who have immigrated may have challenges such as language or cultural differences but all of the student athletes are so encouraging and helpful that the transition is made easier. And Skyline is the best at providing resources to those in need and emphasizing student success”. Skyline begins right out the gate on Mar 13 against De Anza.