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Livestream Recaps

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Wednesday, July 29th’s college skills live-stream workouts were the last two for the summer.  There were four participants in the first session and eight in the second.

The 1:00 session had: 2022’s Brianna Shillito, Cadence Lawson and Abby Hoyle and 2024 Isabella Albany.

The 2:00 session had: 2022’s Brianna Shillito, Cadence Lawson, Jackie Futrell and Gabi Role, 2023 Trinity Hairston, 2024’s Marissa Vernon, Navaeh Fears, 2025 Trista Charles.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Gabi Role following her session:

What was it like being back on the court?

“It was good to finally get out here.”

What have you been doing to stay in shape?

“I’ve done some Stealers and school workouts.” 

What’s it like knowing you have an audience, albeit on the Internet, watching?

“It’s a little different but it’s cool. “I try not to let it get into my head. “I’m concentrating on my footwork and dribbling and trying not to think about it.”

Monday, July 27, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Monday, July 27th’s college skills live-stream session had nine participants total, three in the first group and six in the second.

The 1:00 session had 2021 Brittney Gammons, and 2022’s Brianna Shillito and Kyndall Ellison.  The 2:00 session had 2022’s: Brianna Shillito, Jackie Futrell and Emory Forrest, 2023 Trinity Hairston, 2024 Marissa Vernon, and 2025 Adelaide Jernigan.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Emory Forrest and Jackie Futrell following their session today:

What was it like getting back onto the court?

  • Jackie Futrell: “It’s good to get active. “I’ve been bored so it’s good to get out and work”.
  • Emory Forrest: “It’s been awhile since I have messed up my knee… I’m glad to be back. “It’s helped with my ball-handling.”

What have you been doing to stay in shape?

  • Jackie Futrell: “I’ve been running and playing basketball with my sister.”
  • Emory Forrest: “Yes, I have been trying to workout more and get my body back in shape.”

What is like knowing that college coaches are watching or will be watching a recording of you?

  • Jackie Futrell: “It’s a great opportunity.”

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Thursday, July 23rd’s college skills live-stream session had six participants in each group.  The first session at 1:00 featured 2021’s Murphy Andrews, Alana Gary and Amanda Finch, Class of 2022’s Abby Hoyle and Class of 2023’s Lettie Michael and Grace Harriman.

The second session had 2022 Emory Forrest, 2024’s Navaeh Fears, Elliott Jessup and Emily Smith and 2025’s Adelaide Jernigan and Trista Charles.

Following the two sessions today, Marc Pruitt interviewed: Lettie Michael, Emily Smith and Nevaeh Fears. Here are their responses:

What’s it like getting back onto the court?

  • Lettie Michael: “I really like it, I was nervous at first but I am getting used to it”
  • Emily Smith: “It’s really fun being around my teammates and friends.”
  • Nevaeh Fears: “It was good being around my friends to workout with them.”

What have you been doing to stay in shape?

  • Lettie Michael: “I lift everyday and workout with my high school team.”
  • Emily Smith: “Going on runs a lot and working on my ball-handling and shot.”
  • Nevaeh Fears: “I have been doing workouts with Coach R and my school.”

What’s it like knowing college coaches are watching you?

  • Lettie Michael: “I like it, I really actually like that part knowing that they’re watching.”
  • Emily Smith: “Yeah, I try to stay and focus and keep it out of my head.”
  • Nevaeh Fears: “I was a little nervous at first but after a while I just got my focus and relaxed.”

Monday, July 2020, Livestream Workout Recap.

There was a full house for Monday, July 20th’s two group skills sessions. The first group had 2021s: Murphy Andrews, Elaine Smith, Alana Gary, Kara Stancil, Brittney Gammons and Amanda Finch.  2022’s participating were Abby Hoyle and Kyndall Ellison.

The second session had one 2022 participant Brianna Shillito, three 2023s: Tate Chappell, Charley Chappell, and Trinity Hairston and four 2024s: Marissa Vernon, Avery Ray, Isabella Albany and Caroline Lennon.

Marc Pruitt caught up with Brittney Gammons, Kyndall Ellison, Charley Chappell and Tate Chappell following their sessions:

Question: What’s it been like being back on the court?

  • Brittney Gammons: “I like it a lot better than being by yourself. “I like the interaction.”
  • Kyndall Ellison: “It’s much better than being by yourself. “When you’re by yourself you can’t tell if you are improving or not, but around others you can begin to see where you are.”
  • Charley and Tate Chappell: ” It’s neat seeing how well everyone is doing and getting to work with others.”

Question: What have you been doing to stay in shape?

  • Brittney Gammons: “I’ve been working out and running a few miles each day.”
  • Kyndall Ellison: “I’ve been doing Zoom workouts with Coach R and some of the college players he has on there as well as doing some working out on my own.”
  • Charley and Tate Chappell: We’ve been playing one-on-one and keeping score and track of who wins. We will run together and work on post entry passes and kick outs to the guards.”

Question: How do you feel about working in front of college coaches, albeit through the Internet?

  • Brittney Gammons: I just block it out and play.”
  • Kyndall Ellison: “I try to block it out because thinking about it too much will make you nervous. “Then you’ll not do as good as you’d like to.”
  • Charley and Tate Chappell:  “We are just treating this opportunity like another practice.”

Friday, July 17, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Four participants took part in our sixth livestream skills sessions on Friday, July 167, 2020. Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The July 13th-16th sessions are sponsored by Maddaw Reality and Friends of the Stealers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

All participants were 2024s:  Emily Smith, Avery Ray, Marissa Vernon and Caroline Lennon.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Caroline Lennon following the session:

Questions: What was like getting back on the court and what have you been to stay in shape?

Caroline Lennon: “It was really good to get back on the court.  My high school has been having workouts and I’ve been doing beach volleyball and Stealers workouts.  I have been working on my ball-handling with tennis balls.”

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Eleven participants took part in our fifth livestream skills sessions on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The July 13th-16th sessions are sponsored by Maddaw Reality and Friends of the Stealers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

The first session at 1:00 had 2021s: Murphy Andrews, Amanda Finch, and Alana Gary, 2022s: Abby Hoyle, Lily Pereira, Brianna Shillito and 2023 Grace Harriman.

The second session at 2:00 had 2022s: Cadence Lawson, Brianna Shillito and Abby Hoyle, 2023 Parker Childress and 2024s: Elliott Jessup and Marissa Vernon.

Marc Pruitt caught up with some of the participants to get their thoughts:

What’s the experience been like for you:

  • Marissa Vernon:  “Definitely the dribbling and ball-handling which will help me improve.”
  • Cadence Lawson:  “A lot of footwork to help me get better.”
  • Murphy Andrews: “It’s been great, it’s nice to get some skills and to workout in front of college coaches.”

What do you think you can take away from this experience:

  • Marissa Vernon:  “It’s nice to workout with other people because it’s hard being by yourself.”
  • Cadence Lawson:  “I like the experience, it’s better than being isolated at home.”
  • Murphy Andrews: “The experience of learning some new skills so I can work on later.”

What have you done to keep yourself in shape:

  • Marissa Vernon:  “My high school has done some workouts on a google classroom so I’ve been doing that.”
  • Cadence Lawson: “My gyms aren’t open in my area so I’ve been going outside to just shoot on my own.”
  • Murphy Andrews: “It’s been great, it’s almost like back to normal.  I lift weights and run as much as possible.”

Monday, July 13, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Fifteen participants took part in our fourth livestream skills sessions on Monday, July 13, 2020. Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The July 13th-16th sessions are sponsored by Maddaw Reality and Friends of the Stealers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

Katheryn Lyons, former Stealer as well as University of Maryland and Marist University player, conducted the sessions.

In our first session, seven participants attended:  2021s: Kara Stancil, Elaine Smith, Brittney Gammons and Amanda Finch and 2022’s Lily Pereira, Alexis Ball and Brianna Shillito.

In our second session, eight participants attended: 2023s: Trinity Hairston, Lettie Michael, and Grace Harriman, 2024s: Isabella Albany, Avery Ray and Emily Smith, 2025s: Trista Charles and Adelaide Jernigan.

Marc Pruitt interviewed four participants (two from each session) following the workouts.  Here are the responses:

What was it like working out with former DI Player Katheryn Lyons?

  • Kara Stancil: “It was pretty cool because she gave us a workout that she did in college.”
  • Brianna Shillito: “There was more hesitation moves; Coach R is more fundamental, so it is good to have the experience with both.”
  • Trista Charles: “I loved it because I got to workout with a former DI College Player.”
  • Isabella Albany: “It was very demanding from a strategic level as it had to be done a certain way.”

How does it feel knowing college coaches are watching?

  • Kara Stancil: “It’s different but I’m blessed to have these opportunities with all of this stuff going on. “It’s neat to get some exposure, so it’s pretty cool.”
  • Trista Charles: “It’s kind of nerve wracking because you don’t who is watching but I like because they get to see how I play.”

What have you been doing to stay in shape?

  • Kara Stancil: “Individual skills with Coach R and doing stuff outside in my backyard and garage to keep my skills sharp.”
  • Brianna Shillito: “My high school coach has given us some workouts to do this summer.”
  • Trista Charles: “I’ve been working on my jump shot and ball-handling at home and conditioning”.
  • Isabella Albany: “I’ve been working on my shooting and ball-handling and conditioning to stay in shape.”

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Thirteen participants took part in our third livestream skills sessions on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The July 6th-9th sessions are sponsored by Aeolus Filter Corporation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

In our first session on Tuesday, eight participants took part in the fifty minute livestream: Class of 2021 Amanda Finch, Class of 2022 Brianna Shillito, Class of 2023’s Charley Chappell, Tate Chappell, Trinity Hairston and Grace Harriman and Class of 2024 Emily Smith.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Trinity Hairston and Grace Harriman following the first session:

Trinity Hairston Interview:

  • What’s it been like to actually participate in workouts during these times?  “It’s a great experience and it’s getting me in shape because of the quarantine, so now I’m getting ready for the season.”
  • What do you think about the opportunity for college coaches to watch you in these workouts? “It’s a great opportunity because if we don’t have a season I know there are some college coaches watching.”
  • What have you been doing to stay in shape? “I’ve been running with my parents and doing some workouts by myself using the goal outside of my house.”

Grace Harriman Interview:

  • What’s it been like to actually participate in workouts during these times? “It’s very nice and a change of speed instead of doing it in your garage or your outdoor court.”
  • What do you think about the opportunity for college coaches to watch you in these workouts? “It’s a tremendous opportunity especially since we aren’t playing in tournaments to showcase our individual skills to the coaches.”

In our second session on Tuesday, six participants took part in the fifty minute livestream: Class of 2022’s Natalie Axtell, Abby Hoyle, and Lily Pereira, Class of 2023 Ansleigh Sherrill and Class of 2025’s Trista Charles and Adelaide Jernigan.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Abby Hoyle and Adelaide Jernigan following the second session:

Abby Hoyle:

  • What’s it been like to actually participate in workouts during these times?  “It was a lot of fun to be able to come back with my teammates, I’ve really missed all of them.”
  • What do you think about the opportunity for college coaches to watch you in these workouts? “It’s a really cool opportunity even though they aren’t actually present.”
  • What have you been doing to stay in shape? “I’ve been doing a lot of the Zoom meetings to work on my ball-handling and going on a run everyday.”

Adelaide Jernigan:

  • What’s it been like to actually participate in workouts during these times?  “It’s really great to practice my skills inside.”
  • What do you think about the opportunity for college coaches to watch you in these workouts? “It’s definitely different from playing in tournaments but I just try to work on my game, stay in my lane and just get better.”
  • What have you been doing to stay in shape? “I’ve participated in Zoom workouts with Coach Robinson and college players as well as running.”

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Eleven participants took part in our livestream skills sessions on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Four new college coaches registered for the livestream link.

The July 6th-9th sessions are sponsored by Aeolus Filter Corporation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

In our first session on Tuesday, eight participants took part in the fifty minute livestream:  Class of 2021 Amanda Finch and Murphy Andrews, Class of 2022 Brianna Shillito and Class of 2023 Grace Harriman, Class of 2024 Isabella Albany, Emily Smith and Elliott Jessup, and Class of 2025 Adelaide Jernigan.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Elliott Jessup and Amanda Finch following their session today.  Here are some of their comments:

How does it feel getting back on the court?

  • Amanda Finch: “It’s been fun because we haven’t really been able to do things with people so it’s been good to get moving.”
  • Elliott Jessup: “It was really nice because I’ve been doing individual training and working out at my house so it was good to get around others”.

What have you been doing to stay in shape and to be ready when and if the season resumes?

  • Amanda Finch: “I try to go run every day and I try to get in a gym somewhere.”
  • Elliott Jessup: “I’ve been working out with Coach Robinson and doing some of the online workouts to help with my ball-handling and it’s been really helpful.”

What about working out knowing college coaches are watching:

  • Elliott Jessup: “I forgot about it once we got going.”

In our second session which also lasted fifty minutes, there were five participants including two that stayed over from the first session:  Class of 2022: Lily Pereira and MacKenzie Richards, Class of 2023 Parker Childress and Grace Harriman (repeat) and Class of 2024 Isabella Albany (repeat).

Marc Pruitt interviewed Mackenzie Richards and Parker Childress following their session today. Here are some of their comments:

How does it feel getting back on the court?

  • Mackenzie Richards: “Not having a goal at home has been tough so getting back out here has been good.”
  • Parker Childress: “It’s been a lot of fun, not as good as actually playing but it’s pretty close.”

What have you been doing to stay in shape and to be ready when and if the season resumes?

  • Mackenzie Richards: “I’ve been doing a lot of fitness, like abs work, lifting some and dribbling outside.”
  • Parker Childress: “Running and working out on my own as well as doing some virtual workouts.”

What about working out knowing college coaches are watching?

  • Mackenzie Richards: “At first it made me nervous, but afterwhile I just forgot about that and just played.”
  • Parker Childress: “Once I get into it, I’m not really thinking about it; it’s like a high school game, if the crowd is loud you just have to stay focused.”

 

 

Monday, July 6, 2020 Livestream Workout Recap.

Fifteen participants took part in our livestream skills sessions on Monday, July 6, 2020. Teach The Game, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Stealers, are hosting these livestream sessions to provide opportunities for our participants since the July evaluation period has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Sixteen college coaches registered for the livestream link.

The July 6th-9th sessions are sponsored by Aeolus Filter Corporation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Coach Robinson.

In our first session on Monday, eight participants took part in the fifty minute livestream:  Class of 2021s Elaine Smith, Amanda Finch, Brittney Gammons, Alana Gary, Kara Stancil, and Murphy Andrews, Class of 2022 Brianna Shillito and Class of 2023 Trinity Hairston.

Marc Pruitt interviewed Alana Gary and Elaine Smith following their session about how they felt the sessions went.  Alana Gary: “I thought things went very well today. It was good to get some exposure.”  Elaine Smith: “I think it went really good, it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it.”

Pruitt also asked what they’ve been doing to stay in shape. Alana Gary: “Eating healthy while trying to get to the park or in a gym anywhere also at home to get any type of workout in”.  Elaine Smith: “I’ve been doing skills online through Zoom calls, and working outside.”

When asked how it felt to have college coaches watching her skills work, Gary replied: “It feels great knowing they can watch us at least especially with everything going on it’s good to have any type of exposure now going into the rest of the year”. Smith followed up with: “I felt pretty comfortable and I wasn’t nervous. “It’s different but it was good knowing they were watching”.

In our second session which also lasted fifty minutes, there were seven participants:  Class of 2022: Lily Pereira, Kyndall Ellison, Hannah Parker and MacKenzie Richards, Class of 2023 Parker Childress and Class of 2024 Avery Ray and Isabella Albany.

Pruitt interviewed Avery Ray and Lily Pereira following their session asking them how they felt their session went:  Avery Ray: “I thought it went great. I had a lot of fun. I knew coaches were watching and so it did put some pressure on the session but once we got going you don’t really think about it.”  Lily Pereira: “I thought it went really well. “I think I showed my skill set really well and I was satisfied with it. “I just stayed focused on the basket to keep all of the outside stuff from getting in my head.”

When asked what they’ve been doing to get in shape, their responses were: Avery Ray: “I did a lot of the Zoom calls with some of the college basketball players when all of this first started, then worked out at home and now have started practice.”  Lily Pereira: “I have a personal trainer that I’ve been going to just working on vertical and footspeed while also doing individual strength training to make sure I can play with girls that are bigger than me and still hold my ground with my strength.”

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