We had our first basketball practice today. I think my expectations were a bit too high. There were 14 guys who showed up to the indoor soccer field (gym) to find out what those funny orange round things above the goals are. I had the guys line up and shoot lay-ups. Each of the 14 guys probably attempted about 10 lay-ups, roughly 140 total. I bet they made a total of 6.

6 . . . lay-ups!

No defense, no blindfolds, no wild siberian tigers standing in the way . . . just normal, my-grandma-could-do-it lay-ups.

But on a positive note, almost half of them made contact with some part of the rim or backboard.

We'll have to take it slow.