Recreational basketball is no joke. And despite it being possible that some people participating have not touched a basketball ball for three years prior to joining, it is not, by any stretch, some easy out for a third term sport option. The conditioning is tough, with consistent workouts and excruciatingly hard circuits on a regular basis. Actually, not exactly. But if anyone did want to improve their cardio, along with being able to play basketball in a more relaxed setting, this is the place.
It is not development/competitive team training; Rec Bball is designed for anyone who just wants to play basketball, but not for a competitive team next year. There is a wide range of skill sets, with players who have previously played on Brentwood competitive teams, as well as those who have not shot a ball since the sixth grade. It makes for some interesting scrimmages, but it is nevertheless enjoyable. As Finn M, Privett ‘20 says, “We have a good time here in rec basketball.”
The practices usually start with a couple of drills, then transition into scrimmages near the end. Although it is only rec, the games are still fairly competitive and entertaining. And as previously mentioned, it’s also good for the lungs. Playing from the bench on many of my previous basketball teams, it’s nice to be able to start and play freely, without the real stress of game implications on your mind. It is a great choice of a more casual sport option that still requires effort to play.
Jack P, Whittall ‘20