Augusto Meneses, like many other basketball players and other sports, in addition to being a player, in this case of the club Napostá, is a coach at another institution, Basket Bay, with which he will face next Saturday as a visitor but he feels at home. “Although it may seem like I’m going to play away, here (at the Dow Center) I feel local,” he confessed.
His role as a coach began five years ago in the minor categories of the Napostá club, But some time ago a professor from Instituto 86 told him that in Bahía Basket they were looking for a student who would be interested in joining their staff. And he didn’t even hesitate.
Initially, spent seven months observing and then began little by little as a physical trainer, but the Bahia club implemented a horizontal staff of several coaches and there arose the possibility of joining with participation directly in basketball.
” Precisely, it has to do with what the two activities are related to and the role that I fulfill in Bahía Basket does not represent a problem to play, because here (in the Dow) My role goes more through planning and methodology; I’m on the court, but when I play I don’t have an active role. And the schedules allow me” he replied when asked about how he did to combine the two activities.
As he is a coach of one team and a player of the other with whom he will face, the coaching staff decided to put him aside until the game passes: ” Now they have me half censored the court. Although I walk with the notebook everywhere, heh. Seriously speaking, although I am quite busy, I did not want to stop playing and I understood that it was possible. When work interferes with the sports part I will have to make a decision. Today I am happy to be in both places”
YOUR EXPERIENCE AT BAHIA BASKET
In addition. The 27-year-old basketball player told how it is to be part of the Bahía Basket team and everything he learned since his arrival, since it is an institution very different from the traditional clubs in the city.
Laura Cors, DT of the Bahía Blanca staff, along with Maneses in full action.
” It teaches you a bit to rethink the sport. We see it with a competitive and developmental approach. It’s like the look always goes beyond the game itself. In local basketball they are used to playing a little slower and here in Bahia we try to reproduce the dynamics, the use of the legs. Too it focuses a lot on habits and how it affects performance, so it helps one to understand it from that side” he revealed.
” It is high performance, but it is cOne hundred percent discovery. The truth is that, Whoever joins in and sees the work that is developed, is always surprised. I remain somewhat oblivious to what happens outside, I know that here they work a lot and all the time they are developing training and training, trying to be better on a day-to-day basis, ” he added in a talk with the local newspaper La Nueva.
In addition, he said that the environment and everything that the structure in which they work means, which is “monstrous”, is what makes the difference between Bahia and the rest of the clubs. He also added that everything is made easier for players to develop and that in terms of contentThey listen to the words and advice of the technician, who is the one who brings the idea and then they work freely.
Finally, he expressed that his stay in Bahia also helps him when he plays for his club. ” It indirectly influences my game, although it may not show, heh. But here you start to take other things into account and to see the game differently. Also, we all train quite a bit, almost on a par with the boys. The double shift is completed in Napo. At least I feel that I understand things better, developing them is another story, heh, ” he explained.