PictureJunior Joe Bell (right) and Coach Jimmie Sanders are excited about the plans for open gym (Credit: Sakoyia Heath)
Early bird gets the worm
By Sakoyia Heath

The coach of Neuse Charter Schools Varsity Boys – Jimmie Sanders – is opening up the gym at 6:15 to 7:45 for a good workout before school.

Coach Sanders said, “Open Gym in the morning provides an extra opportunity to get in shape as well as develop chemistry, having the boys come out early in the morning helps the coach know who is serious about the game of basketball.” 

Sanders finds opening the gym up not as getting an edge over rival schools such as Princeton but staying competitive with them, seeing as how neighboring schools are opening up and making use of their gyms as well.

According to Joseph Bell – Junior at Neuse – “This season should be exciting. We have been working hard in open gym.” He also concluded, “It’s very educational, bruh, communication and trusting each other is truly going to help us this season.”

Open gym is from 6:15 to 7:45, and it's helping the boys varsity team stay competitive. 

Coach Sanders has been coaching for about 18 years getting his first shot at coaching in Arizona, teaching middle school girls. Since then he has been passionately teaching youth the fundamentals of basketball.

The motto for boys varsity, according to Coach Sanders, is “We over me.” Meaning, he said, “We put our school and our team over individual to bring success.” 

Neuse Charter should expect a group of young men going to play very hard and compete at all times this upcoming season.


01/10/2014 6:53am

Where my nigga Jonathan Mendoza At ?


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