The foundations for the success of the Israeli team, full of talent and joy of life, laid Amos Frishman in his 4 years as chairman of the professional committee • On the development of Oded Katash, who conducted an almost perfect game against Poland • And also: When Pnini became "Mickey" • Ido Eshed concludes Three days of blue-and-white basketball
Oded Katash yesterday in Valencia.
Reasons for optimism
Four years went Amos Frishman position of chairman of the professional committee of the Basketball Association, and the first day poured its content, design and vision. Responsible for all teams in Israel, Cadets to adult, he decided on rejuvenating the team, set the Katash head coach, while He promoted all the young teams
, appointed suitable coaches (along with head coach Pini Gershon), and also worked with the military authorities to provide appropriate (but still significant) service to the youth players and the reserve.This
is the managerial base on which the current team grew, multi-talented and happy. , Reinforced by responsible adults (the wonderful stick and pearls), with an average age that awaits us a good team for many years to come, while in the reserve more promising talents grow
Oded Katash continues to develop as a coach, and in a bubble in Valencia he showed how much he improved his sense of the game.
Last night against Poland his game management was close to perfect.
Katsch felt the players, felt the pace of the game, made precise substitutions and used the deep roster in real art.
Against Spain he proved it with the ability to come back from the pit created by a simple statement: "The result is a lie, we are better."
And yesterday this was reflected in the placement of the quintet that built the difference with Yiftach Ziv in a record game, and especially with Carter and Pnini as forwards who saved for five.
As well as the fact that he gave the successful quintet credit in the opening of the second half, but also felt its decline and refreshed it in the third quarter.
But it's mostly calmness and concentration.
Katsch hardly spoke to the judges, despite particularly jarring whistles.
The calming move for Jake Cohen after the fourth offense was the gesture of the game, which highlighted Katsch's focus level, striving for victory.
Dror Cohen is very effective, contributing and completing Katsh from the position of assistant coach, when the successful cooperation between them began in the youth team of Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 years ago. And in the field, the technical management of Moti Daniel is very prominent. Mutti's experience and knowledge, a lot of intelligence, and his level of interpersonal communication create a calm, matter-of-fact and happy environment around the delegation, and it is the additional foundation for success.
Frishman. Cares for the advancement of young people // Photo: Alan Shiber
Cares for the advancement of young people // Photo: Alan Shiber
And what about the pitch?
Tamir Blatt always has to prove that he is not a prince, and does not receive preferential treatment, neither because of Father David nor because he grew up with Katash.
The truth is it was not fair to him, and when he had nothing to prove, he proved it on the pitch.
For moments, especially against Spain, he mentioned the big days of the 2017 Reserve Championship with complete control of the game, accurate shooting and zero errors.
The problem is actually the opposite: why do not all Israeli actors receive credit from foreigners, as Blatt receives from Katsh in Jerusalem?
Every young player needs a coach who will believe in him completely, and will not be afraid of the management.
The Russian law that allowed these players to evolve and gave them minutes of play this year, and only the courage of the team owners to instruct the coaches to let the children play remained.
And here it is worth noting the administration of Isaac Perry Maccabi Rishon Lezion, which for years raising talents in the youth department, allowing them to pursue dreams of adults.
We enjoyed such victories not only that achieved those kids on our street, who grew up in the leagues of children and teenagers, but also basketball joyful, liberated , The fast, as the Israeli teams have to play to cover up the lack of height.The smell of Gorizia 79 suddenly rose in the air, with Tomer "Boozie" Ginat, and Yiftach "Barry" Ziv, and Gal "Mosko" stick, and Guy's whip of Guy "M.I. K.I. "Pnini. Compared to the basketball we watch on Thursdays, it was a great ball movement and a wonderful ball pleasure. To El Israel.