Back at it!Courtney Ryan
After a long 13 months without seeing my USA teammates, we finally had our first official training camp of 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. It was so amazing to be reunited with the team after having to train remotely for that long of a period. We started our 10 day training camp with shooting and conditioning tests. The first few days, we had to wait for our COVID tests results to make sure we were all safe and healthy. But as soon as we got the negative results we were able to scrimmage, which was incredibly exciting for all of us. Although we hadn’t trained together in quite some time, it felt so natural to get back on the court with the girls. You could tell that despite the pandemic, every woman on the court had been putting in the work on their own. A few veteran players retired this year, so we are working with a pretty young team. Despite this, we are looking good coming into the Paralympics. We have another training camp in April where we will be able to scrimmage against the Under 23 Men’s USA National Team. We will be bringing a lot of energy and focus to the next training camp as we continue to prepare for Tokyo!