#ConnectToYourCoach: Francesco Serraino – Basketball


Name: Francesco Serraino
Hometown: Milazzo, Sicily (Italy)
Team Coach: Basketball
Degree: Bachelor Degree in Sports Science
Favorite Quote/Motto: If knowledge creates problems, ignorance won’t solve them!

…More about Coach Francesco

1. What do you like the most about coaching at JCU?
Coaching at JCU means working in a healthy environment that cares about sports activities not only as a means of competition but as a means of integration and socialization among the student community.

2. What is the biggest challenge you have ever encountered while coaching at JCU?
My biggest challenge is to encourage students to participate with continuity to the trainings. Despite the recreational aspect of the sport, it is also important that students show commitment and learn how to be a cohesive team. 

3. What do you expect in your players? What is the most important characteristic they should have?
I mainly expect players to show commitment, passion for the sport, and willingness to improve. Since it usually happens to have different levels of players in the team, I think it’s also important that those who are more experienced and have a higher technical play help the players who have more difficulty. 

4. Any comments about last Season?
This past Season definitely wasn’t the best we have had so far despite there was good potential. I wish I had seen greater effort from each player to create a more cohesive team. We somewhat gained a little bit of experience towards the end of the Season, and I saw that some of the students found their way to create a more efficient play, getting to know better their respective qualities on the field.

5. What are your goals for next Season?
My goal is that of making the team grow and finding the perfect way to value each player’s skills. In addition, other than playing a good Season in the BK3 Universities of Rome Championship, I would like to make the team play more Basketball 5vs5 games.