West Coast Fever goal attack Alice Teague-Neeld said she truly feels like a member of the Fever Family following her interstate move from Melbourne.
The 22-year-old has been embraced by her team mates and emphasised her one on one work with Performance Analyst Gary Dawson as having a significant impact on her development.
The Club takes a holistic approach to the development of its athletes, both on and off the court, and Teague-Neeld said the influence and impact under Dawson in her introductory months with Fever has been substantial.
“He looks at it from a different perspective, it’s really awesome that our shooters get to work with Gary,” Teague-Neeld explained.
“You get to watch your shot it in real time on the TV and he picks out little things that you wouldn’t necessary pick out yourself.”
“Too much legs, too much arms, if it’s in the correct position, if it’s aligned or if I do miss a shot why is that happening.”
The young gun has been training closely with talented shooter Kaylia Stanton and is also keen to work alongside Jamaican shooting powerhouse Jhaniele Fowler.
Dawson said pre season was ideal for targeting individual skill sets.
“We have clear priorities for all of our athletes,” Dawson said.
“We are looking to embed stable and repeatable techniques for all of our goal shooters that will hold up under the highest of competition pressures.”
“A variety of feedback tools and drill structures are being employed to challenge the shooters and hopefully optimise the process of improvement.”
Born and raised in Melbourne, Teague-Neeld hasn’t looked back after making the cross-country change, and instantly welcomed by her team mates.
“From the first session, I just felt so comfortable and at home, I wasn’t expecting it to be so easy, but it does feel like I’ve been here for ages,” she said.
“Going to the beach, just out for a coffee, it’s just a really good group.”
West Coast Fever have enjoyed a strong start to 2019, with the Club smashing its all time Membership record, with more than 3100 people joining the Fever Family.
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