A large number of Wabaunsee students compete in school-sponsored sports, but only a select group compete in competitive, traveling, or club sports. Club sports give athletes the opportunity to improve skills in the off-season, play in front of college scouts, and let talented, small-school players compete against larger teams. “You will be able to see the difference in players. These kids are able to play basketball longer, which builds their basketball IQ. From [Spradling Skills Academy, SSA] they are getting a lot of information from very good coaches that played in college,” head boys’ basketball coach Christian Ulsaker said.
Winter sports season heats up this week with basketball at Axtell Friday and Wrestling at Mission Valley Saturday. The Charger spoke to Varsity and JV players from each sport for a preview of the season. For an interview with coach Christian Ulsaker and senior Jackson Frank, check out the L.A.F. Podcast.