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Welcome to Estonia

Posted by caseyarchibald on August 29, 2010 at 7:41 AM Comments comments (46)

Here I am on the team bus returning from training camp.  Yup. Another season has come.  Withthat is the usual anticipation and excitement that the next 10 monthshold.  With every new team come manyunknowns.  Will the coach speak English,what my apartment will be like, how will my teammates be, what will be my roleon the court, how will the city be... The list goes on.  As this is my 4th season overseasI now take these unknowns head first and am more so looking fo...

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National Team

Posted by caseyarchibald on July 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM Comments comments (0)

I am Currently sitting in a Hotel downtown Toronto.  I have been here for 6 nights training with the Canadian National Development team.  It's been a week or playing, eating, sleeping, playing eating sleeping.  We have been going hard twice a day, for about 2-3 hours each session.  I remember when I first started doing these back when I was right out of High School and in my first few years of College.  The biggest challenge then was just surviving the 2 a days. ...

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Summer League'ing

Posted by caseyarchibald on June 24, 2010 at 3:11 AM Comments comments (0)

So I am now back in the city I call my home, Vancouver.   As usual after the season I took a littlebreak to let the body heal and mind wonder away from the game.  This year most of my break was spent inEurope so when I got back to Vancouver it was time to get back totraining.  My break was a bit shorterthis summer as I am preparing to make the Canadian National Team this summer. 


When I first landed back in Canada I was asked by a semi-proteam which...

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Blackjack

Posted by caseyarchibald on May 20, 2010 at 12:28 PM Comments comments (0)

Off season for basketball players is a tricky business.  It’s something like playing Blackjack.  If you sign too early you may miss the chanceof getting that card that you need to get the perfect hand, although if youkeep playing hoping for that one card you might bust before you find it.  It’s also similar in the fact that you willhave people in both your ears telling you to go one way or the other.  But when it comes down to it, it’s your cardsand you n...

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Reflections

Posted by caseyarchibald on April 30, 2010 at 6:11 AM Comments comments (0)


As I write this I am sitting in a beautiful apartment over looking a neighbourhood in Berlin.  I have just finished my 3rd season in Europe and like all ends to seasons it's time to look back and reflect on what has transpired in the last 8 months.  Although this season was very difficult from a basketball standpoint I am still very thankful.  Unfortunately the market was very tough this year and many players didn't even get the opportunity to cross the Atlantic so ...

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Blog 2- Addictions

Posted by caseyarchibald on April 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM Comments comments (1)

“Man I tried to stop man, I tried the best I could”...  Kanye West, “Addiction”


Are our addictionsa bad thing?  Is doing somethingrepeatedly to the point that your daily thoughts always revert back to thisactivity a bad thing?  Or are addictionsneeded to master something?


Although the word addiction has a negative vibe to it Ibelieve that the majority of athletes will tell you that they have an addictivepersonality.&#...

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Blog1- The Beginning

Posted by caseyarchibald on April 5, 2010 at 10:52 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone,


Well this is my 3rd year of playing basketball overseas and I have finally decided to blog. When I first left the homeland 3 years ago my father recommended that I started a blog, if it wasn’t to express myself at least it would be for my family to know the goings on of my new life. As you can see I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the idea and decided not to take part.  In those times I have read a lot of different blogs, from fellow ath...

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