WNBA Pre Season
WNBA pre season began on 5 May 2023. The exhibition game between Lynx and Sky on 13 May was recorded as the first WNBA match played in Canada.
The games usually begin in May after the training camp is over. Though exhibition games mark the beginning of the WNBA season, the training camps are also crucial.
The pre-season games are exhibition games that are played prior to the regular season. They are important to build the overall team performance.
During this time, the coaches take their time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of players and teams. They formulate new strategies and test them before going into the actual play.
It provides an opportunity for the rookies to show their skills and secure their spot on the roster. Likewise, established athletes can work to enhance their skills and become team leader.
The training camp is held before the pre-season either in early May or late April. In 2023, the preparatory practices began on 30 April and lasted a few days.
It is necessary for team building and skill development in order to perform well in the competition. Moreover, it is the best time to introduce newcomers to professional athletes.
The rookies who are drafted right out of college or other international leagues can benefit from the training camp. It provides them with a glimpse of how the actual match is going to be.
Besides, the new players can hone their skills with guidance from their mentors. Meanwhile, the professional athletes can practice and the injured ones can heal.