It’s the team-first attitude on the Wayzata Girls Fifth Grade 6A travel basketball team that assistant coach Rob Robertson believes is responsible for the team’s back-to-back state championship wins, a feat that no other Wayzata Girls Basketball Association team has achieved.
Friends on and off the court, the girls are unselfish and have a lot of fun with the game, Robertson says, but don’t let that bamboozle you into believing these girls aren’t aggressive or in it to win it. “The girls of today would beat the boys’ basketball teams of 10 to 15 years ago,” he says. “The way [these girls] play defense sets them apart … they all love the game and come to every practice. I’ve coached a lot and never been around a team where all nine girls come ready to play. [Head coach] Ken [Theisen] and I look at each other and wonder if these girls are for real.”