Twenty young participants joined the second Junior Coaches Clinic at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) in Windhoek late last month the beginning of May. They were trained in how to teach basketball fundamentals and life skills to young players.
The clinic was part of the project “Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS” by the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
“We had around 40 applications, but as we actively involve participants from beginning to end, we can only take 20 participants per clinic,” said Project Coordinator and NBF Secretary General Ramah Mumba, who conducted the clinic together with DOSB expert Frank Albin.
After four days of hard work the participants received certificates, equipment and the official polo shirt. NBF President Andrew Masongo joined the Ceremony and encouraged the young coaches to appreciate all what they have learned and all equipment they have received.
Special awards were given to Melusi Linda for the best practical session, Wilika Mutota for the best teaching skills, Nathan José Wambo for the best junior coach potential and Nina Simao for the best junior coach performance. The Khomas participants were joined by four junior coaches from Eenhana in the Ohangwena region.