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Basketball draws more players as trained coaches take the game to schools

Basketball draws more players as trained coaches take the game to schools

Local basketball is building on the momentum of its continuing training programmes to train more coaches to take the game to more schools and potential players.

Over the weekend, a group of keen basketball players ascended on the basketball courts at Basketball Artists School in Katutura for instruction in the finer aspects of teaching the game to beginners in the lower grades.

Fifteen players from four schools attended the basic course, again conducted at the Basketball Artists School.

The other participating schools were the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule, Gammams Primary School and Highlands Christian School.

“After two days of intensive training in dribbling, passing, shooting and life skills, all participants received a certificate, a T-shirt and a whistle. Selected participants will be invited for an advanced course later this year.

The Director of the Basketball Artists School, Ramah Mumba ane of the instructors, said “Although the rain made it a bit difficult, we managed to complete the course successfully. The participants were very eager to learn and we encouraged all of them to continue developing their coaching skills.”

The other instructors are former German Olympian player, Frank Albin and the Basketball School’s coordinator, Malakia Matias.

The regular training courses for basketball coaches form part of the “Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & Aids” project under the auspices of the German Olympic Sport Confederation with support from the German agency for international cooperation in the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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