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Basketballers make Mayday count for improving their skills on the court

Basketballers make Mayday count for improving their skills on the court

Damian Schreiber was named the most valuable young basketball player at a training camp over the previous weekend when the Mayday break provided an excellent opportunity for young, aspiring basketball players to hone their skills on the court.

Over the Mayday weekend, the German private school in Windhoek, HPS, joined forces with the Basketball Artists School in Katutura for three days of intensive coaching, but also of numerous friendly games. The training camp was conducted on the HPS sports grounds.

Fifty young players including several junior coaches took part in the 3-day camp that included dribbling, passing, shooting, layups, conditioning, games and contests.

Trophies were given to Schreiber who received the “Kristin Eichholz MVP 2017” (Most Valuable Player) award, Julian Horenburg (Most Improved Boy), Aayah Elshewikhy (Most Improved Girl) and Zunaid Benjamin (Best Shooter).

The HPS Principal, Kristin Eichholz, who took part in the training camp as a coach, was very pleased with the progress of the novice players, saying “This was the first time our players had three consecutive days of intensive basketball practice and you could really see what positive impact it had on their skills development”.

Camp Director Ramah Mumba from the Basketball Artists School said: “The camp was a huge success and we are sure that next time we will have at least double the number of participants, as by word of mouth, it will spread how much fun this camp was for everybody.”

“We would like to thank HPS Principal, Kristin Eichholz and OTB Sport for making this possible” said Mumba.

According to the HPS Principal, the next camp will take place in their new Sports Hall, which will be the first of its kind in Namibia and will include three basketball training courts. Construction of the complex has already started and it will be completed in the first semester of 2018.

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