Basketball Junior coaches receive training in Windhoek
More than 30 Basketball Junior Coaches from the Ohangwena and Khomas regions took part at a workshop at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation in Katutura last week.
The full-day workshop was organised by BAS within the framework of the project “Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS” in cooperation with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The workshop included theoretical and practical sessions, e.g. on leadership, organisation and life skills. The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) presented opportunities for getting involved in the development of youth basketball.
Through the “Free Throw” project, more than 120 Basketball Junior Coaches have been trained since 2015, most of them being between 15 and 20 years old.
The workshop was conducted by project coordinator Ramah Mumba, assisted by instructor Malakia Matias and DOSB expert Frank Albin. “The workshop enabled us to evaluate the progress of our junior coaches. It is important to keep in touch with them and to support them with guidance and more knowledge. Further workshops are envisaged for 2018”, said Mumba, who was very pleased with the attendance and motivation of the participants.