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Level 2 Coaching Course
May 30, 2019, 1:48 pm


Need funding for your Club project?
Mar 8, 2019, 3:44 pm


Hakeem Olujawon Camp 2019
Feb 5, 2019, 11:38 am

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS AGED 11 TO 18 WHO WANT TO ATTEND A GREAT SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP!


LAST YEAR A LUCKY FEW PLAYERS FROM SWANSEA STORM HAD THE CHANCE TO ATTEND AND ENJOY THE HAKEEM OLUJAWON BASKETBALL CAMP!


THIS YEAR WE WOULD LIKE TO OPEN THE INVITATION TO ALL PLAYERS IN WALES, WHOM WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR GAME, HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND GAIN GREAT EXPERIENCE!


THE CAMP IS AN INTENSIVE WEEK OF BASKETBALL, WITH THEORY AND PRACTICAL LEARNING, PLUS DRILLS, GAMES AND A TOURNAMENT. EACH DAY STARTING AROUND 9AM AND FINISHING AFTER DINNER AT 8PM. EXCEPT FOR THE LAST DAY, WHICH ENDS WITH SPEECHES AND AWARDS AT 2PM


NON-RESIDENTIAL PLAYERS WILL ENJOY HEATHLY SNACKS, DRINKS, LUNCH AND DINNER, BEFORE RETURNING TO THEIR OWN ACCOMMODATION, WHILST THOSE WHO WANT THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION WILL RECIEVE FULL BOARD AND TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE CAMP ACCOMMODATION.


PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION AND VISIT THE CAMP WEBSITE / FACEBOOK PAGES TO LEARN MORE.


THERE IS A SPECIAL OFFER IN PLACE AT THE MOMENT FOR A GROUP FROM WALES, WHICH MAY NOT LAST LONG, SO PLEASE CONTACT STEVE LOMAX OF SWANSEA STORM (WHOM ARRANGED THE PREVIOUS YEARS ATTENDANCE) FOR MORE INFO: swstars@outlook.com OR SEND A MESSAGE / WHATSAPP TO 07974711135

 


Club Audit
Jan 25, 2019, 1:54 pm

Please take 10 minutes to fill in our Club Audit - we need to know what you would like to see in Welsh Basketball.  We want to hear what you think, your idea's and we want you to contribute to the way we develop the sport in Wales.

Follow the link to complete the form, thank you!

 

https://form.jotformeu.com/83374188249367


Recruitment - U15 girls head coach
Jan 20, 2019, 10:51 am

 

Applications are invited for the role of Basketball Wales U15 Girls Head Coach.

 

This is an exciting opportunities to be part of an emerging NGB as we develop players and staff for Welsh National Teams and for the GB programme.

 

Applications are welcome from both experienced coaches and those who are looking to take their first steps in international coaching. This is a voluntary role that will initially run until August 2019, with an option for an extension until August 2020 pending a review.

 

Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and CV by email to cameron@basketballwales.com and copying in enquiries@basketballwales.com by 5pm on Sunday 27 January 2019.

 

Interviews will be held the following week, as soon as possible, in person or via Skype.

 

The successfully candidates will need to attend their first training session on Sunday 10 February 2019.

 

Please download the job description, person specification and application form...here


FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC) 2019-2021
Jan 19, 2019, 10:52 am


Invitation to apply

 

Please find information below for the next FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC) which will start in the summer of 2019.  Successful coaches will attend three coaching clinics over a period of two years.

The clinics are organised in conjunction with the European Youth Championships with an examination as part of the final element. The clinics will be held during the last 7 days (plus two travel days) of each tournament. Sundays and Mondays are planned as travelling days.

The curriculum for the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate has been developed by some of the best-known coaching experts in youth basketball. The mentor of this programme is Svetislav Pesic, widely recognised as one of the most successful basketball coaches in Europe and the world.

 

Participant conditions and criteria for selection

 

Nominees must be actively coaching young players in Wales. In addition, nominees must be:

- Currently affiliated coach with Basketball Wales

- Committed to attending and completing all elements of the FECC

- Coaching within the Basketball Wales National Teams programme

- Committed to coaching withing the Basketball National team structure during the period of the FECC course

 

Applications will be reviewed by the Basketball Wales Performance committee. Shortlisted nominees may be selected for interview early February. The final selection process will be administered by GB basketball.

 

The successful candidate must

 

Complete a comprehensive written report detailing coaches learning, new skills, techniques and drills on each week to be circulated to all Basketball Wales coaches and help deliver CPD sessions during pre season coaching clinics. 

 
Examination Regulations
 

To receive the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate each participant must:

- Attend all three clinics in full

- Complete 2 written papers

- Pass a practical examination

- Pass the oral examination

- Pass the final written exam

 

Participation Fees

 

Candidates will need to cover all accommodation expenses themselves.  There is no coach tuition fee for the FECC. However, Basketball Wales will contribute agreed transportation costs on completion of nominated coaches agreed conditions above.

 

Application process

 

Nominations are invited from all sections of the basketball community. All nominees should forward their coaching CV along with a covering letter detailing how the FECC fits within the applicants’ personal development and future coaching plan, via email to: enquiries@basketballwales.com, by Sunday 27 January 2019. The selection process is to be completed by FIBA at the end of March 2019.


The thoughts of Coach James Bamfield before the big BBL Trophy game
Dec 13, 2018, 5:38 pm

 

Dear Basketball Wales community

 

We as a group of players and coaches are all extremely excited about the upcoming BBL Trophy game, when we welcome London City Royals to Cardiff.

 

When I took the senior side’s reigns in 2016 it was an incredibly difficult time, although we had a long-term goal of competing at the Commonwealth Games the program was first and foremost about player development.

 

The program now looks forward to the future. Yes, we still face the significant challenges of lack of budget, venues, performance support and meaningful competition. However, the player development and promotion of young talent is very positive, and it gives the coaching team a selection pool of 25 players ahead of this fixture, of those players only five are over 25 years old. As a coaching staff we believe that we have the athletes who can compete at the highest level given the right support, environment and internal motivation to reach that goal.

 

We have already seen Matthew Broderick (Plymouth Raiders) and Alex Koukaravas (Surrey Scorchers) make BBL rosters. We hope to give the next generation something to aspire towards, whilst also delivering performances that the Welsh basketball community can be proud of. Back in 2017 we had some notable performance - a close game against Bristol Flyers, beating Thames Valley Cavaliers and this year competing hard with Reading Rockets and a physical USA Select team. This is the legacy we are trying to create, this is the legacy that we are on the journey to achieving.

 

By competing in the BBL Trophy, we have already won! This fixture is not about the result or about us as coaches and players, it is for the Welsh basketball community to celebrate. Thanks to a small band of volunteer coaches, team managers and administrators; Wales has an opportunity to compete at this level and those individuals are helping develop and motivate the next generation of Welsh talent to want to play in games and competitions like this, and compete, and ultimately to represent Wales with pride. So from me a massive thank you.

 

If we dare to dream and put ourselves in these types of games where we are constantly being tested mentally and physically, improvements will be made, and lessons will be learned.

 

We had a very tough time of it in September 2018 when we faced a strong Bristol Flyers team and losing by a big score line…but the program is stronger for it. When we went to Edinburgh in early 2017, we took a pretty horrible beating at the hands of the Scots, but the players learnt so much about what is needed to compete with high level teams.

 

The film sessions we had at our next camp were invaluable and the adjustments made pushed our side to a more competitive level. Another seven new caps have now gone through this process and as a result I have had a significantly harder time considering selection for the BBL game!

 

The players in the squad are so grateful for the opportunity to compete at the highest level against a BBL professional sides, other international squads and maybe one day as part of the GB setup. We are on that journey now. It will be a long journey, but one we can achieve for the benefit of the Welsh basketball community.

 

Please support us. Do not expect miracles but expect hard work and dedication and Welsh passion - laying the paving stones for the roads of opportunities ahead for the next generation.

 

This is our legacy and we are excited to be on that journey together.

 

I look forward to seeing you and hearing your loud support on the 23 December.

 

Yours in hoop

Coach Bamfield


Head Coaching Opportunities with Basketball Wales
Nov 12, 2018, 7:43 pm

Applications are invited for the role of Head Coach for the following Basketball Wales age group National Teams.

 

U18 Men

 

U20 Men

 

U23 Men

Senior Women

These are an exciting opportunities to be part of an emerging NGB as we develop players and staff for Welsh National Teams and for the GB programme.

Applications are welcome from both experienced coaches and those who are looking to take their first steps in international coaching.

 

Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and CV by email to cameron@basketballwales.com and copying in enquiries@basketballwales.com by 5pm on Monday 19 November 2018

 

Interviews will be held the following week, as soon as possible, in person or via Skype.

Successfully candidates for the U18 and the U20 roles will need to attend their first training session on Sunday 25 November 2018.

 

Please download the job description, person specification and application form...here

 


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