Training deal sealed
The Operations Manager of NSW Basketball, John Martin, visited Coffs Harbour last week and delivered some good news for local basketball enthusiasts.
Coffs Harbour will host development workshops in basketball coaching, refereeing, scoretable and statisticians in early March.
This is the first time that such a initiative has been held on the north coast and will enable many people to gain the vital accreditation that they need to pursue their basketball interests without having to leave home.
The clinics will be held on March 5-6 and will incorporate level 0 and level 1 coaching clinics, level 1 referee clinics, level 1 scoretable and level 1 statistician clinics.
With the junior representative season just about to commence it is essential for all coaches to have their level 1 accreditation.
Parents are encouraged to gain their official scoretable accreditation so they are completely up-to-date with current rules and mechanics.
All clinics will be part-funded by the NSW Country Basketball Council, which means that course fees will be reduced by as much as 50 per cent.
Most courses will cost just $10, with the highly sought after level 1 coaching course reduced from $65 to $35.
Invitations have been extended to all other basketball associations in the region to attend.
While in Coffs, Martin said NSW Basketball Association is delighted to follow through Coffs Harbour's proposal to conduct a regional workshop weekend.
"We will bring highly trained officials from Sydney and the Central Coast to provide accreditation courses for local basketball people," he said.
"I hope the weekend will be well supported by both local and regional basketball enthusiasts."
Local people interested in attending any of these clinics should complete the registration forms which will be available shortly from the Coffs Harbour Basketball Asoociation administrator Tracie Smith.