Breakers clinic a success
Over 150 novice and beginner coaches attended a coaching clinic at the NZ Breakers training facility on Thursday, June 14.
The clinic was conducted by the NZ Breakers, on behalf of the Basketball Development Trust and with the support of the NZ Community Trust.
Each coach was given the opportunity to learn some of the fundamental skills of coaching through demonstration sessions run by experienced NZ Breakers Development Coaches Dave Mackay, Tony Pompallier, Norman Fong, Lawrence Lianda and Michael Fitchett. Each coach was given six basketballs to take back to their teams as part of attending the evening.
Lead presenter Dave Mackay was extremely pleased with the turnout and the dedication shown by the parents and coaches.
“Such a large turnout is a great indicator that the game of basketball is continuing to be supported by volunteers at the grassroots level,” he said. “Hopefully, this clinic will help the coaches that attended lift the standard of play in junior basketball.”
The evening concluded with former NZ Breakers player and current Tall Blacks assistant coach Paul Henare presenting to the group on the Blow The Whistle campaign against family violence. The Blow The Whistle campaign also provided each coach a whistle, which may help them keep their players in order!
The next coaching clinic will be held on the June 26, and is open to all secondary school and representative coaches. The clinic will be held at the NZ Breakers training facility at 7 Atlas Place, Mairangi Bay. The free clinic is part of the Greater Auckland Coaching Unit.
If you’re interested in registering for this clinic, please email Dave Mackay.