In partnership with Unitec and Waitakere Sport, ABSL was proud to host the Growing in Coaches programme. 50 secondary student coaches from all over Auckland were invited to participate and learn from the best coaches in Auckland. This included our very own Aik Ho, Maine Mareko- Johnson and former Tall Black Lindsay Tait. With basketball participation numbers is growing rapidly in New Zealand schools, developing the student’s understanding of coaching and what it takes to be a leader was the main focus of the programme.
These student coaches were able to engage with fellow students and develop their leadership skills. Being organised and planning prior to each session was another objective of the programme as this would help the student coaches be more prepared when conducting their own sessions.
This programme was a great success as the students showed great enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. With more children getting involved with basketball this programme will help the shortage of coaching throughout secondary schools.
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