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Eastern Coaching Clinics


The fundamentals of basketball are the foundation for every individual play, offensive or defensive strategy, and every move that your players make. The best players have perfected the basics of the game.


Learning and mastering these basics make the rest of the game much easier!

ABSL’s number one recommendation when coaching basketball is to focus on the fundamentals.  Spend at least 75% of each practice on them.


If you make teaching your players the fundamentals your number one goal, your players will enjoy practice, they will appreciate their improvement, and they will be grateful down the line.

Like any sport, no matter what your age -- whether you're a professional athlete or a youth player just getting started -- you need strong fundamentals to be successful!


ABSL has made it a point to focus on teaching coaches what these key fundamentals are and ways that we can teach it to our young players to make it both enjoyable and full of content.


When: Thursday 28th Aug and 18th Sep 2014, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Pakuranga College Gym, Pigeon Mountain Road, Pakuranga


The Clinic will cost $5 to any coaches outside of the ABSL Eastern Miniball League, you will get handouts of all drills and skills and emphasis on why these skills are important for the base of training great players.


The Clinic will be run by ABSL Development Manager Tim Dennis and will be focusing on footwork , dribbling and the basic structure of introducing layups to players. This clinic is for teaching young players that are very new to the game, and how you can introduce the basics with a fun atmosphere to not bore players.


It will be a 45 min clinic with time for questions towards the end.


Registrations will be online at https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=7889&OrgID=20743


Please feel free to contact Bernadette@absl.co.nz should you have any queries and remember we have NO Eastern Miniball League games on these dates due to BYE weeks, so we look forward to seeing you all there.  Please pass this onto anyone that you feel may be interested in attending including parents/volunteers/student coaches.

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