BWB Skills Camp
New for the 2018 season is the ground breaking #SkillsCamp which will be rolled out across the Home Countries. Regional skills development camps will give juniors players additional opportunities to play wheelchair basketball over the year.
Who can be involved:
•Open to young players 10-16 years old (up to 18 with coach guidance)
•All levels of junior player welcome (from beginner to advanced)
•You don’t need to be a member of a junior team – come with your friends, junior players from your club, or supported by your own personal cheer team
What will happen:
•You’ll learn from the best
•You’ll meet other local junior wheelchair basketballers
•Dedicated competitive playing time
•Fun and games
Dates for the first Skills Camps are Saturday 30th June at Antrim Forum & Saturday 6th October at Foyle Arena.
Young Activators Course
The Young Activators Course is an initiative that is being run alongside the BWB Skills Camp. The Young Activators Course aims to support young volunteers (aged 13-19) to develop their skills and awareness of the running, coaching and officiating of wheelchair basketball. Young Activators will undertake supported placements to allow them to practice their skills and log their volunteer hours. It is a great opportunity for those who wish to progress their involvement with ‘off court’ aspects of the game and support in the development of talent.
All Young Activators will receive training prior to skills camp, so we welcome applications for those who are unfamiliar with the sport but would like to get involved. Training days have been scheduled for either Wednesday 27th June or Thursday 28th June evening (tbc) and will take place in the Disability Sport NI offices (address highlighted below). The first Skills Camp is scheduled for Saturday 30th June at Antrim Forum.
Training Modules include:
•Supporting a Club
•Leadership and Inclusive Activity
By the end of the Award the Young Activator will be able to:
•Court manage a Junior Wheelchair Basketball Regional Skills Camp
•Demonstrate a basic understanding of the rules of the sport
•Lead a wheelchair basketball warm up and simple developmental practices
•Help establish a safe playing environment