COACHING CLINIC WITH PAT PRICE

This Sunday 7th August 2016 we will be hosting a Coaching Clinic given by renowned clinician Coach Pat Price.  The clinic will be held in the Loreto Secondary School gym from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm approx.  The areas being covered will include 

Coaching Youth Basketball u8/u10/u12

Team Defence with young players

Any basketball coaches are welcome to attend with the visiting coaches paying of €10 fee.

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP

THIS SUMMER WE WELCOME BACK COACH PAT PRICE AS CAMP DIRECTOR.  PAT IS CURRENTLY THE IRISH U15 BOYS COACH AND RETURNS WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE.  CAMP WILL RUN FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8TH – 12TH AUGUST.  REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SESSIONS PRIOR TO THE END OF SEASON AND ALSO ON THE LINKS BELOW.

 LET’S GET SOME WORK IN.

JUNIOR CAMP FORM – Click here

INTERMEDIATE CAMP FORM – Click here

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Annual General Meeting 2016

The AGM of Blaze Basketball will tak2016-04-29 (2) - Copy - Copye place this coming Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.  We ask all parents to come along and support your club.  A lot of hard work is done throughout the year by our dedicated unpaid coaches and committee.  There are always ways you too can help.  Hope to see you there.

HELP REQUIRED

volunteer-we-need-you-rhelpWe, at Letterkenny Blaze are always looking for more parents or individuals with basketball experience (however limited) to get involved in our club.  We currently would benefit with the help of additional personnel if we are to continue to operate the Development League in addition to the main Competitive League.  The club currently has 350 juvenile members.

There are other areas in the club which require little basketball knowledge to carry out the various roles.  If you feel you can help out your club please get in contact via the club secretary (details under Contact on this site).

Always remember Blaze is a club primarily run by the parents of the children who are members.  WE NEED YOUR TALENT AND ASSISTANCE. 

 

U14 Boys win North West League

A big congratulations to the U14 Boys who have won the NW league this year for the 2nd year running and automatically qualify for the AICC’s (All Ireland Club Championships). The venue for this is still to be confirmed. They were in Sligo over the weekend and had another hat trick winning all 3 games. Well done lads, Catriona, Kevin and Sissi.

Playing for Others

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARATHON – SAT 19TH DEC 9.00am U 8 Mixed Group ( Deirdre ) 9.30am Marathon Begins 9.45am U 8 Mixed Group (Kevin ) 10.30am U 10 Boys 11.45am U 10 Girls 1.00pm U 14 Mixed 2.15pm U 12 Mixed 3.30pm U 16 Mixed 4.45pm Family Time ( including an ‘attempt’ at longest ‘Basketball Relay Race’! ) 6.15pm U18s & Adults. 7.30pm Marathon Ends.

 

 

 

 

 

****COACHING CLINIC****

Coach Pat Price will be giving a Coaching Clinic to our Blaze coaches on Sunday 9th August 2015.  This clinic is also open to all coaches from other clubs who would like to attend for a nominal fee of €10 pp.  The clinic will be held at the Loreto Secondary School gym from 11 – 1pm and 2 – 4 pm.  Just come along.  Light refreshments will be available.  The topics Pat is going to address are the following: 

- Building a spread motion offence (2 hours)
- Break
- Special situations / plays / strategies
- Disruptive defences ( half court  /full court pressure) 

 

A little background to our visiting coach – Coach Pat Price is a widely recognised teacher, specialising in both player and club development programmes. With 25 years of coaching experience in both the US and Ireland, Pat has experience with the Irish Senior Men, several years in the Superleague with both Demons and Neptune – capturing 4 National Cups and the 2005 Superleague title while rebuilding both programmes , as well as nine years as Sports Officer and lecturer at University College Cork. In addition to several years at NCAA schools, Coach Price currently serves as director of Competitive Edge Sports in Philadelphia, as well as director of Kinsale Sports International.