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Bag Packing Fundraiser – 21st December

We have been allocated a  Bag Pack on Friday 21st December in the new Dunnes Stores.  We are asking for your help to encourage friends and family to support this pack and also there are some slots still available needing our players’ parents to help out.   It’s everyone’s responsibility to lend a hand.

BELFAST BASKETBALL CLASSIC HALL OF FAME 2018

The Countdown to The Basketball Hall of Fame – Belfast Classic 2018 has begun.

Letterkenny Blaze is planning a Club Trip to this great event on Saturday 1st December to watch the Championship Game and Consolation Game (Finals).  Eight teams from universities in the US are competing and will bring all the razzmatazz of US Basketball – ie cheerleaders, bands.  CBS Sports will be broadcasting into thousands of homes across America.

Tickets are €10 each for members and accompanying parents. This includes bus and entry fee to the 2 games scheduled for Saturday 1st December.  Please note that the club is subsidising the cost of this trip.

Members from the U-12 age group up to and including the U-19 age group are invited.         PLEASE NOTE – ANY MEMBER IN THE U12 AGE GROUP (BORN IN 2007 & 2008) WISHING TO GO, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ON THE DAY. THE ACCOMPANYING ADULT WILL BE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL IN THE CLUB BUS IF CHILD TRAVELLING IN BUS.

There will be 2 buses leaving the Loreto Convent at 10 am sharp and returning at 9 pm (ETA).     DON’T DELAY – CONTACT YOUR COACH TO BOOK YOUR SPOT

http://www.belfastbasketballclassic.com/

TRAINING TIMES 2018/19

Training Sessions 2018/2019
LORETO GYM
U8 mixed Saturday 09.00 – 10.00
U10 girls Saturday 10.00 – 11.00
U10 boys Saturday 11.00 -12.00
U11 girls Saturday 12.00 – 13.15
U12 girls Wednesday 19.15 – 20.30
U12 boys Saturday 13.45 – 15.15
U14 girls Monday 18.00 – 19.30
U14 girls dev Wednesday 18.00 – 19.15
U14 boys Saturday 15.15 – 16.30
U14 boys dev Saturday 16.30 – 17.45
U16 girls Monday 19.30 –21.00 Thursday 19.30 – 20.30  LORETO
U16 boys Tuesday 20.30 – 22.00 Thursday 20.30 – 22.00       AURA
U19 girls Thursday 20.30 – 22.00 Sunday 10.00 -11.30        LORETO
U19 boys Wednesday 20.30 – 22.00

SOME SESSIONS ARE STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE – YOUR COACH WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES

KIT SPONSORSHIP

We are lucky to have secured sponsorship of 3 of our playing kits from local business, Letterkenny Credit Union, Mac Machinery and recently Brennan Gallagher Solicitors.  However, our Under 12’s are seriously in need of new teamwear.  If you, or your business, would like to help us our by sponsoring of some kit please contact one of the committee or alternatively email Aileen at pro@blazebasketball.ie

REGISTRATION 2018/19

Memberships will be taken during Summer Camp next week in the Constance Centre at Loreto Secondary School gym at the following times ONLY.

Monday 13th August 2018 1pm to 2pm

Tuesday 14st August 2018 4.30pm to 6pm

Thursday 16th August 2018 1pm-2.30pm & 4.30pm-6pm

THESE ARE THE LAST DATES WE WILL HOLD FOR REGISTRATION AS WE NEED TO HAVE ALL ROSTERS/COACHES LISTS AVAILABLE FOR THE START OF THE NEW SEASON.

The cut-off date for registrations by post is Wednesday is 22nd August 2018.

REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN FOR EXISTING MEMBERS ONLY

The membership fee for the season is:

1st underage player/member €50

2nd underage player/member €45

3rd and subsequent underage player/member €40

 

Parents whose Garda Vetting has lapsed or is due to lapse shortly are encouraged to call with the appropriate ID together with photocopies of same so that the Club can witness and validate your ID.

 

GREEN SHOOTS PROGRAMME

Green Shoots is a National Programme run in conjunction with Basketball Ireland (BI) and BI Development Officers. The aim of the programme is to develop fundamental movement skills and implement a Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan for Basketball Ireland. The Green Shoots Programme will be a fun, enjoyable social activity for children and the skill level of each player will improve. It is the first phase of the national programme which will see 3 levels ie. Green, White and Gold/Orange rolled out aimed at Under 10’s, Under 12’s & Under 14’s.  This leads the children on to possible progression to the U15 Regional Academy from which the U16 squad for the Irish National Team will be chosen