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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.

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.  

** Prestigious American Coach to be Summer Camp Director **

We are delighted to give you the exciting news that Letterkenny Blaze Basketball  will  have Pat Price as Camp Director for the Intermediate and Senior Camps this year.  Camp will run from 10th – 14th August.  Details and forms for download are in the Summer Camp section.  Payment needs to accompany registration forms.  The following bio illustrates the vast experience Pat will bring to this  years campers.  Pat is currently Director of Basketball at Competitive Edge Sports PA  Don’t delay and miss out on this great opportunity, get booking!

Coach Pat Price is a highly sought-after clinician and guest speaker, having served as a consultant to several sporting organizations, specializing in player, coach and club development programs. Price spent several seasons in Europe coaching two professional club teams (UCC Demons and Neptune Basketball Club) in the Irish Superleague, as well as the Irish National team from 2007-2009, and captured the Irish National Cup on four occasions as well as the Superleague Championship in 2005. Pat Price on sidelineIn addition to his coaching duties, Price spent nine years as Assistant Athletic Director at University College Cork in Ireland, while also lecturing in the Sports Studies Department. Prior to his European experience, Price served as an Assistant Director for The Hoop Group, the nations largest basketball camp and event organization. He served as an Assistant Director for The Hoop Group from 1996-1998. While with the Hoop Group, he directed Pocono Invitational Basketball Camp, The Sunshine Invitational (Orlando, FL), The New England Top 100, The Metro Top 100, and the annual Jam Fest Tournament in Providence. Coach Price has also had coaching stints at Ursinus College, Connecticut College and Kean University.Pat Price 1