We, 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.
The club is running an in-house Coaching Course for Parents on Wednesday 28th September 2016 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. St Eunan’s College gym
The course is being given by Coaches Laura and Declan.
The aim of the evening is to give parents the basic fundamentals of basketball so that they may be able to help out at training sessions with the younger age groups and support the lead coach. The evening will be fun and there will be a break for a chat with tea/coffee.
Blaze needs new parents to continue to come on board to assist with all aspects of the club. Every year the demands and expectations from parents are getting bigger but the reality is that we don’t have sufficient coaches to meet those demands. Remember all people, coaches and committee currently involved with Blaze are parents of children in the club themselves. They are already committing the spare time they can to the club. You too can help.
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.
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
SENIOR CAMP FORM – Click here
The AGM of Blaze Basketball will take 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.
IMPROVE YOUR GAME IN THE OFF SEASON.
MAKE SURE TO COME ALONG TO THESE SPECIALLY ORGANISED SESSIONS
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.
OUR ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2016 (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND) .
THE VENUE IS THE SILVER TASSIE HOTEL. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT SESSIONS AFTER EASTER. GET YOURS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
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)
– 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.