** 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

Weekend round up 1st/2nd November 2014

On Saturday Blaze U12 boys and girls hosted Ballyshannon in the NW league. With Blaze having 2 boys teams and Ballyshannon having 2 girls teams we were treated to 4 games of basketball with the results divided between the two clubs. While Blaze dominated the girls games coming away with the victory in both it was Ballyshannon Basketball Club who claimed two strong wins in the boys game. Blaze U12 girls and the Ballyshannon U12 boys could be two teams to watch out for later in the season.

On Sunday our U12 players were on the move again when they had an early start to travel to Lisburn to play Phoenix Basketball Club. The early morning must have helped because Blaze claimed two very decisive wins.
U12 girls Blaze 44 Phoenix 10
U12 boys Blaze 33 Phoenix 3

Later on Sunday our U16 and U18 girls made the trip to Donegal Town where, despite both teams giving their all right to the final whistle, they were both outplayed by good Donegal Town Basketball Club teams.

Midterm is over and all are back to training this week and have another busy weekend ahead of us.. Details of next weekends games will be confirmed later in the week

Blaze General Meeting

A General Meeting of Blaze Basketball Club will take place in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 8pm.  We would encourage all members and parents to attend.  With so many children involved in the club it would be great to see as many of you as possible attend.

Presentation Night Tickets selling fast!

HURRY, HURRY! Tickets for the Blaze Presentation Night on Friday 9th May are selling fast. You must buy your tickets by this weekend as tickets will NOT be available to purchase on the night. Tickets will be on sale this Saturday during training sessions in the Convent Gym. Don’t miss your chance to attend the biggest night of the season!!!

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Our club will be participating in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Letterkenny Blaze Basketball will be participating in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.
This will involve marching in supervised lines to the sound of especially chosen music.

All Blaze members are welcome to take part. We will be having a practice session in the convent gym on Saturday 15th March from 4 – 5 pm
Younger children (10 and under) will need to be supervised by a parent during the parade.
Why not come along and show what a great club we have.

For more information contact Bill Vaughan on 085 1086731