New weekly Stay At Home skills programme launched
April 10, 2020
This week, the Development Officers at Basketball Ireland have launched a new weekly home skills training programme.
The programme is aimed at all of our younger members and for those who may not have played the game before.
Every Monday, a new video will launch on the Basketball Ireland YouTube channel (YouTube.com/BasketballIreland) and social media platforms. Young players will be taken through the drills by some of the top young talent in the country and the drills will help young players to develop basic basketball skills and keep them active from the comfort of their own home! The first instalment will feature CJ Fulton, who will cover a number of ball handling skills in the first video, which will launch on Monday, April 13th.
All that you need to take part is a basketball, or if you don’t have a basketball, you can try the skills with any ball you might have at home. You will also need a little bit of space.
On top of learning all of the skills, we are also asking you to show off your skills! Whether you are young or old, a total beginner or an experienced pro, post your video on Twitter or Instagram and tag Basketball Ireland and we will share the videos throughout the week.
Speaking about the new initiative, Head of Development at Basketball Ireland, Ciaran O’Sullivan said: “During this time with a lot of people having to remain at home it is still important to remain active. Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out our skills programme that can be completed at home and is ideal for those who might have never tried basketball before or for someone trying to keep their skills sharp when regular basketball is not possible. We hope that everyone will get involved and send us in your clips from home!”