23 December 2012

KENYA : Basketball skill development clinic kicks off in Nairobi

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Updated on 22/12/12 | By AMOS ABUGA

The third edition of the national Junior Basketball Skills Development Programme kicked off on Friday at Railway Club in Nairobi where the children were taken through basketball fundamentals which rotate around ball control, formation, passes, runs, three pointers, dribbling and shooting
The programme is being conducted daily at the Nairobi Railway Club and seeks to harness and develop talent amongst children aged between 17, 15, 12. The training will end on December 30, 2012.
Among the national basketball talent centers taking part in the high profile event managed by the women’s national team head coach Ronny Owino are Eastleigh, Shauri Moyo, Kayole and Langata.
“We are encouraged with the turnout where over 80 players attending the training; each centre has produced 20 children. They are inspired and are eager to learn basketball skills, “said Owino who will be heading with the national team to Tanzania next month for the Africa Cup on Nations qualifiers.
Owino recently returned from Abuja, Nigeria where he attended a similar coaching and training clinic and is eager to implement what he learnt.
He said two girls will be invited from the clinic to further develop their skills with the national team from January 3, 2013 when Kenya commence training for the Africa qualifiers.
Joseph Kirima who is head of Kenya Sports Institute said the main aim of the clinic is to nurture the children’s talent and prepare them to be feeders for the Kenya Basketball Federations clubs in the near future.
“Also the children stand great chance of earning basketball scholarships once they have attended this seminar,” said Kirima who explained the government through the Sports Department in the Sports Ministry has funded the clinic to a tune of Sh500, 000.

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