What a great start to our 2021!
Team Swoosh Players and Coaches have been busy so far this year as we continue to live up to our #developmentneverstops philosophy.
Take a look at some of the accomplishments and things we’ve done/doing so far:
Swoosh Cubs, our first steps development program for ages 5-11 years successful 8 week program this term with many new players from all around Taranaki. We also had 5 Swoosh Cubs compete in the Mel Young Easter Tournament.
Swoosh Scrimmage! A new addition to our Program running every week of the year. This has been great for our players to have a quality full court experience and put their skills to work in a 'game situation'.
Shot Development Sessions - We have added a new session specifically for shot development. This is a private small group shooting session tailor made for our players and their individual needs. Here we video and chart their shot development and improvement. It’s been great to see the benefit of this for players attending.
Collabs - Swoosh Training have been in collaboration with various clubs and associations contracting out Coaching and leadership services. Currently Coach Joe and Coach Sam have been woking with Franklin Basketball Association & Hawera Basketball Association helping deliver "In School Hoops" and other development programs.
Easter Tournament - Swoosh Coaches and players attended the Mel Young Easter Tournament over Easter. Coaches worked alongside TCB and FBA to take teams and players. It was a great chance to see where we are at in terms on development, skill and teamwork competing against some of New Zealand's best age group teams.
Partnership - Swoosh Training have a new partnership with Basketball Immersion. This is a very valuable partnership and relation we look forward to building on.
NZ U14 National Talent Camp - congratulations to the players in our programs who have been selected. Alongside Coach Sam who has a coaching role for both the girls and boys camps. Read more here: https://nz.basketball/basketball-new-zealand-announce-athletes-for-under-14-national-camp/
NZNBL - Coach Joe had the opportunity to Head Coach for the Franklin Bulls Pre Season official Scrimmage coaching Team White. Coach Joe is an Assistant Coach for the Enviro Bulls team this season. Their NZNBL 2021 Season Starts next weekend Sunday 25th May.
Internship - Coach Sam continues to work as part of her Internship with Basketball Immersion, Leading basketball teachers worldwide. This internship is a great opportunity for Sam and for our team as she learns, and adds value to both parties in involved.
2021 Rep Season - Coach Joe and Sam will both be Coaching Rep teams this year. Coach Sam is working with Basketball Taranaki in the U17 and U13 age groups and Coach Joe is working for Franklin Basketball U15 & U17 age groups.
Swoosh Academy Programs - In addition to our Swoosh Cubs Program we have continued to operate all our Academy Programs. (Swoosh Junior Development Program, Swoosh Academy Program & Swoosh HP Program) as well as our small group and individual training sessions.
We are excited to continue with all of our Swoosh Academy Programs heading into Term 2. And look forward to developing with our players, coaches and support team.
Stay tuned for more info.