Mini basketball is
coming to Dundalk

Basketball Ireland and the newly appointed Basketball Ireland National Committee for Primary Schools will be in town to run a teachers course and meeting on Wednesday, May 22 in the Redeemer Centre, Ceaderwood Park, Dundalk from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Basketball Ireland and the newly appointed Basketball Ireland National Committee for Primary Schools will be in town to run a teachers course and meeting on Wednesday, May 22 in the Redeemer Centre, Ceaderwood Park, Dundalk from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Basketball is one of the most popular PE class activities in Ireland and Basketball Ireland is keen to offer opportunities to children to participate in extra-curricular primary schools mini-basketball at local level.

They are therefore inviting all interested schools in the greater Dundalk area, through the Local Sports Partnership, to the meeting which will include a one hour 15 minute activity based course on the basic skills of mini-basketball with teaching games suitable for both the PE lesson and after school sessions as well as a 30 minute meeting which will discuss the setting up of a local pilot extra-curricular programme which might include tournaments or leagues.

Basketball Ireland supports affiliated local groups in the early stages in different ways including a grant of up to 400e to cover general initial expenses (a committee for the area must be set up and affiliate to BI before a grant will be given), access to mini-basketball skills and teaching games, and courses including summer courses with EPV days and provision of a website for the region linked in to the BI website.

The emphasis in mini-basketball is on maximum participation and skill development and the rules of mini-basketball ensure that all team members take part.

Please register your interest by letter with details or by email to loloughlin@basketballireland.ie.

If your school cannot be represented at the meeting but would like to be contacted in the future, regarding tournaments/leagues and courses, please forward the name and address of your school, along with a contact name, number and email to loloughlin@basketballireland.ie.