Basketball Ballarat hosts Club Skill Days

Basketball Ballarat this week resumed one of its most popular activities for club level players after a 3 year recess.

178 local juniors representing all clubs within the Association were nominated into the 2 day skills camp this week at the MARS® MINERDOME.

Basketball Ballarat Program Manager Matt Newton said that he was delighted with the response from clubs in nominating their best “non Ballarat representative level” players for this opportunity for an elite training camp.

The aim of this free community program is to provide another level of training and education for players from all clubs within the Association.

The program is offered to local clubs to nominate 40 children in both the under 10’s and under 12’s that may not receive regular specialised training sessions. All clubs have welcomed the return of the program and been proactive in ensuring their club is well represented at the sessions, Newton said.

From 220 invitations issued a response was received from 178 junior athletes to accept the offer of free skills sessions.

Newton said that “the huge response from the clubs and players proved demand for these clinics is highly sought after and that the players are keen to progress their skills”.

Current GMHBA Miners and Harvey Norman Rush SEABL and Youth players will teach the children and parents some new skills and techniques they can work on at home or during training sessions.

Players will be encouraged to learn some new and more advanced drills and techniques that will lift not only their level of knowledge but their confidence as well.

All players attending the clinics also receive a free pass to a SEABL game.

The club clinics will be offered to other age groups next term holidays.



Matt Newton, phone 53307600 or