Preface By Janx.....
PICTURED: Flyer for the event. This development camp probably has the most high profile coaches and camp leaders of any openly accessible development camp in Australia, ever.
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Whilst we listen-to and engage with everyone we are not commercial, so what may be an opportunity to those seeking a buck does not apply to us. We are not a commercial venture and as such if these "opportunities" do not provide value to our featured athletes, or our valued readers and followers, then we are going to say thanks but no thanks to most of these opportunities on offer. I state this to make it clear this post bears no commercial benefit to us at all.
Occasionally an opportunity comes along that we just have to share the information on. This is one such opportunity and I have asked Jayden Krieg to fill us all in on.
We have asked Jayden to blog on the event he is supervising for a combination of 4 reasons.
The NSBA (organisers of the event) have offered our network and followers a DISCOUNT which we greatly appreciate
The organisation (NSBA) he works for is one of the largest and most respected Basketball Associations in Australia. Over years I've coached against and seen so much talent out of his association. I have a lot of respect for the NSBA. During my time as Director of Coaching with Central Districts Lions I did scour the Bear's website for coaching handbooks, drills and even policies to provide me with inspiration and ideas at the Lions. The NSBA organisation are impressive!!
The event in question includes some of the best basketball players out of Australia playing in the WNBA and NBA, plus a very intriguing American born player in Chris "Birdman" Anderson.
We will always be keen to try to help any organisation that is not for profit association, affiliated to the peak sporting body in their respective state.
In this blog Jayden provides insights beyond the "standard advert" for this event. We want any reader interested in this event to get value by reading this blog but also anyone interested in how a successful organisation like NSBA is led, as well as insights on how to organise such a grand scale event. We also find out why they setup this event and what they hope to achieve. I’m fascinated to hear how they managed to pull profiles and talent as big as they have done for this event.
Well done to Jayden and Norths for setting up an event like this, it is great for the sport!!! Maybe other associations get their creative juices and inspiration by what Jayden and NSBA have achieved.
Over to Jayden....
PICTURED: NSBA who are running the event are one of the most successful and respected basketball associations in Australia.
Northern Suburbs Basketball Association Inc (NSBA) is a community based not for profit sporting association with a North Shore history extending over twenty years. NSBA has grown from a small group of interested basketball players in the early 1980s to a champion Association with over 5,200 registered playing members and a professional management team. The aim of the association is to build a community renowned for its sportsmanship and providing opportunities for everyone to participate in basketball.
My role at Norths is the Development Program Coordinator. Essentially, I am in charge of running the administration and access to our programs which include after-school skills sessions, holiday camps, elite morning training sessions as well as sessions dedicated to preparing players for their first representative trial.
The thing that I think Norths is able to do so well is provide opportunity to all its members, whether they are at the beginner level, or whether they are moving into an elite pathway. For example, we have taken a big step towards accessibility for new players by offering all our development programs five days a week. For our elite players, we have recently had specialised morning sessions with current and former professional players. These included Leilani Mitchell from the 2016 Opals Olympic team and Ben Knight, former NBL player in over 350 career games. On top of this, I even had the opportunity to create a Norths advertisement video showcasing our pathway from learning the game to getting to the elite level.