SO Derbyshire Basketball Training Event
By dosportuk, Jul 16 2018 10:56AM
Sunday saw our players from Glossop Town Gladiators, Chesterfield Sabres, and Derby Warriors come together for another action packed day of basketball! The three clubs, run through DOSportUK, affiliate to Special Olympics Derbyshire and the network is proud to boast a wealth of basketball talent.
For our training events SO Derbyshire players are split into three groups for a morning of training, in preparation of welcoming basketball players from Sheffield to compete in the afternoon. The morning saw each of the three groups take part in coaching sessions lead by the Derbyshire coaching staff and volunteers and a session based around the Special Olympics Fit 5 programme.
Fit5 is a fitness resource that provides tips and information for athletes, parents, coaches, partners and other supporters to lead a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. The session was lead by Special Olympics Athlete leaders Kiera Byland and Niall Guite. Our Derbyshire players really enjoyed the session and hopefully took home some lessons around a healthy lifestyle! Many thanks to Kiera and Niall for taking the time in working with our basketball players!
Our training this time around was based around fundamental basketball skills, enjoyment, and sessions around attacking and defensive work. We were able to showcase what we had learnt in a full afternoon of competition against a groups of Special Olympics Basketball players from Sheffield. Thanks to all up in Sheffield who made the short journey and we look forward to hosting you again!
Special Olympics Derbyshire will be hosting the next training event on Sunday July 1st and are excited to be welcoming Toby Perkins the MP for Chesterfield down to meet the players.
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