Drogheda Bullets to host two coaching courses in September.
Introductory Coaching Course
Sunday 9 September
Level 1 Coaching Course
Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 September
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches of the U16 and U18 North East Knights teams who competed at the Eurobasket tournament in Lloret de Mar, Spain, this past week, walking away as winners in all 4 of their competitions. Full report and more photos to follow.
Date: June 10th
Time: 1030 til 1230
Venue: St Marys Diocesan School, Beamore Road, Drogheda
Eligibility: Girls born in 2004 and 2005
Players to register by emailing email@example.com
Players to bring €5 plus a ball on the day.
The team will be coached by Maeve Coleman.
Date: June 9th and June 16th
Time: 1300 til 1700
Venue: Dundalk Sports Complex
Eligibility: Boys born in 2002 and 2003
Players should bring €5, a ball, a drink and a snack
Trials for the BIPPS U15 Boys North East team will take place as follows:
When: May 25th, 2018
Where: Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross
Age Group: 2004/ 2005
Time: 1700 - 1900
Players should bring a basketball and a water bottle with them.
Coaches are kindly asked to pass this information onto relevant players.
These players are all of your current first years and some of your young
We currently have no coaches for the U15 Girls Inter Regional team. If
there are any interested bodies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For what has now become an annual Easter holidays trip for the North east regional juvenile teams all 6 North East Knights teams, U14 Boys & Girls, U16 Boys & Girls and U18 Boys and girls enjoyed the hospitality of the Ballyshannon basketball club on Tuesday 27th March. The teams played a variety of teams from the North West including their own regional teams(U14 Boys & Girls and U16 Girls), teams from Sligo All Stars(U16 & U18 Boys), and a combined team from Letterkenny IT/Letterkenny Blaze(U18 girls).
For the U16 and U18 teams and their coaches the games were part of a planned series of challenge games in preparation for this summer’s trip to the Eurobasket Challenge 2018 in Lloret de Mar, Spain. Training started in late December with team selections in early February and the teams and will now be training more regularly as the league season comes to an end.
The U14 teams have also been training regularly since early January with 12 players selected for the games in Ballyshannon from the squad of players attending training. Further challenge games as well as some Friendship Tournaments, as in previous years, are planned for the months ahead and team selections will be made for each of these events from the squads of players.
Players as well as coaches, managers with the North East Knights come from clubs all across the NEBB region, and participation offers all an excellent opportunity to develop both playing and coaching skills.
Due to the lasting buildup of snow around many North East venues, Juvenile fixtures for Sunday the 4th of March have been cancelled in the interest of safety. League games will continue as scheduled next week.
On Sunday 11th March, Drogheda Bullets host Dr Tim Rice from 2-5pm, delivering a workshop on Defense, "Becoming a Defensive Stopper". All club members, coaches and players are invited to attend.
Players will receive instruction and training on the concepts necessary to become a knowledgeable and solid defensive player. Players will learn:
Originally from Robertsdale, Alabama USA, Tim Rice has served in coaching roles at the NCAA Division I and III levels, NAIA and NCCAA levels, at the high school level and international level during his 25-year career. He has served as a head collegiate coach in basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer during this time, as well as serving in the roles of Sports Information Director and Athletic Director. He currently serves on the Elite Performance Committee for Basketball Ireland, the FIBA governing body of the sport in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and has consulted with other sport organizations in the Republic of Ireland, including a seven-month appointment at St. Mary’s College Galway.
Additionally, Tim leads the Doctor of Psychology program at the University of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado USA. He also teaches for four other universities part-time and is considered an expert in sport management and sport psychology. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the International Sport Coaching Journal. Lastly, he is the President of Basketball Mentoring, a service-oriented organization started as a way to help fellow coaches by providing a non-biased perspective for improved coaching, teaching, and evaluation. He is noted for his ability to teach defensive principles for both teams and individuals.
Many of Tim’s former student-athletes have gone on to become sport coaches and administrators. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Mobile (where he was a scholarship athlete and a three-time all-conference and national-level cross-country competitor), a Master of Sport Science degree in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy, and a Doctor of Sports Management degree in Sport Management/Human Resource Management from the United States Sports Academy.
Due to poor weather conditions, all NEBB fixtures for Saturday the 3rd of March have been cancelled.
Conditions for fixtures on Sunday the 4th will be reviewed by lunchtime tomorrow.
Stay safe everyone. Eat lots of bread.