With the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships beginning at Kilsyth Sports Centre next Saturday July 9 Kilsyth Basketball is extremely excited to announce two fantastic opportunities for the local basketball community to become involved in; ‘The Coach’s Corner’ and ‘The Referee’s Corner’.
The Coach’s Corner sessions will provide informal developmental opportunities for all of the basketball community that attends the Australian Junior Championships. The sessions are geared for all coaches, domestic to championship alike, to help their learning from the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships and increase their basketball knowledge.
Kilsyth Basketball’s Director of Basketball Rod Popp has assembled some of the biggest names in Australian Basketball to present the ‘Coach’s Corner’ including Ross Wignell, Bill Mildenhall, Phil Brown, Ian Stacker, Mike McHughand Patrick Hunt. The Coach’s Corner will be held in the Snake Pit at Kilsyth Sports Centre daily from 3pm-4pm, see the below schedule for more information.
The Referee’s Corner, like the Coach’s Corner, will be held in the Snake Pit at Kilsyth Sports Centre 5pm-6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon during the Australian Junior Championships and is designed to provide informal developmental opportunities for referees of all levels that attend the event. The sessions are aimed at local level referees to help their leaning from the event and increase their basketball knowledge. Topics will range from ‘Referee pathway – from Rookie to FIBA’ to ‘What occurs at a Junior National Championship.
Both sessions are intended to add that little bit extra to everyone’s experience at the 2011 Under 16 Australian Junior Championships held at Kilsyth, all sessions are free of charge to all paying patrons of the event. Place your order for tickets by heading to www.kilsythbasketball.com.au to get your ticket order form alternatively call the office on 9728 1033.
Monday 11 JulyBill Mildenhall, Referees Development Officer – Basketball Victoria – “Referee / Coach Relationships”
Tuesday 12 JulyPhil Brown, Head Coach Women’s Basketball – Australian Institute of Sport – “Key Focus Areas of the AIS Women’s Program & How These Relate to Junior Club Coaches”
Wednesday 13 JulyIan Stacker, Head Coach Men’s Basketball – Australian Institute of Sport – “Key Focus Areas of the AIS Men’s Program & How These Relate to Junior Club Coaches”
Thursday 14 JulyMike McHugh, National Manager Player and Coach Development – Basketball Australia – “National Pathway and Curriculum”
Friday 15 JulyPatrick Hunt, AIS Applied Technical Advancement Coach AIS Elite Performance – Australian Institute of Sport – President, FIBA World Association of Basketball Coaches – “Sequential Skill Development for Coaches and Players”.
REFEREE’S CORNER SCHEDULE
Monday 11 JulyWhat occurs at an Australian Junior Championships and how to get there?
Wednesday 13 JulyReferee Pathway – From Rookie to FIBA
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5