Talent Shines Through At The First 2013/14 Future Starz Camp In Armadale
A vibrant, strong team of 30 coaches descended upon Armadale Academy, West Lothian, for an early start and to set up the centre to welcome our budding Future Starz to their first National Camp of 2013-14. Coaches were issued with their new Future Starz kit and Coaching Pack, ready to face an inspiring weekend ahead with some of the most talented players aged U14 from across the country.
With registrations due to begin at 10:30am, coaches and staff were well aware of the excitement and anticipation building from our young players, with arrivals starting as early as 09:15am on both days. It was clear our Future Starz were eager to begin the day! A busy registration and kit issuing process followed with coaches and staff alike ensuring all 140 girls on Saturday and 196 boys on Sunday, were kitted out in our new Future Starz kit 2013-14 and welcomed to camp. It was a great sight to see all players in their newly issued Future Starz, black and luminous yellow Spalding kit from Gilmour Sports, begin their warm up to motivational music with a real fun element to set the tone for the day.
Sessions carried on throughout the day, with players working on individual skills, including ball handing, shooting, footwork, SPAR-Q training and team building to name only a few from a busy schedule. The enthusiasm and commitment from all players and coaches was infectious and even when taking scheduled lunch breaks, both coaches and players alike were eager to get back on court and keep up the momentum. The sheer enthusiasm and dedication shown by players on both days to want to work hard to improve was inspiring to all coaches and staff alike, proving we have an exciting future ahead for basketball in Scotland with players from around the country all eager to play and advance our sport.
The session finished at 5pm with celebration applauses from players, congratulating each other and their coaches for their hard work and commitment throughout the day. There was a real buzz around the court celebrating the success of the day and many happy faces, meeting parents eager to hear all about the day and take home some exhausted but elated players.
Luis Romero, Player Development Manager atbasketballscotland said “The whole weekend has been absolutely amazing. The experience for players and coaches will be unforgettable. This National Camp it is a continuing journey for our Future Starz programme which is growing in strength due to the players, passion and quality”.
Louise White, Programme Logistics Coordinator at basketballscotland commented, “It has been inspiring to see the Future Starz programme grow in strength again this year with every single one of the 336 young players working hard on both their individual skills, teamwork and their fitness this weekend. The environment created by the extremely enthusiastic and highly dedicated coaches and staff has meant that everyone has enjoyed the experience. By working as one big team, everyone has contributed, players, parents and coaches to making this a fantastic weekend of basketball. I can’t wait to see everyone together again in March.”
basketballscotland would like to thank all players, parents, coaches, clubs and Armadale Academy sports hub for a successful and inspiring weekend of basketball.
Scotland as 1: Together we made it happen!