It’s a slam dunk for KwaDukuza coaches

2015-04-30 15:11
Siyathokoza Mchunu of Vukile High School, Scelo Ndovela of Mbozamo Primary School, Queen Ndlovu of Shakaskraal Primary and Xolani Ngiba of ML Sultan Secondary School with Nelson Isley at the national basketball coaching clinic in Gauteng.
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Siyathokoza Mchunu of Vukile High School, Scelo Ndovela of Mbozamo Primary School, Queen Ndlovu of Shakaskraal Primary and Xolani Ngiba of ML Sultan Secondary School with Nelson Isley at the national basketball coaching clinic in Gauteng. Photo: sup

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FOUR KwaDukuza basketball coaches were over the moon after they were invited to attend a four-day national basketball coaching clinic held in Gauteng recently.

Scelo Ndovela of Mbozamo Primary School, Siyathokoza Mchunu of Vukile High School, Queen Ndlovu of Shakaskraal Primary and Xolani Ngiba of ML Sultan Secondary School returned from the clinic empowered and eager to share their knowledge and skills with teachers and pupils.

Six KwaZulu-Natal teachers (the KwaDukuza quartet together with Xolani Mtshali and Siyabonga Buthelezi of Amajuba District) were among the 42 basketball coaches throughout the country that were selected to attend the four-day coaching clinic under the watchful eye of Nelson Isley of USA.

Speaking to the Stanger Weekly, Queen Ndlovu said: “The four-day clinic included a theoretical and practical session. We were taught the seven fundamental skills every player should know before they embark on setting offensive and defensive strategies to win games.

“Without all of these seven skills being taught first you are likely to be frustrated as a coach when trying to teach young boys and girls how to run your offensive. Of course there is a defensive side to game similar to the offense, coaches love to teach set defensive plays and systems to kids in an effort to stop the other team scoring or to pressure the ball to a point where a turnover or steal occurs.”

The seven offensive skills in basketball are passing, catching, dribbling, cutting and pivoting, shooting, laying up and screening.

The stance is the most important defensive skill in basketball, for example, players must be able to play in a correct stance as footwork and balance are key skills. Other defensive skills include watching the ball and opponent at the same time, communicating with team mates, boxing out to rebound the ball, closing down the opponent, running with their opponent and blocking shots without fouling.

Ndlovu said: “We have engaged with the KwaDukuza Municipality and the Department of Sport and Recreation to assist us in hosting a capacity building workshop for educators in May.

“After a series of coaching sessions for teachers and pupils we hope to launch an under 13 league for primary schools and an under 18 league for secondary schools in July.”

Schools that require assistance in basketball are requested to contact Queen Ndlovu on 082 979 7672

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