January 14, 2012

National U18 (Junior) Basketball Coaching Camp in Delhi

India's Basketball Head Coaches Kenny Natt & Pete Gaudet are currently coaching and overseeing a National Junior Coaching Camp for under-18 Boys & Girls at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. The camp tipped off on December 27th, 2011 and is set to continue until the 10th of Feb, 2012.

According to the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), 25 boys and 25 girls, representing the best U18 basketball talent from all around India, are currently in training at the facility in Delhi.

Here is the complete list of players participating in the camp:


  • Ajay Pratap Singh (Chhattisgarh)
  • Bobby Singh (Chhattisgarh)
  • Shyam Sunder (Chhattisgarh)
  • Khan Fardeen Faizal (Maharashtra)
  • Melvin Rego (Maharashtra)
  • Amit Kanarjee (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Jitender Patidar (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Syed Anam Ali (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Keshav Kumar Sharma (Rajasthan)
  • Abhishek Rai (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Abhishek Kumar Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Himanshu Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Karthickeyen Saminathan (Tamil Nadu)
  • U Kumaran (Tamil Nadu)
  • Rakesh Sangwan (Haryana)
  • Gurwinder S. Kung (Jharkhand)
  • Karan Joshua (Karnataka)
  • Akimjeet Singh Sahal (Delhi)
  • Pankaj Rathee (Delhi)
  • Narender (Delhi)
  • Nikhil Kumar (Delhi)
  • Khushmeet Singh (Punjab)
  • Loveneet Singh (Punjab)
  • Palpreet Singh (Punjab)
  • Akashdeep Singh (Punjab)

  • Head Coach: Kenny Natt
  • Coach: JN Nehra
  • Coach: Rajeshwar Rao
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Zak Penwell
  • Physiotherapist: Naved


  • Jenna PS (Kerala)
  • Poojamol KS (Kerala)
  • Elizabeth Hilarious (Kerala)
  • Libina MJ (Kerala)
  • Geetha R (Kerala)
  • Anjana PG (Kerala)
  • Sneha Rajguru (Maharashtra)
  • Shireen Limaye (Maharashtra)
  • Jowarikailas Pingle (Maharashtra)
  • Krittika Divadkar (Maharashtra)
  • Sangheeta Mandal (Chhattisgarh)
  • Pushpa Nishad (Chhattisgarh)
  • Saranjeet Kaur (Chhattisgarh)
  • Pushpa Nishad (Chhattisgarh)
  • Saranjeet Kaur (Chhattisgarh)
  • Poonam Chaturvedi (Chhattisgarh)
  • Anjana Daisy Ekka (Chhattisgarh)
  • Sangeetha Kaur (Chhattisgarh)
  • Navaneetha PV (Karnataka)
  • Madhuri K (Karnataka)
  • R. Raja Priyadharsharni (Tamil Nadu)
  • L. Suganya (Tamil Nadu)
  • R. Ramya (Tamil Nadu)
  • M. Kalaynasi (Tamil Nadu)
  • Madhu Kumari (West Bengal)
  • Monika Gurjar (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Preeti Kumari (Uttar Pradesh)

    Head Coach: Pete Gaudet
    Coach: Rajesh Patel
    Physiotherapist: Abhay Gupta

    1. Mr. Karan, can you please tell me what is the selection criteria for getting into one of these camps? How do these players get selected for the camp?

    2. The players who make it into these camps have been selected as amongst the best from state level/national level tournaments. Once you play well in those competitions, the BFI will call you for a national camp

    3. In spite of directive from Govt of India, in the National Sports Bill proposed by Ministry of Youth affair and Sports each women team shall be provided sufficient number of women members in the coaching and support staff, Federation continue to ignore these guidelines and girls campers are not provided with any lady staff member. It is surprised to note that how girl’s safety and well being can be ensured without any lady staff member. We are well aware , what was happen in women Hockey and Women Wrestling Federation.

    4. when will be the next time this selection will take place and where?

      1. It'll take place at the same time next year

    5. plz keep these camps in the cities of andhra pradesh like vijayawada hyderabad plz many people are intresented in getting select into the team but most off them dont know the criteria and process how to get select enlighten them plz . Even i am very intresented in getting selected i love basketball but no good coaching centers in our city(vijaywada)

      1. This is an All-India camp, so players from smaller towns can also make it if they're good enough. You'll have to find information about the state-level or district-level camps near your town and qualify for that level first.


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    7. guys when is the next under-17or16 trial going to take place?

      1. You should follow the BFI's website indiabasketball.org. They usually update the dates/places for all the camps

    8. plzz inform when youth india camp list is going to be published plzz reply

      1. You should follow the BFI's website indiabasketball.org. They usually update the dates/places for all the camps

    9. How should I get in the district level in my city I am u-16

      1. Try and approach your School team coach or nearest club coach and he might know about the district tryouts

    10. I am in dps mathura road Delhi our coach in not concentrated on the junior team which includes 10th and 9th infact no new junior team had been made since a year and thanks I will try in the club to help me out

    11. How could I contact you if my school team is not so serious?

      1. I cannot help individual cases, but if your school team is not serious, look for local basketball academies and clubs in your city/neighbourhood. Find a good one and hopefully, if you have talent, your coach should be able to lead you to better avenues

    12. I want to join the camp to improve my skills

    13. i am 21 now and pursuing b.tech from iit indore , MP. is there any possibility that i can play district level tournaments. or plz guide me how i can play district level tournaments with my team.

    14. Im 17 years old and i would like to join this camp ..please tell me the dates of the next time!! please

    15. I am 16 and I would like to join this camp ... Please update me the dates ...