June 12, 2012

NBA's Train the Trainer programme held in Pune

NBA Press Release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) hosted the Train the Trainer programme at PYC Gymkhana in Pune on Monday, June 11, with some of the top basketball coaches from the city being part of the training session.

The Train the Trainers programme, a part of the 2012 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA basketball development programme in India saw in attendance numerous coaches for the two day session hosted by Troy Justice, Sr. Director, Basketball Operations, NBA International.

The two day programme featured on-court clinics and classroom sessions aiming to provide the coaches with additional training skills for the development of players from a skills and fitness perspective.

The sessions also featured the NBA’s first-ever Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA India-focused training video. The 75 minute DVD, shot in India with local players, including videos illustrating fundamental skill development, advanced offensive moves, and fitness training. Each coach attending the ‘Train the Trainer’ session received a copy of the DVD.

The attending coaches were also informed of the dedicated Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA microsite on NBA.com/India that will provide all coaches and physical education instructors access to videos, photos and other materials to reinforce proper training technique.

Train the Trainer programmes have already been held in Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. The next and final programme of this year will held in Chandigarh.

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