All is set for the ninth edition of the Ihoops Basketball Academy, an initiative that started way back in 2014 with the aim of developing the sport of Basketball right from grassroot in Uganda.
The academy has managed to build future youngsters since inception through equipping the learners with basketball skills. They incorporate small-group training sessions as well as position-specific drills.
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The camp is designed for children aged 5 to 18 who want to learn and or improve their game under mentorship of the best experts.
The ninth edition will begin next week on Monday 16th Dec to 20th Dec 2019.
“We are excited that we are now in our 9th Edition of the camp and we plan to have something fun and exciting for the players. A camp is only as good as the people running it and here at Ihoops we believe in teaching players life’s skills and spend time building characters in these kids and basketball provides a great opportunity for players to learn life skills both on and off the court,” says Ben Komakech who is one of the directors at ihoops Basketball Academy and also a player of City Oilers Basketball Club.
The project Manager for the Ihoops Basketball Camp Vicky Ntale says that there is a lot being cooked and ready to be served.
She revealed that they have managed to acquire a new venue and that is International School of Uganda (ISU) in Lubowa.
“We argue parents to drop off their kids at Lugogo Indoor Stadium where they will be transported to ISU for the camp and will be dropped back at 4pm after the camp. This is also part of the experience we want to give these young players.
“We also intend to have a Tournament for the U14 and U18 that will be held in the same week as the camp on Thursday and Friday respectively.”
Registration fee for the camp will be 25,000 per head. The child will be provided with Lunch, Refreshments, An Ihoops t.shirt and a certificate at the end of the camp.
Some of the coaches to expect at the heart camp( Daniel Jjukko of City Oilers, Arnold Lando, Zainah Lokwameri, Olivia Mulwana, Bbaale Fayed, Gloria Kyomugisha, Akullo Becky, Timothy Odeke, Susan Bodi.