Ihoops Basketball Academy has resumed their weekly training sessions after a hiatus due to Covid19 pandemic.
After the President relaxed Covid19 restrictions, the weekly sessions that happen every Tuesday and Thursday are back at the Fusion Basketball Court in Bugolobi.
“We have players that attend zoom classes in the morning so we thought we would balance the two for the players who attend our camps,” said Project Manager Vicky Ntale who is part of the coaching team.
“At Ihoops Basketball Academy we believe in the kids and want them to behave as champions at all times, excel in book as well as the basketball court.”
Ntale, a former Basketball Team (Gazelles) player, says that Kids who cannot make it during the week, can enroll for Saturday weekend program that happens at Silver Spring Basketball court in Bugolobi starting 10.30am to 1pm.
The program is open to both girls and boys.
The sessions are conducted by the Directors and Silverbacks stars Jimmy Enabu and Komakech Ben.
Other Coaches include Omoding Abel, Jensen Rubahamya, Fahmy Sebatindira and Gloria Kyomugisha.
Ntale adds: “These coaches provide basketball skill knowledge to the kids and exemplify exceptional Life skills program that help them achieve and be winners the best version of themselves.”
The Ihoops Academy project focuses on developing basketball talent in schools and communities throughout Uganda.
“We would like our existence to positively affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan youths, while opening branches and implementing programs within the East African region,” Ntale adds.
Ihoops Basketball Academy has registered players on National Team both in U16 Zone V category of the just recently concluded games in Cairo Egypt.
Players like Micheal Kisakye, Brighton, Darlene Tashobya and Clarence Sekiwu are all products of Ihoops Basketball Academy.
The Ihoops Age Category ranges from 6-15 years old and 16-18years old.