Top coach to run clinic

Tuesday August 28, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports

Cook Islands Basketball is set to benefit from a very experienced New Zealand national coach over the next few days.

Aik Ho, current assistant coach to the New Zealand Tall Ferns, is on the island to provide technical assistance to the federation.

While the major focus will be on providing technical training for aspiring national basketballers, he will also create some learning opportunities for national and other aspiring coaches.

According to the new secretary general of CISNOC, Owen Lewis, it is an “unprecedented opportunity for the code” to have someone with the caliber of Ho to run these clinics.

Ho will also run some junior programmes in schools while he is here to capitalise on the interest of development programmes run by John Engu from Rarotonga Basketball and Dan Messinger from the Tereora College Warriors.

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Programme

These clinics will run as follows: Today – 3.30-5pm Warriors High School Program Junior Development at Princess Anne Hall, 5–7pm National Squad Training Men’s and Women’s at Princess Anne Hall (Coaches to attend and participate); Tomorrow – 10am-12 noon Papaaroa School Junior Development (Rarotonga Basketball Junior Development) Papaaroa Hall, 2pm-4pm Titikaveka College Junior Development (Rarotonga Basketball Junior Development) Titikaveka College Courts, 5pm-7pm National Squad Training Men’s and Women’s at Papaaroa Hall (Coaches to attend and participate); Thursday – Morning Sessions to be advised 2pm Takitumu Schools Muster LDS Courts Turangi, 5pm–7pm Referees Clinic CISNOC Office.

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