Caledonia Pride’s first ever basketball camp was a huge success on Saturday as 30 young female players, aged between 8-14, attended the three hour session at West Calder High School.
Throughout the day, players worked on a number of fundamental skills such as ball-handling, dribbling and shooting, all of which were coached by the Pride’s players.
New recruits Stella Fouraki and Jenna Beattie were joined by Hannah Robb and Sian Phillips to teach the young players shooting, whilst Maela Faleu, Hansine Marshall, Jenni Torrance and Jannike Marshall helped the middle station with their ball-handling technique.
Pollyanna Storie, Eabha Kerr, Ella Doherty and Rose Harvey all shared their tips and tricks with players at the passing station, playing a number of fun games and working one to one with the players.
The camp was supported by FIBA’s ‘Her World, Her Rules’ campaign, which has helped a number of WBBL clubs run similar camps throughout 2019. ‘Her World, Her Rules’ is a unique project and social media campaign, led by FIBA Europe and aimed to promote women’s and girls’ basketball across Europe.
Pride’s Hannah Robb hopes the camp is the first of many:
“It was really, really good! I had fun as a coach and I think all the girls did too. You could see the from the smiles on their faces as they left that they really enjoyed it. It’s the first time we’ve done this so we’re looking to build on it and hopefully do more in the future. It was also good for us as coaches and players to get out and engage with the girls who do so much for our program too.”
With the camp proving hugely popular, planning is already in place for more sessions throughout the 2019/20 season.