Local programs developing basketballers' skills

The Port Lincoln (Sharks) Basketball Association has recently become an accredited centre to run three SA Country Basketball skills development programs.

Narelle Crack, the Port Lincoln Sharks Secretary said

Over the last two months the association has introduced Aussie Hoops - a program aimed at 5 to 9 year olds.

Port Lincoln Sharks secretary Narelle Crack said the association was also running a Community Athlete Development Program aimed at 10 to 16 year olds who wanted to improve their basketball skills and knowledge.

"We are also supporting a third program for basketballers who are looking to progress their skills to reach the state performance level," Ms Crack said.

"Port Lincoln has produced a number of players represent country South Australia at Australia-wide carnivals and this year has seen the appointment of Dylan Schlink and David Dickinson as assistant coaches for SA Country teams."

Meaza Otto has represented South Australia on numerous occasions and plays district basketball in Adelaide.

"She will soon be helping us hold some coaching clinics to support building the girls' skills," Ms Crack said.

Information about these clinics will be posted on the Port Lincoln Basketball Association Facebook page.

The coaching programs will continue next term, in the lead-up to the start of the basketball season in October.

Anyone wanting to improve their basketball skills is welcome to attend.

More information is available at www.aussiehoops.com.au.