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Wheelchair Basketball Development Camp 2018
October 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
For the first time, WBFI is conducting “Development camp” for 3 different categories – Experienced players, beginners and coaches at JN Indoor basketball stadium, Chennai from 29th October to 4th November, 2018.
Coach for the camp – Camp will be conducted by Mr. Jow Higgins, canada coach. All cost related to coach is supported by International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC.
About the Coach
Joe Higgins has over 30 years of wheelchair basketball coaching experience at the highest levels of the sport in Canada and internationally. He specializes in high performance training and long-term athlete development. Throughout his career with Team Canada, CoachHiggins has been an assistant coach with the Senior Women’s National Team and the Junior Men’s National Team, and a head coach for the Senior Men’s National Team. He helped coach the Canadian women to a gold medal finish in the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and led the senior men to a bronze medal finish at the 1994 World Championships.
In addition to a wide variety of coaching positions at all age and competitive levels within his home province of British Columbia, Coach Higgins has served as the head coach of the Hong Kong Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team and has been a guest coach and coaching educator in Germany.
Among Coach Higgins’ recent recognitions, he was awarded Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s 2011 Leadership Excellence Award, the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society’s 2013 Coach of the Year Award, and the 2013 Dr. Robert W. Jackson Award, and was a 2016 inductee into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame.
Who can participate –
Experience players – 20 best male players will be selected from 5th National wheelchair basketball championsip and they will be invited to participate.
Beginners – Young, Male players maximum 20 will be nominated by 20 states, each state to nominate one of their beginner player who are showing interest to play wheelchair basketball.
Coaches – maximum 20 coaches, one from each 20 state will be invited to participate.
This camp is supported by RRD.