After an unpredictable year, Basketball NSW is pleased to share that our annual U12 Country Skills Days & U12 Metro Hotshots were a rounding success for all those involved.

Due to various government regulations, both programs were pushed back towards the backend of 2020 but showed no signs of slowing down with both Country & Metro participants joining in large numbers. 

Following the successful launch of the U12 Metro Hotshots camps in September 2019, 2020 saw camps at both Bankstown & Norths in February followed by Mt Druitt & Warriewood last week.   

The camps featured over 100 registered participants across both locations, all eager to sink their teeth in as they learn new skills and drills from head coaches; BNSW Metro High Performance Coach, Sam Gruggen and BNSW Coach Development Manager, Jarrod Moore. The head coaches were also joined by 13 BNSW network coaches who used their combined passion and knowledge of the sport to assist in developing the young athletes in a number of key fundamentals to assist in their growth on the court. 

BNSW Coach Development Manager, Jarrod Moore extended his enthusiasm for the program and highlighted the importance of continued learning.

“As disruptive as 2020 has been, the kids were a delight to coach, and the assistant coaches did an excellent job, complimenting the purpose of the camp,” said Moore. 

“The feedback from the parents after Hotshots has been exceptional. We will continue to provide these opportunities to our future athletes and families in 2021, as we continue to watch the game grow across the country.”

Great effort was displayed by everyone on the day and we wish all our Basketball NSW junior athletes the best of luck for their upcoming junior representative season in 2021.

For more information on Hotshots, CLICK HERE.

To read more about the U12 Country Skills Days Recap, CLICK HERE.