Basketball                                  Performance                                                                   ...
                     James Quirk – Fitness Consultant
                     James has a BSc (Hons) in Exercise an...
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ACAD Basketball leaflet

  1. 1. Basketball Performance Performance Academy Programme Staff “Taunton is one of the few successful National League The Basketball Academy in partnership with Cam Seeley – Academy Head Coach Men's Team that is made up entirely from locally Taunton Tigers Basketball Club provides players Cam is an experienced EB Level 3 coach with produced players. The reason it can do this is quite with a structured programme of practical coaching, coaching experience at National and International simply down to the sustained quality of the Academy fitness and sports science support of the highest level. Cam has also toured the Country developing programme.” quality. Our holistic programme ensures that local talent working for the NBA and Nike. During players will significantly improve their technical, the summer periods Cam is a senior staff member Ronnie Heath, Taunton Tigers Men's Team Head Coach. tactical, physical and mental skills within involved in running the internationally renowned Basketball Camps at Millfeld. Basketball Academy basketball. Basketball Academy The U18 weekly programme is built around the Basketball Academy players’ academic commitments and includes “Taunton Tigers Basketball Club is extremely Gary Carter – U16 Boys Head Coach the following elements: fortunate to have formed a partnership with Richard Gary is a EB Level 2 Coach and works for the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) Huish College. The Academy programme will • Squad coaching and as part of his role coaches on the basketball ensure the best opportunities for players to develop development squads and is Head Coach for the • Individual Coaching their skills and play at the highest level. The Somerset teams. Gary is also the Head Coach for relationship between the two organisations can only • Footwork sessions the Taunton Tornadoes Basketball Club. become stronger from such a well integrated set up, and I look forward to seeing more Huish students • Shooting Sessions sharing the Tigers experience.” Jenny Ridgway – U18 Women's Head Coach • Supervised fitness sessions Jenny has been a full time professional sports Colin Barrell, Chairman Taunton Tigers Basketball Club coach since 2004 and is the Somerset County and • Competitive Fixtures Development Squad coach. Jenny has 7 years National League playing experience and is working Links with Taunton Tigers National League Men's towards her EB Level 3 coaching qualification. Division 2 Team & Ladies Division 2 Team. NB. The U16 programme is usually based around Academy Player squad sessions in the evening. Representative Honours • Opportunity to gain NGB Coaching Awards Richard Huish College • Diet and nutrition workshops • Most players gain County and Regional • Video analysis of performance and technique The College enjoys a reputation of high standards, representative honours. (individual and team) academic excellence, quality teaching and for • Produced 13 developing the whole person to meet the • Sports Science programme International players, 3 of challenges of the modern world. The recent whom have gone on to inspection by Ofsted highlighted the College’s • Physiotherapy and Sports Massage support represent Great Britain. overall quality of provision to be outstanding. • Basketball Academy clothing
  2. 2. Selection James Quirk – Fitness Consultant James has a BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sport Science and now has a variety of coaching roles across several sports. James main role consists of developing physical activity opportunities for a variety of populations, ensuring that all elements of an individual’s lifestyles are enhanced. In addition James is a sportsman himself with athletics being his priority. Mark Smith – Performance Consultant Players are expected to have five passes (Grade C or Mark holds a BSc & MSc in Sport & Health Sciences, above) at GCSE level and be committed to continuing their and is currently working towards BASES Sport Basketball Academy education. Players will then be selected against a number Psychology accreditation. He holds strong connections of criteria including: within the Football Association from both a psychology angle and a coaching perspective. His applied work includes coaching soccer in the U.K. and the U.S.A. • Previous achievements (eg County/Regional and also providing psychological support to the top representative honours) young tennis players in La Manga’s (Spain) specialist • Perceived talent and potential Basketball training camp. Mark seeks to facilitate a learning • Technical skills environment within the academy in which the players • Social skills can prosper, providing both team sessions and • Application and ability to benefit from overall programme individual consultations towards this purpose. Academy LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE Dominic Jones – Physiotherapist Dominic qualified in 1994 with BSc Hons in Technical skills and talent are important factors. However, it physiotherapy. Dominic is the Superintendent physiotherapist in NHS in orthopaedic paediatrics, is very difficult to foresee how players will develop or to working alongside the orthopaedic consultant in his quantify their potential. Therefore, we have included all the clinic. Dominic has a private practice in Taunton in its above criteria in an attempt to make our selection as fifth year of operating and has a particular interest in objective as possible. We wish to avoid selection based sports injuries in children and young adults including simply on achievement, the aim is to identify and develop injury management, rehabilitation and prevention. Dom talent, some of which may as yet be under developed and, is also the physio for Somerset FA (girls) centre for therefore, underachieving. excellence. Emily Northcott – Sports Masseur Gavin Whitworth Emily is a level 4 Sports Masseur and a member of the Sport Academies Manager Sports Massage Association. Emily runs her own Richard Huish College private practice, and is the Sports Masseur for Taunton South Road Vale Hockey Club, as well as the Taunton Deane and Taunton FAST Swimming Teams. Sports massage provides an Somerset important element of the programme in terms of preparation and recovery alongside the prevention of TA1 3DZ injury. Telephone: 01823 320869 or 07968 473620 Email: