13th September, 2010
Lagos State Basketball Association, LSBBA, in conjunction with the American Embassy haveÂ concluded plans to organise the 3rd Lagos State Basketball Coaching Clinic.
The two day-coaching clinic will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of Rowe Park Sports Centre,Â Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria from Thursday to Friday this week between 9am and 5pm with two sessionsÂ each day.
According to the Secretary of the association, Uthman Ola Okunnu, over 50 coaches areÂ expected to participate in the clinic that will see Nigerian Canada-based basketball coach,Â Patrick Omo-Osagie, as the facilitator.
Apart from the certificates that will be issued to the participants at the end of theÂ clinic, Omo-Osagie disclosed that they will also get coaching materials donated by theÂ American Embassy.
â€œAll is set for this yearâ€™s clinic,â€ he said. â€œWe have put in place every logistic for theÂ successful organisation of the clinic, which is one of the associationâ€™s grassrootsÂ development tools.Â If the coaches are not well trained, their products may not be goodÂ enough, and this will surely affect the whole system. This is why we collaborated with theÂ American Embassy to organise this clinic,â€ Okunnu said.
The former secretary of Lagos State Football AssociationÂ therefore thanked the AmericanÂ Embassy for supporting the association, while calling on the grassroots coaches to takeÂ advantage of every opportunity presented to them at the clinic.