News Update

  • Good Luck to both our U16 Girls and U16 Boys as they travel to Kikenny and Kerry this weekend to play in the AICC’s – All Ireland Club Championships.  The girls have Longford Falcons and Tralee Imperials and their games tomorrow are at 10am and 3pm.  The boys have KCYMS and Kilkenny Stars in their pool and they play at 12.30 and 3.00pm.  Further game times will be decided on the result of these games.
  • Presentation Night Sunday 30th April
    Tickets will be on sale in the Convent on
    Saturday 22nd – 2.15pm to 4.45pm and 6pm to 7pm;
    Wednesday 26th – 6pm to 7pm.
    There will be NO TICKETS on sale on Saturday 29th April or on the night. All players playing U14 basketball should be accompanied by an adult on the night.
  • The club AGM will take place on Tuesday 30th May in Arena 7 at 8.00pm.  We ask that there is a representative from each family in attendance.
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SUPER CUP FINALS

NW SUPER CUP FINALS (League winners v Cup winners)
will be held in the Aura Leisure Complex this Saturday 1st April with the two U14 finals being held at 10.00 am and the U16 finals at 12.00.

Our fixtures are:
10.00 am – Blaze U14 Girls V Sligo All Stars – Court 1

12.00 Noon – Blaze U16 Boys V Sligo All Stars – Court 1
12.00 Noon – Blaze U16 Girls V Donegal Town – Court 2

Please come along and support the players

TABLE QUIZ – U14/16 GIRLS – FUNDRAISER AICC’S

Table Quiz in Arena 7 this Thursday 16th March.

The U14 and U16 girls are hosting a table quiz to help them with their expenses in playing in the All Ireland Club Championships next month.  Both groups have qualified automatically being unbeaten all season.  U14 girls will head to University of Limerick while the U16 girls make the trip to Kilkenny City.

The quiz starts at 9.30 until late.  ALL SUPPORT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

HELP REQUIRED

volunteer-we-need-you-rhelpWe, at Letterkenny Blaze are always looking for more parents or individuals with basketball experience (however limited) to get involved in our club.  We currently would benefit with the help of additional personnel if we are to continue to operate the Development League in addition to the main Competitive League.  The club currently has 350 juvenile members.

There are other areas in the club which require little basketball knowledge to carry out the various roles.  If you feel you can help out your club please get in contact via the club secretary (details under Contact on this site).

Always remember Blaze is a club primarily run by the parents of the children who are members.  WE NEED YOUR TALENT AND ASSISTANCE. 

 

PARENTS – get involved helping out with coaching.

 

The club is running an in-house Coaching Course for Parents on Wednesday 28th September 2016 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  St Eunan’s College gym

The course is being given by Coaches Laura and Declan.

The aim of the evening is to give parents the basic fundamentals of basketball so that they may be able to help out at training sessions with the younger age groups and support the lead coach.  The evening will be fun and there will be a break for a chat with tea/coffee.

Blaze needs new parents to continue to come on board to assist with all aspects of the club.  Every year the demands and expectations from parents are getting bigger but the reality is that we don’t have sufficient coaches to meet those demands.  Remember all people, coaches and committee currently involved with Blaze are parents of children in the club themselves.  They are already committing the spare time they can to the club.  You too can help.

COACHING CLINIC WITH PAT PRICE

This Sunday 7th August 2016 we will be hosting a Coaching Clinic given by renowned clinician Coach Pat Price.  The clinic will be held in the Loreto Secondary School gym from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm approx.  The areas being covered will include 

Coaching Youth Basketball u8/u10/u12

Team Defence with young players

Any basketball coaches are welcome to attend with the visiting coaches paying of €10 fee.

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP

THIS SUMMER WE WELCOME BACK COACH PAT PRICE AS CAMP DIRECTOR.  PAT IS CURRENTLY THE IRISH U15 BOYS COACH AND RETURNS WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE.  CAMP WILL RUN FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8TH – 12TH AUGUST.  REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SESSIONS PRIOR TO THE END OF SEASON AND ALSO ON THE LINKS BELOW.

 LET’S GET SOME WORK IN.

JUNIOR CAMP FORM – Click here

INTERMEDIATE CAMP FORM – Click here

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Annual General Meeting 2016

The AGM of Blaze Basketball will tak2016-04-29 (2) - Copy - Copye place this coming Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.  We ask all parents to come along and support your club.  A lot of hard work is done throughout the year by our dedicated unpaid coaches and committee.  There are always ways you too can help.  Hope to see you there.