Level 2 Basketball Coaching Clinic
Just completed this week was the Basketball Coaching Level 2 Clinic. This is the first Level 2 clinic in Majuro, and the only one ever offered in the region. The clinic was taught by former NBA Coach and hall of famer, Coach Tom Newell. Newell has coached on several NBA teams in his career and won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks. The coach is now sponsored by the US State Department's Sports Ambassador program and has worked in over 40 countries around the world, sharing the knowledge and experience he has gained from his coaching career.
Coach Newell's combined classroom training and on-court sessions provided coaches with examples of practical skill building drills. Much of the exercises focused on the mechanics and fundamentals of basketball, which are emphasized in today's Marshallese Basketball.
Basketball Philosophy and Team Philosophy was also taught, with great real life examples from the coach's experiences in the NBA and around the world, with humour and funny stories.
For more on Coach Tom Newell's visit and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held by the attending coaches please visit Marshall Islands Basketball Federation website.