Lagos Basketball Training Workshop Gets New Date


In order to allow for more participation across the state, the maiden Lagos Basketball Training workshop scheduled for next week has been moved to between November 15 and 18 at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba.

According to the Chairman, Lagos State Basketball Association (LSBA), Babs Ogunade, the postponement becomes necessary as invitations have been extended to public and private schools within the state.

“We have decided to postpone the training in order to allow for more participation from both private and public schools. We are hoping that the programme will achieve the desired purpose if the participants cover the six educational districts in the state.

“We believe the change in date will help to ensure proper planning and logistics, while hoping that more schools especially private will use the extension period as an additional opportunity to register their coaches and PE teachers since they will no longer recognise any uncertified coach. “The programme will help to cover all aspect of sports including psychology, physiology, health and safety, child’s development in sports and practical training which will be anchored by season administrators and scholars,” Ogunade said.

Technical Director of LSBA, Gbade Olatona, said the exercise would provide an opportunity for schools to develop a relationship with the association to ensure genuine technical development of the sport.

Coordinator of Dynaspro Sports, Oluseyi Oyebode, good classroom with good facilities and equipment without a good teacher is a purely waste of time. He however urged parents to ensure that the coaches they engage for their wards are qualified professiona