Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinics move on to Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago on September 23-25, 2016
Monday, 19th September 2016 – Kingston, Jamaica: Once again, the young basketballers from the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics lived up to the hype and showed the coaches just how passionate they are about basketball and learning more about the game. The coaches visited Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica where they selected their xxx and xxx set of boys and girls to move on to the Academy in early October. According to the coaches, the youngsters showed the right attitude and attention to detail – qualities that are key to being successful in the game.
Antigua and Barbuda:
Senior Manager Basketball Operations Brazil at National Basketball Association, Daniel Soares, said; “The players already have the talent – we just help teach them new ways to use said talent. What I look for, in particular, is the potential to understand the little intricacies of the defenses and offenses and adapt accordingly. I also stress the value of teamwork, respect and sportsmanship which will help them on and off the court.”
Senior Coordinator Basketball Operations Mexico at National Basketball Association, Adrian Alvarez Leo, said; “The kids genuinely impressed me with their knowledge of the game and their enthusiasm to learn and develop their skills. When talent meets the right attitude, you have success and albeit I only spent three days with them, I can tell they are headed for success.”
The next set of Clinics will be in Dominica at Goodwill hardcourt in St. George and in Trinidad and Tobago at the UWI Spec in St. Augustine.
Now in their second year, the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics train more than 400 of the top male and female talents across the Caribbean. The top seven players from each market will be selected to attend the Elite Camp in the British Virgin Islands in October.
Trinidad and Tobago
British Virgin Islands – Elite Camp
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
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