The Alcohol.Think Again West Coast Waves will be holding more clinics than ever before after the success of the School Holiday Clinics during the 2011/12 and 2012/13 WNBL seasons.
Not only will the fun Holiday Clinics continue, but an extra clinic has been added in July!
We have also added specialised skills clinics for you to work on specific areas of your game. Stay tuned for dates and online registrations.
School Holiday Clinics
July 2013, October 2013, January 2014
New Skills Clinics
Shooting Camp - Date To Be Confirmed
Guard Camp - Date To Be Confirmed
Big Man Camp - Date To Be Confirmed
Waves School Holiday Clinic
The Alcohol.Think Again West Coast Waves held another successful school holiday clinic in January with 70 happy participants joining in on the fun and learning valuable skills in the process.
Head coach Kennedy Kereama assisted the clinic coaches in the three day program with Alcohol.Think Again West Coast Waves players and Waves Academy players running the clinic including Deanna Smith, Amelia Todhunter, Lisa Wallbutton and Kate Fielding.
Here’s what some of the Alcohol.Think Again West Coast Waves fans and their parents had to say about the clinic.
“My Uncle and poppa both played basketball and they thought it was a good camp. I was a beginner but I was made to feel welcome by all the girls. I had fun and wanted to go back each day for more even though I was tired after three hours it was great.”
” I love the Waves camp and have been to each one and had so much fun I told many of my friends about it. I like the fact that every time I go, I come back with many new things that I have learnt and I can't wait till the next camp.”
“This was Phoebe's second clinic and she has gained so much from both of them. Not only in new skills and greater confidence on court, but also from a mentoring and encouragement point of view. I think at a young age this is so important and the WCW girls are amazing at it! The kids fully interacting and big smiles all the way the through the camp is a credit to all of you. Thank you again. Looking forward to the next one!”
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Waves School Holiday Clinic
"I would like to congratulate the entire Waves organisation for an outstanding basketball clinic. My twelve year old daughter who attended the clinic had an amazing three days and her love of basketball and skill level have been enriched because of her experience.
As a parent ( and teacher ) I was impressed with the organisation, care of the kids and the wonderful way in which you all interacted with them all. I was simply blown away! How wonderful for the kids to be able to meet such talented warm people.
Congratulations to all of you and I will be proud to put your bumper sticker on my car! :)"
"I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the West Coast Waves Holiday Camp which concluded today. I had two children attending. I loved how it was organised, with how the groups were split up with their own "leaders / coaches", how the activities were well-thought out ahead of time, how activities were run on time, and how all the kids got involved.
A further, and equally important bonus delivered by the camp, was that kids from otherwise competing teams were able to come together and have fun in a less competitive environment. (My daughter, who plays WABL for Wanneroo Wolves, was totally excited to make friends with several of the girls from the Willetton Tigers WABL team... ironically just weeks after they beat us in the U12 WABL grand final!) I think it is wonderful for the young players to get together like this, having fun, and making friendships which will only add to the experience of playing basketball.
I (well, my kids) would definitely be interested in attending future camps. We have "liked" West Coast Waves" to stay informed.
Finally, (another benefit for the Waves) my daughter is totally excited to make use of her free pass to this Saturday's game, and is already planning her "green" outfit, as instructed.
Thanks again for a fabulous experience!!!"
Alice Springs Clinics
The West Coast Waves held a coaches clinic and players clinic during their Alice Springs trip in February 2012.
The coaches clinic was run by Waves coaches with local coaches learning vital information from coaches at the top level.
West Coast Waves players ran the Players clinic for over 50 enthusiastic children from Alice Springs.
Basketball WA staff also offered two-hour courses in refereeing, score bench or statistics.
Waves School Holiday Camp
The West Coast Waves have completed their first Holiday Clinic and would like to thank all the kids who came along and their parents for bringing them over the three days and helped make the clinic a success.
The participants learnt new skills, played games, received some Waves gifts and had a great time.
West Coast Waves School Holiday Camp was run and coached by West Coast players, development squad players and coaching staff.
The West Coast Waves were hosts to the Coolgardie Lionhearts Basketball team recently, with the team spending three days involved with the Waves as they took part in a skills clinic, a meet and greet with Rohanee Cox and were special guests at West Coast’s home game.
The Christian Aboriginal Parent Directed School (CAPS) brought their indigenous girls basketball team on a road trip down to Perth as a reward and a learning experience; and it is safe to say the teenagers learnt about what it takes to make it to the top.
Former Olympian and World Champion Rohanee Cox spoke to the young team about her experiences as an indigenous lady making it to the top level of basketball and representing her country, while the girls’ eyes widened when Cox brought out her Silver Medal from the Beijing Olympics.
Waves newcomer, Jacinta Bourne, also had a chat to the team and was reunited with some of the girls from when she was a student at the same school in Coolgardie.
The Lionhearts then watched a full Waves training session at the WA Basketball Centre; skills, fitness and a plan of attack to take on their opposition that weekend was the aim of the game for the session.
The Waves assistant coaches also spent time with the regional team going through the same learning processes that any WNBL team would practice on the court.
But the Coolgardie Lionhearts Basketball team repaid the favour when they graced the court at half time during the West Coast Waves home game; however, they did not come on as players, but as a beautifully harmonised ensemble when they sang a medley of songs in front of hundreds of Waves fans.
The West Coast Waves players, coaches and staff enjoyed spending the time with the Coolgardie Lionhearts Basketball Team and hope to one day see the young ladies playing in the WNBL and possibly representing their country.
If you would like a West Coast Waves player to speak at your school or to your basketball team, please contact the club.