On Monday, May 7th, PPI-SA had the pleasure of visiting and leading a basketball coaching workshop for New Hanover Preparatory School in the Natal Midlands for the afternoon. New Hanover Prep is a small, rural school, with only approximately 100 students, however the basketball culture at the school is vibrant and alive! Nearly all of the school’s teachers participated in the training, and, is excited about increasing the level of play at the school.
The coaches/teachers learned the basic skills of passing, shooting and dribbling in a fun, interactive and team environment, along with the rules of the game. New Hanover Prep’s Headmaster, Brett Sliedrecht, a former basketball player himself, said the following about the workshop, “Basketball is the ultimate team sport. By having our students learn to play the game under the guidance of a New Hanover coach, it will teach them important life lessons such as teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and hard work, that we are unable to get across in a classroom setting.”
Thank you very much to New Hanover Preparatory for welcoming PPI-SA into their school. We look forward to hearing stories about the student basketball teams as the school year progresses, and also coming back for another visit in the very near future!