The Ball is in FLOW’s Court! Youth Initiative draws Teens and younger to special court matches…

As summer camps and programmes are coming to an end, parents were given two more options to involve their children in an interactive, fun and educational summer programmes that teaches sporting and academic skills using the exciting sport of basketball to reach young people.

The two summer camps are the BALLOUT Coast 2 Coast Youth Development Basketball Camp geared at teaching youth the fundamentals of specific basketball skills and the Flow B-ball Youth Summer Tournament which will be used to demonstrate the skills learned at the Basketball camp.

The two summer camps are the BALLOUT Coast 2 Coast Youth Development Basketball Camp geared at teaching youth the fundamentals of specific basketball skills and the Flow B-ball Youth Summer Tournament which will be used to demonstrate the skills learned at the Basketball camp.

Managing Director of Columbus Barbados Niall Sheehy said, “Columbus is always excited to partner with any kind of youth development programme such as Ballout, which is at the heart of our company’s social commitments, investing in youth means giving them the opportunity and a helping hand to achieve a dream”.

With the help of Columbus Telecommunication Barbados Limited (FLOW) providers of Voice, Video and Broadband services, BALLOUT Coast 2 Coast Sports and Entertainment, will host these two inaugural basketball events for young persons between the ages of 8-17.

The first, the basketball camp is designed to educate young people about the rudiments of basketball as well as to teach quality skills, academics, leadership and sportsmanship training. Campers will also be treated to a special visit from former NBA All-Star Professional Basketball Alumni, Dale "The Assassin" Ellis. During the programme, youth will also be encouraged to have fun and dream beyond perceived limits...

The first, the basketball camp is designed to educate young people about the rudiments of basketball as well as to teach quality skills, academics, leadership and sportsmanship training. Campers will also be treated to a special visit from former NBA All-Star Professional Basketball Alumni, Dale “The Assassin” Ellis. During the programme, youth will also be encouraged to have fun and dream beyond perceived limits…

The second event, the Flow B-Ball Youth Summer Tournament will enable participants of the Youth Development Basketball Camp to demonstrate and apply the teachings from the camp sessions to a fun and competitive environment. Local youth teams are also invited to sign up to compete against the campers at an entrance fee of only ten dollars ($10) per team member. The tournament will be broken down into two divisions: Under 12 and Under 17, which will comprise of six (6) and eight (8) teams respectively. It will take the format of a round robin and knock outs until a winner is crowned for each division.

The first event, the Youth Development Basketball Camp began on August 18th and continues until tomorrow August 22nd.  This will be followed by the second event, The Flow B-Ball Youth Summer Tournament, which begins from August 23rd until August 30th, both to be held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

The first event, the Youth Development Basketball Camp began on August 18th and continues until tomorrow August 22nd. This will be followed by the second event, The Flow B-Ball Youth Summer Tournament, which begins from August 23rd until August 30th, both to be held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

“It takes a team to win the game” said Andrew “Ballou” Harvey, CEO and Head Coach of BALLOUT Coast 2 Coast. “The acronym for TEAM is Together Each Achieve More. Without our sponsors this programme would still be a dream but due to the vision, effort, diligence, and understanding this dream is now a reality and here to stay. BALLOUT Coast 2 Coast will make the best efforts to deliver its promise to young aspiring basket ballers to bring more playing and teaching opportunities for mini and junior level basketball.”

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