FIBA Africa office set to launch FIBA National Youth Camp across the continent
ABIDJAN (Cote d’Ivoire) – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Africa office is set to launch its national youth camp – a youth development program – across the continent.
Guinea and Mauritius will host the first two camps from February 8 to 13, followed by six other countries.
The National Youth Camp aims to help National Federations identify new talent and develop youth development programs for local players and coaches.
According to basketball’s governing body in Africa, the national youth camps will be led by coaching experts from FIBA and NBA and each camp will bring together 30-40 boys and girls aged 14-18.
The event will train 25 local coaches over the first three days before moving on to young players for the rest of the camps.
FIBA National Youth Camp follows the success of the FIBA Africa Youth Camps 2021who visited three African cities, Nairobi (Kenya), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Saly (Senegal).
At the end of each national youth camp, the best players will be invited to a regional youth camp, which will bring together players from different parts of the continent between May and June 2022. From this session, the organizers will select players for the Basketball Without Borders 2022. .
After Mauritius and Guinea, the 2022 edition of the National Youth Camp will stop in Mozambique (15-20 February), Uganda (21-26 February), Algeria (22-27 February) and Chad (1-6 March). National youth camps in DR Congo (March 1-6) and Madagascar (March 7-12) are yet to be confirmed.
The National Youth Camp will be led by Alphonse Bile (FIBA Africa Executive Director), Jean Michel Ramaroson (FIBA Development Council Chairman) and Franck Traore (NBA Africa Basketball Operations Manager).