BBF executing its strategy
In alignment with three of five of its strategic pillars to grow and develop basketball in The Bahamas, the newly elected Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) is excited to announce a few of its upcoming initiatives that will serve as the first steps of implementing their mission.
The first initiative is development and training of executives and administrators. President Mario Bowleg; Secretary General Jurelle Nairn-Mullings; Assistant Secretary General Latoya Silver; and National Technical Director Steve Barnes have been selected to participate in the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) National Federations Long-Term Development Workshop that will be held on May 20 and 21 in Miami, Florida.
The workshop will focus on the topic of technical development and is aimed at supporting and developing the federation’s capacity for governance, administration, event management and communication.
The second initiative is development, training and certification of statisticians, table and floor officials. In an effort to improve the quality of statistical data of basketball games in The Bahamas, over 25 table officials from throughout the country will participate in the 2019 FIBA certifications for statisticians and table officials course from May 17-19, at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. International Instructor Edgard Marin, the statistician and table official trainer of FIBA, will host this course. This training session is the first of many that will produce more licensed officials that will ensure the smooth running of basketball games at all levels in The Bahamas.
The final initiative is the development, training and certification of coaches. As a part of the FIBA Federations Long-Term Development Programme, four World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) Level 1 courses will take place in 2019, two of which are scheduled to be held on June 17-22, in Nassau, Bahamas, and June 24-29, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Over 60 female and male coaches from throughout The Bahamas will attend this course.