US basketball coach stresses importance of grassroot development

Basketballers in India may have a long way to go before getting on par with their European and American counterparts but Basketball in India is in it’s  growth phase. Recently, many top NBA stars have visited India to promote basketball.

However , the performance of Bengal basketball team hasn’t been impressive at the National level.For any sport, success starts with the grassroot levels.  Many experts has stated the key to developing basketball is by improving standards at the grass root level.Taking a step towards achieving this goal to  revolutionise the “state of basketball” in  Bengal, West Bengal Basketball Association recently brought Global Hoops Academy’s development coach Cory Blau and his assitant Max Strohman.  US coach not only  stressed on skill development  but also on technological and tactical aspects of the game.

“India  is blessed with raw talents but these talents can only be properly harnessed through an holistic grassroots programme.” Said Cory Blau . He felt basketball players have to keep patience while learning initially to develop the desire to make big in the sport.

Along with the players, Coach’s Education Program was organized under the supervision of SAI (Eastern Region) coach  Tritesh Guha and  Alok Bandyopadhyay