Over 100 youngsters are attending daily training sessions aimed at equipping them with the basics of the sport at a tender age.
The training held under the auspices of Rwanda Basketball Federation is underway at NPC gymnasium. The national head coach Moise Mutokambali is the main coordinator and he hopes the programme will train potential national team players.
He said on Friday, “We are running this camp to teach these young players the basics of basketball ranging from dribbling, shooting and passing to mention but a few. We want to do this every holiday season so that we follow up on their progress,”
The girls and boys are between the ages of 13-18 years and according to Mutokambali this platform will help him to select the national U-16 and U-18 teams for regional competitions next year.
Rwanda is planning to send a girls’ and boys’ team to next year’s Fiba Africa U-16 and U-18 tournaments.