Basketball in Mauritius
Basketball is a popular community youth sport, played mainly outdoors due to the year round sunshine. There is a national league that plays weekly to a high standard and many of the school basketball coaches also coach the local league teams. Opportunity to play abroad is limited and therefore the project encourages talented basketball players and coaches to come to Mauritius to share their knowledge of the game.
Your Basketball Coaching Placement
The basketball coaching takes place within school grounds in numerous locations around the island. You will support Physical Education lessons with a focus to enhance the practical delivery of coaching basketball to different age groups. After school camps are run weekly and you will be required to prepare coaching sessions for these keen basketball players.
Your Basketball Coaching Role
A typical day will involve 4 – 5 hours of coaching per day to children ranging from the ages of 11 through to 17 years. The ability of the players will be from grass roots to high performance but your role will be to deliver clear skills through structured drills working on passing, shooting, positioning, movement, awareness and most importantly technique. You will be supported by local basketball coaches to help you deliver the sessions, at the same time you will be required to lead the sessions autonomously.
A key requirement will be to identify talented individuals and provide focused coaching for them to ensure that they can reach their full potential. The hope is that these children are set on a pathway to possibly play for junior national teams.
During school holidays a series of basketball camps are run daily during the week and your role will be to help organise these and become part of the basketball coaching team. During the camps there is organised inter-college tournaments where you will be able to see the impact of your basketball coaching placement.
CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
It is advised that participants complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) check in order to take part in this project. We can provide this service for you at an additional cost because some people may already have one that is valid (please get in touch for more details).
Basketball Gap Year and Career Break, Basketball Coaching Project in Mauritius
Mauritius is a top travel destination and for those who enjoy the outdoor life there is a myriad of adventure activities to experience from kite surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking and exploring the natural environment. Take a gap year, head out in your summer holiday or plan a career break and be part of an exciting basketball coaching and playing project in Mauritius, developing basketball skills for young people that could have a positive impact on their lives.