Basketball is a worldwide sport that is becoming increasingly popular with children and young people throughout England.
Ball4All CIC was set up in 2012 by John Smith (above) a former professional player as a non profit making organisation to help improve access to basketball coaching sessions and clubs across Leicestershire and Rutland. John has spent over 15 years playing professional basketball around the world after graduating from University in the USA. After a stint playing for the Leicester Riders, John settled in Leicestershire and is now the director and head coach at Ball4All CIC.
John has a vast amount of coaching experience and is a qualified Level 2 Basketball Coach and Multi-Skills Coach. John has attended various training and courses including child protection, first aid and health and safety and holds an enhanced CRB certificate.
Ball4All CIC offers basketball coaching to schools and colleges across Leicestershire and Rutland with tailored programmes to suit the needs of the children and young people taking part. John takes into account each individuals experience with playing basketball when planning and preparing each session. Every child and young person is encouraged to participate in every session no matter what their experience or ability of playing basketball is.
Basketball is not only about playing the sport but it provides positive messages to children and young people. The basketball sessions allows each participant to become confident whilst it teaches self-discipline, self-control and respect.
Coaching basketball to children and young people is something that we are passionate about and hope to see the next generation becoming health conscious, talented and successful sporting people.
If you would be interested in us providing basketball coaching within your school or youth groups or if you require further information contact us via the form on our Contact page.