Four weeks into term three of Aussie Hoops at Lithgow Basketball Association and the children's skills have grown enormously.
Under the guidance of Heidi Inwood and three junior assistants Kade Inwood, Lachi Wilson and Meleke Jenkins, the kids have learnt many new skills.
Dribbling and shooting skills were the focus of Tuesday, August 13's session when the Lithgow Mercury visited the children.
Lithgow Basketball Association chair person Richard Marjoram said they were a good group of kids.
"Our numbers have steadily increased each time we run the program," he said.
Marjoram also helps out with the sessions, running one skill each week for the young basketball players.
The children's ages range from the youngest being four and the eldest participant being nine.
"There is a good mixture of boys and girls, and we are just trying to maintain interest and hopefully build our junior teams in years to come," he said.
Marjoram said it was good having some juniors help out with coaching the young children.
"The idea being that when they turn 16 they can get their coaching accreditation as well," he said.
Marjoram wanted to thank Basketball Australia for initiating the program.
"It's all about the kids having fun and enjoying basketball," he said.
The Lithgow Basketball Association will be hosting its junior and senior presentation night on Friday, August 23.
The presentation will begin at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Lithgow Workies.
"All parents and kids are invited to attend, so they can have a meal and just enjoy one each others company as we celebrate the achievements of the association this year," he said.
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