BASKETBALL NSW Hall of Fame coach Rob Beveridge was in the region on Sunday to help young stars from the Central West further their skills.
Beveridge joined the Ba11er Elite camp in Lithgow to help players prepare for the upcoming Western Junior League round at Bathurst on March 14 and 15.
Lithgow's junior Lazers rep program athletes from U12s to U18s boys and girls and the new State League girls academy athletes made up of both Lithgow and Bathurst athletes attended on the day.
Lithgow Basketball Association coaching director and WRAS head coach said after spending the last six months with Beveridge they had discussed different ways to improve the junior Lazers program.
"Lithgow Basketball and Ba11er Elite Basketball training designed a plan to get Beveridge to come up and deliver different aspects of the game from fundamental skills to team offensive and defensive concepts," Marjoram said.
Beveridge's coaching resume is impressive.
He's coached over 300 games in the National Basketball League and has worked internationally for the past 20 years and has coached at two Olympics, two Commonwealth Games, and three World Championships.
Beveridge has led the under 20s Australian men's team to World Championship gold before signing on as the Boomers assistant coach for the 2004 Athens Olympics and the victorious 2006 Commonwealth Games camapign in Melbourne.
His NBL coaching career started the following year with the West Sydney Razorbacks then the Perth Wildcats in 2009, where he'd win a title in 2010.
He was recently signed as head coach for the Southland Sharks for the 2020 New Zealand National Basketball League season.
Marjoram said there was nothing better for the young athletes than having someone with such knowledge deliver the clinics.
"We are hopeful that after coach Beveridge finishes his new coaching role in New Zealand that we will continue this instrumental program for the growth and future of so many talented young athletes," he said.
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