The camp for the youngest players will be in Bamako, Mali, from September 20th to 22nd. The exclusive camp for female athletes will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from September 26th to 28th. Each camp will feature 45 athletes from 15 countries, accompanied by 15 coaches (male and female).
The FIBA Africa Regional Youth Camp is an elite program created to identify and develop the best young African basketball players, says the Angolan Basketball Federation, in a statement sent to VerAngola. These camps will be supervised by experts who will work on the more technical aspects of basketball for the duration of the camps.
FIBA Africa collaborates with some of the most renowned figures in African basketball to organize this project, including Astou N'Diaye, ambassador for NBA Africa; Christelle Ngarsanet, former Ivorian national team player and assistant coach at Florida International University; Robert Pack, former NBA player for 13 seasons, FIBA instructor Cheick Sarr and NBA legend Olumide Oyedeji.
During these camps, participants will receive tools to optimize their personal development and learn the values of leadership, adds the organization responsible for the sport in the country.
Since its launch in 2021, the Regional Youth Camp has reached 43 countries, integrating a total of 240 young basketball players, including 90 female athletes.
This "elite platform" is a component of FIBA Africa's development strategy, which aims to prepare players for the challenges of the competition and provide training opportunities through the presence of recruiters from different parts of the world.