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English Basketball.

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Governing body Name and Address: English Basketball association (EBA) 48 Bradford Road Stanningley Leeds L528 6DF 08787 744225 Regional structure England has been divided into 8 regional areas, mine being the West midlands. This comprises of Warwickshire, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and West midlands. To represent this area, we have a sporting council, elected by other members, the regional management committee, area league manager, chairman, regional development officer, treasurer and secretary. Each English region is structured in this way to make away games to involve little travelling, as teams progress further in competitions etc, the further they often have to travel as regions play each other. Coaching awards England has a fairly extensive award scheme for Basketball, in attempt to maintain a list of coaches who will actively be able to help and play a part in the development of basketball in this country. This is done by providing an incentive for male and female coaches to improve their knowledge and understanding of the game, and effective was of passing this on to the pupils. ...read more.

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The first of which is a well known initiative known as the "Active Sports Programme" designed by Sport England and delivered through 45 sports partnerships to deliver this scheme over the spread of the country. Each partnership involves national governing bodies, local authorities and education services. It is aimed at 12-14 year olds after having experienced or possibly benefited from the earlier schemes implemented into the primary schools. Active Sports Basketball is a new programme that aims to meet the large unfulfilled demand that already exists in taking young people who play the game into competitive environments. It operates with a "child friendly" atmosphere trying to encourage and include all, particularly in areas where it would not be possible for the youngsters to play due to social, financial reasons etc. Awards for all is another project that was set up to help small groups with the aid of sponsors and lottery funding. Giving grants of up to �5000, to applicants that have an income of less than �15000. ...read more.

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Firstly each of the national league teams have teams playing in age limited teams, for example the Bullets have several "age" teams one of which is the under 19`s The area of West Midlands comprises of Warwickshire, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and the West midlands. When teams compete in the national league they compete in leagues setup as follows; Staffordshire WEBBA Mens 1st division Mens 2nd division Womens division Birmingham and district Mens 1st division Mens 2nd division Womens division Coventry Then after teams progress they move further a field, after winning their area teams play each other for regional and national acclaim. These divisions are for teams that perform in national leagues, there are minor leagues as well as school competitions and cups. For example the league upon which Solihull Sixth Form competes in the Birmingham academy league, Playing on a Wednesday in the under 19 category, obviously this and all other competitions run for a younger age group. At my old school we all competed in the regional cup and in the Solihull borough league. Each region generally follows this pattern, schools, clubs, area team, regional team, and England. Doping control and testing ...read more.

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