The Basketball Artists School (BAS) and DHPS recently hosted their annual 3-day basketball camp from Saturday, 30 April to Monday, 2 May 2022 over the weekend in Windhoek.
Partnering with OTB Sport, the camp was held at the German private school, Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS).
The camp covered basic basketball skills in four main areas; Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, and Layups. The camp catered for beginners and intermediate and advanced players in male and female divisions.
This has been the sixth successful camp held by collaborative partners with the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) being the newest partner to hop on board. The NNOC sponsored five trophies for the six-category award ceremony, which was held on the last day of camp.
“The skill amongst the younger group of participants has been the best thus far at beginner level. If we as coaches can unite under one footprint and truly grow the game from the grassroots level, basketball can have a very promising future in the country’s very competitive arena in the country” said Malakia Matias, BAS Coordinator, and Camp Head Coach.
With age ranges from 7 to 18 years old, the players were grouped according to gender and age divisions to ensure adequate teaching and equal competition during games.
The winners received trophies as follows:
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) Female: Hope Katulo
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) Male: Mateo Prinz
- Best Shooter: Tangeni Unengu
- Leadership Award: Georgina Namises
- Most Improved Player Female: Aishe Nghixulifwa
- Most Improved player Male: Abass Jaber
Five of the six trophies were sponsored and paid for by the NNOC, leaving the Female MVP award being sponsored by DHPS Principal Ms Kristin Eichholz.
Four special awards were handed over in the form of brand-new basketballs for
- Best Defensive Player: Tulipamwe Kandume
- Sportsmanship Award: Suhaimi Jantjies
- Best Teacher: Zion Kalume
- Appreciation award: DHPS Principal Ms. Kristin Eichholz
The OTB Sport DHPS & BAS Camp takes place every year during the first trimester of the school calendar.