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Author Topic: § Basketball Youth Tournaments, Coaching & Training • Torneos, Conducción & Entrenamiento de Juveniles de Baloncesto  (Read 462990 times)
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« Reply #18 on: Aug 19, 2010, 04:39:54 AM »

Basketball Youth Tournaments • Torneos Juveniles de Baloncesto

Basketball  stealing the show
at the 2010 Singapore Summer Youth Olympic Games

Situated in the heart of Singapore’s busy major shopping belt at Orchard Road, the *scape Youth Space is a two-hectare space of land that has been set aside as an iconic community space for youths.

And it is this futuristic looking venue that is quickly becoming the place to be at the 2010 Singapore Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The reason being is that this location is playing host to the basketball. Not basketball as you and I recognise it though because this basketball has revolutionary new and exciting format that you would expect at an inaugural Youth Olympics.

Rather than the usual 5-on-5 format you might be use to watching, it is 3-on-3 basketball debuting in Singapore. This is not the only exciting new move as in addition to this; the adrenaline-packed game is played on half a court with just one basketball hoop to aim, a system you would expect to use if you were playing basketball in the park with your mates.

With 14-18-year-olds going at it full throttle, some so talented that you can expect to see them in the NBA in the near future, the matches consist of just five minute sessions each. The first team to score 33 points - or the team leading the game after regular time - is the winner.

But it is not the changes made to induce fast-paced action that make this event so interesting. It is the brightly coloured stands that provide a view of the urban road outside as well as the court, the non-stop music blearing out from the loud speakers that seems to dictate the speed of the action and the young, screaming fans you might expect to be in attendance at a community space for youths that really bring this buzzing arena to life.

While the majority of the sports at these Youth Olympics are no different in structure to their counterparts at the senior Olympic Games, basketball has decided to be different.

Radical changes have been made to reflect the fact that were are actually at a Youth Games and basketball is reaping the rewards. Wherever you are in Singapore, the local people, particularly teenagers, are either talking about the action at the *scape Youth Space of flocking there in their droves to see it first hand for themselves.

The 3-on-3 games undoubtedly look great on television but when you are there in person, you really do feel the passion, energy and youth on display. When the Singapore teams are in action, these feelings only intensify as the home crowd are so deafening, your truly believe your eardrums are in real danger of imploding. Everyone is caught up in it though and even the "old guys" in the crowd - like London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe who was among the spectators today - can be seen rocking from side to side as the hip hop, R&B and dance music plays.

It is fun, it is fast and the five minute matches are so quick, that you will one by simply blinking.

Come to Singapore and this is where the party’s at.

On the court, the skills on show are everything you would expect from a high quality game of basketball only more high-octane due to the fact that these short games are sprints rather than marathons.

In perhaps the only similarity to basketball at the senior Olympic Games, the United States is the dominant force and look like early frontrunners for the gold medal in both the male and female discipline.

The men’s team in particular never seem to miss and their star player Sterling Gibbs is so outrageously talented, it looks like he could soon be earning the big bucks back home with the likes of Lebron James, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

All-round, it’s a great Youth Olympic Games so far but the *scape Youth Space is in danger of stealing the show here.

Yes, the Opening Ceremony was spectacular and expect big stories to come from a variety of the sports in Singapore over the next two weeks, but when it is all said and done, basketball will be the will be the real winner of these Youth Olympics and others disciplines should take note of their brave approach to making their sport appeal to the young.

No risk, no reward.

Results of Day Four:

Russia -Vanuatu 33-5 (Kozochkina 11 points - Izono 4 points)
Angola - Singapore 20-14 (Afonso 9 - Tok 6)
Czech Republic -Thailand 28-26 (Vackova 9 - Buapa 10)
Italy - Australia 15-29 (C.Dotto 6 - Kaser 13)
Korea - Canada 6-20 (Lee 4 - Traore 7)
Belarus - Germany 13-15 (Baklaha 5 - Gohlisch 8 )
Brazil -China 24-28 (Isabela 12 - Jin 13)
Japan - Chile 24-17 (Nagaoka 9 - Vasquez 6)

India - Greece 20-33 (Goswan 9 - Tsiloulis 12)
Panama -Iran 21-29 (Archibold 9 - Sedighi 10)
USA - Singapore 31-21 (Gibbs 14- Su 9)
US Virgin Islands - Spain 11-17 (Swanston 4 - Costa 7)
Serbia - New Zealand 30-13 (Avramovic 12 - Ashby 7)
Argentina - Egypt 30-24 (Zanzottera 15 - Ibrahim 10)
Israel - Central African Republic 17-25 (Chernuvych 10 - Londoumon 12)
Philippines - Croatia 19-22 (Parks 7 - Ramljak 14)


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« Reply #17 on: Aug 18, 2010, 04:47:57 AM »

Basketball Youth Tournaments • Torneos Juveniles de Baloncesto

New 3on3 format lights up Youth Olympic Games:
FIBA33 basketball sold out in Singapore

On Sunday the 3on3 basketball tournament got underway at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore. The first day of the YOG Basketball tournament coincided with the launch of FIBA’s new half-court format of play in officially sanctioned competition.

A large crowd of spectators attended the opening of play and remained glued to their seats throughout all 16 games. Curiosity and enthusiasm for this new format is such that all tickets for the eight days of competition have already sold out.

The two open-air half-courts – that include special flooring designed for tropical weather conditions – are set-up in downtown Singapore’s *scape shopping district in front of a grandstand that can hold up to 1,500 spectators.

Basketball at the YOG also features a skills contest, which consists of a number of challenges, including dunking and three-point contests.

FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member Patrick Baumann expressed his satisfaction after day 1: “It is really great to see how players and spectators have embraced FIBA33. The 10 second shot-clock has already made for some breathtaking action and I am sure that as the tournament progresses and the players get more familiar with 3on3, the courts will really be set alight.”

“We are all very excited about FIBA33, and in view of its popularity after just one day, it isn’t too far fetched to imagine it one day making it into the Olympics in its own right,” he added.

3on3 and YOG

3on3 basketball is inspired by several forms of streetball played all around the world. This exciting format, sanctioned by FIBA and played by National Teams for the first time, sees two teams of three players face off on a standard half-court, encouraging players to express themselves on court with displays of skill and trickery.

Games are to be played in two periods of five minutes, with the first team reaching 33 winning the game. If neither team has reached 33 points after the second period, the team with the highest score wins the game. The first-ever Youth Olympic Games, held in Singapore from 14th to 26th August, are a version of the Olympic Games, with a focus on young people between the ages of 14 and 18.

All 26 Olympic sports will be featured, but with a reduced number of events. Disciplines have been designed to be innovative and appealing to young people. Participating athletes are also encouraged to participate in the cultural and educational activities of the YOG.

Results of Day Three:

New Zealand -Puerto Rico 30-26 (Ashby 12 points - Medina 13 points)
Egypt - Lithuania 33-31 (El Gindy 16 - Narkevicius 11)
Central African Republic - Turkey 25-30 (Londoumon 15 - Yildizli 16)
Croatia - South Africa 33-4 (Krstanovic 12 - Festile 2)
Greece - Serbia 14-34 (Tsiloulis 10 - Radonjic 14)
Iran - Argentina 21-24 (Sedighi 13 - Benitez 11)
Singapore - Israel 14-27 (Low 4 - Mayor 10)
Spain - Philippines 27-25 (Medori 14 - Parks 15)

Canada - Ivory Coast 25-12 (Whyte 8 - Bamba 7)
Germany - USA 6-33 (Grasshoff 5 - Henson 14)
China - Mali 32-12 (Jin 14 - Guindo 5)
Chile - France 15-30 (Vasquez 5 - Sbahi 11)
Vanuatu - Korea 8-33 (Maliliu 4 -Jeong 12)
Singapore - Belarus 9-32 (Ng 5 - Bohdan 23)
Thailand - Brazil 9-31 (Maihom 7 - Isabela 14)
Australia - Japan 10-17 (Bontempelli 6 - Nagaoka 7)


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« Reply #16 on: Aug 16, 2010, 11:32:23 PM »

Basketball Youth Tournaments • Torneos Juveniles de Baloncesto

FIBA kicks off 3-on-3 basketball at the Youth Olympics in Singapore

Basketball’s governing body launched its new 3-on-3 game into the wider sports world on Sunday at the Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Taking beach volleyball’s success as a model, the international federation FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) hopes the smaller, quick-shooting version of hoops will grow up fast to join the Summer Olympics as soon as 2020.

“That is a fair dream,” FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann told The Associated Press.

The format must first succeed as one of the most anticipated events at the inaugural youth games.

Called FIBA 33, it is played on a half-court with both teams scoring in one hoop over two, five-minute periods. Play is kept quick by a 10-second shot clock and no time-outs, while teams can win inside regulation by reaching 33 points.

On-court rules have been devised to ensure the talent load is spread across the four-player roster and avoid having one player dominate a match.

No dunking, please

Players cannot score on a defensive rebound, and must pass outside the three-point line to begin a new play. Teams must pass at least once before shooting and dunking is not allowed.

“The IOC (International Olympic Committee) is excited that we have tried to use the Youth Olympics to do something new,” Baumann said. “It gives us the opportunity to have a fresh look at the game and to learn a little bit from the more extreme sports on the streets.”

Singapore has become the central testing ground for FIBA 33, also hosting a medal event during the 2009 Asian Youth Games.

The gold was won by China where enthusiasm for the format is “beyond any imagination,” according to Baumann.

Asians love it

“There is a lot of excitement in Southeast Asia about 3-on-3. They love it and have tournaments almost every week,” he said.

However, the format was created on inner-city asphalt courts in the United States.

“In the US it was an easy way for kids in less developed areas to play the game,” Baumann said. “At some point in the late ’80s, early ’90s it has been used by big apparel companies to attract kids to basketball and sell shoes.”

FIBA hopes the United States will be well-matched in Singapore by lesser-ranked basketball nations attracted by a game that is cheaper and easier to organize and coach.

“I really hope it is a small country that wins. I am sure there will be some surprises,” Baumann said.

Only the host and the United States are represented in both 20-team tournaments.

The boys’ lineup includes Iran, the Philippines, Spain and the Virgin Islands. Girls’ teams from Angola, China, Thailand and Vanuatu will take part in their 10-day event.

The Philippines’ four-man squad to the 3-on-3 event comprises Jeron Teng, Michael Tolomia, Michael Pate and Bobby Ray Parks.

Baumann said the rules eventually would be modified without compromising the free spirit of street 3-on-3. The game also will be better structured to stop teenagers drifting away from organized basketball, and provide more career opportunities.

To create a world ranking system, FIBA is working with technology companies and statistics professors from a Swiss university.

The federation also is talking with counterparts in volleyball to understand how its beach version developed after debuting at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Half-billion players

Baumann believes the raw FIBA 33 product already is “telegenic, good for sponsors, good for spectators,” and can keep casual fans involved in the sport.

FIBA thinks that a half-billion people play basketball, but fewer than one-quarter participate in structured competitions.

“There is a whole population of basketball players out there that we don’t interact with,” Baumann said. “The challenge for FIBA is what happens the day after the Youth Olympics finish.”

Results of Day One:

Vanuatu - Canada 12-27 (Izono 10 - Kilpatrick 11)
Singapore - Germany 22-33 (Ng 7 - Hoffgen 20)
Thailand - China 13-34 (Buapa 6 - Ma 16)
Australia - Chile 18-9 (Bontempelli 18 - Vasquez 4)
Russia - Ivory Coast 16-6 (Antonenko 10 - Bamba 2)
Angola - USA 8-30 (Afonso 4 -Stokes 12)
Czech Republic - Mali 33-8 (Vackova 9 - Toure 6)
Italy - France 26-11 (C.Dotto 14 - Eduardo 4)

Greece - New Zealand 22-19 (Vlachos 8 points - Fraser 7 points)
Iran - Egypt 27-21 (Sedighi 10 - El Sadani 9)
Singapore - Central African Republic 17-25 (Su 9 - Gouzhy 12)
Spain - Croatia 27-29 (Motos 15 - Buovac 23)
India - Puerto Rico 15-33 (Sunder 10 - Medina 16)
Panama - Lithuania 14-33 (Grant 5 - Uzupis 18)
USA - Turkey 23-17 (Chol 10 - Yildizli 7)
US Virgin Islands - South Africa 28-12 (Swanston 10 - Mahlinza 6)

Results of Day Two:

Korea - Russia 22-18 (Jeong 14 points - Antonenko 8 points)
Belarus - Angola 35-11 (Baklaha 18 - Afonso 5)
Brazil - Czech Republic 30-26 (Joice 13 - Vojtkova 16)
Japan - Italy 17-26 (Nagaoka 12 - F. Dotto 12)
Ivory Coast - Vanuatu 22-19 (Ouattara 16 - Maliliu 10)
USA - Singapore 33-11 (Stokes 19 - Ng 9)
Mali - Thailand 23-18 (Konate 12 -Maihom 9)
France - Australia 15-21 (Sbahi 7 - Bontempelli 12)

Serbia - India 33-19 (Bezbradica 15 - Sunder 10)
Argentina - Panama 27-16 (Benitez 14 - Archibold 5)
Israel - USA 20-27 (Chernuvych 15 - Gibbs 12)
Philippines - Virgin Islands 28-34 (Teng 12 - Jones 16)
Puerto Rico - Greece 21-23 (Medina 9 - Panagiotaras 9)
Lithuania - Iran 29-18 (Narkevicius 11 - Sedighi 14)
Turkey - Singapore 28-24 (Yildizli 15 - Su 13)
South Africa - Spain 5-33 (Mahlinza 3 - Costa 12)


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« Reply #15 on: Jul 24, 2010, 04:06:04 AM »

Basketball Youth Tournaments • Torneos Juveniles de Baloncesto

FIBA U17 World Championship
for Friday’s Women quarter-finals preview

Exactly a week after the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Women tipped off, the top eight teams are in Toulouse and ready to do battle in Friday’s quarter-finals.

Tournament favourites USA breezed through Group A of the Preliminary Round in Rodez, recording comfortable victories in all five of their games. They now go up against Spain, who finished fourth in Toulouse’s Group B. The Americans have been so dominant and unstoppable that it is hard to see the Spaniards being able to keep up with them, let alone beat them.

Belgium lost to Argentina last Saturday in one of the surprise results of the tournament so far. However, Daniel Goethals’s girls used that shock defeat as a wake-up call and dispatched Spain, China and Australia to top Group B. They are set for a quarter-final encounter with Japan, who surprised many by beating Canada and Turkey and almost claimed France as another scalp. What Hayashi Shinichiro’s girls lack in height they make up for by playing at a very fast-pace. Belgium have a good amount of height and quickness and their ability to play different styles should see them reach the semi-finals.

China suffered their only defeat of the Preliminary Round against Belgium and head coach Wang Guizhi blamed that result on their lack of familiarity with European teams and the way they play. That theory will be put to the test against Russia in Friday’s first quarter-final. The Russians have played pretty inconsistently and got out of the Preliminary Round by the skin of their teeth. In order to be a threat against China, they must forget their sub-par performance against Turkey on Wednesday.

Hosts France face Australia in the last quarter-final. Arnaud Guppillotte’s girls certainly went about reaching the last eight in an interesting manner. After losing to the USA and Turkey, they won their last three games, edging out Russia, then surviving a late rally by Japan to avoid wasting an 18-point lead and finishing the Preliminary Round off with a more straightforward win over Canada. The Aussies have made it through thanks to the fine play of Gretel Tippett and Tayla Roberts down low and it will be imperative for the French to keep both of them in check to stand a chance of winning.

Friday’s quarter-final schedule (all times CET)
12:30: China v Russia
15:00: USA v Spain
17:30: Belgium v Japan
20:30: France v Australia

Meanwhile, in Rodez, the Classification Round will get under way with Turkey taking on Mali (17:30) before Argentina face Canada (20:30).

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« Reply #14 on: Jul 22, 2010, 05:05:36 PM »

Basketball Youth Tournaments • Torneos Juveniles de Baloncesto

FIBA congratulate French Federation and LOC on successful staging of U17 event

On Tuesday evening, FIBA President Bob Elphinston and Secretary General and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Patrick Baumann congratulated the French Basketball Federation and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on the success of the first-ever FIBA U17 World Championship for Women.

At a press conference in Rodez in the company of FFBB President Yvan Mainini, Mr Elphinston said everything he had seen in his time in Toulouse and Rodez had been of high standards.

"I'm pleased to have the opportunity to attend the first FIBA U17 World Championship for Women," he said. "I went to Germany a couple of weeks ago (for the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Hamburg) and it was a great success, very well organised. I was happy about that.

"I have been here a few days and I must say it's been an outstanding success too. The French Federation has done a very good job in selecting Toulouse and Rodez as the two venues for this championship. These cities are of excellent quality to welcome girls in this age group. The internal organisation is of high quality too.

"I would like to thank the cities and the French Federation for their excellent organisation and I look forward to the final on Sunday."

Mr Baumann said this tournament would go a long way to help promote women's basketball.

"In France, 40 percent of players with a license are women and girls, which shows that they are very successful," he explained. "It's very promising for the future and maybe there will be a senior World Championship in France soon."

"It's interesting to see the technical and mental level at this age," he said. "Of course the Americans are very strong physically but it's in their culture, they are very talented. But there are other very good teams, like China and Belgium have done very well in Toulouse."

Mr Mainini expressed his gratitude to those working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this tournament possible and, so far, a success by all accounts.

"Mr Vincent Bonnefous, president of the local basketball club of Rodez and all the local authorities worked together to give birth to this project," he said. "It was not easy to organise, it was a beautiful challenge and they've done it, with success. Well done to them."

Mr Elphinston also paid tribute to the innovative thinking behind the tournament, in particular its bid to help and respect the environment as well as its activities to get kids involved.

"I would like to congratulate athe Federation and the city authorities for the approach taken. They gave the emphasis on the eco-label "Agenda 21", as well as the Basket village, which are excellent initiatives for young athletes."

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