Happy New Year – Juniors and Youth winter schedule info

Hi everyone,

We hope Christmas was fabulous and that 2019 is going to be a happy, healthy, busy year for us all.

As always, we are juggling schedules, budgets, venue and coaching availability – and we have made some changes to the schedule for Jan-Easter 2019. After School sessions will continue at Seaford Head, Lewes, PCS and Seahaven Academy, check with your PE teachers or contact us if you are unsure of your days/times.

We are conscious that any changes will disappoint some of our players and parents, and we do sincerely apologise for this. The programme is mostly based in Seaford because this is the only venue which is suitable for League games and has availability at relevant times.  We do appreciate that many of our loyal and enthusiastic players are based in Peacehaven, Newhaven and Lewes and we are hugely grateful for the support of parents also in ensuring these players can get to to Seaford for games and practice.

Summary of changes and new schedule:

Force Basketball Winter 2019 Schedule

Juniors & Family session (ages 5-10) Saturday mornings 10-11am at Seaford Head Sports Hall. Coach Matt and Coach Alfie.

(Sundays at Newhaven is cancelled)

This session is suitable for boys and girls at Primary School and their parents/carers. Lots of fun and basic basketball skills, encouraging family fitness, teamwork, co-ordination and social skills.

Some of our more experienced junior players will be working separately with Coach Alfie in this session, to progress their basketball development and begin to form our junior development squad. We will organise a couple of friendlies in Mar/Apr for these players.

Cost is £3 per junior. £5 for junior + parent/carer or sibling.

U11/12 session (girls and boys aged 9,10,11yrs) Saturdays 11-12.30 at Seaford Head Sports Hall. Also Thursdays 5-6.30pm at Peacehaven Leisure Centre. Coach Matt and Coach Alfie.

We will now be using the full court for the U11/12 session on Saturday mornings (U14 are moving to Weds 6pm-7.30pm at Seaford Head). This session and the Thursday open session at Peacehaven will develop and prepare our U11 squad for their League games, but we encourage new players aged 9-11 yrs to come along, there is space and opportunity for lots of new players to come along and learn to play basketball, this is a great age to start getting involved even if you have not played before.

Cost £5 per session.

U14 (mixed – school years 8&9) on Wednesdays at Seaford Head Sports Hall with Coach Miguel and Coach Mike. 6-7.30pm.  Also Thursdays 5-6.30pm at Peacehaven Leisure Centre with Coach Matt and Coach Alfie.

The Weds session will now be the main full court practice for U14 and we would love to see as many new players as possible to join our development squad. Coaches Miguel and Mike would like to build on existing skills and organise games for the U14 asap. There is another chance to play on Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm at Peacehaven Leisure Centre.

Cost £5 per session.

U16 squad session is Saturday from 12.30 to 2.30pm with Coach Miguel and Coach Alex. Also Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm at Peacheaven Leisure Centre with Coach Matt and Coach Alfie.

Schedule for U16 is unchanged. If you would like more information about our Sussex League squad, get in touch.

Cost is £5 per session.

You can see all of our sessions, including matches and one off events – on our Force Schedule page.

As always, you can talk to us at any of the sessions, or via the contact form on the homepage of this website or Facebook

Very best wishes from us all at the Force.

Diana, Matt and Miguel.