INTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNMENT HELD AT LORETO HOUSE (April - 2014)
The Basketball club girls had baptism by fire, we entered this tournament with a set of raw hands in the junior category, our group consisted of La-Martiniere for girls, Loreto Day, Sealdah and Future Hope, though we did not qualify for the play-offs, we did make our mark. The girls played extremely well considering this was they first tournament.
BASKETBALL CLUB - Tues, Thurs (6:45am - 7:45 am) and Sat ( 7:00 am - 8:30 am)
The Basketball Club coaching is running very successfully with a good attendance and a lot of enthusiasm from the Girls. The girls receive training in both Basketball and Physical Fitness as mentioned below:- Training Programme: Physical Fitness: Running- Full court rounds, Shuttle Runs, Bounding Forward & Sideways, Fast Sprinting,Warm Up, Joints Rotation (head, shoulders, knees, hips ankles & wrists). Stretching Exercises.Core Exercises, Conditioning Exercises Line Jump Drills and Coordination Drills. Basketball Technical: Ball Handling Drills, Bouncing Drills (Right Hand, Left Hand & Alternate Hands), Passing Drills (Chest Pass, Two Hand Bounce Pass, One Hand Bounce Pass, Overhead Pass, Underarm Pass), Shooting Drills (Balance & Stance, 3 Point Shooting, Free Throw Line Shooting, Lay Ups and Jump Shots) and Defence Strategy. Game Play and Match Practise. They have also been taught the 3 x 3 Rules and Game, 5 x 5 Rules and Game, Zone Play, Man to Man Play and the Court Layout , Rules and Fouls.
NBA SCHOOLS BASKETBALL PROGRAMME
Jewish Girls School is an Affiliated School with the NBA Schools Basketball Programme and 43 girls attended three full day workshop sessions at the programme held at The West Bengal Basketball Association. The girls participated in the programme in three age groups - Under 10, Under 13 and Under 16. They interacted with the Foreign NBA Coaches and had a wonderful learning experience. Three girls were selected to participate in the "Hot Shot Shooting Inter School Tournament" and the Jewish Girls Team were requested to enter a Team in the NBA Inter School Tournament. but unfortunately could not do so due to practice for and the event of the Annual Sports Day which was held at the same time as the NBA Tournaments.
ST. THOMAS' INTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ( 16th & 17th January 2015)
The School Team participated and reached the Quarter Finals. Jewish Girls School was awarded "The Most Sporting Team" of the Tournament and were complimented on their sporting spirit and enthusiasm.
INTER HOUSE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ( 27th January to 5th February 2015)
The Inter House League was played between the four houses - Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. Winners Yellow House and Runners Up Blue House. Green House came Third. At the on set of the Club with a membership of over 100 students, it was difficult for the undersigned to manage as basketball is not only physical it also requires skill and technical know how. It was then decided to get an additional coach to help out. From July to September we had the services of Ms Tanushree Dutt a player from Rakhi Sangha, unfortunately she could not continue as she secured employment in the Green Police. Ms. J Paes a reputed basketball player and coach of some of the out-standing basketball teams in Kolkata joined us in the month of October. The students have vastly improved under the aegis of both coaches, though there are miles to go before we sleep.