Washington DC, April 13th 2011, Global Game Changers was given the privilege to work with a fantastic group of 14 Jamaican youngsters from all over the island nation in the Greater Antilles.
The delegation was in the DC area for a public diplomacy initiative of the State Department – SportsUnited.
Coaches Mike and Josh ran a solid, jam-packed clinic of basketball intensity for the group which was met with abundant laughter and buckets of sweat. The clinic focused on fundamental instruction, drills, skill-development games, and most importantly, having fun.
After introductions, we started the day with dribbling exercises, then moved on to stretching and physical fitness. About half-way through the day, we broke for lunch after having a unique Question & Answer session, in which the coaches got to know the group on a more personal level. Different social challenges were discussed, and GGC successfully showed how basketball, or any sport for that matter, could be a safe and secure environment for negative social distractors.
In addition to basic basketball instruction and more drills after lunch, we also worked on team-building exercises and even scrimmaged together in groups.
Overall, the clinic was another outstanding opportunity for Global Game Changers to work with an international group, and once again resulted in a successful partnership with SportsUnited.