Blaze Basketball at the Crags

The P5- P7 Girls’ Lunchtime Basketball Active Schools Clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Sarah and Eoghann have been a tremendous success, with 40 of our girls getting involved. There are many more opportunities for girls and boys to receive coaching and play in tournaments at the fantastic nearby Crags Centre with Blaze and Active Schools. Why not come along to one of the Open Sessions which is also open to P1-P4? (See below.)

Blaze and Active Schools have teamed up to provide a sustainable pathway for primary school basketball.

Weekly sessions for school teams, open sessions and development squads combine to provide numerous training and competition opportunities.

Players can progress along the pathway from school to open sessions to the Blaze Development Squads.

Players from schools that do not have a basketball team are welcome to attend the open sessions and could be selected to the Development Squads from there.

Open Sessions

These sessions can be attended by girls and boys aged P1 – P7 who are just starting out in basketball or want to develop their skills.
Who: Three age groups – P1-3, P4-5, P6-7
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.00 – 5.15pm
Where: The Crags Community Sports Centre
Dates: August 27 to end of June (excluding school holidays)
Games: Players compete for their schools in the Active Schools Blaze Cluster League. Players from the Open Sessions who do not attend a school that competes in the league form an Open Team in the cluster league. Games are Friday afternoons, approximately once per month, held at the Crags.
Pathway for girls: From this squad players are encouraged to join the Blaze U12 team
Pathway for boys: These sessions feed into the Blaze Under 10 and Under 12 Development Squads.

Under 12 Development Squad

Players identified in the open sessions and/or cluster schools league are invited to a weekly training session. Identified players will be invited to join the weekly training sessions in addition to their existing sessions. Players will be invited to the squad at various points throughout the season.
Two teams representing the South-Central cluster (Boroughmuir, Gillespie’s and St Thomas’)  compete in the Edinburgh Cluster Challenge league against other Edinburgh clusters.
Two teams represent Blaze in the East/Central Under 12 Regional Development League (RDL).
Who: Players born in 2002 or 2003
When: Wednesdays 4.00 – 5:15pm
Where: The Crags Community Sports Centre
Dates: Starting 11 September then every Wednesday excluding school holidays

Under 10 Festival Squad

Starting this season, Blaze will invite players to represent the club in new Under 10 regional festivals.
Players identified in the open sessions and/or cluster schools league will be invited to attend the festivals.
Who: Players born in 2004 or 2005
Dates: to be confirmed

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Club Head Coach: Simon Turner
Phone: 0131 667 3334 (daytime)