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Notice of BABO National Certification and call for new officials!!! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:50

BABO (the Belize Association of Basketball Officials), affiliated to the Belize Basketball Federation, informs its members and the public that the annual Certification will be held in late November.   All active officials (court officials and desk officials) should participate, as their levels of certification will be assigned on the basis of their performance.  Those wishing to be certified must submit their names and contact information to the Secretary no later than 26 October.  Send the following information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

Name
Gender
Date of Birth
Contact Number
Email Address
District of Residence
Experience (if any)

Please note that new applicants (male and female) under the age of 30 are especially encouraged.

 
BBF seeks players for the U 14 & U16 COCABA Championship for Boys!!! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 09:41

The Belize Basketball Federation is seeking players to form a National Under 16 and National U 14 boy’s basketball team to play in the U 16 COCABA Championship tournament in Mexico next year and U 14 championship tournament   in Honduras in October.

Players from across the country who were born 1998 or after and who wish to participate in the tournament can try out for the teams on Saturday September 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bird’s isle in Belize city. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children for the tryout. Please contact National team coach Matthew Smiling at 600-4480 or Coach Fred Gabourel at 664-5444 for more information.

 
Ministry of Education & BBF Holds Profesional Development Coaching Session for Secondary School Basketball Coaches!!! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 August 2013 15:30

The Ministry of Education & Sport and the Belize Basketball Federation held a two day professional development workshop in Belize City for secondary school basketball coaches at the ITVET on August  12-13, 2013. The workshop was facilitated by  Junior National team coach Mr. Matthew Smiling  as well as Coach Brads Neal, Referee Teddy Andrewin and Physical Therapist Harold Zuniga

Workshop participants & facilitators

Fourteen participants from across the country participated in the workshop. The workshop covered the role of a coach, coaching ethics, fundamentals and skills for basketball,  how to develop a pratice plan, prevention of injuries, rules of the game and a practical session to demonstrate fundamentals. In the near future,the BBF intends to conduct more workshops and coaching clinics for all sectors including primary and secondary schools in the districts.

 
U16 Copa Cancun Champs!!! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:18

Hoop Dreams Belize performance was outstanding in the U16 Copa Cancun Basketball Tournament. The teams traveled to Cancun, Mexico on the 10 July and returned July 15, 2013.  The U16 male category comprised of 13 teams divided in 3 divisions A, B and C.  Hoop Dreams Belize dominated the A division winning all four games imposing their defensive and offensive excellence throughout the entire tournament. The fans packed the stadium appreciating the high energy and classy display of unselfish basketball performed by our young basketball ambassadors.

  • Game 1.Manaties 37 Hoop Dreams Belize 64
  • Game 2.Hoop Dreams Belize 71 Club Roscos 21
  • Game 3. Hoop Dreams Belize 74 Mapaches 38
  • Game 4. Hoop Dreams Belize 62 YBOA 23

Advancing to the semi-finals and eventually to the finals was a great accomplishment being that the teams we faced were bigger representing structured clubs supported by huge fans base as far away from Mexico City and cities near the US border. 109 teams participated in the tournament. The 6 weeks of preparation proved to have been the key to our success as our performance and confidence grew stronger game by game.  Playing two games per day within 3 day period was a challenge of its own. Yet our players displayed high basketball IQ’s,executing our designed press to perfectionwhile on offence showcase our brilliance moving the ball, shifting their opposingdefense, attacking the paint relentlessly and scoring at will.

  • Game 5. Pumas Uman 36 Hoop Dreams Belize 89
  • Game 6.Caguameros Isla 56 HoopDreams Belize 86
  • MVP of Tournament - Glincy “Cope” Lopez
  • Coach of Tournament – Brads Neal

The Hoop Dreams Belize Basketball family will like to thank all of our supporters for making this tournament possible. Giving our youths an opportunity to display their God gifted talent is a wise investment in our community.  Let’s Go Belize!!!!!!!!

 
Belize District Basketball Association (BDBA) announces the commencementFirms Tournament 2013. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 July 2013 12:10

The Belize District Basketball Association (BDBA) announces the commencement of our Firms Tournament 2013.  This year we will have 13 teams.  Games will be held at Bird's Isle on Fridays and Saturdays. Below are the teams that will be participating in this year's competition and the schedule for the first two games that will be played this coming Friday and Saturday.

Division A

1. Belize Water Service Ltd

2. Atlantic Bank Ltd

3. Belize Bank Ltd/Broadway

4. Heritage Bank Ltd/Ministry of Transport

5. Public Utilities Commission/Central Building Authority/Belize Fisheries Dept.

6. Readycall Center

Division B

1. Port of Belize Ltd

2. Belize Telecommunications Ltd.

3. Belize City Council/ Belize Post Office

4. Bowen & Bowen Ltd.

5. Courts

6. Central Health Region

7. Customs & Excise Department

 

Friday,

19 July

7.00pm Readycall Center- Belize Bank Ltd

8.30pm Port of Belize Ltd –Bowen & Bowen Ltd

10.00pm Belize Water Service Ltd - Atlantic Bank Ltd

Saturday,

20 July

7.00pm Heritage Bank Ltd- Public Utilities Commission/Central Building Authority/Belize Fisheries Dept.

8.30pm Central Health Region –Customs & Excise Dept.

10.00pm  Belize Telemedia Limited -Courts

 
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