The junior team at South West Scorpions Basketball Club has been providing opportunities for young players to develop and improve for since the club started 10 years ago. Many of our former players are now playing Wheelchair basketball at a National League and even International standard. The club is affiliated to British Wheelchair Basketball Association, the National Governing Body, and is organised and run by a small group of volunteers. Our coaches are fully qualified; the main priority of our club coaching sessions is that players learn good habits and the basic fundamental skills of basketball that will allow them to progress to as high a standard as their potential allows.
If players aspire to playing basketball to this standard, they will need to make a commitment to training every week. Although our main priority is to develop players with the skills that will allow them in time to move on to play senior basketball. When a player has joined the group they are given a star card that they will be able to work through in each session in the season. There are six levels and each level will help improve the player in a certain area. For example shooting, Pushing and defence. This scheme is set in place so that players are able to progress the level of ability so that once they have entered the adult teams they are able to keep up to the same standard.