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Registration Night
Jul 30, 2019, 12:38 pm


A.G.M. Meeting
Jul 30, 2019, 12:24 pm


North East Knights European Tournament
Jun 30, 2019, 12:06 pm

North East Knights European Tournament
Basketball players in the North East are travelling to Spain to represent their region at an international basketball tournament, as part of the North East Basketball Board’s (NEBB)’s development programme.
The U16 and U18 Girls and Boys North East Knights squads will travel to the Costa Brava in Spain to participate in the EUROBASKET BASKETBALL FESTIVAL 2019 along with teams from across Europe.
A total of 9 coaches and managers and 44 players from 10 different clubs in Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Westmeath are involved in the squads and we wish the best to all the North East Knights especially all the Navan Cougars BC members, Tony & Greta as coaches, Ursula as Manager, Players include Ella, Ava, Orlaith, Alex, Oisin, Tomas, Bradley, Ethan, Rory, Jake & Denis. They will travel to the seaside town of Lloret de Mar with their team mates to take part in a 5 day festival of basketball. The teams will play over the course of 5 days from 1st to 5th July, facing opposition from Spain, France, Sweden, Iceland and Britain to name but a few.


Thank you to our sponsors
Jun 8, 2019, 8:16 am

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors this season. because of your generosity the club was able to renew all our team kits, Thank you to Boyne Waste, Brady Management, Colour Facades, Dovile Hair & Makeup, JPP Insulations, Navan Adventure Center, Sign Services, Tyre Hangar, Welsh Allny Ltd(Hill Rom) and Zebra Bouncy Castles.



 

 

 


Another Season comes to an end.
May 25, 2019, 7:21 pm

Another Season comes to an end.

This week saw the end to another busy season, 11 teams in total, 9 underage and 2 senior teams. U12 girls & boys, U14 girls & boys, U16 girls & 2x U16 boys teams "Jaguars & Pumas" , U18 Girls & Boys, Senior ladies and Senior men. The year finished up with the end of year fun night for the underage players which was well attended by our members.
Our underage teams did us proud this year with fantastic results throughout the season, so much so that all 9 underage teams were included in the Top 4,s at the end of the season.
The U12 girls and U16 Boys (Pumas) winning their B Leagues unbeaten in their matches throughout the season. U14 Girls and U12 boys also won the B Leagues. U14 boys were runners up in their league. U16 Girls playing in the A League did us proud coming 6th overall. U16 Boys (Pumas) winning the B League unbeaten in all their matches. The Jaguars losing out only to the Pumas in the league and were league runners up. U18 Girls playing in the A League did us proud coming 4th overall. U18 boys playing in the A League were 7th overall.


All our teams qualified for their Top 4's.
U12 boys, U12 Girls and the U14 Girls won their Top 4 plate Finals. U16Boys (Pumas) Runners up in their plate Top 4 Final. U16 Girls, U16 Boys (Jaguars) and U18 Boys were Beaten in their Plate Top 4's Semi finals. U18 Girls were Beaten in their Cup Top 4's Semi finals.
Our Senior Teams
The Senior Men were 4th in the league overall, a great result but were Beaten in their Cup Top 4's Semi finals.
The Senior Ladies had a good year but unfortunately did not qualify for the Top 4 finals, maybe next season.
A great achievement for Navan Cougars Basketball Club overall, 7 trophies and a ton of medals awarded to our teams this season. Well done to all our players, coaches and managers, a lot of hard work and dedication has paid off and you all should be so proud of your achievements.
Enjoy the summer break, for those travelling to Spain representing the NE Knights in the tournament we wish you the very best of luck. We hope to see you all again next season when we try it all over again.


Damien Dunne
Chairperson
Navan Cougars BC.


New Recruits 2019-20
Feb 8, 2019, 8:48 am


“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
May 5, 2017, 1:39 pm
To All Players/Parents
With the very competitive and fast pace of matches in our club several incidents
have occurred with players getting knocked in the mouth in training and matches.
Navan Cougars has enforced
“THE WEARING OF A GUM SHIELD is COMPULSORY”
for all competitive age groups both for training and matches.

Coach's Corner


How to STOP Over Dribbling During Games
Feb 18, 2018, 12:55 pm

How to STOP Over Dribbling During GameS :- Not much can stagnate your offense more efficiently or lighten the color and thickness of your hair quicker than Over dribbling on offense! You've probably had teams where players acted like the basketball was on fire. As soon as they caught it, the first thing they did was drop it to the floor. Over dribbling has so many negative effects on your team including scoring fewer points and having more turnovers! This bad offense also leads to bad defense as your opponents get more easy scoring opportunities via turnovers and bad shots.Now, how do you fix this? It is through what you teach, what you enforce, and how you practice.

1 - Teach them to dribble with a purpose. :- First, you need to teach your players when they should dribble. Here is what you might tell players to do: Dribble to score, Dribble to prevent a 5 second call, Dribble to create a better passing angle, Dribble to advance the ball up the floor. Otherwise, don't dribble, when you dribble, "Think Lay Up". That's the mentality you should have when dribbling... Attack!

2 - Enforce it in practice. :-  If you want to get rid of bad habits, you have to create good habits. You can do this with constraints and correction. Here are a few examples of drills and scrimmages that utilize constraints.

Dribble Without Purpose = Turnover :-  If you want your players to dribble with a purpose, you better set up situations where they have to adhere to this habit. One easy way to do that is to have this rule during practice. Every time you dribble without a purpose, it is an automatic turnover.                                                                              

No Dribble Drills & Scrimmages :-  Here is another constraint that you can apply. You eliminate dribbling from your drills or scrimmages. This teaches them how to play without dribbling. The players quickly learn that they don't need to dribble nearly as often as they thought. It also teaches them when they truly need to dribble to create a better scoring opportunity. At first, it can be quite ugly as they figure things out. But after awhile, a few minutes or a few practices depending on the group, it can transform into beautiful basketball. Kids are zipping the ball around and you end up with some open shots. At times, I've even noticed that after allowing dribbles again, the offense even worsens. It's up to you if you want to do this, but I also have allowed one dribble after a pass to shoot a lay up.

Limited Dribble Drills & Scrimmages :-  This is similar to above, except that you limit the number of dribbles for a player after each pass. You might use two or three dribbles depending on the age group. This teaches players to use their dribbles only when necessary.                                                                                                                           

3 - Enforce It During Games :-  Ahead of time, you can also tell your players that if they over dribble during games too much, they will spend a few minutes on the bench. This tends to be one of the best teachers if they revert to old habits during games. If you utilize these tips, you'll be amazed at how quickly these bad habits start to disappear.


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