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Cycle for Eimear
Apr 16, 2021, 12:41 pm

It would be really great if our club members and families could support this Gofundme page “Cycle for Eimear” to help support one of our own, Eimear Murray from our Senior Ladies squad. Please click on the links below for more information. Please donate or share this post to your family and friends, everything will help Eimear and her family.


Senior Ladies Squad

Eimear Murray Front row, 1st on the left No.9

Government announces Level 3 countrywide lockdown Dated 06/10/2020 24:00Hrs till 27/10/2020 24:00Hrs
Oct 6, 2020, 9:30 am

Government announces Level 3 countrywide lockdown

Dated 06/10/2020 24:00Hrs  till  27/10/2020 24:00Hrs

As per the BI directive Return to sport Covid19 safety statement 28th September 2020

Level 3 Lockdown Counties




a.     Strictly no indoor organised Group Activity in a Level 3 counties (Exemption for professional/elite).

b.    Outdoors:-   Non-contact training only in pods of up to 15, one ball per player, no scrimmage.

c.     Indoors:-  Individual training only – i.e. no organised group training. (While not explicitly noted in the Framework an exemption extends for professional/elite with regards to indoor training).


2.    Matches and events


a.     Only pre-arranged competitive league fixtures for Elite Senior and U20 National League can take place. (Pre-arranged means arranged before the day that the level of the county or area is changed to a more restrictive level)

b.    Elite competitive league fixtures can only take place behind closed doors with no spectators.

c.     For non-elite no matches or training games can take place, indoor or outdoor (there is no indoor organised sport permitted in Level 3, and no contact allowed outdoor).


d.    Any match/ fixture that takes place found to be in breach of BI and/or HSE guidelines will result in actions being taken against the party involved.


Navan Cougars BC will be following this Directive till told otherwise or the Lockdown is returned to Level 2 or will be reviewed on the morning of 28th October 2020 when this Level 3 lockdown ends.


Yours in Sport

Navan Cougars BC.

Sep 15, 2020, 9:42 am

Sep 15, 2020, 9:41 am

Basketball Ireland Return to Play Road Map
Jul 26, 2020, 2:49 pm

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
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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