Runs from September to March
On a Tuesday
After school – 3.15pm-4pm
*Sign up on Gateway before the club begins
Henley School has Harriet, a qualified coach from The Ipswich Basketball Academy come in to coach each week.
If you're looking for a physical activity to get your child running around, basketball is a sport that boys or girls can start at an early age. Playing basketball helps children learn basic coordination and team-building skills with an added bonus of making new friends along the way. Getting your child going with basic basketball skills at a young age not only helps encourage exercise, but serves as a foundation for staying active later in life. Learning to play basketball involves dribbling, throwing, catching and pivoting. Beginning basketball training at a young age improves gross motor skills by using major muscle groups. Young children who play basketball improve flexibility and endurance. Your child will also benefit from improved fine motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination. These motor skills transfer to other activities of daily life. Becoming involved with basketball at an early age helps children develop psychologically. Playing on a team allows your child to make friends and feel involved with her peer group. Team sports also improve a child's ability to communicate and solve basic problems. Basketball teaches children social skills and coping strategies that are useful at school, home and in peer relationships.