For us, tactics are a huge part of the type of basketball we play. We have a very high tempo offense, which involves lots of screens and movement off the ball; and a very in-your-face defence, which focuses a lot on communication, will, and desire. In practice, we work together, encourage each other, and push each other to be better. We are trained to the point where our tactics become second nature for us. So come game-time, we can execute our game plan flawlessly
At the University of Derby we are continually developing our sports programme. Performance Sports have been selected for 2012/2013 to attract, retain and develop student athletes from Derbyshire and beyond. Our programme will provide Performance Clubs with additional services and benefits to enhance their development and facilitate greater sporting success.
The Performance programme consists of:
Our selected Performance Sports for 2012/2013 are:
All sport clubs have the opportunity to become a performance sport and can apply to Team Derby for inclusion in the programme at the end of the season.
Sports Clubs must first meet a number of set criteria, which include: a substantial club development plan; community engagement initiatives; coaching/workforce development and an overall performance review.
Team Derby will also consider for inclusion sports that Derbyshire athletes have enjoyed the most success in recent years and those for which the infrastructure within Derbyshire is currently being developed (by the University, Derbyshire Institute of Sport and national sports governing bodies) to nurture and develop talent and success within the County.
Team Derby will consider all applications for inclusion in the Performance programme and select successful sports on an annual basis. The programme is limited to a number of sports to ensure that clubs have a period of time to meet expectations and develop.
Head Performance Coach - James Maudsley
Team Derby has recruited Performance coach James Maudsley, Head Coach at Derby Trailblazers. The club has an excellent record of achievement and most recently won the Men’s National Trophy 2012. The University aims to develop a player pathway and partnership.
The University is looking to recruit players that are committed to training, demonstrate good athletic ability and possess a “refuse to lose” mentality. Players who can demonstrate a proven track record in the Senior National Basketball League (or equivalent) and meet the necessary academic criteria maybe eligible to apply for a Basketball Scholarship.
Head Performance Coach - Donna Kellogg
MBE and three times Olympian Donna Kellogg is the Team Derby Badminton Head Coach. Donna is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing students to play the world’s fastest racket sport. Regular on-court sessions will be delivered to improve the individual and team performance.
The badminton club participates in both the BUCS League and Individual Championships. There are two men’s and one women’s team entered into the BUCS league competition. In addition there are teams entered in the local league.
Team Derby is looking to recruit and support talented/ committed players by offering Badminton scholarships. Donna will help players develop their game, drawing on her own experiences as a professional badminton player, and will provide coaching and mentoring support to the performance athletes.
Players must have demonstrated potential to improve thier National Senor Rankings and at minimum have represented at Senior County 1st Team level in the last 6 months. Other Nationalities are welcome to apply.
Head Performance Coach - Gareth Herbert
Gareth is a former Commonwealth Games Gold medalist and has been recruited to develop a Performance Programme and support talented student table tennis players. He has an impressive list of achievements and competed on the International Stage for a number of years and continues to compete abroad. Gareth now works as a table tennis coach and has coached all abilities including players at a National level. Gareth will be able to share his experiences to assist and develop our performers.
Derbyshire has a strong club structure, top coaches and has produced some excellent players in previous years. The University aims to continue this pathway and support talented athletes with aspirations to achieve in future years. We are therefore looking to offer Table Tennis scholarships to talented, committed players with a minimum requirement for application being County 1st Team representative honours. They must be able to demonstrate potential, determination and dedication to achieve further honours.