basketballscotland move forwards with Stanger Pro

January 23, 2017

Following the preliminary review of basketballscotland’s athlete development model and feedback that has been gathered from the Scottish Basketball community, basketballscotland has decided to seek further expert help to underpin the model with consistent talent development principles.

As part of this process, basketballscotland is excited to announce a new partnership with Stanger Pro to take the next steps in the development of this programme.

Stanger Pro are a leading consultancy organisation working in the field of Sports Development and Performance having collaborated with a variety of Governing Bodies including Rugby Football Union, sportscotland’s Scottish Institute of Sport, Scottish Swimming and Scottish Gymnastics.

The opportunity to work in partnership with these experts in building talent systems will help basketballscotland develop a cost-effective and sustainable Athlete Development Model to support our people and players to be the best they wish to be.

Tony Stanger of Stanger Pro commented: “I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with basketballscotland and to help build on strong foundations to further develop their talent pathway. Having spent an unhealthy amount of time understanding the evidence behind identifying and developing talent, my real passion is making sure we use what we know in practice. The chance to work with a sport who share this passion is the key to success and I can’t wait to get started.” 


Derek O’Riordan, Head of Education and Development at basketballscotland added: “We have a real opportunity to build a robust system for developing the best of Scottish talent and investing the time now to produce a model that will ensure the long term sustainability of our programmes in Scotland will bare fruit in terms of players accessing World Class programmes in the future. Having crossed paths with Tony Stanger in the past as Talent Manager for the Scottish Institute of Sport, he brings a wealth of experience and credibility to the body of work that we are undertaking over the next six months. This is an exciting opportunity for basketball in Scotland to benefit from an athlete-centred approach to everything that we do.”

As part of the process, we recognise that there is a gap this year in the provision of a Player Development programme which we will fill with four skills camps as complimentary programmes to the coaching already being received in clubs.

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