Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Spice content with GB progression

The Performance Director of British Basketball, Chris Spice, is pleased with the direction the Great Britain men are taking following their annual debrief last week.

Spice was joined by performance staff - including GB coach Chris Finch - as they reflected on the last 12 months of the men's campaign, which included a British debut at the European Championships.

While various facets were covered off in the debrief a significant amount of time was spent focusing on a performance plan for each player; relating to their current playing environment and where British Basketball expects them to be by the time they meet again in the next international window.

"The men's team debrief has proved again to be a valuable part of our programme," Spice said. "The time spent going through in detail each and every part of our preparation programme from scheduling, coaching, scouting, team administration, sport science and medicine and most importantly, performance at the EuroBasket tournament.

"We have key areas where we need to improve and a performance plan has already been agreed with Chris Finch and myself for the coming off-season.

"The competitive element of that plan will no doubt be impacted on by the tournaments we are scheduled to play next season.

"A wild card into the FIBA World Championships would be of great benefit to the team's Olympic 2012 preparation. If we are unsuccessful then the EuroBasket Qualifiers will be the important focus for 2010.

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