I just spent one week as a FIBA-instructor in Tunisia. In a collaboration between FIBA, Olympic Solidarity and the Tunisian Basketball federation (FTBB), I conducted a technical course Level 3 for 32 local coaches. Spread over 5 days I gave 10 coaching clinics – both theoretical as on-court – on different subjects. Other clinicians were Mounir Ben Slimane (UAE), Ridha Labidi and Moussa Touré.
The venue of this event were the gyms, conference rooms and hotel of “Etoile Sportive du Sahel”, one of the biggest sports clubs in Tunisia, located in Sousse. For the participating coaches an exam will be organised this fall to obtain there Level 3 coaching license.
In 2012, Tunisia played against the Dream Team (USA) on the Olympics in London, with Salah Mejri as their key player (former Antwerp Giant and currently playing for Real Madrid).
I want to thank explicitly the FTBB, FIBA and Olympic Solidarity for this opportunity and all organisors, clinicians and participating coaches for the warm welcome and the enriching basketball discussions.