This is another part of the MBA programme and which is also offered to all the schools in Malta. The concept here is that the ‘schools come to basketball’.
This programme, which has been running for many years, a school opts to have their students within the participating year group/s visit the Ta’ Qali National Basketball Complex, run by the Malta Basketball Association, on a similar technical programme as the ‘basketball goes to the schools’ programme.
Schools opting for this programme, will visit the basketball complex (where all the national youth, junior and senior games are played as well as the house of the Malta Basketball Academy) and do the basketball sessions within the same complex. These sessions are usually of not less than 2 hours, within which the kids get introduced to the game of basketball. Essentially these are basic basketball awareness sessions but also serve to introduce generic physical exercise through core fundamentals and basic body co-ordination activities.
The sessions are run by personnel engaged by the Malta Basketball Association and using all the equipment already within the same complex.
Given that each visit will be of not less than two hours, the school children will be spending quite some time in order to take part in the sessions which are This programme is run by Mr Leonard Falzon and has seen the participation of many schools in the last years.
FIBA also actively assists this programme through the FIBA Europe Youth Development Programme.