How to Grow a Basketball Club

One of the most challenging but rewarding things to do in Basketball is to start / grow a club. Recently I have been working with local groups of recreational basketball players to try and see if we can make the next step and form clubs.  Between sessions in Dungloe, Buncrana, Quigleys Point and Carndonagh there are over 200 people playing weekly basketball but no official Basketball Club in any of these areas.

Some of the u12 boys and girls playing basketball in Carndonagh every Friday

In doing work trying to help form clubs it’s clear that a lot of clubs already existing could grow and improve by implementing some simple changes. Ciaran O’Sullivan produced this excellent document which talks about how to form club / school links, implementing a code of ethics, coaching and communication. Check it out below:

How to grow a club

Starting or growing a club isn’t easy and a group of dedicated volunteers is vital but as previously mentioned the rewards are obvious. If you are interested in starting or growing a basketball club just get in touch and I will be happy to help in any way possible. E-mail me at

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