Basketball in Ireland
Beautiful, friendly and exciting, Dublin offers the ideal opportunity for students to stimulate their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
Dublin occupies a lively, urban location within 30 minutes of the vast majority of the city's attractions and less than an hour drive from all fixtures and training sites. Basketball fans will appreciate the possibility of professional matches at sites including Morton Stadium in Dublin's northern suburb, Santry.
Staff and students can choose between full board and half board in the central accommodation and will appreciate the array of amenities and leisurely activities, nearby. For a night out, the Dublin theatre offers a unique evening of entertainment.
Free-time is taken care of with a chic range of shopping and diverse entertainment opportunities in Ireland. Near the central accommodation, a wide choice of sports and cultural excursions are also on offer with some of Europe's best stadiums close by.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Irish culture and notable Georgian architecture, in an inspiring metropolitan location, Dublin communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Art and Geography.
Pavilion's Football Tours
Our professional coaches demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions that aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.
Playing on indoor courts, students can take advantage of excellent facilities and during certain times of years playing school sides are likely.
Teachers can choose between training the students themselves and using professional coaches, if they prefer.
Students will enrich their learning and experiences further with the help of a local representative acting as a guide through the tour and by playing fixtures against local teams, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.
During their stay, teams can expect:
- 2 x fixtures against local Irish sides
- 2 x 90 minute training sessions
- Possibility of playing school sides
Recognising the varied and valuable role Physical Education plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages players to become responsible, reflective and successful team players.
In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage players to:
- Improve Performance, stamina and strength
- Gain confidence in making and applying decisions
- Develop precision, control and fluency
- Integrate tactics, such as outwitting opponents, into their game
- Improving core skills, including: Dribbling – using both hands, change of pace, direction and dodging. Passing – chest, javelin, bounce, overhead. Shooting – lay ups, set shot, jump shot, free shot. Footwork – change of pace, direction and dodging
- Developing and refining key techniques, including: Marking, receiving and intercepting