THIRUVALLA: The Thiruvalla YMCA, along with the Kerala Basketball Association and its district unit in Pathanamthitta, is organising a three-day workshop on mini basketball for physical education teachers from March 28 to 30 at its premises.

Promotion of three-on-three basketball, the official mini basketball for primary schools, raising the awareness of teachers about the prospects of introducing the mini game in physical education curriculum in schools, creating clubs in schools, development of youth basketball and training in the game’s basic skills are some of the objectives of the workshop.

John Mahesh Rao, the coach of the Indian junior team at last year’s under-18 Asian championship, former Indian coach K. V. Alexander, Dimal C. Mathew who was the assistant Indian coach at the last Asian women’s championship in Korea, Kerala Sports Council coach Raju Abraham, Kerala Government’s Director of the Total Physical Fitness Programme T. I. Manoj and Mar Thoma College’s Physical Education Head Reginold Varghese will be the resource persons at the workshop. For details, contact the workshop coordinator K. O. Oommen (93499 27652). — Principal Correspondent

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