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03/08/2011
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TCI - 3x3 Basketball promotes sustainability in remote Caribbean Islands

PROVIDENCIALES (3x3 Basketball) - The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) National Basketball Federation in collaboration with Challenge Your World have hosted two 3x3 basketball clinics in the TCI under a theme of "Sport For Sustainability".

More than 110 children were given specific 3x3 basketball coaching, with skills such as rebounding, stealing being worked on, as well as passing drills focusing on rapidly bringing the ball beyond the three-point line for outside shooting. The format's 10-second shot clock was at the heart of many exercises.

In parallel to receiving 3x3 coaching, the youngsters were taught about environmental sustainability, and were able to use their basketball skills to shoot empty plastic bottles into recycling bins. 

Organisers were keen to stress the power of sport in educating youngsters about social and environmental issues, while also pointing out the advantages of 3x3 Basketball - with its simples rules and minimal equipment requirements - as it allows the development of the sport in remote locations such as TCI.

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