Ozswoosh Basketball Academy Helps Athletes Achieve Goals
Ozswoosh Basketball Academy is a leading basketball skills program in south east Queensland.
Academy Principal, Craig Rowe, develops modern and challenging programs for athletes in a self-paced learning environment.
The 27 year veteran had coached everything from under 6 boys and girls to senior men and women teams.
He even had a basketball academy in the lat 1990’s and had coached State teams.
“I focus on the skill of the athlete, not their age or gender,” he said.
“Ozswoosh sessions are all inclusive and players learn to overcome the challenges we put to them.
“We don’t just run drills, we challenge and teach athletes and cast a critical eye on skill execution providing constructive feedback to help them improve.
“A lot of local basketball programs appear to have little progression built in, they just drill athletes and few provide participants with feedback.”
But Rowe was not new to academies, he had developed the Rookie’s Program in 1998 which focused on body movement fundamentals.
Many athletes who had participated in the Rookie’s Program at the time went on to play in state leagues (CBA/QBL) as adults and many continued to play in senior competitions to this day.
Rowe’s experience as the first Sports Programs Officer employed by the Caboolture Shire Council gave him the confidence and experience.
He was also a former Regional Development Officer with Basketball Queensland and a former Operations Manager of a basketball association which boasted 2,300 participants.
The program had already helped 7 athletes and was focused on helping athletes achieve their goals.
Helping people achieve their goals appeared in Ozswoosh Academy’s mission statement.
“Our success is driven by the success of others, so only by helping others achieve their goals, can we truly say we have achieved ours!”
Coach Rowe added participants would always be Ozswoosh fraternity.
“The athletes involved in our program form a bond and help each other out,” Rowe explained.
“Players who leave and return look to share their experience and newly found knowledge with others.
“We believe this adds value to our program.”
There are two development programs.
The Ozswoosh Rookie’s Program focused on body movement fundamentals.
Ozswoosh Academy provided more challenging content for more advanced athletes including those with professional and state league experience.
Ozswoosh was looking to expand in 2018 with current programs located in Deception Bay and North Lakes.
For more information on either Ozswoosh program, call Coach Rowe on 0405 935 023.