Dual Olympian Jenni Screen and Bendigo Spirit coach Tracy York will join an impressive list of presenters at the 2019 Basketball Australia Coaches Conference to be held in Ballarat October 2 and 3.
An Olympian in 2008 and 2012, Jenni Screen was also a member of the Australian Opals World Championship gold medal team in 2006. Renowned as an elite defender and leader, Screen played 178 games in the WNBL, as well as playing professionally in Italy.
Currently a member of the FIBA Players’ Commission, Screen has moved into coaching in recent times, taking on the role of High Performance Coach (Metropolitan Women) with Basketball Victoria.
The former Opals star will present on ways coaches can assist young athletes combine their basketball with academics and their holistic development.
Tracy York was appointed as the head coach of the Bendigo Spirit earlier this year and brings a wealth of experience to the role, including working as an assistant coach with the Adelaide 36’ers for the last three years.
The experienced mentor is also the Australian Under 17 Women’s team head coach and was an assistant coach when the young Sapphires claimed a gold medal at the FIBA Under 17 World Championships in Spain in 2016.
Over a long career, York has coached numerous junior state teams, senior women, the national wheelchair program, as well as working as national coaching director with Singapore Basketball.
She will present on skill and concept development for young athletes, focusing on her experience in guiding young Australian teams to FIBA Oceania gold medals in the last two years.
The early bird registration for the BA Coaches Conference is now available, with news about additions to the already impressive panel of presenters to come soon. Join coaches from all over Australia in learning, sharing ideas and simply talking hoops at this year’s conference.