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York Eagles - developing young people in and through the sport of basketball
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Our Coaching Team
Our Coaching Team
Our Coaching Team

Our coaching staff are a committed team and as a club, we are proud of their skills and leadership.  As you would expect, Eagles coaches are qualified, experienced and have a current DBS.  More than this,  ALL Eagles Coaches are player centred and will always try and do what is right for the individual – this includes both praise and feedback to help players improve.

Meet our head coach: Dave Smith

Dave has coached for 30+ years at all levels from Primary School to Senior Professional Basketball. At present Dave is a BE Senior Coach and Head Coach of York Eagles and York College Basketball Development Centre.

After several guest coach appearances at USA Camps in Tennessee, Philadelphia, New York and Massachusetts Dave took the position of Regional Performance Centre Coach for Yorkshire and is active as a Coach Education Tutor for the British Army and the RAF.

A qualified L3 referee and L2 table official, Dave has a wealth of experience and was the Director of the residential International Basketball Camp in Leeds for 7 years, coaching more than 300 players over 2 weeks and establishing itself as the leading teaching camp in the UK.

The desire to prepare to win has to be greater than the desire to win”.

Contact us

We have teams from u11 to u18 (Juniors) and Seniors (Adults).SENIORS train on a TUESDAY evening.

Training address

York College Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BB