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Our Partners Contact Us Jets Foundation PO Box 3594, Chester CH1 9JP Tel: 01244 302010  Fax: 01244 300266 Hoops4Health is the British Basketball Leagues national community programme, combining basketball coaching with practical healthy living advice for young people. aged 8 - 11. The course aims to provide a healthy living programme with professional role models, using basketball as an activity to convey a range of positive health messages to young people in Primary Schools, including the importance of keeping physically active and eating healthily The Jets Foundation Hoops for Health programme is now in its 4th year and will visit 138 primary schools, 10,000 students, across Cheshire, The Wirral, Flintshire, Crewe and Nantwich regions. Through a combination of Jets community coaches and in partnership with the professional basketball team, the Cheshire Jets, players will play a vital role in the delivery of the programme and provide the positive role models that the programme aims to achieve.
Would You like your school to take part in Hoops4Health? Click the button below to send us an e-mail for more information The structure of the Hoops for Health programme is as follows: Stage 1 - Road show The road show incorporates four themed stations which all pupils will visit during the road show. Healthy Eating The aim of this particular station is to examine the different food groups which make up a balanced diet, highlighting the correct number of portions to consume daily. The station finishes with a game which involves the children placing food items into the correct groups using a giant food map. Smoking Cessation The aim of the station is to deliver information to the children - facts about the number of people and children who smoke in the UK and the percentage who would like to stop. The players then lead a group discussion on reasons not to smoke. Fitness The aim of the station is to talk about the heart and its function within the body. The players then discuss with the children the importance of exercise to keep the heart healthy. The children are encouraged to think of different forms of exercise. The sessions end with a fun fitness session. Basketball An introduction to the game of basketball. The children are taught chest pass, bounce pass, shooting and dribbling techniques. This is an enjoyable and fun station with the emphasis on participating. Stage 2 - Coaching Each school receives 6 hours of basketball coaching delivered by Cheshire Jets community basketball coaches. Stage 3 - Regional tournaments All participating schools will enter a local regional cluster tournament depending upon their location with the winner progressing to stage 4.    Stage 4 - Tournament Finals Tournament finals are held at the Northgate Arena during half time of a Cheshire Jets home game - in front of 900 spectators. Stage 5 - National Final The winning school will go through to the national Hoops for Health Final played at the leagues play off final at the NIA Birmingham in front of 6,000 fans. Follow Us!  Hoops4Health