Blaze Basketball Club

Additional Support Needs Basketball

Both The Crags and Blaze believe sport is for everyone not just the super confident and that is where our idea for an ASN Basketball Day grew and developed.

Over the past 2 years The Crags and Blaze have worked with Active Schools to welcome and include people from all walks of life into our community. You can read more about our story behind developing an ASN Basketball Day by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our first ever ASN Basketball Day at The Crags on Friday the 3rd of June from 2pm to 4pm in partnership with Blaze Basketball Club and Active Schools Edinburgh.

What to expect on the Day

The ASN Basketball Day will be enjoyable for everyone with skill-based learning activities and games being led by experienced coaches who are trained in Autism Awareness, Protecting and Safeguarding Children, Dealing with Challenging behaviour as well as Sports First Aid and UKCC Level 2 Basketball.

When you arrive with your child, you will check in at the reception desk, players will then go through to the hall where they can keep their belongings and be introduced to the coaches.

Parents can stay and watch through our viewing windows while also enjoying the use of our reception area with tea, coffee, refreshments and free wifi. Alternatively, you might like to go for a walk around the local area, with Arthur’s Seat just minutes away.

In the hall, players will be participating in different games that aim to improve their basketball skills such as shooting, passing and dribbling. Players will also have the opportunity to practice social, team interaction and movement skills throughout the session.

Who is ASN for?

Our ASN Basketball Day is for children aged 10-16 that attend special schools across Edinburgh or pupils with ASN within mainstream schools.

Date and Time

Friday the 3rd of June 2016

2pm to 4pm at The Crags Centre, Edinburgh.


“Blaze have been providing fun basketball skill sessions to children with autism and learning disabilities throughout Edinburgh’s special schools. This has given pupils, many who had not previously played basketball, the chance to try a new and exciting sport. By taking the time to get to know the schools and pupils before delivering sessions it has meant Blaze have been able to tailor sessions to meet the varying needs and abilities of the children involved in sessions. Blaze have a willingness to take a flexible approach to delivery ensuring children achieve their own personal best.” – Jill Coleman, Active Schools Edinburgh.

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