Challenges and Prospective Development of Basketball in Oromia Regional State



The central objective of this study is to assess the challenges and prospective development of Basketball in Oromia Regional State. The research made Jimma, Adama and Asella as the sites of this study. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches particularly a descriptive survey were employed as they were found to be appropriate for answering the basic research questions. Instrument of data collection included questionnaire, interview and document analysis. Pertaining to the sample population for the study, Basketball Players Coaches, and Sport Administrators (N=69) were involved. The result indicates that there are huge gap as regards to the development of basketball. According to the finding of the study, there are lack of trained man power sound policies and strategies. The result also revealed a shortage of budget, facilities, equipments and other necessary materials at the sample zones of Oromia Regional State. Problems of communication and continuous material, logistic and moral support from Region Sport Commission and National Federation were identified be side. Furthermore the study revealed the training system is not up to date and scientific and they don’t use training aid material in order to support, the training that delivered by coaches .finally of absence of basketball clubs, and shortage of basketball competitions at various sex and age categories. To this end Oromia Region Sport commission and Federal sport authorities have to make all necessary provision urgently to develop and expand basketball sport, in order to produce talented and outstanding athletes both at regional and national level.

Key word; Basketball, Challenge and Prospect 

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