As reflected by FIBA website, basketball in Iran is setting high goals to step for a brilliant fate considering important Talent Identification Program.
Iran Basketball Federation; Tehran: Dr. Ramin Tabatabaei, IRIBF President highlighted that basketball in Iran has begun a successful path focusing on experiences of its legends, knowledgeable coaches and young generation elite talents.
Reported on FIBA website, Tabatabaei stated: “from 2003, a new generation was introduced to the basketball world. With the talent identification programs and great support, they could achieve more. Also with good efforts and financial supports to continue the program, youth teams were formed and could both provide support for the seniors and attract enough attention and support from IRIBF to improve”.
The basketball governing body has addressed the breakthrough and the glorification of basketball in Iran in four stages of Setting the Stage, the Take Over, Just the Beginning and The Future each highlighting steps of improvement, the golden generation of Iranian basketball and the way to Tokyo 2020.
“Having a strong domestic league in three levels – Professional, 1 and 2 – with many foreign players and highly knowledgeable coaches as well as teaching and educational programs for domestic coaches have all greatly contributed to a more dynamic league and discovering and flourishing the potential of elite players. Not only leagues but also national competitions have kept basketball players active throughout the year” held Dr. Tabatabaei focusing on the domestic potential.
Iranian Basketball President also added: “IRIBF has tried to first identify and then use the best practices, skills and experiences in modern basketball, also to advance the league and attract sponsors, and with increasing number of more than 50 teams in U18 and U16 leagues, increase the popularity of basketball in the country and also help boost up the fundamental skills in these age categories”.