"I am really looking forward to watching the coaches, and as a result the players, progress through the AOE. Now, the hard work begins."
Darren Oakey, Director of Elite Coaching for Basketball Wales, commented on the success of Friday's session: "I would like to thank Warwick Cann and British Basketball on behalf of Basketball Wales for the successful launch of the AOE in Wales last week. It proved to be a positive success and we hope one that can be repeated in the near future.
"Basketball Wales are very excited about how the AOE will help our coaches deliver one clear message in our player and coaching development in the future. The national team has already adopted the British Shooting Test as its means of testing all national team members and we hope to introduce more AOE systems and guidelines in the coming months."
The event in Wales was hosted by UWIC in Cardiff and Fiona Diffey, Head Coach of Welsh U14 Girls and UWIC Archers Academy U14 Boys, was one of the 22 coaches in attendance. She said: "I found the Welsh AOE roll out clinic very interesting. The AOE document now provides a common ground which all coaches working within Great Britain can deliver from.
"Not only did the session provide a clear message on where British Basketball was heading, it also provided a strong support structure from which to work within. I am very excited to see the direction in which British Basketball is heading and very happy to be a part of that process"
Sarah Wagstaff, Coach Education Tutor in Wales, added: "The workshop provided an interactive opportunity for the AOE themes to be outlined and discussed amongst coaches. Having Warwick deliver prior to receiving the document was a great idea and enabled coaches to witness the delivery on court and ask questions.
"The AOE will be a valuable document for all coaches, providing a common outline for us all to work from. This will enable coaches to follow the direction we want to take British basketball and ensure that all coaches are aware of where and how we need to improve to produce better quality players.
The Wales under-18 men's coach, Andrew Leftley, who led his team to a Division C title for the first time earlier this year was also in attendance for the session: "In the pursuit of increasing player and coach development, the roll out of the AOE has provided a perfect platform for the learning and teaching of all the various elements", he concluded.