Zigui has decided to join AB Contern for the upcoming season, where he can have an impact with his abilities to score, defend, rebound and block a lot of shots. We asked him about his journey so far:
After two years with Les Sangliers Wiltz and 2 years with Etzella Ettelbruck, where Jovana had an average of 24 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5 assists last season, she decided to take her talents to Sparta Bertrange.
During the Carnival school break we had a lot of team practices for our different age groups and we made individual practices as well.
On the weekend we organised the VIBBALL Camp especially for kids who didn't have the chance to go for a longer holiday during this period.
Last weekend Luxembourg hosted Romania for one of the FIBA Eurobasket 2025 Pre-qualifier games. The visitors won this exciting game with 70-73. Many spectators were present at the Coque and it created an amazing atmosphere in the gym.
We hope that our VIBBALL players and parents have enjoyed the game by attending or watching the live-stream we shared with them.
Last weekend four of our youth teams played their first official games. Everybody involved with VIBBALL Echternach was happy to start this journey. We are proud that Echternach is represented again in Luxembourgish Basketball.
Kincso, a 25 year old Romanian national team player, who won the Romanian Championship and Cup last season, chooses Luxembourg as the country to fulfill her future dreams. She will help VIBBALL Echternach to further develop their youth program.
Kincso is still in the prime of her basketball career and proved last season in the EuroCup and Romanian league how good player and shooter she is.
All of our players and coaches had a great week full with basketball and other activities, while enjoying the wonderful weather and surroundings of Youth Hostel Echternach.
More than 15 different nationalities were represented in this first VIBBALL camp with good fundamental practices, games, 3X3 Olympic competition and skills & shooting challenges. Off the court swimming, hiking, visiting Echternach’s city center and outdoor games made a perfect week complete.
Last weekend VIBBALL Echternach had another friendly game against Larochette, but this time with our U10 boys team. It was a great experience for our boys to play their first real basketball game, although some of them were extremely nervous.
This Sunday we had our first friendly game against Larochette after some months of practicing. All players were very excited to be able to play a real basketball game and to show what they learned during practices.
We are organizing an International Basketball Camp from Monday 19 July until Sunday 25 July 2021 at the Youth Hostel Echternach in Luxembourg for players between 9-15 years old.
Participants from different countries have already signed up. If you don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn together with many international players from experienced international coaches and pro players, join us now.
You will practice at your level and age group with many games, competition and other group activities. Be our guest, choose your package and receive your personal camp jersey and T-shirt. Make sure to register for one of our last available spots and for more information contact us via https://vibball.com/contact/
We promise you a great experience and memories for a lifetime.
We would like to introduce Sonka Anetta, our VIBBALL Nutritionist. She graduated in 2017 at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures with a Nutrition and Dietetics specialisation. She has played basketball under coach Ildiko Vass for BBALL6, a basketball club in Romania that Ildiko has founded. Together they won the first place at U18 Romanian National Championship, second place at U17 Romanian National Championship and two times first place in Division B with the BBALL6 team. She now lives and works in England and she is helping us to increase the healthy lifestyle of our players and coaches. Make sure to read this first article of her and use some of her tips and guidelines.
'Moni' has been the most well-known and well-recognized player in Romanian Basketball in the last 30 years. She has accomplished a lot as a professional basketball player since she has played in several European Championships with the Romanian Senior National team. She had 270 selections while also showing her high level in Romanian and other European club teams. Nowadays, she is working as a coach and she has started a basketball academy in Arad, Romania. We are extremely fortunate that she has become one of our VIBBALL ambassadors and joined our VIBBALL family.
All the children were glad to get back in action and start practicing again this week. Our fundamental practices are held in safe conditions and we follow all the necessary requirements and rules. There were a lot of happy faces at the end of practices, when our VIBBALL mascot Leopárd was introduced. The players received this panther mascot to bring a little VIBBALL feeling into their homes too. Let's go VIBBALL Panthers!
We wish you a Happy New Year. Our coaches are excited to start our practices again. We will keep you informed about the exact details of the training program as soon as possible.
Former Luxembourg basketball star Marco Rock(Rocky) was visiting Vass Ildikó Basketball Club in Echternach today. Rocky played basketball in different clubs in Luxembourg and against other countries with the National team. He has also been coaching for many years and now he is the Head Coach of the Special Olympic Basketball Team of Luxembourg. He came to visit VIBBALL Echternach to encourage the importance of good basketball practices for the youngest players.
VIBBALL Echternach has a new practice schedule to create better training opportunities for all the new children that are joining our club. Now the players in the 4 different age categories U12, U10, U8 and U6 have the opportunity to practice at least 2 times per week with players of the same age group. Check the practice times via this subpage of our website.
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The Federation of Luxembourgish Basketball (FLBB) and the clubs unanimously expressed their common will to continue youth practices to allow young players to practice and play the sport that they love. Together, they will develop safe practice conditions for the benefit of the youth. This is according to the press conference by our sports Minister on the 29th of October, during which the rules and restrictions for sports were explained in the context of the Covid-19-virus. All basketball games are postponed until at least the 1st of January 2021.
VIBBALL Echternach has recently started with their activities for young players to enjoy basketball. Our essences of proper youth development with the slogan 'Play to Learn and Learn to Play' is supported by many in Luxembourg and all around the world. Some of them support Vass Ildikó Basketball in a special way. We like to introduce you to one of our VIBBALL Ambassadors, who plays Euroleague with ACS Sepsi-Sic in Sepsiszentgyörgy, the original home town of Ildikó Vass.
Die Frau im blauen Poloshirt trägt einen durchsichtigen Mund-Nasen-Schutz aus Plastik. „Es ist wichtig, dass die Kinder das Gesicht sehen können“, erklärt Ildiko Vass. Die Kinder sehen vor allem das Lächeln der ehemaligen Profispielerin. Vass zeigt Übungen, motiviert und lobt. Sie lobt auch dann, wenn die Dribblings nicht auf Anhieb funktionieren, und bemerkt jeden noch so kleinen Fortschritt. Zwischendurch gibt es lustige Spiele ohne Ball.
VIBBALL Echternach got extra support from Great Britain with having Kevin Coleman over as a guest coach. This founder of Swifts Basketball Club has much experience in coaching on many levels around the world and played and coached on Division 1 level in GB ??. He also was involved with Britain’s iconic Crystal Palace basketball club as cadet player and owner and assisting the last year at Oklahoma City University.
After a good start with VIBBALL aready 18 children between 3 and 11 years got involved in the first 2 weeks of this season. Therefor VIBBALL Echternach offers 2 extra practices on September 19 and 26, 10.00-12.00 in the Youth Hostel of Echternach for children in the age categories 6-11 years old.
Will be held 18-24 July 2021 for boys and girls aged between 8-15 years coming from all around Europe. This camp will be hosted by VIBBALL and will take place in and around the Youth Hostel in Echternach, Luxembourg. We are glad to announce that after having a good start of Vass Ildikó Basketball practices held in Echternach for the youth aged between 4-10, we would also like to reveal the next activities of VIBBALL.
We are delighted to announce that top quality youth basketball development is coming to Echternach. VIBBALL - starts on the 1st September at 15:00 in the gym of the Youth Hostel in Echternach with the first practice. This unique basketball opportunity is headed up by former Romanian National team player and Luxembourg/Echternach resident Ildikó Vass.
Not because it is about basketball. Nor even it is a documentary about the career of the biggest athlete on the planet. The Last Dance is a lesson for your entire life and could be very easy the trigger that makes you a better version of yourself. The Last Dance inspires in every drop of time and gives you goosebumps like no other movie.
After playing professional basketball for 24 years, I decided to end my career after the Spring of 2020. During my career, I have experienced a lot starting from studying the game, to continuously improving and the hard work that it took me to develop myself. I had a great journey where I created unforgettable memories and sometimes went through some hardships. I experienced empathy, understanding from others, or even sometimes the opposite, there were some misunderstandings but mostly encouragements and recognition and help from others.
I'm conscious that all the results I have achieved throughout my career wouldn’t have been possible without my passion for the game, without the knowledge that I have received, without hard work and healthy lifestyle and most importantly without all the help from everybody along my journey.