FanPost

OT: My Basketball team in Azerbaijan

Hey everyone on BE, I need your help.

I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan, which is indeed, a country.  It's a secular muslim, post-soviet, pro-turkey, oil-producing nation situated between Russia and Iran, along the Caspian Sea (which is actually a lake).

How does this relate to any of you BE faithful who might be reading this?  Let me explain.  I work at a public school, teaching English and working with teachers to try to curb their soviet approach to teaching.  This year, I'm going to start a couple after school basketball teams, one for boys and one for girls. 

Basketball is completely unknown here.  People here don't know Michael Jordan, which I thought would be a given.  They haven't heard of NBA teams, and have no access to watch games from any league in the world.

For this project to work, I think I need to get kids interested in basketball by showing them how to play, as well show them how amazing basketball is when it is done by the worlds best.

Here is my solicitation:  I need basketball games for these kids to watch.  Does anyone have any DVDs of games over the past few years?  I'm thinking of games that are TIVOd and burned on to a DVD.  Really, anything basketball on DVD would help.  If this happens, I'll get the kids together after practice and we can sit and watch a game, while I point out the finer points of what i consider to be, the beautiful game.

I know this is a long shot, but I've continuously been impressed the BE community, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I can be reached at northwestjeff [at] gmail [dot] com.  My blog can also be found here.

Thanks for giving this a look.

Jeff Bailey

TEFL PCV Azerbaijan

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker