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Basketball at the Y provides children an opportunity to get active and play. Players have fun while developing an appreciation for basketball and physical activity. Participants will develop their skills while learning sportsmanship, teamwork, and character values.
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About YMCA Youth Sports
YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well as being their kid’s number one fan.
St. Michaels Family YMCA
Middle & High School Girls Basketball Skills Clinic
SATURDAY, 06/30/2018; 9am-5pm; SMMHS Gymnasium
$50 Members/$75 Program Participants (register at YMCA)
Sign-in Begins at 8:30am
Bring Lunch and Water Bottle; Tournament Play Begins at 4 pm (parents welcome!)
This clinic will teach and reinforce basic techniques of ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense to help each girl be-come a better player. Our talented and experienced coaches will stress the fundamentals and will instruct with simplicity and clarity. High repetition of these fundamentals will improve mental and physical recall, leading to increased confidence in player ability. Our guest coaches have over 25 years experience between them. Coach Falcone and Coach O’Connor’s bios are below:
Coach Roe Falcone
Roe graduated from Dickinson College, with a degree in Psychology. At Dickinson Roe excelled athletically in both Basketball and Softball, where she was elected all conference several years in both sports and still holds numerous records. Roe was the first ever two-time recipient of the McAn-drew’s Athlete of the Year Award. She scored over 1,000 points and left Dickinson as the All-time assist leader. In 2005 Roe was inducted in Dick-inson’s Hall of Fame. After her playing career was over, Roe stayed at Dickinson to coach basketball and then went on to Widener University to coach Basketball and Softball for 4 years. In 2010, she was inducted in the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame and is currently serving as a proud board member. Roe also serves as the Alumni Chair for the All-Star Labor Classic which combines basketball and charity.
Coach Melanie O’Connor
Melanie graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University, with a degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies and a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. At Virginia Wesleyan, Melanie excelled in three sports; soccer, basketball and softball, for 3 years before a career-ending shoulder injury. Following her love of basketball, Melanie became a coach for the women’s basketball program at Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School in Newark, Delaware, where she is entering her 10th year. During that time span, the Lady Silver Eagles have amassed a 142-41 record, earning numerous post-season tournament births and winning the Flight B championship 9 times.
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