A Promising Season for Basketball

A Promising Season for Basketball

20 September 2017

Athletics and sports were one of the main motivations behind the creation of Sun Youth and are still an essential part of the organization. Every summer, during our Summer Basketball Camp, beginners have the chance to learn the basics of basketball while those with more experience can perfect their game for the tryouts.

This year, boys and girls aged 8 to 12 years old had a very busy summer with numerous friendly basketball games and various types of physical training aimed at improving their skills, their strength and their stamina, all under the supervision of volunteer coaches. Furthermore, the basketball camp hosted special guests with expertise as both players and coaches. This summer, young athletes were very happy to be coached by sports trainer Kim Chapdelaine, as well as former Sun Youth Hornets players Lizanne Murphy and Eze Dike-Nwagbara. These coaches for a day offered youngsters motivational tips on how to improve their game, their attitude and their self-confidence to push their limits both on the court and in their everyday life. Basketball camp was also an excellent opportunity for regular Hornets players and potential players to improve their skills so they might join AAA teams in the coming season.

Moreover, Sun Youth once again held its basketball tryouts for athletes aged 8 to 17 years old wishing to join the big Hornets family. Conducted by basketball coordinator program Rodney Skerritt, these tryouts exceeded all expectations. Indeed, a record number of young athletes joined the "nest" on September 9th and 10th, showing the extent of their talent through various physical and sports tests. The selection was an arduous process for coaches who very much liked what they saw during the weekend. Teams are now formed, everyone getting ready for the 2017-2018 season which looks very promising.