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9th Annual PHS Women’s Basketball Skills Clinic

Posted by Len Gilbert on November 9, 2011

The 9th Annual PHS Women’s Basketball Skills Clinic is this Friday. Each year, the basketball team conducts its community youth bas­ketball clinic where the coaches, team, and a volunteer parent spend most of the day teaching the fundamentals of basketball to the lo­cal youth of Beach, Havens and Wildwood elementary and Piedmont Middle schools. 

When: November 11, 2011
Time: 9am – 1pm
Who: Ages 5-18
Cost: $50, including lunch

All clinic participants should bring a ball with their name on it and water. A pizza lunch will be provided.  Students will participate in drills to teach them shooting, ball handling, passing, defensive & offensive skills as well participate in scrimmages.

This annual youth clinic is in its ninth consecutive year and has been a mainstay in the fundraising efforts for the women’s basketball team.  The funds from the clinic go to support the Highlanders and helps with fund­ing uniforms, equipment and team travel to Kelseyville, Phoenix and games all around the Bay Area.  The girls really enjoy being around all these young participants and feed off the positive, endless energy.  “Our annual clinic helps kick off our season.  I think it’s also good for our team to work with the energetic kids and try to getthem to do what they trying to teach.  I always hope it lets them see what it’s like to try to ‘be a coach for a day”.  It’s pretty funny to see how tired they are after the clinic.”  Coach Gardere added with a chuckle.

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