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Updated practice schedule
Practices begin on Tuesday, November 1st. This schedule supercedes what...
Fall basketball clinics to sharpen your skills
To the NCBA Community,   Please find below information...
Updated practice schedule

Practices begin on Tuesday, November 1st.

This schedule supercedes what you received when you were welcomed onto your team.

by posted 10/24/2016
Fall basketball clinics to sharpen your skills

To the NCBA Community,


Please find below information on two fall basketball programs offered for boys and girls in New Canaan by friends of our program. 


The first clinic, held on Tuesday nights at New Canaan High School throughout the fall, is being run by Danny Melzer, New Canaan's new boys varsity basketball coach along with his staff.  This is a great way to spend time with Coach Melzer and his staff while working on basketball skills.  Coach Melzer's first session is on Tuesday, September 20th. 


The second program, held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays, is run by NCBA Coach and High Rise AAU founder/coach Bobby Spezzano.  Coach Spezzano's clinics focus on different skills on separate nights (point guards, shooting, etc.) and are being held at the Stamford Athletic Club.  Coach Spezzano's first session starts this Saturday, September 10th.


We encourage all basketball players in New Canaan to work on their games in the offseason and hope that our players will take advantage of one or both of these opportunities depending on your schedules.  Please contact Coach Melzer or Coach Spezzano with any program specific questions.


Coach Melzer's Clinics

Hello New Canaan Basketball Families,


My name is Danny Melzer and I am the new varsity boys basketball coach at New Canaan High School. I arrive here after coaching eleven years at Stamford High, including the last four as head coach. I am extremely excited to join New Canaan High School not only as the boys basketball coach, but as a physical education and health teacher as well. My first week at school has been great.


With basketball season approaching, I am offering a clinic for boys and girls in grades 5-8. These clinics will be held in the high school main gym on Tuesday nights. The fifth and sixth grade clinics will be from 5:00-6:30 and the seventh and eighth grade clinics will run from 6:30-8:00. The cost for the clinic will be a one-time fee of $300 for ten sessions. Your children are welcome to come for some, part, or all of as many clinics as they can. Late arrivals from other sports practices are welcome as well. Registration will be handled through the NCHS Booster Club on ncrams.com.  The clinics will begin September 20 and end November 22.  


The clinics will be a great opportunity for me and the rest of my coaching staff to meet, get to know, and work with your children. At the clinics, we will focus on working on fundamentals, teaching skills that will help them become better basketball players, and incorporate some fun drills that will ensure the kids are enjoying basketball and getting better conditioned in preparation for their upcoming basketball tryouts.


My staff and I are passionate about kids, basketball and the lessons basketball teaches our youth, and we look forward to sharing this passion with your children and the New Canaan Community.  In conjunction with the New Canaan Basketball Association, the New Canaan YMCA, and NCHS, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the New Canaan youth basketball program and hope to bring success back to our high school program.


I look forward to meeting and working with your sons and daughters.



Danny Melzer


High Rise Clinics

Location:  High Rise Training Headquarters (75 3rd Street, Stamford CT) inside the Stamford Athletic Club

Programs offered weekly for boys and girls grades K-12

Programs Start Saturday September 10th until Thursday November 17th

Register at www.HighRiseBasketball.com

Contact with any questions.


Shooting & Ball Handling Academy (Grades 4-12)

Mondays between 6PM-9PM


Boys Pre-Season Prep (Grades 5-8)

Wednesdays 6:30PM - 8:00PM


PG Skills Academy (Co-Ed Grades 4-12)

Thursdays between 6:30PM - 8:30PM


Drill & Play (Boys Grades K-4th)

Saturdays 9:30AM - 10:30AM


Girls Pre-Season Prep (Grades 6-12)

Saturdays 11AM - 12:15PM


High School Boys Pre-Season Prep (Grades 9-12)

Saturdays 12:15PM - 1:30PM

by posted 09/09/2016
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