Coach Evans Spring Night Time Hoops dates are below. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this program Coach Evans (Boys Varsity Coach @ NCHS) will be running basketball clinics this Spring for BOYS in grades 3rd-8th. The boys focus on a variety of skill building drills and of course play full court games. The clinics will be held at Saxe Middle School and will run from 6-8pm. This is a drop off program so parents do not need to stick around.
Thanks to all of you that got back to me with feedback on the skill session proposal below. The general consensus is that the Spring is difficult to find the time given competing interest in lacrosse, soccer, dance, etc. and that we would be better off offering the skill program in the Fall when most of us will be able to find a night a week to make this work. Opinions also favored the Fall as a great way to prep for the winter hoop season. That said, there is interest from some of you in making this happen this Spring. We need a minimum of 6 girls to do this, one night a week, regardless of grade (pure skills).
To sum up:
1) We will regroup to offer the skill sessions in the Fall of '15. Similar format as originally outlined.
2) If interested in skill sessions for this Spring, please email me back and let me know which night works best - Monday thru Thursday from 6-7pm is ideal for the staff. Ask you daughters playing in high school as well - open to all ages.
My girls like to play basketball....and other sports in the Spring. We have played AAU basketball for years and every year we ask ourselves; how can we emphasize better skill development without exhausting our weekends (and our kids) traveling to basketball tournaments around our lacrosse and soccer schedules? Hopefully we have an answer that resonates with enough of you to make the program outlined below a reality.
We need a minimum of 6 girls from each combined 5/6th and 7/8th grade program to make this happen. The dates and times for the program outlined below were set to try and compliment the lacrosse practice schedule but please let me know if you are interested yet conflicted as we may have some flexibility if we get enough players.
Please email me with indications of interest and feedback at
New Canaan Program
Bobby Spezzano of High Rise Basketball is excited to now be offering training for girls in New Canaan! Starting in 3/31, we will be offering 10 weekly 1-hour skill development sessions at St. Luke's School.
Since 2011, High Rise has been responsible for training hundreds of players ranging from 5 years old to college & professional players. We have worked with some of the top high school players in the state of Connecticut and we have also trained local travel and high school teams. Since 2013, we were hired to train each and every one of the Darien YMCA's travel teams (Boys & Girls 5-8th Grade). We separate ourselves by taking pride in breaking down skill development and focusing on details often overlooked by your average trainer or coach. We make understanding what to do, how to do it, and also when to do it easy for young players.
These training sessions will focus on developing the fundamental skill sets needed to play at a competitive level. In today's fast paced sport to sport world these kids live in, we often skip over valuable learning steps and get directly into playing the game. While we will use controlled scrimmaging to test new skills, we will focus more on drills to make these skills second nature to the girls. We will cover everything including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, moving without the ball, etc. Team concepts will also be covered. We teach through positive reinforcement, encouragement, and positive coaching. We are excited to bring the High Rise brand to New Canaan and we look forward to seeing you all in the gym!
From July 26-30, Coach Evans will be taking a delegation of NCBA and NCHS basketball players to the Pocono Mountains for a high-level, sleepaway basketball camp! The camp is for boys entering4th grade and up.
Run by The Hoop Group (http://hoopgroup.com/), The Pocono Skills Camps are among the best instructional camps in the United States. Coach Evans attended their camps as a player, and has worked their camps annually for over a decade. For the five days, the boys will stay together in a cabin, and will play basketball from morning until night. There's only ONE TELEVISION on the campus - it's a basketball heaven!
If your son is available and interested in going, SEND AN EMAIL TO COACH EVANS immediately (
). The camp's Director, Chris Zupko, will give us a group discount based on the number of kids that are coming. Once Coach Evans has an idea of the number of attendants, he'll send out another email about registration, etc.
Let's keep building New Canaan Hoops one year at a time!!!
NCHS Varsity Coach Mike Evans is hosting the annual Free Throws for Full Court Peace competition on April 18that NCHS from 4pm-8pm for boys and girls in grades 4-8.
Full Court Peace, a nonprofit organization founded by Coach Evans, uses basketball to unify diverse communities around the world, including here in Fairfield County, CT. Please see the flier titled Free Throws for Full Court Peace in our document menu on the left side of the NCBA home page for important information, and visit www.fullcourtpeace.org. All money raised will go to the refurbishment of outdoor basketball courts in Bridgeport, and to the tuition for basketball camps for local youth.