The Brookline Memorial Recreation Center
Instructional Basketball Clinic
Spring 2005

The participants pose for a group
 photo after getting their new shirts!

In the spring of 2005, the Brookline Recreation Center offered an it's first Instructional Basketball Clinic for children ages 6 through 12. The program was organized by Director Michelle Underwood and instructor Sean Stein, who led the drills together with Rec Leader Dale Key and a host of other helpers. The program helped over 40 youngsters learn the fundamentals of youth basketball.

The clinic ran from early-May through mid-June, with each session focusing on a different aspect of the game, like moving without the ball, dribbling, passing and shooting. The last two sessions were spent simulating real games, and the kids showed that they had developed a new skill or two. The final evening was an awards banquet, with parents and friends bringing covered dishes and Chief Chef Dale Key serving burgers and hot dogs hot off the grill.

All-in-all, the 2005 Instructional Program was a fine success, and we hope to continue the tradition next year, preparing our neighborhood hopefuls for the move up to the 11-Under Summer Basketball League, or maybe to try out for their school basketball team.

Nothin' But Net

Below are some photos from the Clinic

Instructor Les 'Fuji' Funteio looks on as a lady takes a shot

Instructor Sean Stein helps a girl with her shooting form

Martino Stein, Tommy Lesko and Marc Williamson are having fun

Learning to Shoot a Basketball. It's hard when you are so small

The girls are having fun learning to play as a team

It's time for a drink, then back to the gym

Friends, participants and parents
 enjoy the banquet, patiently awaiting Chief Chef Dale's tasty burgers and
 hot dogs!

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