Youth Co-Ed Clinic
Clinic runs consecutively on Sundays from 10AM to 2PM @ The Lenfest Center, 3890 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
The SBNP Youth Co-Ed Basketball Skills Training & Development Clinic teaches the fundamentals of the basketball sport to youth ages 8 – 17 and incorporates its core objectives to help reduce gun related violence in Philadelphia, PA. The design of the program is to implement strict educational and life skills to help ensure that the player focuses on success in a self-sustaining career. The coaches and staff will serve as role models to the players, providing a positive influence that promotes education as part of achieving success while adamantly advocating non-violence. By incorporating a mentorship program, players will be surrounded by positive and influential adults who propose opportunities that discourage crime and assist with the accomplishment of producing productive members of society.
There are a total of (5) skills development clinics held each year with each clinic running for a duration of six consecutive weeks on Sundays from 10am to Noon at The Lenfest Center (3890 North 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19140). Classes are structured by age and skill level, which is determined by an initial skill assessment upon registering for the program. Each class consists of lecture instruction by a volunteer guest speaker on topics dealing with physical fitness, nutrition, life skills, and the importance of education.
Skills Focus: Guards | Forward & Centers
Ball Handling | Court IQ | Shooting | Passing | Defense | Rebounding | Explosion Technique | Footwork/Balance | Fundamentals Post Moves
Classes are taught by properly screened volunteer instructors. An application and interview process has been designed to ensure that the staff is highly qualified and fully aware of the procedures and policies of the program. Each volunteer staff member will be required to complete a Criminal Background Clearance as well as a Child Abuse Clearance ensuring the eligibility and legal compliance for working around youth. The leadership team will review the potential incumbent’s character, and previous experience to ensure he or she is a match for the position.
The criteria for which candidates will be evaluated include:
- Experience in coaching a team and/or formal basketball training
- Leadership skills and abilities
- Passionate about providing mentorship to children or younger adults
- Flexibility with scheduling
- Educational level