Kids Friday night hoops program back in Alberni

The seven-week Friday night Alberni hoops program for kids in Grades 4-8 starts on Friday, Sept. 30.

The Friday night kids basketball program is back for another run and a new format is expected to attract more players, league coordinator Laurie Hudson said.

The seven-week program for kids in Grades 4-8 starts on Friday, Sept. 30 and ends on Friday Nov. 18.

Previously, the program was for girls in Grades 4-8 but this year that’s changed.

A separate division for boys in Grades 6-8 has been added, with games taking place at AW Neill. Alberni District Secondary School boys coaches Nick Seredick and will be quarterbacking the new addition.

Seredick ran separate boys hoops initiative for the past two years before melding it with the Friday night program.

And a co-ed division for girls and boys in Grades 4-5 has also been added to the program offering and will be coordinated by high school junior boys coach Neelam Parmar.

Kids will learn basketball fundamentals like dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and team work.

Most if not all of the players on the high school senior and junior girls basketball teams came up through the Friday night league.

Registration deadline is on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The cost is $31 and includes a T-shirt and basketball.

Meanwhile, play has started in the fall Port Alberni Women’s Basketball league.

The four teams of eight players play every Wednesday night at the ADSS gym.

For registration information call Laurie at 250-724-1990.

reporter@alberrnivalleynews.com

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