By Anfinn Siwallace
This bulletin is to provide you with the vision and plans for the grade 8 and grade 9 Boys Elite Basketball Program in Barriere. This Elite Basketball Program is separate from School District #73 and will be initially headed by myself and when he is available Jonathan Brady.
The 2012 Boys Elite Basketball Program will involve grade 7’s going into grade 8 and grade 8’s going into grade 9; and it is our hope that the program will grow each year as the program grows.
The Boys Elite Basketball Program will provide a very structured basketball program that will make demands of all players involved in all areas of their lives. In order to play at a higher level, players must be exposed to positive coaching, positive learning environment, and embark on a personal commitment of continual improvement and self discipline in their mind, body and spirit.
The motto we have adopted for the Boys Elite Basketball Program is “Self Discipline Never Graduates.” It is my belief self discipline allows players to excel in basketball.
The ultimate goal of the boy’s Elite basketball Program is to have Barriere represented at the highest possible level on a continual basis.
We have 10 young basketball players committed to this year’s program!
Spring League Games are held at St. Ann’s Academy in Kamloops, every Monday night, 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Elite Basketball Program has a sponsor – Gabion Wall Systems, Shawn Fadear.
Also, we have a senior team registered in the Kamloops Spring Basketball. We have seven senior boys players committed to play this year. Unfortunately, two players were injured prior to the start of the spring basketball.
The senior boys also have a sponsor – Defiance Quality Contractors, Paul Morris and Jack Young.
The Senior Games are held at St. Ann’s Academy every Tuesday night at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.