Jamal Murray headlines clinic in Kitchener
On August 10, Jamal Murray of the NBA Denver Nuggets and former KW YBA and Viper player returned to Kitchener to headline a Youth Basketball Clinic sponsored by NBA Canada and their partner BMO at Conestoga College. Thirty-nine young Viper players were put through a variety of skill drills by members of NBA Canada’s Community Outreach coaches along with Jamal.
The KW YBA thanks NBA Canada for this great opportunity and Jamal Murray for coming back to his old stomping grounds where he learned the fundamentals that have taken him to the pinnacle of a basketball career.
KW Vipers tryouts begin a new season
Tryouts for the KW Vipers rep travelling teams have begun, and a new season has started. With hundreds of players showing up
at the various Division tryouts, it looks like there will be expansion occurring for the clubs as two or three more teams may be created to keep more boys and girls on the courts. It appears that there will be three teams of Major Atom Boys and three teams of Major Bantam Boys in addition to those from last season.
Tryouts for High School Boys and Girls team will begin in the last week of September and continue into the first week of October. Please check our website for dates and locations.
KW YBA House League looks ready to explode
The popularity of both the sport of basketball and the KW YBA House League is expanding faster than ever before. Even though the House League evaluations will not take place until October, already some divisions are full, and there are even players on a wait list hoping for a chance to play.
Players and parents are asked to check our website for the dates, times, and locations of the evaluation sessions. Once these are completed, then the coaches of each division will be able to created balanced teams, and then the season will start by the end of October.
Check our website, www.kwyba.com, for all upcoming events. If you are interested in volunteering at any level, please email us with your interest.
Submitted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Basketball Association