Wednesday, December 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Rec Report: Junior basketball program builds foundation for life

By
From page A8 | November 27, 2012 |

By Brandon Hassid

The city of Davis junior basketball program has always been a fun and exciting atmosphere where young basketball players make new friends, learn basketball skills and build life skills, such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

I have been a part of the city of Davis junior basketball program since I was a 7-year-old who had just moved to Davis.

For the past five years, I have been a coach in the basketball league and camps, and have had the privilege of helping many young players grow and develop, some of whom had never touched a basketball before. From 7-year-old beginners, they become proficient, well-rounded players by the age of 12.

In addition to learning skills, players develop friendships and learn social skills. During the season, the teams become tightly knit. The coaches are able to get to know their players and make a personal investment in seeing the players’ progress over the course of a season.

One of the greatest feelings as a coach is watching a young team successfully execute a new play or skill that you have taught them and seeing the joy they experience because of it.

It’s easy to see that the players are having a great time, all the while learning these new skills. The sheer excitement of a team jumping up and down and celebrating after a win, or a young player pumping his fist in the air after he made a basket, permeates the gym, reaching the parents, coaches and other players. But most importantly, after every game, players always shake hands and congratulate each other.

The city of Davis junior basketball program creates a fun, positive environment where each player has the opportunity to be a part of a team, where every player is valued and where everybody plays. The goal is to promote good sportsmanship and to allow each player the chance to learn and have fun on the basketball court.

The combination of enthusiastic coaches, an emphasis on teamwork and an opportunity for children of all skill levels to learn and improve in basketball is what makes the city of Davis junior basketball program so special, and still so valuable after so many years.

Registration for the junior basketball program is open now. The season begins the week of Jan. 14 and runs for seven weeks. For more information and to register, visit http://community-services.cityofdavis.org.

— Brandon Hassid of the city of Davis Community Services Department has coached and officiated in the junior basketball program and has coordinated the summer basketball camp program and the fall PeeWee basketball program.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

 
Million Cat Challenge aims to rescue shelter felines

By Pat Bailey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Everest visit fulfills judge’s lifelong dream

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Supervisors remove Saylor from First 5 Yolo Commission

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

GPAS and test scores up for UCD’s newest undergrads

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A1

 
Fatal Capay crash leads to driver’s arrest

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Water officials fret over rain’s effects

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Bob Dunning: Not enough hours in the month

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

 
Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Beer and film tour boosts bike group’s coffers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Yolo Crisis Nursery in full swing

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Creative women share food, friendship

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Have coffee with the mayor on Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Stockings brighten holidays for special kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Evening tai chi classes start Jan. 6

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Overeaters get support at meetings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Fibro Friends will update their journals

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Input sought on county’s facility needs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Name Droppers: Law prof earns peace prize for nonfiction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Community menorah lighting set Wednesday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Latest immunization data shows little improvement locally

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A5

School board will vote on repairs, new portables

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A6

 
Study: National monument could boost local economy

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Parent/toddler art and music program offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Libraries will be closed around the holidays

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Cloudy — yet safe — tap water adds to negative health effects

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Round up at the registers for Patwin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Come Worship with Us

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
.

Forum

This ought to teach her love

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Many thanks to The Avid Reader

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Language failed me that night, but not now

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A8

 
Steve Sack cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

Grand jury function clarified

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
Defying Western academic norms

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Boycotters are our future profs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
.

Sports

UCD reveals a challenging softball schedule

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Tumey talks about state of Aggie athletics, where they’re headed

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis gets Rio Linda as Curry Invitational starts Thursday

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Former Aggie Descalso inks deal with Colorado

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

 
Westbrook, Durant lead Thunder past Kings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

Some vegetables just can’t be beet

By Julie Cross | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6