A quick update as we are working our way through a very busy Spring.
We just finished eight 2-hour practise sessions over the last four days with Canada’s Olympic Coaches, Allison and Mike McNeill. The sessions were outstanding and will help set the course and tone for our team moving forward. In addition to their extensive knowledge, Coaches Allison & Mike are excellent teachers and motivators. Between our on-court practise sessions, Bob, James and I had the opportunity to sit and chat hoops for 3 hours each day with the McNeills -- fantastic learning opportunity.
Out of the pan and into the fire – we are preparing to host the OUA All-Star Game this weekend in conjunction with the JUEL and JUEL-Prep Championships. Jenny Wright, Robyn Pearson and Myriam Fontaine will be featured in the All-Star game set for Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm in the Main Gym of the ARC. Admission is free. Last year the gym was packed for the game, creating a great atmosphere!
The JUEL Championships get underway on Friday (May 13) with games starting at 10am. The banquet will be held Friday evening, with Robyn Pearson as a Keynote Speaker, before games resume on Saturday at 9am. The Championship final is scheduled for Sunday at 2:30pm. JUEL charges $6 per day or a $10 weekend pass.
Our basketball camp season is set to get underway later this month with the Elite Training & Scrimmage Camp first out of the blocks on May 26th. The very popular camp registered full prior to hitting May, with our other camps following in a similar vain. In July we have two sessions of our Half Basketball/Half Volleyball Camps (girls & boys entering Grs. 2-5) and in August we have our Basketball Camp (Grs. 2-5) and Basketball Academy (Grs. 6-8). September 10 marks our Jr. Girls Team Camp. For details on all of our camps, please visit: http://rec.gogaelsgo.com/sports/2016/2/23/SummerCamp2016.aspx
Updates on some exciting developments with the Alumni Weekend (October 14-16) will come in the next Newsletter.
That’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of Spring!