Jr. Knicks Basketball Clinic Scores Big at Westport Weston Family YMCA

The New York Knicks organization hosted the Jr. Knicks Youth Basketball Clinic for our youngest basketball stars at the Westport Weston Family YMCA this past weekend in collaboration with the Westport PAL. Participants shared their hoop dreams and gained opportunities to run, dribble and shoot with some of the Jr. Knicks’ best.

The Knicks organization is committed to building programs of excellence that give back to the community, enhance the game of basketball and promote a positive and healthy youth basketball experience for young players through their Knicks in the Community outreach programs where Knicks players, coaches, alumni, dancers and staff actively play a role in giving back to the community.

Participants in grades K-8 were schooled on the fundamentals of basketball, running and transitioning drills, jumping and pivoting, ball handling while moving, shooting, while of course being instructed to have fun and let loose on the court for the love of the game!

A highlight of the day was the presence of basketball legend John Starks, who graciously interacted with attendees, signing autographs, and posing for snapshots, leaving lasting memories for fans. Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, a DJ kept spirits high with energizing beats throughout the festivities. As a token of remembrance, all participants received stylish commemorative t-shirts, marking their unforgettable journey into the heart of the game.

The goal of Knicks Youth Basketball programming is to grow and develop basketball participation & fundamentals, physical fitness, and promote healthy lifestyles & well-being for children in the tri-state area. As a Jr. Knicks affiliate, the Westport Weston Family YMCA will continue its partnership with the Knicks in hosting future basketball training clinics and programs to help further the Y’s mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Westport Weston Family YMCA has basketball programs for all ages and levels. We teach the basic skills and rules of the sport, while also focusing on the important values of sportsmanship, teamwork and more. Join a clinic and improve your skills, join a league to compete and unleash the basketball star inside you or shoot some hoops and enjoy a friendly game with others during open gym!

About Westport Weston Family YMCA: The Westport Weston Family YMCA is a non-profit organization that enriches the community by developing and nurturing youth, promoting healthy living for all and fostering social responsibility. Our core values drive everything we do. By holding ourselves accountable to build character around our core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility, we build wholeness and wellness in spirit, mind and body for all. Learn more at westporty.org

About Westport PAL: The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) is dedicated to providing positive experiences for the youth of Westport through sports and other activities. PAL aims to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership skills while fostering a sense of community among its members. Learn more at www.westportpal.org