Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 K - 2 Weston Youth Basketball season. We are thrilled to get the kids back in the gym. Leading the way for our K - 2 program will be Alex Giangregorio. Coach Alex possesses a wealth of basketball coaching experience. He played his high school ball at Holliston High School. He is a Coastal Carolina University Graduate, with a degree in Sports Management. He interned at Manzer Basketball Academy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina before moving back to Boston. Since his return, he has been coaching in the MIAA for 7 years, at Boston Latin School, Framingham High, Walpole High, and currently coaches for the Middlesex Magic. Along with coaching multiple teams, Alex runs a training program year-round and has years of experience at the elite AAU Level.
Reversible jersey’s will be distributed at our first session on 12/3. Be aware - kids have been known to sleep in their uniforms during the season after they get them!
Below are the dates and times for the winter season.
Location – Woodland School
Dates - 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 2/11 (last weekennd)
*** No Saturday morning clinic on 12/24 and 12/30 ***
Location - Country school
Dates - 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4
1st Grade Boys: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Kindergarten Boys & Girls Group A: 9:00 - 10:00 am
2nd Grade Boys: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Kindergarten Boys Group B: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st & 2nd Grade Girls: 12:00 – 1:00pm
The general teaching is:
Kindergarten - Introduction to basketball, demonstration and teaching of dribbling and passing. Fun games designed to learn skills. Non competitive mini-scrimmages learning how to pass to one another and position on the court. Warm up and running relays - 5-10 minutes, 35 minutes of instructions with frequent water breaks and 5-10 minutes of verbal and non-verbal demonstrations.
1st Grade - The skills and drills are emphasized and taught further from Kindergarten. Teams are made and scrimmages are part of every Saturday in January until the end of the season. The scrimmages include instruction from the coaches on an ongoing basis to help the kids learn while playing.
2nd Grade - after 2 weeks of skills and drills, there are teams made for January and scrimmages are played. The kids enjoy this format and learn to play with other teammates. While the score is kept verbally there are no standings or records kept. The goal is to prepare the kids for 3rd grade, where they will play in a league format.