Kids Learn from Basketball Stars at Wellness Center


Boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 learned from college standouts and professional athletes in a daylong basketball clinic at The College of New Rochelle's Wellness Center on Saturday, July 13.

The Klinic, as it is known, combines drills, conditioning workouts, and group and individual instruction to develop players' basketball skills. The sessions are led by The College of New Rochelle's head basketball coach, Kashif Hameed, who was a standout player for Iona, leading the team to the MAAC Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 1998.

Hameed was joined by fellow college basketball stars, many of whom have played professionally overseas. Alex Montgomery of the WNBA's New York Liberty was also on hand for the clinic.

The clinic began at 8 a.m. with stretching and warm-ups, followed by participants rotating through various "skill stations," where they received instruction. After lunch, they listened to speakers and coaches.

The second half of the day included competitive full-court games, which included a play-by-play announcer. The KliNiC All-Star Games then featured live music,  and slam dunk and three point competitions.

Afterwards, all players had the option of taking part in a free swim at the Wellness Center's pool, supervised by certified lifeguards.