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Annual Youth Basketball Clinics Begin At RHS
Young basketball players practice their ball dribbling skills during last Saturday’s fifth through eighth grade group’s session of the annual RHS Youth Basketball Clinic. It was the first of six sessions to be held in the High School’s main gym though Feb. 9. - photo by Ric MCGinnis - News Correspondent

A new year brings new projects, but last Saturday saw the beginning of the six week run of what has become an annual project, the Riverbank Youth Basketball Clinic.

Organized and staffed by the Riverbank High School basketball coaches and teams, both boys and girls, the clinic is also open to boys and girls in the community.

The clinic began last week, with practice sessions, mentored by the RHS players and coaches, where the participating youngsters worked on ball handling, passing, dribbling, and shooting. The clinic will continue this Saturday, Jan. 12 with scrimmage games scheduled for the four weeks after that, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 as well as Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

Sessions for basketball are divided up by age group, with first and second graders playing from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., and third and fourth graders from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Both fifth and sixth graders and seventh and eighth graders will work out from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is held at the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on the RHS campus.

The snack bar at the gym is open during the clinic, staffed by the Bruin Boosters organization, for parents and friends watching the clinics who are hungry or thirsty.

Youngsters in the fifth through eighth grade group practice in a basketball passing drill at Riverbank High School’s Ray Fauria Gymnasium on Saturday morning. It was toward the end of the first of six weeks of the annual Youth Basketball Clinic held by RHS basketball players and coaches. - photo by Ric MCGinnis - News Correspondent