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Youth Basketball Clinics Continue At RHS Gym
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RHS Youth Basketball Clinic training continues in the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium last Saturday morning, where sessions were divided up by age group. Here, young players work on dribbling the ball through an obstacle course of sorts. Next Saturday begins four weeks of competition for the clinic participants. Ric McGinnis/The News

Riverbank area first graders through eighth graders continued to work on their skills at the RHS Youth Basketball Clinic this past Saturday in the main gym on campus. Next week, Saturday, Jan. 18 starts the competition, putting those newly learned skills into action.

The classes were divided up by age group, with both varsity and JV Bruin and Lady Bruin players serving as instructors on the eight or so drill spots, stationed around the floor. The young players worked on shooting, passing, dribbling and controlling the ball.

Starting this coming Saturday, still divided up by age group, the young players will begin competitive games.

The timing of the age group’s games remains the same as past weekends.

First and second graders play from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., and third and fourth graders are on the court from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Both fifth and sixth graders and the seventh and eighth grade groups 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 Bruins Booster organization, for those on hand to watch and cheer on the young hoopsters.

With the instruction portion of the clinics finished this past weekend, officials point out that sign-ups are no longer being taken. The competition portion of the clinics will run over the next four Saturdays, Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 1 and 8.