Carla Berube, Tufts University's Head Women's Coach and member of 1995 NCAA Division I national championship team at UConn, will be the featured speaker on the first night of the annual Marauder Basketball Youth Clinic that runs for four nights this year.
Held in the Wenner Field House in Belmont High School, the clinic – which includes T-shirts for all players – will include drills, stations, games, lectures, and contests. There will be no formal teams or records kept, just friends, basketball and fun.
The sessions, on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, will include instruction from a staff made up of Belmont High School basketball coaches, players, alums, former High School coaches and youth coaches.
The session run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for grades 3 to 4 and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for grades 5 to 8. The clinic will start early and run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 for Thanksgiving Eve.
Fees are $40 for the first child, $35 for the second and $30 for more.
The schedule this year includes special events:
- First Night speaker Berube on Oct. 24 while Salem State Head Coach Chris Harvey will also be speaking during another clinic date.
- THINK PINK NIGHT on Nov. 7 to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Food drive for the Belmont Food Pantry and a Rancatore Ice Cream Party on Nov. 14.
Registration is open and the number of children attending is climbing. There may be a cap to clinic enrollment, so register soon.
All proceeds go directly to the Marauder Basketball Association and help with our yearly goals of funding team scrimmages, supporting senior scholarships, and providing financial support to the basketball program.
Since its start, clinic proceeds have helped purchase practice jerseys, team video cameras, pre-game shooter shirts, and this year we donated a new scorers table to Belmont High School.