Exciting news! The Chatham Kent Wildcats will be running youth development programs for boys and girls in grades JK-8 starting September 9th. See the chart and description below for information.
Mini Wildcats JK-Grade 1
Through fun drills and instruction, we will introduce your child to the fundamentals of basketball, giving them emotional support and positive feedback. Chatham Wildcat’s goal is to promote cooperative play, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while helping to build gross motor skills. Our mini Wildcats program provides an entry-level basketball program for children in grades JK-1 through a fun, active and healthy learning environment. Mini Wildcats focuses on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, and co-ordination. The program includes age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games. It also introduces fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and playing defence.
Jr. Wildcats Grades 2-4
The Jr. Wildcat program is for girls and boys ages entering grades 2-4 who are keen on learning the essential basketball skills using a learner-focused curriculum and that covers all of the development of all FUN-damental Movement Skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching) and Basketball Skills (footwork, dribbling, passing, shooting) that are appropriate for the age level. The program focuses on maximum basketball touches to ensure every player gets a chance to handle the ball with exciting game-based drills to allow the players experience to be the most enjoyable it can be. Player development will be improved by structuring game-like practice situations. By using games, players learn skills and tactics utilized in the game of basketball.
Sr. Wildcats Grades 5-8
Our coaches are committed to foster a player’s individual development, and empower players to help them reach, and exceed their personal expectations. Wildcat coaches teach players the value of responsibility, respect, and the importance of teamwork while always instilling the love of the game. Each program begins with a clinic that introduces and teaches the basic basketball skills. Each player will learn various passing, dribbling, shooting techniques, defensive, footwork & conditioning. The Sr. Wildcat Development Programs will have weekly games where all players participate in a game of basketball. These games will help development their knowledge of the rules of the game as well as provide the opportunity to put the skills they are developing into action!