News and Announcements
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!
REGISTRATION FORM ATTACHED
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Coach Corky and Coach Bird's Summer Skills Camp
Spots are filling up quick for coach Corky and Coach Bird’s summer skills camp. get in and register at The WISH to save your spot.
The annual AGM will be held on June 4th at 7:30pm at the WISH CENTRE.
The following positions are up for elections:
We are always looking to add to the Board of Directors too.
Midget Boys-Meeting to discuss team
Attention to Boys from 2004-Midget age group
A meeting is planned for Monday March 4th @ 6:30 pm at the WISH CENTRE to discuss the Midget Boys Wildcat team.
JR Wildcats Winter Session
Do you know a boy or girl who is in Grade 2-4 who would be interested in learning how to play the game of basketball? The winter session of Jr. NBA begins February 19th! Register now as spaces are filling quickly!
For Ages 7 -9 Grade (2,3,4 )ONLY 30 Spots
Winter Session Starts February 19th, 2019
The Wildcats will be conducting the Fall session of the Jr. Wildcat program starting February 19th, 2019 . Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm for 10 sessions. The class size is limited to 30 participants (boys and girls), ages 7 – 9 year old.(grade 2,3,4)
Starting in 2015, the Chatham-Kent Wildcat organization created a new program for children aged 7 – 9. The Jr. Wildcat program carries on where the Jr. NBA left off. This new program allows children to continue to play basketball as well as help to build skills to prepare children for travel basketball if they wish to do so.
The program has been created by Youth Sports Specialists and local basketball enthusiasts, and is compliant with Canadian Sport 4 Life as well is aligned with Canada Basketball’s Developmental Pathway.
The Jr. Wildcat program is for girls and boys ages of 7 to 9 who are keen on learning the essential basketball skills using a learner-focused curriculum and covers all 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.
Question and Answers:
Q.- How long is the program?
A. = It is a 10 week program, consisting of approximately 1 hour sessions.
Q. – How much is the cost?
A. = $100.00 (2019 season)
Q. – What do we get for our $100.00?
A. = 10 hours of instruction. The children will receive a Wildcat t-shirt..
Q. - How many children are in a session?
A. = The program has a maximum of 30 participants per session to allow maximum instructor time per child. Girls and boys sessions run separately and simultaneously in the large gym.
Q. - Where will the program run?
A. = The program will run out of the WISH Centre at 177 King St. east, Chatham.
Q. - When does the program start?
A. = February 19th, 2019 (Feb 19th, 26th March 5th, 19th, 26th April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)
Q. - How do I register?
A. = Contact the Wildcats at the email: firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Please include participants name and grade.