Sky High Hoops - March 30th

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The clinic offered more than 75 boys and girls in attendance the opportunity to run through drills, and get pointers, from Tamera Young and the Sky coaching staff. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 13 started off the clinic with the most important part of the game—defense. Head Coach Pokey Chatman and one of the Sky’s best defensive players, Tamera Young, led the group in mass work defensive slides and off-the-ball footwork. Attendees then had the opportunity to rotate through defensive breakdown drills to learn about closeouts, on-the-ball defense, box outs, and help side positioning.

After defense, Sky Assistant Coach Christie Sides spoke with the group about the most fundamental skill in basketball—triple threat position. Sides and her team of clinicians helped the young athletes understand the importance of catching the ball in triple threat position. The group then broke into stations of dribbling, passing, and shooting drills to practice the different “triple threat” options.

The clinic concluded with 5-on-5 games and Hot Shot competitions. Winners from each age group were awarded prizes. Tamera Young and the Sky coaching staff spent time following the clinic signing autographs and taking pictures with all attendees.

The Elgin clinic was the fourth Sky High Hoops Basketball Clinic hosted during this offseason. Sky High Hoops Basketball Clinics give young athletes of all ages, and skill-levels, the unique opportunity to run through drills led by Sky players and coaches. The Chicago Sky hope to inspire our fans to embrace active lifestyles and REDEFINE POSSIBLE.

To learn more about upcoming Sky High Hoops Basketball Clinics and how to register call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET.