Local YMCAs partner with TGK Athletics

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 7:30am

The Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA and Boothbay Region (BR) YMCA have partnered with TGK Athletics to enhance their program offerings this basketball season for youth in grades K-11.

TGK Athletics has a proven track record of success in skill development in athletes who have competed at all levels, whether it be learning the basics to playing in the professional ranks. TGK prides themselves on challenging student-athletes to not only strive to achieve their goals within their respective sport but also to maximize their potential in the classroom. As former and current athletes who have competed at the highest levels, their staff understands that athletes must not only be given the physical tools to compete but also the mental skills required to be successful. Through the direction of their highly motivated staff, student-athletes receive the guidance they need to be a positive influence in society and become the leaders of tomorrow. Through TGK’s program, athletes also learn how to compete, work with others for a common goal, respect others and, most importantly, have fun.

A youth skills clinic was held on Jan. 4 at the CLC YMCA and another will be held at the BR YMCA on Jan. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m.. The clinic includes skill development in footwork, two-ball handling, athletic position, breakdown moves, inside pivot shooting, and change of direction with ball in transition, to name a few. Register at the BR YMCA at 633-2855. Cost is $10 for Members and $12 for Nonmembers.

TGK Athletics will also offer two additional programs. NBA Junior Skills Challenge will be held on Jan. 18 at the CLC YMCA and on Jan. 25 at the BR YMCA from 6-7:30 p.m.. This free event includes Junior NBA T-shirt and participation certificate with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners earning a trip to NYC to compete in the Regionals. To register, call TGK Athletics at 207-370-1598.

The Scholarship Basketball Program will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the BR YMCA on Feb. 3 and the CLC YMCA on Feb. 17. TGK is offering college scholarships for attending training sessions. For every Skill Development Scholarship Grind Lap a youth attends, they receive 1,000 Tuition Rewards Points. 1,000 tuition rewards points equal $1,000 guaranteed off college tuition. The Skill Development Scholarship Grind Lap provides players with an opportunity to learn new techniques and receive numerous repetitions throughout each progression module. Players will be timed on several skill assessments throughout the three hours. Every skill taught in the Lab is an essential skill that all competitive basketball players need to have for success during game play. Registration fee is $67. FMI, contact TGK Athletics at 207-370-1598. To register for the scholarship program or for more information on TGK Athletics, visit www.tgkatheltics.com.

For more information, contact Joe Clark at jclark@clcymca or 563-9622.

For information about any of the Y's programs or events, visit clcymca.org.