Austin College Youth Basketball Clinic benefits Toys for Tots

Roo BoundThe Austin College women’s basketball program will host its sixth annual Free Basketball Clinic for boys and girls, grades 2 through 8, on Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the College’s Robert Mason Complex.

The basketball fundamentals and skills clinic benefits Toys for Tots, and participants are encouraged to bring a small, unwrapped, holiday toy to be donated locally.

Participants will learn from the women’s college team and coaching staff. “We’ll teach the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and team work,” head women’s coach Michelle Filander said.

Pre-registration is not required, but will help with planning. To learn more or register, email the Austin College women’s basketball office at Parents may register their children the day of the event and are invited to observe the clinic.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Water fountains are available but children are welcome to bring water bottles. If children bring their own basketball (optional), it should be labeled with a first and last name.