The North Bay Spartans Basketball club is pleased to announce its programming for the 2017-18 season and introduce a new board of directors to the community.
The club, founded by recently resigned president Larry Tougas in 2011, has experienced big growth in the last two years, adding a youth 3vs3 house league, as well as rep teams at the U10, U12 and U14 age classes. These additions complimented the boys and girls U15 and U19 rep programs that have run over the past decade. “It’s a good time for some of us who have been building the Spartans to pass the torch” says outgoing president Tougas. “Basketball is growing in the community and we have a new executive who are ready to grow our developmental and rep programs. It’s exciting to see it flourish.” New additions to the club’s board of directors include president Michael Mitchell as well as Dave Plumstead, Michelle Travers and Mich Gagne.
Mitchell is pleased with the club’s growth and recent success, pointing to factors like affordability, reasonable travel schedules and great coaching as big draws for the rep programs. “There is still room to add rep teams on both the girls and boys side,” says the new club president. “We are ready to meet the growing demand for youth basketball in the community.”
Another success story is the addition and growth of the fall 3vs3 house league for boys and girls born between 2004 and 2009. The league teaches fundamental basketball skills in a fun and inclusive environment. Sean Madigan, coordinator for the 10 week program that begins September 13th explains, “The 1.5 hour sessions are a hybrid of practices, games and tournaments. We teach fundamentals but also put the kids into playing situations where they can apply what they’ve learned. 3vs3 is a great format where you can have flexible team groupings each week and everyone gets to touch the ball.”
To register or learn more about the 2017-2018 North Bay Spartans 3vs3 youth house league or rep teams please visit http://northbayspartans.azurewebsites.net.
Spartans 3×3 Basketball House League
|Age Class||Location||1st Session||Time|
|2004-005||Chippewa||Wed. Sept 13th||8pm-9:30pm|