Summer basketball league, skill academy to begin in June

Published 9:41 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Kids Kab has announced that its summer basketball league and summer skill academy will both be held at Franklin High School, with games beginning on Tuesday, June 6.

Teams participating in the league will play, at most, six games to include playoffs and the championship. Registration for the summer basketball league is $35 per player, and is open to boys and girls ages 6-17.

Four divisions will be formed within the league, a freshman division for ages 6-9, sophomore for ages 9-11, junior for ages 12-14 and senior for ages 15-17. The registration deadline is May 26. Teams will be coached by Hoops League coaches and volunteers with the Kids Kab organization.

The summer basketball skill academy will begin on June 24 and will run six consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The purpose of the academy is to teach basketball players a comprehensive basketball curriculum to emphasize the fundamentals of the game and to encourage work ethic and commitment to their basketball goals. The academy is open to girls and boys ages 5-15.

Each week, the academy students will learn from a pre-planned curriculum and will be assigned homework each week. Each day will be a combination of inspiration, motivation, education, exercise and skill development. Daily lunches and a T-shirt are included in the registration cost of $65.

“I’m really excited to bring the Summer League and Skill Academy to our kids who love the game of basketball,” said C.C. Cooper, executive director. “I am grateful that Franklin Public Schools has opened their doors to our programs. Many communities within Tidewater have hosted skill academies and summer leagues. I want our kids here in this community to have the same opportunities.”

Kids Kab is a nonprofit organization founded in January 2016 by Cooper to support, empower and cultivate youth by providing safe, inspirational and educational activities and transportation for school-age children. In addition to the Hoops and Cheer League, the organization has several other programs that impact the community to include its Mobile Mentors program.