Women’s Basketball Holds Free Youth Clinic

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This post originally appeared on wheelockwildcats.com.

On December 5th, the Wheelock College women's basketball team ran a free clinic for the local 7th grade girls' basketball team from Walpole.

On December 5th, the Wheelock College women’s basketball team ran a free clinic for the local 7th grade girls’ basketball team from Walpole. Head Coach Missy Traversi described the experience, “We were so excited to have the Walpole 7th Grade basketball team on campus. We put on a 90-minute clinic focusing on skill development and fast break transition basketball. This was a terrific service opportunity for our young women to give back.”

In the middle of a busy season where the Wildcats currently stand at 5-2 and carry a three-game winning-streak into their break, the team worked to support Wheelock’s mission of improving the lives of children and families.

Walpole’s Head Coach Dave Minsk talked a bit about how the clinic came to be and what his players were able to take from it. “My daughter has played for Missy for over four years. I have assisted her in the past and have the utmost respect for her. We coordinated this joint session about four weeks ago as we both recognized the benefits to each other’s team.” He continued to say that, “Missy organized various fast break, ball handling and shooting drills. She had her players demonstrate the drill and then would integrate my players. The Wheelock players did an excellent job acting as mentors to the 7th graders.”

Coach Traversi said that she was very happy with the clinic and is looking forward to providing similar opportunities for local youth teams down the road. “They brought great energy and enthusiasm into the gym. We look forward to doing it again on January 13th when we host a second youth clinic for the Westwood 8th grade travel team.”