He shoots, he scores! With the NBA season just a few weeks away and fall sports officially back in session, everyone is ready and eager to get back onto the paint. If you want to improve your basketball skills this autumn, you won’t miss the City of Trenton’s upcoming basketball clinics.

If you want to improve your game this fall, the City of Trenton has you covered with the fall 2023 basketball clinic. Open to all ages and skill levels, these events will allow you to get onto the court and be active with like-minded community members. In addition to free skills clinics, the City of Trenton will also offer open gyms for youth and adult players. The co-ed clinics are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday on the following dates: October 8th, 9th, 22nd, and 29th, and November 4th-11th. All skills clinics will be held at the West Ward Recreation Center, 351 Prospect St, Trenton, NJ 08618. Meanwhile, open gyms will be held at the West Ward Recreation Center and the Samuel Naples Recreation Center at 611 Chestnut Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611.

Skills clinics and open gyms are available at the following times:

    • Grades 4th-6th: 1:15 pm-2:30 pm
    • Grades 7th-12th: 2:45 pm-4:00 pm
  • OPEN GYMS (both locations)
    • Kids under 17: 1:00 pm-4 pm
    • Adults 18+:
      • Saturdays: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
      • Sundays: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

While all are invited to participate in these basketball clinics, the events will benefit youth looking to learn or perfect the game. Whether you’re just getting started or have been playing the game for years, there’s nothing better than perfecting your game alongside some friends and neighbors. If you have any questions or would like to sign up to get started, please get in touch with lsutton@trentonnj.org for additional details. More information regarding Trenton’s basketball leagues and other recreational opportunities can be found here: Basketball Leagues – Trenton.

So why should you be interested in basketball? In addition to being a culturally beloved pastime for decades, it turns out that this game can offer players some severe health and wellness benefits. Firstly, basketball is an essential means through which people experience community. This accessible and approachable sport empowers players from all skill levels and walks of life to come together and connect over a shared love of the game. Basketball offers tremendous physical benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, strengthened muscles, and balance and coordination. With social, mental, and physical benefits to boast, it’s no wonder basketball is so beloved in communities throughout the globe.

If you’re ready to perfect your game, these upcoming clinics and open gyms are the perfect place to start. An afternoon full of fun and fellowship awaits you, so don’t miss your chance to get off the couch and onto the court this fall!

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