Three hundred students have joined teams through the Knights Basketball Academy at Kenowa Hills Public Schools. The Knights Basketball Academy (KBA) was launched in 2016. This year, the KBA has reached 300 youth participants made up of 29 teams competing in kindergarten through 6th grade programs, including both boys and girls.
“We are so excited about the immediate growth of this program,” said youth sports director Ross Willick. “Our parent coaches have gone above and beyond to make this program fun and exciting for our young athletes. We are already seeing the interest in basketball and physical activity increase in our students. In addition, their dedication to hard work and their teammates is inspiring.”
The Knights Basketball Academy’s mission is to foster player development and physical, mental and emotional growth through appropriate skill development and competition all while focusing on the “FUNdamentals” of the game. Throughout the year the KBA holds skill nights, free throw contests, open gyms, and skills camps, in addition to the leagues by grade.
Several parent volunteers, varsity coaches and their players work together to assure youth athletes at Kenowa Hills have fun and engaging opportunities to play sports. Click here for more information on the Knights Basketball Academy.
Kenowa Hills second annual Youth Night at the varsity basketball game brought hundreds of Knights Basketball Academy players and their coaches together to celebrate the growth and excitement of this program.