Wednesday, 27 September marks the start of a series of skills and identification clinics for young basketballers across Grenada.
This has been organised by the Parliamentary Representative for the constituency of St Mark, Hon Clarice Modeste-Curwen and New York based lawyer, Dexter Cummings, Esq. The Clinics will be done in collaboration with the Grenada National Basketball Association (GNBA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Cummings, a native of Grenada, is a New York licensed attorney with over 25 years of health industry and legal experience. He has collaborated with Dwayne Mitchell to deliver the 4-day sessions from 27 September to 1 October.
According to Cummings, the purpose of these clinics is “to explore the establishment of an organic grassroots supported effort to create additional educational and empowerment opportunities [for] Grenada’s young people.” The clinics will also open up opportunity for youth basketballers to be scouted for sports scholarships.
Dwayne Mitchell will facilitate these clinics. He has over 40 years of basketball coaching and training experience and is the current Head Coach at Monsignor Raymond Scanlan High School in The Bronx, New York, USA. Mitchell also serves as the Director of Operations for the New York Gauchos Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball programme — one of the leading AAU Basketball programmes in the USA.
The basketball skills and identification clinics begin at 3:30 pm. The schedule follows:
- Wednesday 27 September: Victoria Hard Court, St Mark
- Thursday 28 September: Grenville Basketball Court, St Andrew
- Saturday 30 September: The Carenage Sports Complex, St George
- Sunday 1 October: Victoria Hard Court, St Mark.
Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Religious Affairs