We here at Island Garden, Lightning and FE Hoops are renewing our commitment to developing the basketball skills of our young female athletes.

1- Our first program will be held at Chabad in Port Washington beginning October 3 and continuing for six consecutive Sundays. There will be two sessions each Sunday:
2nd and 3rd Graders – from 12 PM to 1 PM
4th and 5th Graders – from 1 PM to 2 PM.
This program will be under the direction of Christi Abate who is a former college player at Binghamton University. She went on coach for 16 years, the last 13 of which was at Iona College. Since leaving college coaching to raise her own children, Christi has run several clinics and camps as well as acting in an administrative capacity for Lightning Basketball where she specializes in placing our girls in college programs.

This program will focus on developing fundamental skills in such areas as shooting, ball handling and footwork. Special arrangements will be made for the 2nd and 3rd Graders in that the baskets will be dropped to 81/2 feet and the Junior size ball will be used. This is done so that the young athlete does not over compensate and develop poor habits in trying to reach the basket.

Enrollment will be limited to 16 athletes in each session.

Chabad is located at 80 Shore road in Port Washington.

The fee for the six week course is $225.00. This fee will include the six weeks of training, insurance and a reversible workout top.

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For further information, contact Bruce Eiber at 917-225-7576.

Lightning Basketball will also be introducing a training program for middle school girls under the direction of Coach Christi Abate. The goal here is to hold workouts for motivated players that will enhance their skills which will assist them in standing out (or making) on their school and AAU teams. This is a great opportunity for the young female athlete to develop under the watchful eye of a highly experienced former college coach.

This program will begin on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 PM at Island Garden. These 70 minute training sessions will run for 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Girls in the 6th through 9th Grades are invited to participate. Enrollment will be limited to the first 15 to register.

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