Pre-Season Clinics: Starting after Labor Day and concluding once formal practices start in mid-Oct, we plan to have evening clinics on Mondays (K-1, 2-3 instructional), Thursdays (G4-6 intramural) and Fridays (B3-4, B5-6 intramurals). B7-9 will have pick-up games on Saturday mornings at Gold's Gym in Sept and Oct to get them back into basketball. Travel teams will be able to use St. Martin gym on the weekends in Sept and Oct to start practicing and hosting scrimmages. Once the rectory confirms which days the parish, school or religious ed aren't using the gym, I'll create a 6-week clinic schedule and you can email me if you'd like to participate. You must be registered to participate in all clinics, so please register early. Clinics will be limited to 50 kids. Clinics are free of charge. At two of the clinics, the Marist men's and Vassar men's teams will also participate as in pre-Covid years.
3-Point Contest: Nov 12, 2022
K of C Free Throw Contest: Jan 16, 2023
Coach’s Retreat: date and format TBD in Nov 2022, combination of guest speakers and a DVD teaching from ChristLife or TMIY (That Man Is You!) along with a nice dinner from Cosimo’s.
Hot Shot Contest Finals: Feb 12,2023 (top two from team contests in Jan advance)
Instructional Hot Shot Contest Finals: Mar 5, 2023 (top two from team contests in Feb advance)
Brooklyn Nets Event at the Barclays Center: includes two hours of court-time, high-5 lines, anthem buddies and the game, date TBD, typically in Nov
New York Knicks and college games at Madison Square Garden: dates TBD
UConn Men's and Women's games: dates TBD, women's game will be versus Villanova and Big East Player of the Year Maddy Siegrist, a St. Martin CYO graduate! For games at Storrs in Gampel Pavilion, I’ll also arrange a tour of the Champions Center earlier in the day.
13th Annual St. Martin CYO Basketball Tournament: This tournament wasn't played the last two years due to Covid. I'm working on dates with Marist, Vassar and the Culinary Institute of America. Stay tuned for more information once I know more. The 12th annual tournament two years ago had 84 travel teams from across the Archdiocese and 147 games. Tournament proceeds will benefit St. Martin de Porres parish, Hudson Valley Knights of Columbus food pantries, St. Martin CYO kids to attend Camp Veritas and other local charities.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: It's been 10 years since we last visited the Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. I’ll gauge interest as we get into the season.