Starting on Monday, December 28 through Wednesday, December 30, two former Harlem Globetrotters, Larry “Gator” Rivers and Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown will conduct a basketball clinic in fundamentals of fun for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
“We just want to teach the kids the love of the game, the skills, and how to enjoy themselves,” says Gator Rivers, a native Savannahian and former Harlem Globetrotter. “My desire is to use my life experiences to help kids make good decisions and have a great future.”
The clinic is the brainchild of Rivers, who has had success with similar clinics in other areas. He is probably best known for his Gator Ball Academy, where Rivers can teach any kid to play. “It’s not just about skill. Lots of kids are born with it. But I believe that anyone can develop it if they have the right coach. It’s all about finding out who you are and how much potential you really have,” says Rivers.
Rivers, who is relocating to his hometown of Savannah, is hoping that this clinic will lead to the establishment of a regular league. Using the West Broad Street YMCA as his home base, Rivers wants to see basketball leagues for grade school age kids from across Savannah.
The clinic is open to all children in grade school from kindergarten to fifth grade. There will be teams for boys and for girls. All who participate in the clinic may also participate in the grade school league starting at the West Broad Street YMCA in January.
The clinic will run on Monday, December 28, Tuesday, December 29, and Wednesday, December 30 from 9 am to 12 noon. Registrations are on a first come-first served basis.
There are limited slots available in each age group. The West Broad Street YMCA is located at 1110 May Street in Savannah.
To register or for more information please contact Peter Doliber at 912 233-1951.