- Free Youth Basketball Camp, ages 8-13 years old
- Boys and Girls
- Outdoor Courts
- July 11,18 and 25
- Limited to 60 children per clinic to ensure safety and social distancing
- Instruction provided by HS coaches from Palm Beach County
- This is an opportunity for local youth to receive free instruction from knowledgeable HS coaches
- All parents of participants will be required to sign a liability and covid waiver in order to participate.
- Clinics will adhere to social distancing and sports safety protocols provided by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation.
- Each participating child will receive their own Basketball to use at the clinic and keep sponsored by Lytal, Reiter, Smith Ivey and Fronrath
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission (PBCSC) and the Holiday Basketball Classic (HBC) Committee will host a series of three free youth basketball clinics in July. The events will take place at outdoor courts in Boynton Beach (July 11, 9 – 11 a.m.), West Palm Beach (July 18, 9 – 11 a.m.), and Belle Glade (July 25, 5 – 7 p.m.) and will adhere to social distancing and sports safety protocols provided by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation.
With the cancellation and postponement of many summer sports programs, the PBCSC partnered with the HBC Committee to create a safe and fun environment to help local youth stay active this summer. The camps are open to boys and girls ages eight to 13 and will feature instruction from local high school coaches.
To ensure proper social distancing, each participant will be given their own basketball for use during the clinic and will be able to take it home. Basketballs will be generously provided by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Masks will be required for all staff, hand sanitizer will be provided, temperature checks will be required for all participants, and spectators will not be permitted on the courts. During the clinics only nine players and one coach per basket will be permitted. The clinic will consist only of individual drills and no equipment will be shared.
While the clinics are free, each site’s attendance will be capped at 75 participants. All parents of participants will be required to sign a liability and COVID-19 waiver.
“It is important that our children have opportunities during these stressful times to play sports in a safe and meaningful way. These clinics will adhere to social distancing best practices and will be available to children in all regions of Palm Beach County including events in North County, South County, and the Belle Glade area,” said George Linley, Executive Director of the PBCSC.
The three host sites for the clinic series highlight the wide-ranging, versatile venues in Palm Beach County. Lake Lytal Park is a sprawling 70-acre facility home to numerous basketball courts, racquetball courts, multi-purpose fields, and an aquatic center. Boynton Beach’s Caloosa Park contains racquet courts, softball fields, multipurpose fields, and many walking paths. At Glades Pioneer Park, visitors will find basketball courts, a baseball diamond, softball fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a playground, and a state-of-the-art football field.
The HBC Committee oversees Palm Beach County’s finest winter basketball tournament, the Holiday Basketball Classic. The HBC is a national high school basketball tournament that features 32 teams (16 boy’s teams and 16 girl’s teams) competing in a single elimination game format. The tournament takes place in late December each year and utilizes up to four local venues at a time.