Nash program calls for coaches

New qualified coaches are urgently required as the Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) program expands its Vernon program.

New qualified coaches are urgently required as the Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) program expands its Vernon program to include kindergarten to Grade 8 students.

This year’s program begins Friday, Sept. 14 and runs for 10 weeks.

“Our K/1 group in particular needs coaches with special qualifications for helping very young children in an athletic environment,” said SNYB director Johnal Lee.

If you have interest in coaching, e-mail stevenashbasketall@gmail.com or call Lee at 250-558-8944.

“This basketball organization is a part of Basketball B.C. and is dedicated to training the youth of Vernon on how to play basketball the right way,” added Lee. “Basketball skills are developed through drills and games that are led by experienced coaches.”

SNYB in Vernon boasts some of the finest coaches in the province. Its administration has recently added Warren Cullum, the former president of SNYB in Vanderhoof.

“Warren’s experience and expertise in organization and coaching allows this program to continue to grow. Last year more than 160 kids took part and it is expected that they will register more than 200 this fall.

“The local schools have continued to support this program by making school gyms available on Friday nights. The teachers and coaches of the local schools have continued to give their time and energy to help make the program a great success. Parent volunteers have also been a vital part of the team.”

Cost is $100 which includes a jersey and ball. You can register online at www.snyb.ca/vernon.