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The basketball program began in October of 2017, so it is still in the development stage. We meet once a week at Alexandra School, on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm. 
        There are three regular coaches. Bill Haley, a former PE teacher at the former WHSS, high school basketball coach and a referee for 6 years; Jaffe Keeling, a former player on the team at WHSS and now a regular teacher at East Ridge, and Mark Cleminson, a PE instructor at the Meaford Tank Range. Some of the parents often participate by helping with skill development during our practices.
       We always start with a warm-up that includes some stretching, ball handling drills, some dribbling, and a little cardio work. We usually focus on a variety of skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling followed by a controlled scrimmage supervised by all 3 coaches.
      On any given night, we have 15-20 athletes who show up regularly ranging in age from 10-48, both male and female. The better skilled players are very inclusive and make an effort to help those who may be struggling with shooting or passing. The atmosphere is very positive and there is a wholesome interactive component among the players.
    There are other similar teams in the area, ie Thornbury, Collingwood, etc. who are interested in playing against us in a controlled scrimmage format and we hope to make that happen within the year. The name of our team is the Owen Sound Sure Shots.



Location:                                                                    Coaches:

Alexandra Community School, Owen Sound             Bill Haley (Head Coach)
                                                                                   Sandy Hornseth (Head Coach)
                                                                                   Jaffe Keeling
                                                                                   Maureen MacDonald
                                                                                   Mark Cleminson     

                                                                                                                                               Contact:                                                                owensound.basketball@specialolympicsontario.ca  

Fee:                                                                            Date/Time:
$55.00 for the season                                                October to May
                                                                                   Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm