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Eastchester Public Schools Volunteers Needed For Basketball Lessons

Eastchester's SEPTA will be holding an after school basketball club and needs volunteers to help coach the students.
Eastchester's SEPTA will be holding an after school basketball club and needs volunteers to help coach the students. Photo Credit: File

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Eastchester's SEPTA/Backyard Sports is returning with an after-school basketball club for special needs students and is seeking volunteers to help work with the players.

It is looking for young athletes and student leaders from Eastchester to become volunteer "coaches" to work one-on-one with the students from 3:15-4:15 p.m. every Thursday, beginning in late April for six weeks, at Anne Hutchinson (100 percent attendance is not required, but appreciated).

There may be a volunteer meeting, date to be announced. It's a wonderful chance to help your peers and you'll benefit from knowing you are contributing to the promotion of their self image and socialization skills. Letters of reference will be provided upon request for colleges, confirmation and more.

Each class will begin with a creative warm up followed by a skill lesson. Technique will be reinforced by appropriate game play and challenges. Players of all levels of ability will be able to develop their talents at their own pace and comfort. Players will receive instruction from teacher coaches and local varsity athletes that are fully committed to the development of the young athlete. You will be uniquely trained to identify and reinforce teachable moments in sport that are often overlooked. Each member of the staff brings passion, energy, and wants to be a role model to their "student athlete."

If you have any questions about volunteering, contact SEPTA at eastchestersepta@yahoo.com or Eleanor Evangelista at eevange@gmail.com. Please RSVP by April 1 if you are interested in participating. There was an overwhelming number of volunteers last year so it is on a first-come, first-sign-on basis.

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