Current players from the Tualatin HS boys and girls basketball teams mentored and coached our future rising stars at the 1st Annual TYBA hoop camp on January 27th, 2020. The Tualatin Youth Basketball Association and the Tualatin High School Basketball Programs teamed up to put on a full day of basketball competition for 3rd through 8th-grade TYBA registered participants. The camp served as a fundraiser for both programs, which included 100 TYBA kids along with 40 HS volunteers.
The day was filled with basketball drills, games and contests! The HS volunteers were each assigned a team to coach and the TYBA players were able to spend time discussing strategy, learning more about the game of basketball and asking silly questions to these HS players throughout the day. It was nice to see these HS players give back to those younger kids that so often look up to them and to show their support to the next generation of our young basketball players.
Highlights of the day included a visit from the Portland Trailblazers mascot BLAZE, a 3 point shoot off with the HS Girl volunteers and a high flying, high energy dunk contest from members of the boys basketball team. The day ended with contest winners competing in front of the entire camp and a TuHS logo’ d mini basketball given to every camper that attended.
TYBA is thankful for the support and partnership we have with Tualatin HS and the girls and boys basketball teams respectively. It’s amazing to see a plan come together when you have dedicated volunteers from the TYBA board and both High School Basketball coaches seeing value in having their current players “pay it forward” to the youth basketball players in Tualatin.
Togetherness helps build a foundation for our Tualatin community and I saw first hand how kids of all ages can come together and create happiness while playing this great game of basketball.