Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Corpus Christi Parish announced the appointment of Ken Solosky as the new coordinator for Corpus Christi CYO. Solosky is a lifelong Mineola resident and an alumni of the Corpus Christi CYO program. He was the Corpus Christi Parish 2014 CYO Role Model Award winner.
“Some of my best memories growing up were of CYO basketball and I welcome the opportunity to continue a great program for today’s youth,” said Solosky.
Corpus Christi will continue their very successful children’s basketball clinic beginning Dec. 6 and running for eight consecutive Saturdays. The clinic, for boys and girls in kindergarten through the second grade, emphasizes basketball fundamentals as well as fun. The kindergarten, first- and second-grade program is a clinic and teams are not formed.
“The clinic is designed to introduce boys and girls to the great game of basketball,” Solosky said. Using volunteers, older CYO players as well as “guest” coaches, the focus is on fun and developing the skills necessary to play basketball. The program uses smaller baskets and stations of different foundation skills and drills.
Corpus Christi will also be sponsoring boys and girls teams in the third through 12th grade. These teams play competitive basketball against other parishes throughout Nassau County. Practices are held once a week with a game over the weekend.
“The league play is a lot of fun and really brings out the competitive spirit in many of our players” stated Solosky. “It is a great way to play sports in a low pressure environment.”
Girls basketball begins in late August and boys basketball begins in October.