Wythe County to Host Youth Basketball Clinic this Weekend

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WYTHEVILLE — The Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation has announced a region-wide youth basketball clinic, scheduled to be held Saturday, November 1 at the Fort Chiswell High School.

The clinic, which is completely free of charge, will be open to all local boys and girls in grades 4-7.

Slated to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the clinic will be led by members of Wytheville Community College’s Wildcat basketball team, under the supervision of head coach Tyler Cannoy.

“The one day clinic will place an emphasis on fine tuning the young players’ fundamental skills, including ball handling, as well as defensive and offensive skills,” said Wythe County’s youth sports coordinator Scotty Vaught.

Vaught stated that in addition to gaining valuable basketball expertise, youth athletes will be given a unique opportunity to develop local role models.

“He [Coach Cannoy] has them on the right track on and off the court and it’s great to have positive influences for our young people right here in Wythe County,” stated the veteran youth worker.

County parks and recreation workers say students need only to show up at Fort Chiswell High School gymnasium next Saturday morning to participate, as there will be no formal registration process leading up to the event.

The junior-varsity basketball season begins in Wythe County in early December for grades 4-5, while the varsity season (grades 6-7) is scheduled to begin after he new year.

Parents with any questions may contact Scotty Vaught at 276-223-4518

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