NORFOLK, VA—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) kicked off the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament with the MEAC Youth Clinic on Saturday at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
The Youth Clinic, in its seventh year, is a community outreach program that connects children with MEAC head coaches from the league’s men’s and women’s basketball programs. The coaches ran participants through basic warm-up and exercise routines, as well as basketball fundamentals, with the participants.
Children in attendance learned the basics of free throw shooting, defensive stances, jump shooting, ball handling and dribbling. One station also pitted children and coaches against each other in a one-on-one elimination-style shooting game.
The event concluded with a brief question-and-answer session with the coaches, with one participant asking Florida A&M interim head women’s basketball coach Kevin Lynum how hard his job as a coach was.
“My job is real easy,” he said, “when my players want to be coached. That’s the key. You have to want to be coached.”
Coca-Cola provided gifts for participants, while R&R Productions gave them basketballs, and iHeartMedia provided entertainment and music.
Source: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference