Free skills and drills programs at Rucker Park

Vincent Davis | 7/21/2016, 1:21 p.m.
If you have a youngster between 5 and 13 years of age who needs and wants to improve his or ...
Contributed Bill Moore

If you have a youngster between 5 and 13 years of age who needs and wants to improve his or her basketball skills, then he or she should attend the Bobby Bingo-Bob McCullough-Free Drills and Skills Camp at the world famous Holcombe Rucker Park Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located at West 155th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard (Eighth Avenue), the historic Harlem park is opened once again to host young athletes who want to learn and improve, to one day play like the famous ballers who have graced that court.

Coaches will assist young athletes for the four hours with offensive and defensive drills, dribbling, shooting and defending, and their knowledge of basketball.

Mike Logan, one of the program coordinators, stated, “It’s not too late to register, and, it’s free.”

Players should have shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers. Bottled water is given to each participant, as well as free lunch.

League games for their Biddy Division, aged 12 and younger, follow immediately after.

Participating teams are from the tristate area. Last Friday’s game featured the Hempstead Tigers versus the Bobby Bingo Basketball Club. The Tigers were valiantly defeated, 29-23.

Camp ends Aug. 22.