Sorry for the late notice. With school starting up, volleyball, football, and cross country running getting organized and underway, things have been busy. Synergy Basketball is starting this week (Tuesday, September 13th to Thursday, September 15th) at Shuswap Middle School. Our Fall Program will consist of training opportunities for our Athletes in Grades 6 to 12. Any Synergy Members can sign-up for the following sessions:
Tuesday and Thursday Mornings - at SMS - from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM… Athletes must sign-up for both Sessions… Maximum Number of Participants = 36
Wednesday Nights - at SMS - from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM … Maximum Number of Athletes = 36
Thursday Nights - at SMS - from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM… Maximum Number of Athletes = 36
***Athletes can only sign-up for one evening session; however, if not full, an athlete will be permitted to attend both evening session.
***Athletes can attend both Morning Sessions and one Evening Session… Again, if not full, an athlete could attend all four sessions, if numbers permit.
Cost of our Fall Program (for Returning Athletes from our Spring Program) = $30.00… Cash or Cheques (payable to “Salmon Arm Synergy Basketball”) must be paid at the first session the Athlete attends.
Our Fall Program will run from September 13, 2022, to November 3, 2022.
We hope that all Athletes are participating in one of our School Sports this Fall - Football, Volleyball, Cross Country Running, etc. Being active, diversifying one’s athletic pursuits, being coached, and competing with a group of individuals who are committed and have a common sacrifice has huge benefits in helping one become a better basketball player - as long as, our basketball players are continuing to w ork on developing their games.
Our Spring Program will focus on shooting, fundamental skills in passing - finishing - and defence, fitness and agility, and mental toughness. Athletes must bring their Synergy Binders to every training session and for those who do not have a Synergy Binder (Sr. Boys), please bring a binder that you will use to training sessions.
Synergy’s Fall Focus is to help our Athletes prepare for their upcoming School Basketball Seasons, and continue to aid our Athletes in their overall development as basketball players.
As the Top Basketball Players in the Province train every weekend, in Langley, from now until the end of October, beginning next weekend, Synergy is going to help our local basketball players work on their skills and improve their games. Please keep in mind, Synergy will be following the same philosophy as Basketball BC and Basketball Canada, which is to provide opportunities for athletes to work on skills, fitness, and mental toughness. Synergy (at all levels) will not be participating in any games, leagues, tournaments, etc. against other programs. Synergy is not insured to participate to compete in any games against other programs; however, we are insured (through BBC) to practice, train, and compete within our Program.
NEW MEMBERSHIP … New Athletes to Synergy may register in our Fall Program, at a cost of $50, and if the new member registers before Thursday, September 15, 2022, they will be permitted to start Training Sessions on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. It will take several days to register New Members with Basketball BC.
“If you want to stay in basketball, devote yourself to shooting. If you’re already a good shooter, become a better one.” ~ Nick Nurse (Head Coach - Toronto Raptors)
“When I started watching the games, the other thing I noticed was that the quality of play was bad, especially the shooting. The ball did not go in the hoop at any reasonable kind of percentage because nobody shot it with proper form - meaning footwork, angle of the wrist, and elbow, backspin on the ball” … ~ Nick Nurse Rapture 2020… After returning from Coaching Pro Ball in Europe, Nick Nurse goes to his first AAU Basketball Tournament and does not like anything he sees.
Please keep in mind, Synergy, for years, has been a progressive Basketball Program, and we continue to evolve since our early beginnings. Being closely linked to University Basketball Coaches, Basketball BC, and now having been recognized by Basketball Canada for what we do with our athletes in our program, we are encouraged to keep moving forward by emphasizing our Standards, Core Values, and Philosophy. We are not and don’t want to be like other club basketball programs that make money and attend lots of tournaments. Focusing on skill, fundamentals, mental toughness, and the overall athlete, Synergy emphasizes it teaching around Behaviour, Culture, and Leadership. Taking a page from Nick Nurse and his concerns about player development, and listening to the praise from BBC and Basketball Canada, Synergy will focus on Shooting, Footwork, and Finishing this Fall. Athletes… stick to the Process and enjoy the Journey… Success takes patience, hard work, commitment, and sacrifice. See you on the court!