KRA Juniors Program Winter Season 2016-17
Wichita Downtown YMCA
Signups for the upcoming season will open very soon. If you have any questions, please contact coach Ken Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is what the sessions MAY look like (these are subject to change)
- There will be two age groups 10+ and under 10.
- Times 6:30-7:00 (10-); 7:00-8:00 (10+)
- Cost $10/child, no more than $20 per family $20, no more than $40 per family
- Limit Enrollment 4 per court 4 per court
- (Ages 10- can expect): Master the rules of the game from a multi-bounce, double bounce point of view. Encourage games to 7. Master swing mechanics, racquet grip, and hitting the ball.
- (Ages 10+ can expect): Master game strategies, match situations, single bounce rule perspective, advanced rules.
II. Dates of Sessions
There will be 3 sessions held on Thursday at the Downtown YMCA. Each session will include 6 weeks with one makeup week. The last week will include a mini tournament with games to 7.
Session 1: Sep 21- Nov 2
Session 2: Nov 9 – Jan 12
Session 3: Jan 18 – Mar 8
Juniors programs are also forming in El Dorado, Garden City, Topeka, and maybe Salina Kansas. If you are interested in these programs, please email KS Junior Racquetball at email@example.com
KRA Juniors Program 2016
Meet and Play: For Spring of 2016, we are meeting at the Downtown YMCA on Thursdays from 630-800 pm. We will continue to meet until the April tournament in Wichita. Please email the coordinator, spaces are filling up with 10 boys and 6 girls!
A parents/players meeting will be held the following Thursday after the April Wichita tournament at the Downtown YMCA at 630 pm. It will be in the bottom floor meeting/banquet room.
Junior Nationals: will be held in Minneapolis, MN from June 22-26. There are divisions based on ages. There are double bounce and multi-bounce divisions for ages 12 years and younger. We plan on attending. If you are interested, please email the Kansas Juniors Coordinator Ken Cook. Also, after meet and play is done, we can continue to develop/coach up until the tournament. Ask for a list of drills they can work on in the mean time.
Coaching/Lessons: Private lessons for young people that want to learn or coaching sessions for the experienced junior that wants to improve their game are available.
We are interested in traveling to other tournaments with Junior players.
We are also starting the foundation of putting together a Kansas Junior Racquetball Team. The goal here is to sponsor kids to go to Junior Nationals and play in tournaments in the area/region.
We are now a 501C3, meaning that we can accept tax deductible donations that will further our sport (see the link on the front page).
All inquires should be directed to the Juniors Coordinator Ken Cook