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Safe Haven Basketball Champions Division Starts December 3rd – New UWS Locations!

Passing along an email from Ken McGrory, man in charge:

The  CHAMPIONS DIVISION   of the Safe Haven West Side Basketball League will officially begin on Saturday DECEMBER 3rd,  2011.  ALL PRACTICES & GAMES  ARE  PLAYED ON SATURDAYS.

*****   This year, for the first time, parents can register their child online for Safe Haven.  Please go to www.safehavenhoops.org for further information about the league and to register on line.*****  

The school that we have played at in previous years is not available this year because of weekend construction beginning at that location.  Therefore, we are moving to two different locations for this season.   Please read carefully below.  If you have any questions, please contact me  (Ken) 917 592 9665 or Rhonda.

             *********   New Gym Locations   **********

     SENIORS WILL PLAY AT:

P.S. 333 MANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN, 154 WEST 93RD ST.

                                                             

Seniors –  Level A   9:15 – 10:45 AM  (approx ages 15 – 24  – fast paced, more assertive) 

Seniors – Level B  10:45 – 12:15 PM  (approx ages 15 – 24  –  moderately paced, more on-court  instructions during game)

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JUNIORS AND RISING STARS WILL PLAY AT:

 P.S. 75 EMILY DICKINSON SCHOOL, 735 WEST END AVE

 

Juniors    12:30 – 1:45 PM    ( approx ages 11-15)

 Rising Stars –  1:45 – 3:15 PM       (approx ages 5 – 11)

We will be available to discuss which division your child should play in if it is not apparent.  Please note that the division that they play in Soccer may not automatically correlate to which division that they play in Basketball.

There are different skill sets involved and we want your child to get the best experience, skill building and learning the  structured parts of playing basketball – and of course,  HAVE FUN !!

You can visit the newly updated website  –   www.safehavenhoops.org   for further info.

Special needs baseball, basketball, and soccer leagues added to Websites and Resources!

I can’t believe it took me so long to put up our favorite sports leagues on Wesbites and Resources. I guess we’re so busy playing in them that I forgot about advertising them, plus I almost hate to let the cat out of the bag.

Soccer is wrapping up today, basketball season starts December 3rd, and baseball registration opens up Dec. 1st for the Spring 2012 season. See my previous posts or go to Websites and Resources for more info on all of these amazing leagues!

 

Cafe 163 Meeting October 21: Sports & Extracurricular Activities for children with ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS/ Autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities or any other special needs

           Café 163                  

Friday, October 21 at 9:00am

Sports & Extracurricular Activities for children with ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS/Autism,  

learning disabilities, physical disabilities or any other special needs

Guest Speakers

  • Ken McGrory, Safe Haven Hoops basketball,

Champions division

  • Karen Lewis, Director of Achilles Kids (track)

Information also provided about:

 drop-off social groups, soccer, softball, swimming, bowling, music lessons, boy scouts and more at the meeting.

Learn about these fun activities that will help your child to:

-improve focus               -learn discipline

-get in shape                   -make friends!

Location: PS 163, 97th  St. between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Date: Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.         

Invite your friends from other schools! All are welcome!

For more info email msearfoorce@gmail.com

Upcoming Meetings: Winter Potluck with Special Needs School and Resource Fair 12/16, Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs with FREE Yoga Relaxation Session 2/3! More details to follow.

 

First Foorce Meeting October 21, 9am: Extracurricular and Social Activities with Special Guest Speakers

Hooray – the first Cafe 163 meeting is next month and I am finally organized enough to tell you about what to expect! On October 21st at 9am, I can’t wait to welcome two special guests who will speak about some incredible opportunities for special needs students and their families this year.

Ken McGrory is returning this year to talk about the Save Haven basketball league – come hear him discuss what’s new this year! The  Champions division is now in its 12th year and is open to all children with special needs. The boys and girls, aged 6 to 22, have different issues including ADD, ADHD, Autism, emotional issues, and various physical challenges. The division is split into four groups, flexibly based upon age, ability, social considerations, maturity and size factors. The division is primarily operated by parent volunteers and buddies. Buddies are volunteers (including high school kids and adults) who come out and work directly with the children in building their skills and their self esteem. The division has grown from its original season of approximately 20 players to over 80 players at this time. It has been a fantastic experience for James, not to mention a way to burn some energy and calories during the colder months.

In addition, I am thrilled to announce that Karen Lewis will be speaking at Cafe 163 for the first time. Karen Lewis is the director of Achilles Kids, a free running, walking and rolling program for children with all types of disabilities that is a part of Achilles International. As director, Lewis is responsible for coordinating year-round Achilles Kids weekend events, managing a large portion of Achilles Kids’ PR for both general promotion and specific events and administering more than 150 school chapters of Achilles Kids in New York, where the organization is based. This is especially family-friendly as many weekend events include typical siblings and parents, too! A great way for everyone to get out and about together on Saturdays, not to mention a way to exercise as a family!

In addition to our two amazing speakers, information will be available for:

Sunday Circle, a 2-hour drop off program filled with fun and exciting activities. Parents have the opportunity to drop off their child and enjoy time out while their child has a blast in a trustworthy environment. Sunday Circles allow you to leave your child in the loving hands of qualified professionals and one-on-one teen friends. FREE

West Side Little League, Challenger division, Spring 2012 (special needs baseball).

Cub Scouts/ Boy Scouts, inclusive environments for special needs boys.

Plus more on peer/buddy programs, art classes, cooking instruction, respite opportunities, exercise programs, bowling, swimming lessons, martial arts, and private/group music lessons for the special needs community.

The meeting on October 21st will begin at 9am and will last approximately 1 hour. As of right now, the plan is to meet in the auditorium of PS 163 on W. 97th and Amsterdam. As always, feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions.

There will be special handouts, Foorce slogan contest info (see post), and a 2011 event calendar passed out at the meeting. I’m really hoping for and looking forward to an even bigger turnout than last year, and can’t wait to see everyone again!