STEVE NASH SKILLS Night was another fun evening at the G.P. Vanier gym for Thunderball Basketball participants

STEVE NASH SKILLS Night was another fun evening at the G.P. Vanier gym for Thunderball Basketball participants

Steve Nash Skills Competition a big success

Thunderball Basketball participants, their families and coaches enjoy evening at gym

The annual Steve Nash Skills Competition for Thunderball Basketball was held Wednesday, May 14 at G.P. Vanier.

Thunderball participants were in full force at the gym, testing themselves against others in their age category from the popular Sunday morning league. There were seven skill events, similar to what the NBA does on All-Star Weekend, and over 70 players participated.

Lots of cheering was happening as well from the stands where 60 parents were motivating the beginning basketballers. The players who were champions in the various categories are as follows:

Speed Dribble Champions

Grade 4/5 Boys – Kaie Topaski; Grade 4/5 Girls – Ashlin Speed; Grade 6/7 Girls – Zoe Brown; Grade 6/7 Boys – Jordan Dennis.

Weave Dribble Champions

Grade 4/5 Boys – Logan Bell; Grade 4/5 Girls – Ashlin Speed; Grade 6/7 Girls – Madeline Fale; Grade 6/7 Boys – Cedar Lloyd.

Wall Pass Champions

4/5 Boys – Ryan Bull; 4/5 Girls – Brielle Speed; 6/7 Girls – Zoe Brown; 6/7 Boys – Jordan Dennis.

Regular Free Throw Champions

4/5 Boys – Theo Fali; 4/5 Girls – Brielle Speed; 6/7 Girls – Emily Lefebvre and Madeline Fale (tie); 6/7 Boys – Hayden Fieret and Jordan Dennis (tie).

Speed Lay Up Champions (1 minute)

4/5 Boys – Jayce Osaduik; 4/5 Girls – Ashlin Speed; 6/7 Girls – Emily Lefebvre; 6/7 Boys – Cedar Lloyd.

Hot Spots Shooting (1 minute)

4/5 boys – Theo Fale; 4/5 Girls – Ashlin Speed; 6/7 Girls – Emily Lefebvre; 6/7 Boys – Cedar Lloyd.

Knock Away Dribbling Champions

4/5 Boys – Theo Fale; 4/5 Girls – Caidance Cooper; 6/7 Girls – Daysia Swayze; 6/7 Boys – Ethan Lloyd.

The Team Ball Tag competition between the coaches and the league participants was won by the coaches.

– Thunderball Basketball



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