Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League (SYTBB) is the largest ALL Girls basketball league in Stamford. Nearly all of the Girls High School players on the Stamford High, Westhill High and Trinity Catholic High School teams (past and present) have played in the SYTBB league. Many of the current players are also coaching in the league.
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Many of you ask from time to time about camps that your children can attend during the summer. One of our sponsors, Veez Hoops, runs a terrific set of camps in July and August that will certainly help the kids improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Veez Hoops is run by Vanessa Gidden, who has played professionally both in the WNBA and overseas.
Below are a few quick specifics on the camps, but more information is available at www.veezhoops.com. Please note that if you sign up before May 1, you can get a discount on the price so sign up now!
Sessions: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5
Location: Greenwich Civic Center
Times: 4:30 -- 7:30 p.m. each day
Eligible kids: Boys and Girls 2nd through 12th Grade
Stamford High School Girls Basketball Coach Diane Burns and the State Champion Black Knights team will host a clinic for girls ages six and up on May 7 at Stamford High. The clinic, which will run from Noon to 4 p.m., is free but donations wil be accepted as the team fund raises to help pay for its championship rings. If you plan on attending the clinic, please email Coach Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stamford Youngtimers held its annual Super Sunday event on March 13 at Westhill High School. Super Sunday is a day-long celebration of the Youngtimers program for all levels including Little Timers, Starters, Junior, Seniors and Travel. The day features the league championship games, skills competitions and the annual awards.
Super Sunday began with the league’s “Futures Game”, a game showcasing the Starters league players moving up to the Junior League in 2016-17. The Blue team upended the Green team behind eight points from Jalynn Presley and six from Valentina Lucia. Julia Nanos scored four points for the Green team.
In the Little Timers (kindergarten and first grade) Speed Dribble, Jayne Visokey captured the title. In Starters, Jalynn Presley, who won the 2015 Little Timers speed dribble, earned the Starters (second and third grade) Speed Dribble trophy and Julia Nanos collected the Starters Shooting championship.
Following completion of the Futures Game and Starters skills competition, Schoonmaker and Stamford Peace squared off in a classic Senior League championship game. Caroline Kollar scored nine points, including two free throws late in the game, to lift SGB to a 25-22 win over Peace. Sophie Blomberg added eight points for SGB. Charlie Karukas, who tallied nine points, led a spirited Peace rally that pulled the team within one in the last minute. Widline Thomas chipped in with eight points for Peace.
In the Senior skills competitions, Jessica Nelson won her fourth consecutive speed dribble championship, winning every year she participated during her Youngtimers career. Claire Anderson collected the free throw shooting title and Taylor Yaghmaie was the 3-point shooting champion.
Allison Bouchard and Molly Keaveney each poured in 10 points to lift Stamford Peace to the Junior League championship, downing previously unbeaten Mark Sherman Law, 28-23. Caitlin Came netted six points for Peace. Chloe Sotell paced Mark Sherman Law with 11 points and Josilyn Gonzalez collected six points.
In the Junior skills contests, Isabella Tagliavia raced her way to the Speed Dribble trophy and Sam Albert won the Free Throw shooting championship.
One of the highlights of the Stamford Youngtimers Super Sunday is the presentation of the Allyson Rioux Sporstmanship Awards. Francene Moavero was on site to present the award in honor of her sister, one of the greatest athletes in Stamford history. Lindsey Scordato closed her six-year Youngtimers career by earning the Senior award while Rose Onorio was the recipient for the Juniors. Both exemplified Allyson’s Rioux’s sportsmanship and competitive spirit throughout the Youngtimers season.