The Wolves Basketball Academy is running a Basketball clinic for children with Autism and spectrum disorders. Starting in October 2016 we will have 14 clinics on Saturday mornings at The Newmark School. Every week I have a few adults and up to 15 of my players that I coach assisting me teach these kids the basics of basketball in a fun and warm environment. The parents have been so thankful that this type of program is available to them and their children.
Please see some testimonials below.
“The program IS great. Thank you and your crew for all of your hard work and dedication. This program is about way more than basketball. Its also about belonging, participating and having something to look forward to on an otherwise quiet weekend. These kids don’t have many opportunities to socialize in a program where they feel safe and comfortable. Not to mention, they are getting exercise.
We look forward to starting up again in the fall.”
“I want to compliment you on the clinic. Of all the different sports-related activities we have tried with Matt yours is the best by far!”
“I cannot thank Jeff and his team The Wolves enough for such a great clinic they ran on Saturday! My son Danny loved it and learned a lot in one day. As a parent watching I was amazed at how fast the time went. This type of program is so amazing not just for children with challenges but for the model players they both learn from each other.”
“Guys thanks so much Danny had a great time!!! As Jeff said you were awesome! Thanks again to Jeff Mayerson your vision made such an impact on these children!”
“Thank you Jeff!
The Nole twins are really enjoying themselves. We can see you are a great coach and we hope your program will continue.”
“Thank you Jeff!
My son Kester had a blast! We hope they can continue with this awesome program! Kudos!”
I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you for coordinating this program. Our son, Diego attended the sessions and absolutely LOVED it. He has wanted to learn how to play basketball for quite some time, but does not feel comfortable playing on a regular team due to challenges with his diagnosis. This was a great place for him to start and just have fun, while learning basic skills of the game. He was so excited at the end of every session and asked if he could go back for more.
You did a great job of organizing the clinics and the mentors were all terrific. Our son felt comfortable and was able to be himself with other kids who share similar challenges.
We so appreciate your thoughtfulness to have a clinic for children with special needs. We can tell you that sports is a favorite pastime for our son. It helps him to build physical stamina and strength, have lots of fun, builds confidence, and builds teamwork, social, and problem-solving skills – something incredibly important for all children.
Thank you for your efforts and know that you are appreciated.
Keep up the great work!
Diego is asking for more clinics :-)”
Regards, The Family Diego, Elisabeth, and Diego
“Again and as always, Thank you so very much for all you do with this program. It has been and continues to be the highlight of Nick’s week. He excitedly begins to anticipate the next session before we leave the parking lot at the end of each time with you. I cannot express how grateful we are to have this opportunity for Nick.”