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Coaches Clinic

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Experience two and a half hours of basketball talk, sharing of coaching techniques, and an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the game. Hear from experienced coaches and get suggestions to make your practices and game management better.

Learn from one of the top local high school officials about improving the relationship between coaches, players and officials. Also rules that should be emphasized to make the game better.

Pre-Register to save your spot.  Space is limited. 

Clinic is free of charge for any Pleasant Valley Basketball and/or Soccer Coach,  and any Pleasant Valley Resident! 

Coaches Bios
  • Mark Hurley – longtime local official in Dutchess County. Mark has become one of the most respected high school officials. His ability to communicate with players, coaches and fans is greatly respected.
  • Kevin Hart – Coach Hart has been on the sidelines of FDR Basketball for many seasons. Coachs’ teams are known for their hard noise play & great teamwork. He has guided the Presidents to numerous league championships & consistent appearances in the Section 9 Class AA Tournament.
  • Matt Hayes – Coach Hayes is one of the most successful high school coaches in the area. His Red Hook Raiders have won numerous league championships, three sectional titles & an appearance in the NYSPHAA Class A Final Four.
  • Brian Laffin –Coach Laffin is current director of the "Coach Laffin Skills and Drills Basketball Camp" and a coach at the Millbrook School. Coach has had recent success at Poughkeepsie HS and is the former Head Men’s Basketball Coach at DCC.

Clinic Schedule
  • 5:45-6:00 Doors Open – Walk up Registration.
  • 6:00-6:10 Sam Thomison – welcome Pleasant Valley Basketball Director.
  • 6:10-6:40 Mark Hurley - Communication between coaches, players and officials. Rules & emphasis from the high school level that youth coaches should know to make your players better.
  • 6:40-7:20 Kevin Hart – (FDR Varsity Boys Basketball Coach) Shooting techniques for young players . Points of emphasis for coaches to stress to their players.
  • 7:20-8:00 Matt Hayes – (Red Hook Varsity Boys Basketball Coach)Defensive fundamentals and drills to build a solid team defense.
  • 8:00-8:30 Brian Laffin – (Millbrook School and Director of the PV Basketball Camp) Making the most of your practice space and keeping youth players engaged in practice and during games.

Registration Information
  • PV Recreation Coach (no charge)
  • PV Resident (no charge)
  • Other Participants $ 20 pre-registration, $ 25 at the door

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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