Corpus Christi Parish, under the leadership of Msgr. Robert Batule, announced the appointment of Ken Solosky as the new coordinator for Corpus Christi CYO.
Solosky is a lifelong Mineola resident and an alumni of the Corpus Christi CYO program. Solosky was the Corpus Christi Parish 2014 “CYO Role Model Award” winner.
“Some of my best memories growing up were of CYO basketball, and I welcome the opportunity to continue a great program for today’s youth,” Solosky said.
Corpus Christi will continue its children’s basketball clinic beginning December 6 and running for eight consecutive Saturdays. The clinic, for boys and girls in kindergarten through the second grade, emphasizes basketball fundamentals as well as fun. The program for grades K-22 is a clinic and teams are not formed.
“The clinic is designed to introduce boys and girls to the great game of basketball,” Solosky noted.
Using volunteers, older CYO players as well as “guest” coaches, the focus is on fun and developing the skills necessary to play basketball. The program uses smaller baskets and stations of different foundation skills and drills.
Corpus Christi will also being sponsoring boys and girls teams in grades 3-12. These teams play competitive basketball against other parishes throughout Nassau County. Practices are held once a week with a game over the weekend.
“The league play is a lot of fun and really brings out the completive spirit in many of our players,” Solosky said. “It is a great way to play sports in a low pressure environment.”
Girls basketball begins in late August and boys basketball begins in October.
This year, the Corpus Christi CYO has moved to online registration. Parents interested in registering a child can visit corpuschristicyo.org. For additional information, contact email@example.com.