Reilly Basketball Clinics have been held annually in the greater Hartford area since the summer of 1967. Founded by long time South Catholic High School coach and New England Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Joseph F. Reilly, the clinics are designed to provide aspiring young basketball players a positive environment to learn and improve their fundamental basketball skills. The tradition of excellence associated with Reilly Basketball Clinics is being carried on by co-directors Luke Reilly (head boy’s basketball coach at East Catholic High School) and Joe Reilly Jr. (head men’s basketball coach at Wesleyan University).
Basketball is a great game! The goal of every Reilly Basketball Clinic is to have FUN while you IMPROVE all aspects of your game. Lessons learned on the court carry over to all aspects of your growth as a person. Reilly Basketball Clinics emphasize listening skills, teamwork, work ethic, positive attitude, and respect of yourself and those around you. There is also an intense emphasis on the development of STUDENT athlete – it is never too early to teach youth that dedication to academics should always be a top priority.
On the court, it is important for young players to develop sound fundamental basketball skills. Focus on the fundamentals at an early age is vital for your growth as a player. Reilly Basketball Clinics focus on all individual and team fundamentals – on both ends of the floor. Fundamentals are the building blocks for beginners as well as the for the elite, high level player.