Kids learn more than just basketball at Youngstown tournament

The tournament is part of the Judge Dellick and Youngstown City Parks and Recreation JJC Sports Program

A basketball tournament for 4th through 6th graders took place at YSU.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The 4th annual Kevin Jackson Memorial basketball tournament was held Saturday at Youngstown State University.

The tournament is part of the Judge Dellick and Youngstown City Parks and Recreation JJC co-ed intramural sports program.

Saturday’s was the final game for the teams of 4th through 6th graders in Youngstown. The kids have been practicing for six weeks, and learn so much from being on the team.

“You got commentary, discipline, character and we hand-select all of our coaches and they all go through a character development training,” said Program Director Andre Elliott. “Through that, we want them to instill education principles, morals and values that will go beyond the game of basketball, but also in the classroom and the homes.”

The program also has football and golf teams. If you know a child who would like to join the teams, click here for more information on the JJC Sports Program.

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