What’s all the hoopla about?
Information provided by Jim Steavpack, CPN resident
The Fourth Annual Castle Rock Recreation HOOPLA Basketball Event was held February 12-13. The fun-filled weekend encouraged kids in fourth through eighth grades to show off their basketball abilities in individual skills challenges, a three-on-three tournament, and a league all-star game. The individual skills challenges tested participants in shooting, passing and dribbling skills.
The all-star game, held on Saturday at Mesa Middle School, featured fifth and sixth grade boys and girls who were selected by opposing coaches during the course of the season. Players were evaluated based on coachability, hustle, sportsmanship, being a team player, basketball skills, and commitment to the sport.
Castle Pines North resident Jim Steavpack (pictured left) coached the East All-Stars and was impressed with his team. “Teams were given only two days to practice before the all-star game,” Steavpack said. “Our guys worked hard and really came together in a short period of time. They played some great basketball.”