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March 5, 2012

WHO WE ARE: Youth sports of today

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GOSHEN — Basketball

For youths interested in basketball, Goshen High School coach Brian Bechtel has a feeder program that starts as young as second grade. More than 100 kids in grades 2-4 are involved. Another 120 or so attend summer camps held at the high school. All seven elementary schools in the Goshen district field a fifth-grade team, and another 55-65 kids annually participate in middle school basketball.

That can add up to as many as 400 kids playing basketball in some form in Goshen every year.

There are also travel team opportunities for kids in grades 3-8, Bechtel said.

At the lower levels, Bechtel said, the focus is on participation and learning skills. As players get older and more serious about the sport there are opportunities for them to take their game to another level.

“We hope to identify kids who are interested in eventually becoming Goshen High School varsity basketball players,” Bechtel said.

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