Youth Development Through Sports
EIN: 30-0712494

Daniel Villa

Daniel Villa
Therapeutic Recreation Program Lead, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

“A young girl in the camp had said over and over that she hated basketball, main reason being that she did not make a shot all day. During one of the scrimmage games she went down the court with the ball around one of the opposing players and made a basket. Everyone cheered and she just lit up. She whipped her hair around and cheered; she did awesome. It was good that the kids were in small groups and ‘traveled’ together to the different coaches; it made them a team. It took just a little bit at the beginning to get the kids to open up during the drills. I think a few of them were a little self-conscious. After about 15 minutes they were into the clinic and did well for the whole two hours.”

Therapeutic Recreation Program Lead, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

“A young girl in the camp had said over and over that she hated basketball, main reason being that she did not make a shot all day. During one of the scrimmage games she went down the court with the ball around one of the opposing players and made a basket. Everyone cheered and she just lit up. She whipped her hair around and cheered; she did awesome. It was good that the kids were in small groups and ‘traveled’ together to the different coaches; it made them a team. It took just a little bit at the beginning to get the kids to open up during the drills. I think a few of them were a little self-conscious. After about 15 minutes they were into the clinic and did well for the whole two hours.”

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