What do you get when you bring together youth basketball players from the region’s urban, suburban and rural communities on one team?
YMCA of Greater Springfield Buckeyes Head Coach Kirk Smith has the answer.
“When you get a talented group of athletes and combine them with the core values of the YMCA, you get a group of kids from all different backgrounds who demonstrate the right balance of good character, good heart, healthy aggression and commitment to winning, both on and off the court,” says Smith, who also serves as the President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield.
“Coaching is a great opportunity for me to take off my ‘CEO hat’ and have some fun with these kids,”says Smith.
The Buckeyes played in a tournament this past weekend (April 12 – 13) at AIC.