News and Announcements
SSLL Jr. Soccer began last Saturday November 12, 2016 at the Don McGahan Clubhouse.
The SSLL Jr. Soccer League is a co-ed league for Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-10 years old and will run for 5 weeks from November 12th-December 10th, 2016 every Saturday at the Don McGahan Clubhouse. This year we are excited to have 9 teams participating including a new team to our league – Surad Youth Soccer (SYS).
Game Days: November 12, 19, 26, December 3
Jr. Soccer Skills Competition: December 3, 2016
Jr. Soccer Championship Tournament: December 10, 2016
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE SSLL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
NOMINATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND IN THE “DOCUMENTS” SECTION
This retreat is for members 13-18 years of age
This retreat is a reward for members of the Boys and Girls Club community who exhibited excellence in leadership throughout the 2016 Sens Sports and Leadership League season. This is an opportunity for them to interact with other youth and learn tools and techniques to make them better leaders and community members. At the 2016 SSLL Leadership Retreat – CONNECT they will learn the importance of clear, concise communication, working together in a team, and how to remain calm and work together in high-pressure situations. We will test their ability to adapt to uncomfortable situations and think on their feet by presenting them with the opportunity to work with different groups of people throughout each activity, doing timed and race activities, and engaging in activities that may be out of their comfort zone.
The 2016 SSLL Leadership Retreat – CONNECT will consist of both large and small interactive group activities, sports games, obstacle courses, and debriefs following each activity. We will begin with activities designed to get them out of their comfort zone (drama activities) and improve their communication skills, followed by team building and high-pressure situation activities. Each activity will conclude with a debrief — a conversation between the participants and the activity leader about how this applies to their lives in and out of the clubhouse, how this improves their leadership skills and abilities, and why it was relevant to the retreat. We will end each night (2) with by the campfire where we can discuss the full day’s activities, what we can improve, what we can do better, and set ourselves a goal for the next day (something we can all accomplish together).
At the end of the retreat each participant will be presented with a Certification of Participation and more information and opportunities as to how they can become more involved with the SSLL program throughout the year.
SSLL Basketball is AMAZING!
By Salma Haji
We are halfway through 7 weeks of SSLL basketball at the Ron Kolbus and Don McGahan Clubhouses. Within the Senior Girls League, Don McGahan is undefeated after 4 games, Bellvue takes the second place spot with 3 wins and 1 loss, PYC comes in third place with 2 wins and 2 losses, and Ron Kolbus and Britannia Woods round out the division. Top scorers are Ron Kolbus’ Nour Mamdan, Meaghan Melvamara, and Athel Malou each averaging 12.8 points per game.
Within the Major Intermediate Boys League we have Don McGahan in first place with 5 wins and 1 loss, Britannia Woods captured the second place spot after their 11 point victory over, now third place Ron Kolbus on August 10th. Leading the league in points per game are Bellvue’s Abrahim, averaging 17.5 points per game, followed by Domonic Abbas (17.4), and Ibrahim Saleh (15.6) of Britannia Woods.
Within the Major Senior Boys – West Division, Britannia Woods is undefeated with a total of 4 games played, followed by Bellvue (3-1) and Ron Kolbus (1-3). Within the Major Senior Boys – East Division, Don McGahan is undefeated with a total of 3 games played, followed by PYC (3-1) and Heatherington (1-2). This league is due to heat up on August 18th and 20th when the current top three teams from each division go head to head it what promises to be a unforgettable showdown. Leading the league in points per game are Heatherington’s Ryan Kabuya (24), Bellvue’s Sam Douf (23), and PYC’s Nathan Garcia (22).
Playoffs will begin on August 23rd (Senior Girls), 24th (Major Intermediate Boys), and 25th (Major Senior Boys), with quarter final match-ups being played at the Ron Kolbus and Don McGahan Clubhouses and the Semi-Finals and Championship matches at Carleton University on August 27, 2016.
Get ready for 7 exciting weeks of SSLL basketball beginning on July 12th, 2016 at the Ron Kolbus and Don McGahan Clubhouses. This year we are excited to have 22 teams playing across 3 leagues in a total of 52 games! All league schedules are now available on the website and can be accessed from both the homepage and the league pages.
Tuesday – Senior Girls
Wednesday – Major Intermediate Boys
Thursday – Major Senior Boys West Division
Thursday – Major Senior Boys East Division*
Thank you to everyone who took part in our intermediate ball hockey league this year – especially to our referees Claude and Jacob, our coaches and volunteers! To all of the players – you all had an amazing season, and we look forward to having you join us again next year!
Congratulations to PYC, our second place team who played 3 amazing games with only a couple of subs! Congratulations especially to McGahan, who took home the championship – a wonderful end to a great season!