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Former Lahainaluna Star-Athlete Holds Basketball Clinics...
Former starting point-guard for the 2010 Lahainaluna girls State-Champion basketball team, Maiki Tihada Viela, has now taken her love for the game to personal coach and trainer. With her long list of accomplishments, including Star-Advertiser State Player of the Year, Parade All-American, California Storm Team Taurasi, and a Gonzaga athletic scholarship recipient, Viela provides a great deal of insight for those looking to learn from her experiences and take their game to the next level. “My path and passion has led me back home to start Heads UP Basketball and help the next generation of basketball players fulfill their dreams,” says Viela.
Viela’s guest trainers for the upcoming Heads UP Basketball clinics feature other familiar faces of Hawaii girls basketball, Milika Taufa and Lia Galdeira. Taufa was a starting forward for Lahainaluna and later received a full athletic scholarship to Indiana. Galdeira played for Washington State after high school at Konawaena and passed on a 19th WNBA draft pick by the Washington Mystics in 2016 to continue playing professionally overseas in Europe.
With the trio’s combined experiences, the clinics will cover a broad range of basketball skill development and training exercises. The clinics will be held at the Lahainaluna High School gymnasium over the winter break:
The FUNDAMENTAL CLINIC is for players 7 years old and up and focuses on footwork, agility and the basics of basketball. It is a 3-day clinic from Dec. 22-24, 8am to 1pm. Cost is $90 for the full 3-day clinic.
The HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC is for 7th grade through high school players and concentrates on offensive and defensive skills. It is a 4-day clinic from Dec. 26-29, 8am to 1pm. Cost is $120 for the full 4-day clinic.
The ELITE GUARD CLINIC is for advanced high school basketball players and highlights all skills that guards need to be successful. It is also a 4-day clinic from Jan. 2-5, 8am to 1pm. Cost is $120 for the full 4-day clinic.
If you’re unable to attend the full clinic, drop-ins are welcomed for $40/day. Clinic days also feature a lunch break where players can bring their own food/snacks or purchase snacks that will be available. Players are also encouraged to bring their own ball.
Space is limited so Heads UP Basketball recommends you sign up early. The first 30 registrations for each clinic will be entered in a drawing to win a free 1-hour training session with Lia Galdeira. All clinic participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win other prizes.
To register or to get additional information, please visit: www.headsupbasketball.com/events. You may also contact Maiki Tihada Viela at (808) 866-8235 with any questions.
Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 to Friday, January 5th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location Specifics: Lahainaluna High School Gymnasium
Contact: Maiki Viela