NJ basketball team offers opportunities for athletes with special needs

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A Scotch Plains basketball program offers opportunities for young athletes with special needs.

According to their website, the Wolves Basketball Academy “provides a friendly and fun environment for children with special needs to learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as play on a team.”

Team leader Jeff Mayerson says that the emphasis is on teaching the players about the game, the rules and the skills – and not stress on winning.

There are teams for middle school-age students up through college.

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