The Maryhurst basketball season has officially begun. Kids who are living, learning, and developing at Maryhurst’s residential program have the chance to join a recreational basketball league that includes children from other therapeutic programs around the region.
The Maryhurst Monarchs are coached by our Support Team, a group of counselors that specialize in bringing alternative treatment programs—such as exercise-, horticulture- and arts-based therapies—to kids living on Maryhurst’s Dorsey campus.
The Maryhurst basketball league began with a belief in the positive health and character outcomes that come along with participating in a team sport. Playing basketball can teach kids about teamwork and the motivation of healthy competition. Practices and games give kids an outlet for releasing energy, and playing a particular position on the court teaches focus and coordination.
A Monarchs huddle
The Monarchs played the team from Uspiritus in the season opener, and games will continue throughout November and December.