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Future Bengals Set to Learn from Bengals Varsity Coaches

Oak Forest Bengals varsity basketball coaches Matt Manzke and Steve Schanz will host an open clinic for players, coaches and parents at Oak Forest High School on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the hardwood, the Oak Forest Bengals varsity basketball coaches are ready to take the next generation of Bengals basketball stars to school.

This Saturday, Oct. 20, coaches Matt Manzke and Steve Schanz will host the first-ever Oak Forest High School Junior Bengal Basketball Clinic at Oak Forest High School.

The clinic will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and will feature the two coaches sharing drills and skill development strategies with players, coaches and parents.

“We're each going to take about 15 minutes each and kind of trade off on going over a few things,” Schanz said. “It's more for the community and our lower level, junior high and elementary school coaches and players.”

Schanz said that the idea for the clinic stemmed from the two coach's experiences at various college level clinics they regularly attend.

“We've gone to a bunch, where college coaches do it and so we thought, 'Why don't we try this as well,'” he said. “Hopefully it turns out well.”

All players, coaches and parents in Oak Forest are invited to attend the clinic, Schanz said. He added that although they don't know what the turn out will be, he said they were hopeful for a good turnout.

“We really don't know what to expect,” he said. “We sent out fliers to all the junior highs and stuff like that, so we're hopeful for a good turnout.”

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