Basketball - MS
Student athletes on the Middle School basketball team are taught to learn and love the game. Our students from grades six through eight spend their practice time understanding the fundamentals of defense, the proper way to run offensive plays, and the skill sets (dribbling, passing, shooting) that will allow them to become better players in the future. Our Middle School team plays an interscholastic schedule of games against area schools. They also annually compete in a local Middle School Jamboree.
At the most basic level, the Middle School basketball program encourages participation for each player, and with that participation comes the growth of a competitive spirit and a joy in playing the game of basketball.Coach Mimi Duran has coached the Middle School team for the past six years. Her dedication to the program has allowed girls to feel confident in themselves when on the court, and her supportive attitude allows for personal and athletic growth.
Basketball - Middle School
Mimi Duran has 30 years of coaching experience both in independent and public schools. She has maintained her Connecticut Coaching Certification since 1995. Duran has coached recreation and travel league basketball for girls ages five through 14 and has coached Walker's Middle School team since 2008.
In 2011, Duran was selected to membership in the New Agenda: Northeast Woman's Hall of Fame which recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of girls and women in sport within the six New England states through coaching, officiating, mentoring, or advocating. In 2015, Duran was inducted into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
In addition to her coaching duties, Mimi Duran is Assistant Athletic Director.