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WINS Coaching Clinics

Upcoming Fall 2023 Events:

Acworth, Ga. (Tues., 11/28) > flyer: click here

Portland, CT. (Tues., 12/4/23) > flyer: click here

South Windsor, CT. (Sat., 12/9/23) > flyer: click here

click here to register

several more dates to be announced soon

2022: Thank you shout-outs for hosting WINS coaching clinics
*Cartersville (GA), *East Granby (CT), *Northampton (MA), 
*East Longmeadow (MA), *Portland (CT), *Preston (CT), 
*Quincy (MA), *Rocky Hill (CT),  *South Windsor (CT),  
*Springfield (Ma.), *Suffield (CT), *Tolland (CT),  *Wilton (CT)
WINS Coaching Clinics include:
WINS coaches resource booklet
* Practice plan & Diagram Sheets 
* 90-minutes of live drill demonstrations!
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WINS For Life
 Youth Basketball Coaching Clinics
for more information, please call or email

* structured for coaches working with grades 3-9.
* 90+ minutes of on-court drill demonstrations.  
* 45-minute classroom component
If interested in hosting a coaching clinic or if you have questions,
please call David Vasquenza (860) 645-1934  

WINS For Life provides a variety of educational services and motivational events for adults and students. Professional development workshops, staff training, and team building seminars are offered 12-months per year for teachers, child care providers, and other professionals. Students will gain multiple benefits and fun learning experiences by participating in the after school programs and school events offered by WINS For Life.   

WINS For Life Basketball assists basketball students and coaches throughout New England with a wide range of basketball events and services. Among the many choices are: the WINS For Life All Stars AAU program, after school programs, youth camps & clinics, summer basketball schools, 3 on 3 tournaments, Summer League, Fall League, coaching clinics, Hall of Fame events, team consultation, individual instruction and guest speakers. 

Presenter: David Vasquenza is owner of WINS For Life. He is the Program Director for the very successful WINS For Life All Stars AAU Basketball program. Nineteen former players have advanced to compete at the college level. Mr. Vasquenza is also a guest speaker and clinician at the Basketball Hall of Fame.  From 1996-2000, Coach Vasquenza assisted Worcester State College to great success and the best four-year record in the 65-year history of the Men’s Basketball program. The Lancers earned the only regular season MASCAC Championship in school history (1999-2000) and two ECAC berths (1998, 2000). Prior to coaching college, he coached at the high school and middle school levels. From 1994-96, “Coach V” led Connecticut Starters AAU teams to three State Championships.  

Benefits: WINS For Life coaching clinics provide youth coaches with a balanced platform to develop winning students and successful teams. Our clinics feature a structured classroom workshop, followed by a power-packed gym session (including demonstrations, practice drills, teaching techniques, and fun games). There are multiple benefits for everyone! Guest coaches and demonstrators are sometimes included as an extra benefit.

Each participant receives the WINS For Life Resource Coaching Booklet, clinic outline and practice plan.

Content: WINS For Life clinics are interactive, fun, and very informative. Our clinics feature a classroom component followed by the basketball court session. Participants will gain knowledge on many valuable topics, including philosophy and strategy, practice planning, game management, leadership, communication & interactions, implementing fun with hard work, motivating student-athletes, X’s & O’s, skill development, and a variety of outstanding basketball drills. 


Testimonials for David Vasquenza and WINS For Life Basketball
“WINS For Life is an organized and well run program. Coach Vasquenza is personally involved in every aspect of WINS For Life and goes to great lengths to provide a first class experience for every participant. I have a great appreciation for Coach Vasquenza's perspective and approach. He understands that is all about creating a positive environment for kids to learn and grow. I would recommend WINS For Life for anyone looking for a quality basketball experience.  
- Anthony Latina, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Sacred Heart University.
"The Concord (Ma.) youth basketball programs had the opportunity to work with David Vasquenza for a coaches training. After being highly recommended to our department, we were extremely impressed by the quality of the WINS For Life program. David is passionate and experienced coach, teacher, and motivator. He was able to create a training specific to our department, which was attended by coaches with a variety of experience and knowledge. This ranged from first time recreation program coaches to experienced travel program coaches. The two part coaching clinic was a great success. The classroom part of the training focused on the what it means to be a coach, the impact you have on your players, and how to be successful not just based of wins. Our coaches carried this positive mindset to their teams and throughout the season. The gym portion focused on skill/drill instruction and coaching techniques. David’s thorough instruction was both detailed and hands on, as well as relevant to implement in the wide variety of programs we offer in terms of age and skill. Our coaches had positive feedback and were very thankful we offered a coaching clinic of such a high caliber. I would recommend a training with David Vaquenza and WINS For Life to not only basketball programs, but to any type of organization looking to build a positive culture and be successful. We plan on brining David back year after year to start each season".    - Zachary Vaillette, Programs and Events Manager, Concord Recreation Department, Concord, MA.
David Vasquenza will be an asset to your program. He is a delight to work with. I have watched students with talent, but underdeveloped in confidence,  become individuals with self esteem and self belief under David’s guidance and mentorship. He motivates people, leading them to perform and achieve at  high levels of success. David is fueled by his strong work ethic and enthusiastic nature; he is energetic, compassionate, and optimistic. His contributions will be significant.”  - Jack Thaw, Ph.D., Director, Center for Occupational Health (Glastonbury, CT)

 “WINS For Life provided excellent instruction, extremely useful information, and tons of basketball drills (including life lessons) to utilize. The clinic was well organized with great suggestions for drills, practice structure, time management, communication and creating a positive atmosphere. The classroom and on the court presentations were very helpful and detailed. Great  job!”  - Canton Youth Basketball Association 

In October of 2011, I attended a coaching clinic hosted by a famous high school coach who is inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame. I found the WINS For Life coaching clinic to be much more helpful. It included very practical advice, strategies and basketball drills. The materials and resources were great. This was the best basketball coaching clinic that I have ever attended”.  B. Ward, Wilton  Travel  Basketball (CT.)   

“With respect to coaching basketball, I learned more in two-hours of David’s clinic than I learned in my whole life. I was very impressed with David’s  knowledge  of the game and his personal drive towards helping others. He gave  me ample amounts of information to help develop better practices.  WINS For Life offers a solid program.  Thanks for the great clinic!”   - Jeff Mortimer, Haddam-Killingworth, CT.

Everything was very helpful. A good mix of coaching philosophy and drills. Examples of what to say and what to do during drills was very helpful.  I can’t say enough about how well the drill session was done!”   - B. Cunningham, Wilbraham, Ma        
“The best clinic I ever been involved with. I’ve attended many clinics for a variety of sports. This was by far the most informative”.  
 -S. Santerre, Thompson, CT.

 WINS For Life:  David Vasquenza   phone: (860) 645-1934   fax: (860) 643-5172   email: wins4life@cox.net   web: www.wins4life.com