Upcoming Programs at Backcourt Hoops
Winner’s Circle Trophy Winter Holiday Tournament
Backcourt Hoops annually hosts the Winner’s Circle Holiday Tournament for boys and girls in grades 4 – 8 over the Christmas break. Teams are composed of boys and girls from the same town, city, or school district. This holiday tournament boasts 3 rounds of competitive play. All games utilize a stop clock and officiated by PIAA certified referees. Participating teams must supply their own balls and scorekeeper or shot clock operator.
Our experienced and knowledgeable professional coaches on staff specifically design training to improve and develop either overall basketball skillsets or specific basketball skills depending on the needs of each athlete. Backcourt Hoops professional instructors include Coach John E. Bucci, Coach Mike Show, Coach Dave Martin, Coach Bill Callahan, Coach Jon Showers, Coach Megan Callahan, and Coach Errol Mannick. Our specialized basketball training is designed for athletes ranging from 5th grade through college. Sessions can be scheduled in a private or small group setting. Small groups are responsible for their own organization and coordination.
Our Winter Basketball Academy is for ages Pre-K-2nd grade only. This instructional clinic teaches the skills necessary to become successful at the game of basketball. Stress is placed on the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, offense, and defense while developing teamwork and improving physical fitness. The Basketball Academy is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting October 16, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm. The program runs for 4 weeks.
Black Friday -No School Clinic
Backcourt Hoops offers athletes a chance to sharpen their basketball skills in the gym while mom and dad begin their holiday shopping. Clinics are offered for two age groups; Basketball School (Prek-4th Grade) and Basketball Skills Clinic (5-8th Grade). Young athletes will learn passing, dribbling, shooting, and defense. Older athletes will improve basketball skills, learn advanced basketball techniques, and develop shooting and ball handling with coaching and instruction by experienced basketball professionals.
AAU Team Try-outs
Backcourt Hoops hosts multiple AAU organizations and teams for our local basketball athletes ages 4-11th grade. Try-outs begin over the Winter Holiday break for our elite JB Hoops teams for 7th and 8th grade. All other try-outs will be held in January, February and March for JB Hoops high school, Backcourt Hoops, NEPA Flames, and Wyoming Valley Barons. Please click link to learn more about dates, times, relative to each organization.
Christmas Break Basketball Camp
Backcourt Hoops offers numerous clinics over the holiday break for two different age groups; Pre-Kindergarten – 4th grade, and 5th – 8th grade. Junior Basketball Camp runs for 3 days from 9am -12pm. The clinics for older athletes include daily sessions on shooting, ball handling, and offensive moves.