Upcoming Programs at Backcourt Hoops
Winner’s Circle Trophy 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, 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.
MaineSource Girls Winter League
MaineSource sponsors our winter girls league of three divisions: 4-5th grade, 5-6th grade, and 7-8th grade. The season consists of 7 regular season games and a play-off. All teams are guaranteed 8 games. Teams must consist of girls from the same city/town or school district. 4-5th grade teams will play on 8.5 foot baskets and 5-8th grade teams will play on 10 foot baskets. Join us for the upcoming season!
Backcourt Hoops University
Backcourt Hoops University offers multiple clinics and training sessions for advanced athletes looking to improve their game. Our professional Backcourt Hoops University staff consists of coaches; Bill Callahan, Dave Martin, Mike Shields, Corey Valvano, Mike Show, Larry Regan, and John Bucci. We offer three separate programs throughout the the fall and winter:
*Backcourt Hoops University Shooting Clinics
Shooting clinics are available to athletes in grades 7-10. The clinic’s goal is to improve each players’ shooting percentage by learning to perfect their shot mechanics. Athletes will also learn the techniques of shooting both off the move and off the dribble.
*Backcourt Hoops University Advanced Pre-Season Training
Our advanced skills training session is designed to elevate your skills and prepare you for the upcoming scholastic basketball season. This training session is for serious players in grades 4 -9 who want to be pushed outside their comfort zone in order to take the next step in their development.