Upcoming Programs at Backcourt Hoops
Fall AAU Tournaments
We host fall AAU tournaments for both boys and girls teams grades 7-12 during September, October, and November. Fall tournaments are one day shoot out events with options for 2 or 3 games. Since all of our events are held on one day, no hotel stays are required. The entry fee for 2 games is $185 and 3 games is $275. We offer quality competition in a venue with hardwood courts. Teams will be matched to like abilities within the following divisions; Varsity (grades 11-12), JV (grades 10-11), and Junior High (grades 7-8). Games are officiated by PIAA certified referees and use a stop clock format.
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 Basketball Academy is split into two age groups: Lay-ups (Pre-K-2nd grade), and Bounce Passers (3rd-5th grade). 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. Lay-ups are scheduled from 5:30-6:30pm and Bounce Passers are scheduled from 6:30-7:30pm. 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.
Montage Mountain Greenridge Girls
The Green Ridge League is an individual sign-up league. Girls will be assigned to teams in four age divisions ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The league begins Saturday November 2nd and runs through early February 2015. Games are played Saturday mornings and early afternoons. This league was established to enhance skills and abilities in game situations. Green Ridge Girls League is the area’s premiere Biddy League.
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.
*Backcourt Hoops University AAU Prep Training
AAU Prep Training is winter program designed to sharpen your skills and prepare you for upcoming AAU Team Tryouts. This training program is ideal for any athlete in grades 4-8 interested in joining one of our regular travel teams or our elite JB Hoops Teams.