Upcoming Programs at Backcourt Hoops
PNC Bank Summer League
Join us for our Summer Basketball League. We have leagues for Boys & Girls basketball divided into Divisions: Boys & Girls Varsity – JV – Junior High , Boys 6th, Girls 5-6th Grade, or Boys 4-5th Grade (Grades are Fall 2016 Grades). Games are scheduled in the evenings starting Tuesday May 31st 2016 and running through July.
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 Dave Martin, Coach Bill Callahan, Coach Corey Valvano, 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.
We host numerous competitive travel tournaments for boys and girls both in the Scranton area and throughout the northeast. We boast quality competition and well organized tournaments with PIAA referees on hardwood courts. Please view and register for our upcoming our tournaments below.
JB Hoops Spring Team AAU Tryouts
ELITE AAU PROGAM. You will play over 40 games and receive over 50 hours of practice time from a paid professional coach. Each Player will also receive a reversible practice shirt and shorts. They will receive a game uniform that must be returned after the season.
2016 Spring team Tryouts
Girls 7th Grade Thursday December 17th 5:30-7:15pm Sunday December 20th 11:45am-1:00 COMPLETE
Girls 8th Grade Thursday December 17th 7:15-9:00pm Sunday December 20th 1:00pm-2:45 COMPLETE
Boys 7th Grade Saturday February 20th 8:30am,-10:30 Sunday February 21st 9:00am-11:00
Boys 8th Grade Saturday February 20th 10:30am,-10:30 Sunday February 21st 11:00am-1:00
All players in this category will try out for JB Hoops and Backcourt Hoops/NEPA Flames they have the option of trying out for both or letting the coaching staff know ahead of time if they are only trying out for JB Hoops or Backcourt Hoops/NEPA Flames.
Boys 9-10-11th Grade Thursday March 10th & Sunday March 13 th 7:30-9:15
Girls 9-10-11th Thursday March 10th & Sunday March 13 th 5:45- 7:30
Boys Spring AAU Try-outs
Backcourt Hoops AAU program for boys grades 4-11 looking to play travel basketball in Spring 2016
Boy’s 9th, 10th & 11th Grade
Thursday March 10th 7:30-9:15
Sunday March 13th 7:30-9:15
Boy’s 8th Grade
Saturday February 20th 10:30am-12:30
Sunday February 21st 10:30am-12:30
Boy’s 7th Grade
Saturday February 20th 8:30am-10:30
Sunday February 21st 10:30am-12:30
Boy’s 6th Grade
Monday February 15th 7:15-9:15
Thursday February 18th 7:15-9:15
Boy’s 4th & 5th Grade
Monday February 15th 5:30-7:15
Thursday February 18th 5:30-7:15
2016 Summer Camps
We offer numerous summer camps for basketball athletes looking to sharpen their skills. Camps are available through out the 2016 summer months beginning in June and running through August for student athletes pre-K through 8th grade. For more details on our many camps please see our Camps and Clinics page by clicking below.
Coach’s Corner / Parents’ Perspective
Backcourt Hoops would like welcome Ryan Van Zelst to our already outstanding staff of Private Instructors. Coach Van Zelst is currently the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Scranton. Coach Van Zelst was a former standout player at Albright University. …