Upcoming Programs at Backcourt Hoops

Basketball Academy With Coach Matt Shaffer

Lay-Ups will be for students entering Pre K to 2nd grade. Bounce Passers will be for students entering Grades 3 to 5. Learn the skills necessary to enjoy the game of Basketball. Skills learned will include passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Your camper will also improve his or hers physical fitness and endurance.

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Private Training

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.

Fall Tournaments

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.

Fall Boys and Girls Elementary League

Our fall leagues are designed to provide young teams grades 4-6 with competition and an opportunity to improve their basketball skills in a structured game setting. Games will be played Monday evenings at Backcourt Hoops.

Domiano Eye Care Greenridge Girls Basketball League

This league is for Girls from kindergarten through 8th grade, the league will have 4 division the A division will be for girls from grades 8th to 6th grade in it. The B league will consist of girls in 5th and 4th grade and will play on 8.5 foot baskets. The C league will be for 3rd and 2nd graders and the D league will be for 1st graders and Kindergarten players who will also play on 8.5 foot baskets. Individual signup basketball league with four grade divisions.  For more information or to register visit our Domiano Eye Care Green Ridge Girls League page by clicking below.

2015 ACL Injury Prevention Program


Allied Services and Excel at Backcourt Hoops are offering a 5-week exercise program designed to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. The basketball-specific, personalized exercise program will address power, strength, speed, agility and flexibility. The program will be lead by Theresa Craig, BS Exercise Science and Jody Leach, CSCS.

Coach’s Corner / Parents’ Perspective

Mike Show Accepts Administrative Position at Mekeel Christian Academy

Congratulations are in order for Backcourt Hoops Coach Mike Show. Coach Show has accepted a position at the prestigious Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York. His new position on the institution’s administrative team will allow Coach Show to return…

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