Who: Boys and Girls Basketball Players from Kindergarten through College
What: Private Individual or Small Group Advanced Basketball training with Coach Kevin Clark, Coach Lauren Carra, Coach Mike Show, Coach Clay Basalyga, Coach Lamont Tillery, Coach Carrie Toomey, Coach Jamie Monahan, Coach Connor Evans, Coach J.C. Show, Coach Natalie Winters, Coach Andrew Kettel, Coach Ryan Krawczeniuk Click on Coaches Tab on Left For Coaches Bio’s
Where: Backcourt Hoops
When: Training times and dates are set by appointment via e-mail to Coach Basalyga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: Improve your overall basketball skill set or work on a specific skill in a private one-on-one setting, or in small group of your basketball friends, with a professional coach to make yourself a better individual player and teammate.
As we approach our busy season all training’s need to be paid for in advance. If you cancel training less than 48 hours before the scheduled training you will be charged for the court time. That charge will be $20.00. You will not be charged the trainers fee. If you cancel the day of, you will be charged the whole amount. Normally, we are flexible but during our busy season we have fewer courts available. This policy will go in effect from December 1st 2017 until April 30th 2018
KEVIN CLARK Growing up in Northeast, PA, Kevin is fortunate to be one of eight children to Margi and Brian Clark. He attended grade school at St. Paul’s School in Scranton, PA and later moved on to Dunmore High School for secondary education. After graduating from Dunmore in 2007, Kevin moved to Queens, New York where he attended St. John’s University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration. He decided to continue his education even further a bit North of the city to Pace University, where he completed his Master’s of Science in Educational Studies in 2014. Kevin and his wife, Annie, have put down their roots in NEPA and welcomed their first child, Colin, in July of 2019.
A four-year starter at Dunmore High School, Carra led the Lady Bucks to four Lackawanna League Division II titles, four District II titles, a Lynett Tournament Championship, and a 103-14 overall record. The Lady Bucks advanced to the second round of the state tournament during Carra’s sophomore and junior seasons and the quarterfinals during her senior season. She averaged double figures throughout her career, posting 22.5 points per game as senior. In the District 2 Semifinal game against Holy Cross her senior year, Carra became the 11th player in the area to reach 2,000 career points. She would end her career ranked 8th all time in the area and second in school history with 2,117 points. Carra was a four time Lackawanna League Division II All Star and All-Regional selection. She was named the Lackawanna League Division II Player of the year following her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Carra received Third Team All-State honors as a sophomore, Second Team All-State honors as a junior, and First Team All-State honors as a senior.
Clay Basalyga, an Abington Heights Grad, spent four years on the varsity team. During his time there, he made the AAA state playoffs three times, making it to the elite eight twice. In his senior season, he led his team in points and assists as his school earned their first ever AAAA state play-off win. Clay is currently junior as Wilkes University and saw 20 minutes per game making 19 starts in his first two years. After spending seven years playing JB hoops, Clay spent the last 3 years as a head coach for Backcourt Hoops and Electric City Voltz AAU. He also spent time as an assistant coach for JB hoops girls teams with a focus on individual skill work. He served as an assistant for Abington Heights Junior High girls team. While with Abington, he focused on skill development with both guards and post players. Clay has been responsible for coaching Backcourt hoops summer camps ( Grades Pre-k through 4th).
Lamont Tillery, a JB Hoops Alum, currently plays semi-professional basketball, coaches AAU basketball, and is involved in youth player development. Coach Tillery graduated from East Stroudsburg University where he earned the distinction of playing the most basketball games in East Stroudsburg history. He won 2 PSAC Championships and earned 2 NCAA Division Sweet Sixteen Berths. Lamont is a native of Pocono Mountain and attended Pocono Mountain East
A native of Dunmore, PA, coached for 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Scranton Shamrocks ABA Semi-Professional Men’s Basketball Team. With the Shamrocks, Jamie also ran the Marketing & Brand Management to help grow the teams’ image. In High School, Jamie was a four year varsity stand-out in both Basketball and Football for the Dunmore Bucks. In his Senior Season, he was named MVP of the traditional holiday Lynett Tournament and was all Lackawanna League first team in Basketball and all League for Wide Receiver and Defensive Back in Football. Jamie earned a Football Scholarship to East Stroudsburg University. He also has been an active coach and private trainer with the AAU and Youth Basketball programs from 4th Grade to High School. As a local community volunteer and activist for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he has had the opportunity to assist with fundraising event, Knock out Cystic Fibrosis. His passion for sports, along with his unique ability to seize an opportunity when one presents itself, has given Cystic Fibrosis, Team Breathe Easy a fresh, new look on another sports-themed fundraising event. Jamie is also a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Bucks Boys Varsity Basketball Team.
A Dunmore native and started her coaching career at Bishop O’Hara High School as the Assistant Varsity & JV Head Coach. She got back into coaching when her daughters began playing basketball. She has coached all ages at the recreational & all-star levels for Dunmore Biddy League, Green Ridge League, NEPA Flames and JBHoops AAU. She has been teaching individual basketball lessons since 2015. Carrie was the first female president of the Dunmore Biddy Basketball league and is currently an Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Lady Bucks varsity basketball team. As a player, Carrie was a four-year starter at both Dunmore High School, and Franklin & Marshall College. A 1,600 point scorer and 1000 rebound player while at Dunmore, she later went on to be recognized as a Division III All-American her Senior year at F&M. Following her college career, Carrie was signed to play with the Sheffield Hatters (England) of the Women’s Premier British Basketball League.
JB Hoops Alum, Meyers High School Graduate (2013). Spent four years on the varsity basketball team. Four time WVC champion, and District Champion (2012). Two time conference MVP, 1500 point scorer. Went on to play four years of collegiate Divison II Basketball, one year at Mansfield and three at East Stroudsburg University (18). PSAC and Regional Champion 2018 and a member of the first ever Elite Eight team in East Stroudsburg history. Post grad, spent last season as an assistant coach at Misericordia University, and coached this past AAU season in Philadelphia at Competitive Edge Sports. Ryan will be an assistant coach at Marywood University this upcoming season.
J.C. Show, a JB Hoops alum, is currently pursuing a professional basketball career. He graduated from Abington Heights High School, where he was a member of the varsity basketball and football teams from 2010-2014. He then went on to play his freshman season at Bucknell University (2014-15) before transferring to Binghamton University where he finished his collegiate career (2015-19). Was a part of 3 district championship teams in basketball (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) in basketball and 2 district championship teams in football (2010, 2012). In basketball, his AH teams advanced to the PIAA AAA state playoffs elite eight twice and sweet 16 once. In 2014, Show was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania, as well as being named “Mr. Basketball” in the state of Pennsylvania that same season. In 2013, Show was featured by Reebok/MaxPreps as a member of the Top 25 Dynamic HS athletes in the United States. He currently holds the scoring record at Abington Heights with 1,950 career points. In basketball he was named first team all-state in his 11th and 12th grade seasons and was named third team all-state in 10th grade. In football he was also named third team all-state in 11th and 12th grade. He was also named Scranton Times’ Male Athlete of the Year in 2014. At Bucknell, he appeared in all 34 games (3 starts) for a Bison team that won the Patriot League regular season championship and earned an NIT tournament berth. He averaged 6.7ppg in 18 mins/game and earned Patriot League Rookie of the week twice. At Binghamton, Show appeared in 76 games (75 starts) and scored 12.7 ppg in 2.5 seasons. He was named to the America East Conference All-Academic Team twice (2017-18, 2018-19). He currently holds a share of the school record for points in a game (34 pts) and holds the outright record for 3 pointers made in a game (10). He also holds the school record for 3 pointers made in a season (86). In the 2018-19 season, he helped Binghamton win their first conference tournament game since 2012, and advance to their first conference semifinal since 2009. He finished his college career with 1,200 points, 331 rebounds, 145 assists, and 87 steals in just under 3.5 seasons. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Binghamton University.
Connor Evans, a Wilkes University graduate, spent four years with the Wilkes University Men’s Basketball team. A Syracuse, NY native, Connor was a four year starter for the Colonels, where he helped lead the Colonels to 3 MAC Freedom Playoff appearances, and 2 MAC Freedom Championship appearances. As a part of the NEPA Elite staff, Connor focuses on sharing his love for the game through player development and leadership
Coach Mike Show, a 1992 Baptist Bible College graduate, returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 1993. He took over the program in 1994 and has seen much success on the court at the NCAA II regional and national level. He enjoys coaching because of the many relationships he has built over the years. Coach Show was also the Director of Athletics for BBC. After leaving BBC Coach Show became the Director of Player Development at Backcourt Hoops. Where he oversaw the instructional programs as well as teaching players in the private training sessions. He had recently been in an administrative position at the prestigious Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York, but returned to Clarks Summit as an administrator. Coach Show runs a summer camp at Backcourt Hoops that regularly sells out.
Kaitlyn, a recent graduate of American University and North Pocono native, is returning to the area to be a part of the University of Scranton Women’s Basketball Program as an assistant coach. While at American, Kaitlyn excelled on and off the court. She was a member of the 2018-2019 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, as well as being named a team captain. Kaitlyn was a key contributor on the 2018-2019 Patriot League Championship team averaging 8.4 points per game, 2.1 rebounds, and an outstanding 3.4 assists per game. Kaitlyn graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2018. She was an All State selection her senior year at North Pocono (2015).
Natalie Winters, who graduated from Carbondale as the school’s all-time leading girls scorer and was captain for her final two seasons at West Chester University, was head girls basketball coach for two seasons at Western Wayne High School. She previously coached two seasons at Forest City. Winters moved right into coaching after her playing career, serving as an assistant at West Chester East High School. She also was an assistant for two years at Forest City and a volunteer assistant for two seasons at the University of Scranton.
Andrew Kettel started his coaching career in 1998 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Scranton Prep Cavaliers freshman team, moving up to the junior varsity and varsity level in 2000. In 2002, Coach Kettel was hired as the head JV coach and guided the Cavaliers for the next four seasons accumulating over 60 wins. He also served as Athletic Director at St. Paul’s School.Coach Kettel was selected as one of 50 Positive Coaching Alliance’s 2017 Double Goal Coach National Winners presented by TeamSnap. Coach Kettel was also presented with the Walter Venesky Award by the Bochicchio Sports Initiative. NPF Sports named Kettel the 2017 District 2 Big School Coach of the year.Coach Kettel has served as the chairman of Coaches vs. Cancer of NEPA since 2008. In that short time, his efforts have helped to raise over 1.2 million dollars in the fight against cancer.
As we approach our busy season all training’s need to be paid for in advance. If you cancel training less than 48 hours before the scheduled training, you will be charged for the court time. That charge will be the training fee. Normally we are flexible but during our busy season we have fewer courts available. This policy is in effect year-round.
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As we approach our busy season all training’s need to be paid for in advance. If you cancel training less than 48 hours before the scheduled training you will be charged for the court time. That charge will be $20.00. You will not be charged the trainers fee. If you cancel the day off you will be charged the whole amount. Normally we are flexible but during our busy season we have fewer courts available. This policy will go in effect from December 1st 2016 until April 30th 2017
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