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Private Training – Basketball, Speed & Agility


BASKETBALL
Grades K through College

Private Individual or Small Group Advanced Basketball training with Coach Kevin Clark,  Coach Lauren Carra, Coach Clay Basalyga, Coach Lamont Tillery, Coach Carrie Toomey,   Coach J.C. Show,  Coach Emily Sheehan  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 Clark at kclark@riverfrontsports.com

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.

SPEED & AGILITY

Our in-house Sports Performance Facility is offering a comprehensive strength and conditioning package to youth athletes. Our goal is to help your son/daughter achieve their highest level of performance by providing additional training in speed, power, strength, agility and conditioning. Your son/daughter will have the opportunity to maximize these efforts by working with one of our professional strength and conditioning coaches.  

 

One Session Two Sessions Four Sessions Six Sessions
One Player $90.00 $165.00 $310.00 $425.00

 

STAFF

Jody Leach, CSCS

Contact jleach@riverfrontsports.com

Director of Sports Performance, Riverfront Sports
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Jody is a strength and conditioning coach and orthopedic exercise specialist with 20 years of coaching experience. A graduate of Ithaca College, Jody taught Physical Education and coached in New York State before relocating to Pennsylvania. She has excelled in the direction of youth programming and development of high school and collegiate athletes since her graduation. Before her tenure as Director of Sports Performance at Backcourt Hoops, Jody was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Binghamton University, an NCAA Division I athletic institution. At Binghamton, Jody worked with all varsity sports. Her goal as a coach and sport specific trainer is to provide each individual athlete with the motivation and specialized tools to achieve their maximum athletic potential.

Emily Sheehan

Contact esheehan@riverfrontsports.com
Coach Sheehan is a 2016 Dunmore High School Graduate. While there, she lettered four years as a varsity basketball player, resulting in 4 District Titles, 3 Lynett Tournament Titles and was named the Lynett Tournament MVP during her senior season. She was a 2016 All-Lackawanna League First Team selection and a 2016 LIAA First Team All-Star. She continued her academic and athletic pursuits at the University of Scranton where she was a four-year starter and had an outstanding college career. She and her team won the Landmark Conference Title all four years. The Lady Royals made an appearance all 4 years in the NCAA Tournament resulting in 1 Sweet 16, an Elite 8 and advanced to the NCAA Women’s Division III Final Four in Salem, Va in 2018-2019. Emily earned All Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year during both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. She also earned Second Team All Landmark Conference in 2018-2019 and earned First Team All Landmark Conference in 2019-2020. Emily garnered numerous individual honors during her senior season. She made the All-Tournament team at the preseason Gwynned Mercy tournament, was named Tournament MVP of the Hilton Scranton Poinsettia Classic, and was named Team MVP during the prestigious D3Hoops Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Emily was named University of Scranton Athlete of the Week November 29, 2016 and March 11, 2019. She was named Landmark Conference Athlete of the week December 23, 2019. Emily led the Lady Royals in steals in each of her final 3 seasons from 2017-2020. She ranks fourth in Lady Royals program history in three-point field goal percentage (36.9%) and ninth in free throw percentage (77.4%). As a Lady Buck her team went 100-17, as a Lady Royal her team went 107-13, resulting in an overall record of 207-30 which is an 85% winning percentage. On the academic side, Emily majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology and graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. While not only excelling on the basketball court she also excelled in the classroom being named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She is currently pursuing her Personal Training Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Emily will become a member of the Valley View Girls Varsity coaching staff for the 2020-2021 season. She has been coaching at Backcourt Hoops for the past 5 years and will continue to do so. She has also worked numerous camps and clinics during that time. She will now be offering strength and conditioning training for all athletes.

BCH Staff                                                 

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.

LAUREN CARRA
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.

CORY CALLEJAS

Cory Callejas, a graduate of Valley View High School, played collegiate basketball at Marywood University. Cory went from the last man on Marywood’s roster to a senior starter, shooting 53% from the field and 50% from three point range. While at Marywood, Cory interned with The Hoop Group, one of the top grassroots basketball programs in the nation. Following his internship, he was hired to work various camps as a coach for the organization, one of them being directed by Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley. His relentless worth ethic and passion for the game left him wanting to continue his playing career beyond Marywood. He continued his basketball career by playing semi-professional basketball for the DuBois Dream of the Premiere Basketball League. As a member of the Dream, he played with and against high level players from across the country. He also found his passion for working with the youth of the community,  making many appearances at schools throughout the region and working various camps through the Dream. The Dream qualified and competed in The Basketball Tournament that is broadcasted every summer on ESPN. During The Basketball Tournament, Cory had the opportunity to play against Boeheim’s Army, a team led by former Syracuse standouts. Cory left DuBois to come home to work at Backcourt Hoops and play semi-professionally for the Scranton Shamrocks led by NEPA Elite owner Kevin Clark. After his season with the Scranton Shamrock, he went on to play his first FIBA certified professional season in El Salvador representing the city of Cojutepeque. While in El Salvador, doing what he knows best,  he used his passion for the game of basketball to work with the youth of Cojutepeque. Upon his arrival back in the United States, Cory decided it was time to take the next step and officially begin his coaching career at Backcourt Hoops.

 

LAMONT TILLERY
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

 

EMILY SHEEHAN
Coach Sheehan is a 2016 Dunmore High School Graduate. While there, she lettered four years as a varsity basketball player, resulting in 4 District Titles, 3 Lynett Tournament Titles and was named the Lynett Tournament MVP during her senior season. She was a 2016 All-Lackawanna League First Team selection and a 2016 LIAA First Team All-Star. She continued her academic and athletic pursuits at the University of Scranton where she was a four-year starter and had an outstanding college career. She and her team won the Landmark Conference Title all four years. The Lady Royals made an appearance all 4 years in the NCAA Tournament resulting in 1 Sweet 16, an Elite 8 and advanced to the NCAA Women’s Division III Final Four in Salem, Va in 2018-2019. Emily earned All Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year during both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons. She also earned Second Team All Landmark Conference in 2018-2019 and earned First Team All Landmark Conference in 2019-2020. Emily garnered numerous individual honors during her senior season. She made the All-Tournament team at the preseason Gwynned Mercy tournament, was named Tournament MVP of the Hilton Scranton Poinsettia Classic, and was named Team MVP during the prestigious D3Hoops Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Emily was named University of Scranton Athlete of the Week November 29, 2016 and March 11, 2019. She was named Landmark Conference Athlete of the week December 23, 2019. Emily led the Lady Royals in steals in each of her final 3 seasons from 2017-2020. She ranks fourth in Lady Royals program history in three-point field goal percentage (36.9%) and ninth in free throw percentage (77.4%). As a Lady Buck her team went 100-17, as a Lady Royal her team went 107-13, resulting in an overall record of 207-30 which is an 85% winning percentage. On the academic side, Emily majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology and graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. While not only excelling on the basketball court she also excelled in the classroom being named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She is currently pursuing her Personal Training Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Emily will become a member of the Valley View Girls Varsity coaching staff for the 2020-2021 season. She has been coaching at Backcourt Hoops for the past 5 years and will continue to do so. She has also worked numerous camps and clinics during that time. She will now be offering strength and conditioning training for all athletes.

 

CARRIE TOOMEY
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.

J.C. SHOW
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.

AL CALLEJAS JR.
Al Callejas is a Bishop O’Hara High School and University of Scranton graduate. Al ended his high school career as the schools all-time leading scorer, with a total of 1,986 points.  In 1996, Al was a 2nd team all state selection and a 1st team all state selection in 1997. Al played in 10 state playoff games, including the 1996 state championship game. At The University of Scranton, Al started every game of his career. He scored 1,392 points and was a three time conference all star. In 1999, he led all college divisions in three point shooting with a percentage of 54%. For his career, he shot 90% from the free-throw line and 48% from three point range. Since 2015, Al has won several shooting competitions in New Jersey, New York, Las Vegas, and Chicago. In these contests, he has defeated European professional basketball players and several NBA shooting coaches. Al’s most recent win  was the NBA hot shot competition at all star weekend in Chicago. Currently, Al is a varsity assistant basketball coach at Holy Cross High School and a first grade teacher in the Valley View School District.

 

Cost

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. For multiple player and group training, email kclark@riverfrontsports.com for pricing.

BASKETBALL

High School One Session Two Sessions Four Sessions Six Sessions
One Player $65.00 $120.00 $230.00 $330.00

 

4th-8th Grade One Session Two Sessions Four Sessions Six Sessions
One Player $60.00 $110.00 $210.00 $300.00

 

K-4th Grade One Session (45 minutes)
One Player $45.00

SPEED & AGILITY

One Session Two Sessions Four Sessions Six Sessions
One Player $90.00 $165.00 $310.00 $425.00

Private Training Payment

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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