Who: Boys and Girls Basketball Players from Kindergarten through College
What: Private Individual or Small Group Advanced Basketball training with Coach John E. Bucci, Coach Ryan Krawczeniuk, Coach Bill Callahan, Coach Mike Show, Coach Clay Basalyga, Coach Lamont Tillery, Coach Kaitlyn Lewis, Coach Natalie Winters, Coach Andrew Kettel 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 Bucci at email@example.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. This policy will go in effect from December 1st 2017 until April 30th 2018
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. During his basketball career at ESU, he was a member of the teams that won 2 PSAC Championships and earned 2 NCAA Division Sweet Sixteen Berths. Lamont is a native of Pocono Mountain and attended Pocono Mountain East
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.
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).
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.
Bill Callahan has been coaching for the past 20 years. He has coached the JB Hoops 17u team for the past 4 years. In addition to coaching AAU, Bill has coached for 19 years at the high school level. He started his head coaching career at Bermudian Springs High School then moved on to Berwick High school before finishing his head coaching career at Hanover Area. The last 3 years he has been an assistant at Wyoming Seminary. Over the years he has worked many camps throughout the country including camps with the Hoop Group, Auburn University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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.
|High School||One Session||Two Sessions||Four Sessions||Six Sessions|
|4th-8th Grade||One Session||Two Sessions||Four Sessions||Six Sessions|
|K-4th Grade||One Session (45 minutes)|
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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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