JB Hoops

Who: JB Hoops Boys and Girls AAU tryouts What: Tryout for Backcourt Hoops 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. When:

2016 Spring team Tryouts

Girls 7th Grade Thursday December 17th 5:30-7:15pm  Sunday December 20th 11:45am-1:00
Girls 8th Grade Thursday December 17th 7:15-9:00pm  Sunday December 20th 1:00pm-2:45

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


Where: Practices will be held at Backcourt Hoops, Throop Community Center and Baptist Bible College. Games will be played in Scranton, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, Albany, Manheim, Richmond and Baltimore. Why: The opportunity to practice with the best players in the area and play against some of the best competition on the east coast. This program may not be for every player. Our Backcourt Teams have the same great coaching and practice time at a less expensive cost. It offers fewer tournaments and less travel.

Additional Info

The tryout cost is $50.00 dollars. There will be three tryouts. You must make a minimum of two of those tryouts. If you don’t make the JB HOOPS team you can try out for free for the Backcourt Hoops Team. YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED 7 DAYS BEFORE TRYOUTS ARE SCHEDULED. If you are not pre-registered you cannot try-out. No exceptions will be made. If you make the team the cost will be $750.00 dollars. We understand that this a big expense but your son or daughter will receive the following.

  • 13 Tournaments with a minimum of 40 games.
  • 50 Hours of practice time
  • A paid professional Coach
  • A complete practice uniform

This year, we will be using a hotel service to secure hotel room blocks for all JB Hoops teams. To be eligible to play, you must use the room block that is designated. During larger tournaments, you will have several hotel options to choose from. The goal is to make the hotel reservation process easier for the JB Hoops families and to make your stay more enjoyable, while always keeping price, location and amenities in mind.

Click the Link Below Practice Schedule

Away Tournament Hotels


Away Hotel Information

Please contact Michele Hughes at info@apex-events.com or call 570-709-2478 for tournament hotel information.apex

April 4 – Showdown in Chocolate Town Hershey – Day trip / no hotel May 2 – Hoop Battle/KOP – hotel info will be posted soon May 16-17 – Spooky Nook Pizza Hut Middle Atlantic Championship – Booking links will be emailed soon. Boys  JBH Boys April 10-12 Hoop Group Spooky Nook Girls  2015 Valley Forge Hardwood Battle-Girls – April 18-19 Hotel Reservations

May 16-17 – Pizza Hut Middle Atlantic Championship at Spooky Nook – Please book your hotel using the links sent to your team ASAP.  If you did not receive a hotel booking link, email info@apex-events.com and include your team name and coach name.  **Please note that some booking links have expired.**  If your link no longer works, email info@apex-events.com or call 570-709-2478 with your team name and coach name to find out if rooms are still available at that hotel, or to be accommodated at another tournament hotel.



Book NOW JB Hoops Boys Grade 9 & 10/11 – PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 24-26  Click here JBH Pittsburgh 24Apr2015

JBH Girls April 24-26 Blue Chip Spooky NOOK

Book by march 27  JBH Girls April 24-26 Blue Chip Spooky Nook


Practice schedule 2014 example of abbreviation Nepa Flames Martin or Flames 8th (all eight grade teams) BCH5 Oboyle = Backcourt Hoops 5th grade Coach O’Boyle JBH7 Shields = JB Hoops 7th Grade Coach Shields Practices will be at Backcourt Hoops riverfront or Throop Civic Center Throop Civic Center – 500 Sanderson Street Throop, PA 18512 From South Take I-81 N toward Scranton Take exit 188 toward Throop 1.2 mi – Merge onto PA-347 N 0.8 mi – Turn left onto Sanderson St go thru traffic light then a four way stop then left corner of next intersection Destination will be on the left .3 mi From North Take I-81 toward Scranton Take exit 188 toward PA-347 N/North Blakely Street 0.3 mi – Turn left onto PA-347 N/North Blakely Street Continue to follow PA-347 N 1.0 mi – Turn left onto Sanderson St go thru traffic light then a four way stop then left corner of next intersection Destination will be on the left .3 mi Baptist Bible College and Seminary – 538 Venard Rd Clarks Summit, PA 18411 From the South I-81 N Take exit 194 toward Clarks Summit/US-6/US-11 0.5 mi Take the exit toward Northern Blvd/US-11/US-6 272 ft Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Clarks Summit/US-6 W/US-11 N and merge onto Northern Blvd/US-11/US-6 0.2 mi Turn right at S Abington Rd 1.2 mi Turn right at Venard Rd 0.5 mi Turn Right on to Campus. Follow Signs to Student Center

Away Tournament Schedules


Schedule June 20-21 Baltimore


Go to the division links below:  Once you find your team, click on it and your 4 game schedule will be at the bottom.   If you see one game only, then you are looking at a crossover game you have and in the wrong division.   Crossover games are listed as one game within that division.