Former WNBA and US Olympic Basketball Player, now COACH of one of the top youth training organizations in Houston, Texas. Originally from California, attended University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)-- making 3 Final Four appearances; and gaining 3 Atlantic Coach Conference Titles. Played professionally overseas for 7 seasons, and 2.5 in the WNBA (America). Was coached by some of the finest people on this planet, and now apply that influence to encourage and instruct youth, ages 6-14 years old in the great game of Basketball. Has a staff of 10+ coaches in order to accomplish FUNdamental Skills practices in small group formation; and run a 3-on-3 League in both Fall and Spring. In Summer, we put on favored week-long, half-day camps- filled with energy, games, and fun Crazy Hair and Sock days. Partners with churches in West Houston, to "inspire kids to 'become the best they are capable of becoming' to the glory of God on and off the court." We Reach, Teach, Coach and Change lives of the many who attend our classes through our value-based curriculum that aims to build up kids!
10-WEEK SKILLS TRAINING FOR PRIVATE, HOMESCHOOL, & CO-OP SCHOOLS
Fall Season ONLY – Preparation to “Help You Make the Team” / Pre-Season Conditioning! Learn the game by practicing the FUNdamentals each week + FUNWORK sent home! Skills and drills for 1 hour + live games for 30 minutes. Co-ed (boys and girls), 1st-8th grades separated by age & skill level, all together in the same gym, grouped at different baskets. Limited space.
Fall 2022 Class Details: Class in session. Registration is closed. See you next Fall!
September 9- November 11, 2021
Boys and Girls– All Skill Levels (beginner, intermediate & advanced)
10:15-11:45am (arrive at 10:00am)
Cost: $329 first child / $309 same-family sibling discount (up to 3 additional)
Skills Classes are Seasonal- offered in Fall, Winter and Springtime. They are for boys and girls (co-ed), ages 6 to 14 years old. They are for ALL SKILL LEVELS- beginner to advanced. They offer a safe environment for kis to be professionally mentored in every aspect of the game. Kids work each week on individual and team concepts: ball-handling, dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, offense and defensive cuts and positioning. Footwork is where it all starts. Once they learn these solid fundamentals, they can play for any team! And, even better, when they show up to play in any League, they will understand first how to play! To ensure individualized attention, kids are broken up into small groups of no more than 7:1 ratio (kids to coach). Our staff is made up of current and former basketball players, coaches and/or referees who both love basketball; and who love and can effectively teach children! All coaching is in a Christ-Centered environment, encouraging kids to work hard, have good sportsmanship, and be disciplined team players and people of honesty and integrity.
Head Coach Heidi Burge Horton, former Olympic Circuit, Division 1 Collegiate and Professional Player overseas and in the WNBA has coached children for 35 years. She has two children of her own. She played for the LA Sparks and the Washington Mystics. She is owner and director of Hoops School here in Houston, Texas since May, 2000.
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**This league is NOT not for beginners. Players are required to know the basics of the game and be able play fundamental basketball (know the essentials of offense, defense, shooting, passing, etc).
All kids register online individually. If you know your “teammate requests,” simply indicate on the REGISTRATION FORM (per your grade level division). Teams are suggested to have a total of up to 4 players. Referees coach/ref each night (they instruct while refereeing). Kids are guaranteed a minimum of 6 half-court games nightly. No coaches are provided on the court besides Ref/Coaches. Kids name their own team and set their own plays. Games played in one gym, at 4 separate baskets. Round Robbin point totals determines “seed”/pool for Championship play-off. “Championship Day” is the last night of class.
Medals are awarded to Gold, Silver and Bronze champions.
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Our Next “Get Ready “Coach/Player Clinics are in December. Details below…
Coach clinicsare for parent/volunteer coaches who want to receive strategies to properly and effectively coach their youth basketball teams. Coaches receive a handout, complete with a “tool box” of drills and appropriate goals and methods to coach their respective age groups, from Kinder-8th Grade kids. Coach Heidi (35 years experience) does all instruction live (in-person); and shares helpful websites where coaches can harvest plays, drills, defensive sets and other extremely useful information.
Player Clinics are for beginner or intermediate skill-level players to “Get Ready” for the season. Players work on correct forms of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense and “live game situations.” *A great way to transition from fall sports into Bball season!
Coach Clinic for WHCSA (West Houston Christian Sports Association):
All Camps are one week long, Monday-Friday; Co-Ed; All skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced all in same gym together). Kids are grouped at baskets with friends (specified on Registration form). Each day, kids learn “Basketball I.Q.” They practice ball-handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, offense, defense; and work on both individual and team concepts. We ensure each child learns: we do not allow more than 7:1 coach to kid ratio.
$225/ half day
$450/ full day
CAMP TIMES & GRADE LEVELS:
Full Day Camp– 9:00-3:30: entering 2nd-8th Grade (bring lunch/ stay and play).
Morning Camp–9:00-11:30 am: entering 1st-8th Grade Morning Camps work on “Essentials” (all skills of the game): Ball-Handling, Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Rebounding, Individual and Team Offense AND Defense. Kids play full court Games Daily!
Afternoon Camp– 1:00-3:30 pm: entering 2nd-8th Grade Afternoon Camps differ per week. Two varied curricula this Summer are: Shooting Camp OR Counter-Attack/ Strategy. Read below…
Each kid is GUARANTEED 1,000 shots per week/ or 200 per day Varied types of shooting: lay-ups, close-range and long-range jump shots, “shot-fakes,” free throws, and more. Mini-games played at each basket and Full Court games for the last hour of each day.
Kids are instructed in the details of “reading the Defense.” They gain more detailed knowledge (Basketball I.Q.) during this week, which is filled with new ways to beat an opponent. They learn to react to what the defense “allows” or “gives up,” as they learn to use strategy and skill to make higher-level moves to the basket (to score or pass off to open team player). As always, games will be played for last hour of each day.
8:45-9:00am- Morning and Full-Day Camper arrival / Check-In
9:00-9:20am- Stationary Ball Handling and Dribbling + water break
9:30-9:50- Shooting/Passing/ Individual Skill work + water break
9:55-10:05- DEMO of the DAY (Themes differ)
10:10-10:25- Work on theme skill of day/ Team Concepts
10:30-10:50- Popsicle Bible Devo Time (1st-3rd graders)/ Full Court Games (4th-8th Gr.)
10:55-11:15- Full Court Games (1st-3rd Gr.)/ Popsicle Bible Devo Time (4th-8th Gr.)
11:20-11:25- CAMPER OF THE DAY AWARDS.
11:30am- Dismissal for Morning Campers. Full Day Campers “stay and play” with Camp Coaches/Games
11:45-12:45am- LUNCH BUNCH (full day campers eat with Coach/Counselors + Extra games or shooting
12:45pm- Afternoon Camper Arrival/ Check-In
1:00-3:30pm- Same Schedule as above, only in the afternoon, with different curriculum (same time frames)
3:30pm– Dismissal for Morning and Afternoon only and Full Day Campers.