HOOPS HOME SCHOOL CLASS

10-WEEK SKILLS TRAINING FOR PRIVATE, HOME-SCHOOL, & CO-OP SCHOOLS

Fall Season ONLY – Get Ready to “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

Fall 2021 Class Details:

  • September 10- November 29, 2021 (No Class November 12)
  • Fridays ONLY
  • 10:15-11:45am (arrive at 10:00am)

Location: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC)

SKILLS CLASSES-ALL AGES/LEVELS

FALL SKILLS opportunities

MONDAY NIGHT ALL LEVEL SKILLS TRAINING: All kids need skill work, no matter what age/ level!

This beginner and intermediate-level skills class is a comprehensive introduction to the core fundamentals of basketball including shooting technique, ball handling, passing, rebounding, and defense AND offense (both individually and as a team). All coaching is done in a Christ-centered environment, and teaches the importance of hard work, sportsmanship, discipline, and honesty. To assure individualized attention, each class has a ratio of no more than 7 kids to 1 coach.

Heidi B. Horton, former professional women’s basketball player overseas and in the WNBA, has coached children for 25 years and has two children of her own. She played for the LA Sparks, and was a first round, first pick for the Washington Mystics. Prior to that, Heidi, who speaks six languages, played six seasons in Europe. She also is a motivational speaker. The 2002 Disney movie Double Teamed is based on the lives of Heidi and her identical twin sister. Heidi has run Hoops School here in Houston, TX since 2001.

THURSDAY NIGHT TEAM PREP: Middle and High School Class only (Conditioning + 3 on 3 Live Play)

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN PUT ON A TEMPORARY HOLD UNTIL WE FIND ANOTHER VENUE

  • September 23- November 11, 2021
  • Location: TBA (to be announced)
  • Grades 6-12 @ 6:30-8:30pm
  • Co-Ed
  • 2 months/ $200
  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Registration OPENS August 1, 2021

Stay tuned into Social Media FB, IG and Twitter for real-time updates.

3-ON-3 LEAGUE

elementary + MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISIONS

Our 3-on-3 League at MDPC is a “round-robin-style,” half-court basketball league. We have three divisions: 3rd Grade ONLY; 4th-5th graders; and 6th-8th graders. All Divisions are Co-Ed and Mixed.

  • THURSDAY NIGHT 3 ON 3 LEAGUE (Houston’s BEST Youth 3 X 3 League)
  • September 16- November 4, 2021
  • Location: MDPC (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church)
  • NOT FOR BEGINNERS. Players must have prior experience/team play
  • All Co-Ed/ Mixed. (Advanced 5th Graders can move up to 6th-8th Grade time slot)
  • 6:15-7:30 pm— 3rd Graders REGISTER
  • 6:15-7:30pm— 4th-5th Graders REGISTER
  • 7:30-8:45 pm— 6th-8th Graders REGISTER
  • $200 (+ 3% online credit card processing fee)
  • Registration opens August 1, 2021

**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 respective 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 for all Divisions.

Medals are awarded to Gold, Silver and Bronze champions.

Stay tuned into Social Media FB, IG and Twitter for real-time updates.

COACHING CLINICS NOT ‘TIL 11/2021

PRE-SEASON COACH AND PLAYER CLINICS

Our Next “Get Ready “Coach/Player Clinics are normally-scheduled in November or December, just before Basketball Season. We are not able to put on any Player Clinics due to COVID-19. The one Coach Clinic we will put on will be for Kingdom Basketball Coaches.

Coaches’ clinics are for parent/volunteer coaches who want to receive strategies to properly and effectively coach their youth basketball teams.  Volunteer Coaches come and receive instruction how to successfully-approach their basketball season, whether they have coached before or not. Coaches receive a handout, complete with a “tool box” of drills and appropriate goals and methods to coach their respective age groups, from Kinder-9th Grade kids.  Coach Heidi (35 years experience) does all instruction live (in-person); and she gives 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.” This is a great way to transition from fall sports into basketball season! **Unfortunately, no Player “Get Ready” Clinics will be put on this December due to COVID-19.

Click below to download our 6-pg PowerPoint Coach Clinic Handout:

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SUMMER CAMPS-JUNE + JULY 2021

SUMMER CAMP 2021

4 weeks of camp at two locations

MEMORIAL DRIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

  • June 21-25: Morning: “Essentials FULL / Afternoon: “Shooting Camp” FULL
  • June 28-July 02: Morning: “Essentials” / Afternoon: “Counter-Attack, Decision-Making
    • Morning FULL; but Afternoon (1:00-3:30pm) has 15 spots available as of June 23)

tallowood baptist church location:

  • July 19-23: A.M: “EssentialsFULL/Sold Out / P.M.: “Shooting CampFULL/ Sold Out
  • July 26-30: A.M.: “EssentialsFULL / P.M.: “Counter-Attack, Decision-Making(3 spots)

All Camps are Co-Ed. Mixed skill levels. Kids grouped at baskets with friends (specified on Registration form) according to grade, gender AND skill level. No experience necessary. Kids bring water bottle and snack (popsicles also given during Daily Devotionals). Kids work skills for half of time, and play Games for the other half. Coaches encourage, mentor and teach all fundamentals of the game, from the “ground, up.” Each day, kids learn “Basketball I.Q.” They practice ball-handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, offense, defense; and work collaboratively on both individual and team concepts. We ensure each child apprehends techniques and skills by our ratio of no more than 7 kids to 1 coach.

details:

9:00-3:30: entering 3rd-8th Grade (Full day Campers bring lunch/ stay and play). Learn both curricula.

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 3/4 court (almost full-court) Games Daily!

1:00-3:30 pm:  entering 3rd-8th Grade Afternoon Camps differ per week. Two varied curricula this Summer are: Shooting Camp and Counter-Attack, Decision-Making. See specifics below…

specifics:

Shooting Camp

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.

Counter-Attack, Decision-Making

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.