FALL HOMESCHOOL CLASS

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
  • Fridays ONLY
  • 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)

Location: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC)

SKILLS CLASSES-ALL AGES/LEVELS

in-season skills

spring skills class

  • January 9- February 13
  • 5 weeks (No Class Jan. 16)
  • Co-Ed
  • 5:30-7:00pm- 1st-3rd Grade
  • 7:15-8:45pm- 4th-8th Grade
  • Location: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC)
  • 5 weeks/ $165 (+ online processing fee)
  • REGISTER
Read more about Skills Classes...

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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3-ON-3 LEAGUE

elementary + MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISIONS

Our 3-on-3 League is a “round-robin-style,” half-court basketball league for 8 weeks. 

Three divisions: 3rd Grade ONLY; 4th-5th Grade; and 6th-8th Grade.

All Divisions are Co-Ed and Mixed.

  • Thursday Night 3 on 3 League (Houston’s BEST Youth 3 X 3 League)
  • March 23- May 11, 2023
  • Co-Ed/ Mixed. (Advanced 5th Graders can move up to 6th-8th Grade time slot)
  • 6:15-7:30pm- 3rd-5th Grade
  • 7:30-8:45pm- 6th-8th Grade
  • $220 (+ online credit card processing fee)
  • Location: MDPC (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church)
  • REGISTER

**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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COACHING CLINICS- WINTER 2022

PRE-SEASON COACH AND PLAYER CLINICS

Our Next “Get Ready “Coach/Player Clinics are in December. Details below…

Coach clinics are 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 Kingdom Basketball (Tallowood)
    • Satruday, December 10, 2022
    • Coach Clinic (ONLY): 10:30-12:00 noon
    • NO Player Clinic to follow!
    • Location: Tallowood Baptist Church
    • NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. FREE (Courtesy of Tallowood Kingdom BBall)!

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

COACH CLINIC HAND-OUT

SUMMER CAMPS-JUNE + JULY ONLY

4 weeks of camp at two locations

WE SOLD OUT OF EVERY SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR! Thank you parents for your support; and thank you Houston for helping us uphold our “Title” as West Houston’s TOP Youth Basketball Training Organization!

MEMORIAL DRIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

  • June 20-24, 2022CLOSED 108 happy campers coached
  • June 27- July 1, 2022 CLOSED 110 happy campers coached

tallowood baptist church

  • July 18-22, 2022CLOSED 116 happy campers coached
  • July 25-29, 2022CLOSED 112 happy campers coached

All Camps are Co-Ed. Mixed skill levels. Kids 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 kids to 1 coach ratio.

details:

9:00-3:30: entering 2nd-8th Grade (Full day Campers bring lunch/ stay and play).

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!

1:00-3:30 pm:  entering 2nd-8th Grade Afternoon Camps differ per week. Two varied curricula this Summer are: Shooting Camp and Counter-Attack/Strategy. Read 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/ Strategy

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.