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:

  • 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

PRE-SEASON WORK HELPS U MAKE THE TEAM

SPRING SKILLS CLASS (Co-Ed)

Skills Class is an All-Skill-level 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. Kids repeat Skills Class in order to further ingrain solid and correct skill techniques.

Heidi Burge Horton, former professional women’s basketball player overseas and in the WNBA, has coached children for 35 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. She has been ownder and director of Hoops School here in Houston for 20 years

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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 22- November 10, 2022
  • 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)
  • $219 (+ online credit card processing fee)
  • Location: MDPC (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church)
  • REGISTRATION OPEN!

**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- December 2021

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.  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.

  • Coach Clinic for WHCSA (West Houston Christian Sports Association):
    • Saturday, December 04, 2021

  • PLAYERS ‘GET READY” CLINIC (follows Coach Clinic):
  • Location: MDUMC (Memorial Drive United Methodist Church)
  • Cost: Coach Clinic ($25) / Player Clinic ($35)

  • Coach Clinic for Kingdom Basketball (Tallowood)
    • Satruday, December 11, 2021
    • Coach Clinic (ONLY): 10:30-12:00 noon
    • NO Player Clinic to follow!
    • Location: Tallowood Baptist Church
    • No REGISTRATION NEEDED. This is a FREE event:-)

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

COACH CLINIC HAND-OUT

SUMMER CAMPS-JUNE + JULY 2022

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 being coached this week!

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.