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!
**All Classes will take place at our NEW Gym Location: Quillian Center Gym (First United Methodist Church Houston) 10570 Westpark Drive, Houston 77042. LINK TO GYM
Skills + Conditioning Class– Elementary through Middle School age.
Monday Nights– THIS CLASS IS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS. All levels need to practice!!
September 14- November 16, 2020 (10 weeks)
6:00-7:30pm- 1st-3rd Grade
7:30-9:00pm- 4th-8th Grade
Boys and Girls, Kinder-8th Grade, split up by Grade and Skill Level .*No Previous Basketball experience necessary! Physical Conditioning, Ball-Handling, Dribbling, Shooting, Defense and Rebounding + Live Game play nightly.
**Due to COVID, we will limit “pods” at each basket to a maximum of 6 participants (of same age and/or skill level). Friends who “hang out” or “play” together on a regular basis are encouraged to sign up together.
TEAM PREP- Elementary, Middle and High School ages, **Intermediate- Advanced Skill
Thursday Nights- Sept. 17- November 5, 2020 (8 weeks)
6:00-7:30 pm– 2nd-3rd & 4th-5th Grade (2 Game Courts running at same time)
7:30-9:00 pm- 6th-7th & 8th-9th Graders (2 Game Courts running at same time)
**THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. Players must have some previous knowledge or experience of playing team basketball.
Sign up with friends to make a team, or be grouped by us with same age players.
Class Details:“Team Prep” is a chance for intermediate and more advanced players (elementary through high school ages) to come and work on their game, while receiving professional coaching. Age and skill-level appropriate players get individualized small group instruction. FULL COURT games with same age or skill level players is our ‘instead of 3 on 3 League this Fall. Elementary ages will play 5 X 5, while older MS & HS ages play 4 x 4.
LIMITED SPACE: Teams of 10 players max (subs made every 3 minutes)
General Info: Houston’s ONLY 3-on-3 League for kids!
Our 3-on-3 League at MDPC is a round robin, half-court basketball league. We have three divisions: 3rd Grade ONLY; 4th-5th graders; and 6th-8th graders. All Divisions are Co-Ed.
**This league is not for beginners. Players are required to know the basics of the game and can play comprehensive basketball.
All kids register online individually. If you know your “teammate requests,” simply indicate on the REGISTRATION FORM (per your respective division). Teams can 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. Kids name their own team and set their own plays. Games played in one gym, at separate baskets. Championship Day (Round Robbin, according to rank) is the last night of class for all Divisions. Medals are awarded to Gold, Silver and Bronze champions.
Check back here after January 30th, 2021 for Registration for Spring 2021…
Our Next “Get Ready “Coach/Player Clinics ARE SCHEDULED for Nov. & Dec. 2020. They are a “maybe” because they are only able to take place if there IS A BASKETBALL SEASON (2020-21).
Coaches’ clinics are for parent/volunteer coaches who want to receive strategies to properly and effectively coach their youth basketball teams. Clinics take place in late November or early December, just prior to the start of basketball season. Come and receive instruction how to approach and successfully approach your basketball season, whether you 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 (30 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!