For the Winter 2019 league we will have our skills development/academy on Tuesday evenings, with games on Saturdays.
Evaluation Day Schedule:
Upon arrival at the Cross Center go to the check in table by our court to get signed in, Coaches/trainers welcome players, players will go through skill evaluation workout (40 mins) while coaches evaluate players for team placements. This evaluation is not released to parents or players but rather a system for our trainers to build competitive balance in teams for the league. All info/schedules each week will be emailed out to you as our primary source communication & posted on the Facebook page: HOOPS FOR CHRIST. Team rosters will be released by email prior to first practice.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS LEAGUE FROM OTHER YOUTH LEAGUES?
***Training with Pros (Skills, mental, fundamentals, confidence)
***Confidence building sessions & devotionals
***Guaranteed Playing time (we enforce minutes policy)
***Competitive league in best bball facility
***A Youth League focused on Skill Development
***Proven program that has developed many players & parent recommendations
This is basketball player development at its best: Skills Training with Pros & Competitive league play in a Christ Centered environment. Take your game to another level training with pros and learning the game/fundamentals. Our trainers reputation among parents/players is second to none when it comes to connecting to kids, teaching the game, demonstrating skills at a high level, teaching life skills & building confidence. You will not have an opportunity to train & learn from pros in youth rec leagues like this! Our lead trainers have played professionally in 14 countries & train youth to pros full time through Nike Basketball & various training contracts. So players will be training, learning & having FUN with the same trainers who train Overseas & NBA pros. Please refer to our testimonial page to see what other Pros, Parents, Coaches & Players are saying about our program.
Our philosophy is different from most rec leagues because we focus on player development rather then just traditional team practices. Youth basketball is all about teaching kids skills & basketball IQ at the development ages of 5-17. We will not be focusing on running plays but rather teaching kids how to play.
Our goal is to help each player develop more confidence in their skills and increase their Basketball IQ through game experience. Our mission is to “Invest, Teach, Inspire” through the game of Basketball.
Phillip Morrison- Played Pro basketball in 6 countries overseas as a point guard, All-American selection in college, current Nike Basketball Camp Director of KY, Founder of Hoops for Christ, trainer to 100+ players youth to pros.
Terrance Farley- Played Pro basketball in 8 countries overseas as a PF/Center, played 04-08 UofL, All-American & All-State at PRP High School, Co-Director of Nike Basketball Camps, trainer to 100+ players youth to pros.
Michael Lee- Pro skills trainer & Skill development coach at Asbury University. Former HS All-Region selection & College Basketball player.
The Hoops for Christ Youth League offers the following positive attributes for your young athlete to excel on and off the court:
*Hoops for Christ uses basketball as a platform to share the word of Jesus Christ and a competitive league in a fun and Christ centered environment.
*The Hoops for Christ league is led by the Nike Basketball Director of Kentucky
*The Hoops for Christ league offers training, instruction, coaching and encouragement from collegiate and professional basketball players. The training staff teaches the fundamentals of the game of basketball and focuses player development.
*The Hoops for Christ league teaches confidence building skills
The Hoops for Christ league offers a staff that includes:
*Professional trainers that are former High School, Collegiate and professional basketball players (playing in 14 countries) and a college skill development coach.
*The Hoops for Christ staff have trained: NBA and professional overseas level players, collegiate level players, High School level players and youth basketball players.
Our focus is on the development of each child spiritually, in character, confidence & skill level. We offer competitive league games as a secondary focus for players to work on the skills they’ve been learning in the training sessions, devotionals & confidence seminars. Confidence building seminars include helping young players handle anxiety, fear of failure, frustration, lack of aggression and many other issues that are common among young athletes in youth sports.
These leagues and format have been proven with positive feedback from parents expressing how their children have a new sense of the game of basketball and new developed sense of confidence on and off the court.