Just a message to anyone out there searching for a great basketball program for their son or daughter. I first brought my son to meet coach Mike almost six years ago. I was almost as nervous as my boy, as we live in a small town where a group of twelve is considered a crowd. Immediately it became clear that every child in the gym was serious about learning the game, and Mike was a wealth of knowledge and skill with a gift for keeping 25 kids intent on learning the fundamentals of this great game. So many years have passed and Premier Hoops has grown exponentially as has my son. The many coaches Mike has brought into the program have been a huge asset to Premier resulting in all the kids getting well rounded instruction from so many experienced men and women. My decision to go with Mike and his program Premier Hoops was one of the best I’ve ever made. I could not be happier with the results.
Greg’s Dad, Nahant, MA
My name is Fal. My son, Armaan (5yo) participated in the 1st session of Winter Skills in Randolph last evening. He is obsessed with basketball. Last night when he came home, I asked him, “How did it go?” He said, “Mommy, it was AWESOME!!!” My husband and Armaan both thought Coach Frank was fantastic. While at the RICC, I got to meet Will, who was very pleasant and approachable. We appreciate having you all at RICC. Thanks.
Arman’s Mom, Randolph, MA
Coach Trey, thanks again for being so great with the boys this spring. I know Isaac really enjoyed playing with you guys and would love to continue doing so. I guess sometimes it takes a while for teams to develop good chemistry but I really think they looked great out there. Solid bunch of boys. Thanks again.
Isaac’s Dad, Newburyport, MA
Coach Mike, I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the training that Samantha Fagundes received at your clinic. Ashley Weissman was her coach for most of the clinics but she had several classes with you as well. Because of all the work you and Ashley did with her she not only made Varsity Basketball as a freshman this year, but she is also a starter! Thank you again and if you could please let Ashley know how much we appreciate it that would be great. Samantha really looked up to her and LOVED working with her.
Mother of Samantha Fagundes, Tyngsboro, MA
Just wanted to thank you and Premier Hoops for the high level of classes you run, in particular you and Tony. We just found out that Owen made the A team for Xaverian out of 65 kids and you and your staff have helped him so much so just wanted to send thanks your way!
Mother of Owen Dorion, Norwood, MA
I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how impressed we are with the skills sessions and how amazing Ashley is. Jack has played AAU with two other organizations and these skills sessions have gone above and beyond what he’s learned with the others. We’ve seen improvement with his play in a short amount of time. Making this switch was a tough decision, but I am very happy that we did. Thank you!
Mother of Jack Washam, Nashua, NH
As a former collegiate athlete, I understand the importance of the skills learned through sports, especially during adolescence. Working with Coach Tony and Coach Ryan at the East End House clinic was an amazing experience; their knowledge and passion for the game and the kids give them the ability to take any student-athlete to the next level. The coaches kept the students incredibly engaged, with even just the warm ups, and our staff were able to enjoy the experience and learn a few things too! Even other EEH staff stopped to watch through the windows of the gym to see what was happening! Our kids have not stopped talking about the Premier Hoops experience, and we are so lucky to have created this great partnership for more opportunities in the future!
Middle School Program Sr. Group Leader/Middle School Network Liaison
East End House
105 Spring Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
I want to take the opportunity and say that it’s been a great experience for me and my son. In the beginning my son was struggling with a weight problem and since he’s been with premier hoops my son lost 33 lbs. It’s not just about basketball, the skills and drills improved him in so many ways!! I’m one happy parent with this program. Great staff and a happy environment.
Mother of Anthony, Lynn, MA
I also wanted to thank you for your wonderful program. It was great to have Patrick playing with so much talent and it was also nice having him play with kids in so many different towns and cities. I will definitely sign him up again in the future.
Mother of Patrick Levesque ’18, Danvers, MA
Danvers Middle School
Troy Brown is one of the finest basketball instructors around. I highly recommend him.You will learn more basketball in 1 hour with Troy than in 10 hours anywhere else. My son has improved his game exponentially with Troy as his instructor.
Father of Chris Pedicini, Sauguas, MA
7 Grade St. Mary’s of Melrose
Our son has been with Premier Hoops for the past 2 years. He has participated in the skills development programs as well as being a member on several travel teams. Mike Leykin has been an inspirational coach for our son. His practices are always very well planned and very well run. Our son’s fitness and skills have improved significantly, whilst Coach Mike’s passion for the game of basketball is infectious. Coach Mike and his instructors create a very positive atmosphere for self-development and every practice is both fun and rewarding. Our son plays multiple sports on multiple teams and we have found Premier Hoops to be the best overall sports program in terms of both physical and mental development. We thoroughly recommend Premier Hoops to any parent who would like their child to benefit from high level coaching and conditioning.
Mother of Jackson Hart ’20, Marblehead, MA
Marblehead Village Elementary School
Premier Hoops is a great thing. It’s hard at first but it gets easier throughout the weeks. Premier Hoops is a fun and hard program. Throughout the program you can see improvement towards the end and you make a lot of new friends from different places.
Bryan Nju-Ghong, Lynn, MA
9 Grade Select Team Captain
St. John’s Prep ’17
When I asked my daughter to describe “how” she got better through Premier Hoops over the past 4 seasons, this was her response: ‘I am faster, stronger, in much better condition, and better at ball handling. The coaches push you to the limit…. AND they make you want to push yourself.’ Great drills, dedicated coaches, and HARD WORK have made my daughter a better overall athlete. Thank you.
Mary Ellen Comeau
Mother of Olivia Comeau, Salem, MA
Bishop Fenwick High ’16
Tara – what a great way to end the season!! The girls really worked hard, and came together nicely as a team. Kara had such a good time. She made quite a few new friends along with learning a ton about the “right way” to play basketball. Wayne and I can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort that you gave the team!!
Mother of Kara Hersey, Manchester, MA
Manchester Essex High ’16
Thank you to you and Katelyn for everything. I see a coach’s main job at this level as fostering a love for the game in kids, and you both excelled at that. Brig couldn’t have enjoyed it more, and can’t wait to get back with you both in the spring. Good luck to Gloucester HS and Revere HS this winter!
Father of Brigid Woelfel ’21, Billerica, MA
Shore Country Day School
Tara and Katelyn, Thanks for such a great season! Madeleine had a blast with you both! She (actually both of us) enjoyed it very much! It was a great end to the season.
Mother of Madeline Gerraughty ’22, Newburyport, MA
Molin Upper Elementary School
Thank you so much for a fantastic season. Lily had such a great time and really, really enjoyed having you as her Coach. She has made such great progress. She can’t wait until the Spring Season to be able to play with all of the girls again. She has made some pretty awesome friends! She loved the team so much! She will now concentrate on the Middle School Team and her Kiwanis Team. Lots of Basketball for Lily! She is very prepared for Winter Basketball and I thank you for that. Lily will see you Sunday for the last skills practice! She wouldn’t miss it! Please let us know when try outs are in the Spring! Lily can’t wait!
Mother of Lily Cameron ’19, Beverly, MA
Beverly Middle School
Thanks, Tara for such a terrific season. And thank you for doing such a great job with Olivia and the girls.
Father of Olivia Dipietro ’19, Salem, MA
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are both terrific coaches and such wonderful role models. I am so glad we got involved with Premier Hoops and can’t thank you both enough. Katie loves you both so much also. Maybe even more than me!! Please stay in touch over the winter. I am so sad that this is ending.
Mother of Katie Watts ’19, Swampscott, MA
Swampscott Middle School