Testimonials

We have tried many different basketball programs and Premier Hoops is always my kids’ top choice. My girls have been consistently ranked #1 on their teams since they started clinics with you guys, even over all the AAU players. The training is effective and fun. My youngest learned how to play the sport in one of your summer clinics a few years ago and now she can’t get enough! She’s looking forward to Winter 1.

Mom from Natick, MA

Our children have been part of the Premier Hoops family for 2.5 years. During the pandemic, Mike and his coaches gave our children a place to play basketball, exercise, have fun and make new friends. More importantly, the Premier coaches have taught our oldest, age 13, to work hard every day by offering skills and drills seven days a week. She now looks forward to going and seeing coaches and players at skills and drills every day after school. Her skills, confidence, strength and knowledge of basketball have grown tremendously. Our kids take private lessons and attend the camps. Our daughter has become very close to her tournament team (special thanks to Coach Joe for heading up the team and offering private lessons to both our kids).
We are so happy Mike kept telling her to keep working because it doesn’t get easier. He knows what he is doing; it takes dedication and commitment over many years to get better and stay ahead.
Thank you, Premier Hoops and Coaches Frank, Joe, Zach, Matt, Luke, Duncan, Fritz and Mike!

Katie – Topsfield, MA

Just wanted to reach out, my nephew “dropped in” last week to Cambridge 5 on 5. He loved it!

From what my sister shared, He had a tough go in his “town team!” Last season…..

I will say coaching makes a HUGE impact in ones self esteem and ability to gain more from ones players in a positive, learning way!

It was so nice to see him smile among the players, practice his skills, enjoy the coach and want to come back!

The experience has been so great for my son who attends as I shared, he is looking forward to the summer!

And now……. another great experience my nephew has had! Thanks Premier Hoops!

Julie – Burlington, MA

 

Premier Hoops made the difference for my daughter!

After playing basketball for many years, my daughter wanted to take her game to the next level. As parents, we find ourselves asking “what next” and “where do I look for the right program for my child”? Premier Hoops is the right choice for your child. Trust me!

My daughter needed to break bad habits, create good habits at all levels of her play and increase her confidence, overall. That is exactly what this program did for my child in a very short amount of time.

“I have heard this type of thing before”, you might say. Here is the proof. My daughter took her game from being a mediocre player and one year later after joining Premier Hoops, she made the varsity basketball team at her high school, as a freshman.

There were only 3 open positions out of 30 total student athletes, trying out. Needless to say it was the right decision. Her skills have gotten far better.

Her confidence much stronger and she is delighted with the results as are we as parents. We hope you make the right choice in choosing Premier Hoops for your child, as well.

All of the staff are dynamite and treat each of their athletes with the utmost respect. Mike, the owner, is fantastic to work with and is very responsive. I can’t say enough good things about this program!

Brendon – Newburyport, MA

Excellent trainers, great skills and drills. Premier hoops was highly recommended to me, now I highly recommend them to you!

Joseph Armstrong
Sabrina’s Dad, Lynn, MA

My daughter started with a free clinic. That turned into a Vacation Clinic and then a try out for the Spring Elite Team. She has learned so much in such a short time. Perfect transition from her Winter Team through her school. Mike, and all of his staff, are extremely professional and truly work on building skills. So glad we found this Training Program and really glad we can take advantage of such talent locally!

Kristen Snay
Sue’s Mom, Haverhill, MA

This is a great program.well run and great teaching skills.My daughter has learned so much from this program.Mike and his staff are the best.

Kevin Dorgan
Emma’s Dad, Peabody, MA

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 Keane
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.

Fal Vyas
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.

Casey Melvin
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.

Nisa Fagundes
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!

Sarah Cochran
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!

Kara Washam
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!

Lauren McCart

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.

-Chevon Damico

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.

Deb Levesque
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.

John Pedicin
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.

Sarah Hart
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!!

Joyce Hersey
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!

John Woelfel
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.

Julie Gerraughty
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!

Anne Cameron
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.

Joe Dipietro
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.

Jody Watts
Mother of Katie Watts ’19, Swampscott, MA
Swampscott Middle School

In the fall my son, Nicholas attended the Premier Hoops outdoor basketball program In Arlington. He had a great experience and loved the program! Nicholas looked forward to the program every week. The program was very well run and organized. The instructors were wonderful!! They were extremely positive and enthusiastic about basketball!! This brought a great positive energy to the program!! The kids all learned a lot from the instructors and were having a lot of fun during the program. Nicholas learned a lot of new skills from the program which he was able to practice at home. The program was excellent and I have recommended it to several relatives and friends. I would like to see this program with Premier Hoops at the Arlington location offered again, we will definitely be signing up!

Jennie Scaramelli
Mother of Nicholas, Arlington, MA

My kids really enjoyed the Premier Basketball program offered this fall. My 3 daughters really liked the coaches and staff. We were drawn to the program because of its time and location. I liked that it was right in Arlington. It was also something different that my kids had not tried before. They liked the new skills and drills that they learned. We have participated in a few basketball programs in town and really enjoyed this one. Hopefully it can be offered again!

Nicole Keefe

My 7- and 8-year old boys loved the Premier Hoops skills program this fall. It was a great chance for them to learn skills around dribbling, shooting, and other hand/ eye coordination techniques. They have previously played Biddy Basketball, but were missing the basic skills to form a foundation to handle the ball with confidence.

We also very much liked that this was outside and the location was very convenient.

Thanks!”

Maura McKinnon

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