Premier Hoops is very excited about the upcoming spring training season.

What are you looking to do this Spring?

-Get workouts in?

-Play in a league?

-Play on an Elite State Team?

You can do any one of those this Spring with Premier Hoops!

Spring: Mid-March through Mid-June

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Spring is the longest season and focuses on developing all fundamental skills of our players.

The “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge” breaks down a diverse amount of fundamental drills for players to learn and practice. It is split into 2 to 3 week segments of drill focuses such as “finishing and lay-ups”, “shooting and footwork”, “passing and fast-break”, “ball-handling and dribble moves”.

The 10-week program also allows each player to come to “scrimmage nights” where they can put the drills they practice into action.

The pricing for this program is very flexible, because a player may choose to workout 1-5 times per week.

$150-$450

The “Premier League” is a weekly league that runs in conjunction with the training program. Players can choose to play in the league, train or do both.

Games are played once per league and teams are split evenly by skill level.

Their are three divisions in the Premier League: Junior 3-5 grade, Junior Elite 6-8 grade, Elite 9-12 grade.

The league is perfect for players who want to stay competitive, but cannot commit to a full season of team practices and weekend tournaments.

**Good 2nd grade players may be invited to play and players may be moved up and down in division based on skill level.

**Players from the training program and/or league may be called up to play for a State Select Team.

The pricing for this league is $100-$125 and includes a reversible jersey.

“Elite State Select Teams” practice together, train in the “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge”, have the option of playing in the “Premier League” and play in some of the best weekend tournaments in New England!

Premier carries teams for boys and girls 5th through 12th grade. Each team is paired with a former coach of that age group or a new coach who fits the mold of that team.

Try-outs go on during January, February and sometimes March (for high school players). Players will find out whether or not they made a team in mid-late February. High school players may find out later.

Team practices begin in early-mid march.

The pricing for team play is $675-$750 (financial aid and scholarship programs are available).

We are adding more locations in Spring of 2015…

North Shore Region– with training facilities in Marblehead – Peabody- Danvers. Kids come to train from cities such as  Lynn, Swampscott, Peabody, Saugus, Marblehead, Danvers, Nahant, Beverly, Manchester, Essex, Gloucester, and more.

South Shore Region – with practices locations in Cambridge, MA and Roxbury, MA. Many athletes are coming from these cities to train: Belmont, Lexington, Somerville, Arlington, Medford, Malden, Cambridge, Newton, Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Hyde Park, Milton, Quincy, Boston, Dorchester and more.

Southern NH Region -with practice location in Methuen, MA and Billerica, MA. Thee places cater to players from Salem, Pelham, Methuen, Haverhill, Lawrence, Dracut, Andover, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, North Andover and more.

Some of the highlights of the spring program have to be:

-The Leader board of “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge” – Each workout, league game or team practice a player makes is recorded and tracked. In the unique online progress tacking system “My Premier Hoops” each player receives 10 points for ever session he/she makes. This is the basis behind “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge”, who ever gets the most points wins. Players can get points almost every day of the week by attending a skills session at any location in Massachusetts.

-Premier League games – There will be Premier Leagues in select locations in Mass.  Teams are broken up evenly and by age. This league is a great way to see weekly improvement out of our players because they are both training on their skills and playing in competitive games every week! Also, players who are already playing AAU or doing another spring sport can participate in this fun and competitive league because games are only once per week.

-Elite State Teams – We make cuts at Premier Hoops. Only the best players from a given region will be selected to play on an Elite State Team. These teams have separate team practices and play in weekend tournaments versus some of the top programs in New England. This spring many of our teams will be playing in MA and out of state in CT, NH, and/or VT.  Premier Hoops will carry Elite Select Teams of boys and girls ranging from 5th-12th Grade. They will also have the option to train in the “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge!” program. Players who do not make the Spring State Team for their age group will be invited to play in the Premier League and/or train in either the Junior, Junior Elite or Elite Division of “10-Week Spring Skills Challenge!” **4th graders must invited to try-out. Email premierhoops@gmail.com to learn how you can get invited.

How we differentiate:

-Players from the Spring Training Program can get called up to play on the State Team if a coach notices and recommends him.

-“10-Week Spring Skills Challenge!” is an incredibly fun and competitive training program, where players get points for each session that they attend.

Elite State Select Team players will play in 5-6 major tournaments including:

5/16-5/17 Zero Gravity Mass State Championships (Hanover,MA)
5/30-5/31 Zero Gravity’s King and Queen of the Mountain (Burlington,VT)OVERNIGHT
6/6-6/7 GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS
6/12-6/14 BOYS NATIONAL FINALS

How we differentiate:

-We put our elite players in less tournaments so that we can train more and prepare better over the course the season. Also we do this so that families are not constantly driving around every weekend.

-We make cuts, because we do not believe anybody/everybody should make the select teams.

-Our coaches: Our trainers and coaches come from a diverse background. We have coaches who have played at the D1 and Professional level. We also have coaches who coached at the D1, D2 and D3 level. 90% of our coaches have both player varsity basketball in high school and then played at the college level. A handful of our coaches are  currently coaching at the high school and youth level including schools such as: Eric Nikosey (Shady Hill MS Head Coach), Swampscott High School (Dave Born – Head Coach, Swampscott HS), Lynn Tech (Tony Gallo – Volunteer Assistant), Mike Leykin (Assistant Marblehead HS), Steph Vasquez (Head Assistant – Lynn English High), Dan Jurkowski (Head Assistant Malden High)

January | Try-Out  Schedule:

Peabody – Saturday, January 10
6:00-7:00pm | 5th-6th Grade Boys and Girls
7:00-8:00pm | 7th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:00-9:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Girls
9:00-10:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys

Methuen – Wednesday, January 14
7:00-8:00pm | 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:00-9:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Cambridge – Saturday, January 17
7:30-8:30pm | 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:30-9:30pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Peabody – Saturday, January 24
6:00-7:00pm | 5th-6th Grade Boys and Girls
7:00-8:00pm | 7th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:00-9:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Girls
9:00-10:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys

Methuen – Wednesday, January 28
7:00-8:00pm | 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:00-9:00pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Cambridge – Saturday, January 31
7:30-8:30pm | 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
8:30-9:30pm | 9th-12th Grade Boys and Girls

Locations:

Peabody – St. Val’s Church – 7 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Methuen – Latitude Sports Club – 116 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Cambridge – Shady Hill School – 56  Coolidge Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138