Premier Hoops

3-Day Thanksgiving Tune-Up Clinic!


Premier Hoops will once again be offering their successful Thanksgiving Tune-Up Clinic in Peabody, MA next week. Interested athletes in Peabody, as well from surrounding towns and cities such as Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Saugus, Lynnfield, Middleton, Wakefield, North Reading, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Somerville, Cambridge, and Malden are encouraged to come and check out the fantastic clinic which is sure to prepare you for tryouts after Thanksgiving!


The 3-Day Thanksgiving Tune-Up Clinic will feature:




Many young basketball players ignore and neglect the importance of stretching which increases the chances of injury and limits your potential as an athlete. Stretching on a regular basis increases speed, jumping ability, and overall explosiveness. Incorporating stretching into your routine is a must and Premier Hoops Staff will show you some of the most effective dynamic and static stretching exercises to get your body ready for upcoming tryouts.




Developing ball-handling skills is essential whether you are a guard, forward, or a center. Getting a feel for the ball and being able to maneuver around the court without fear of having your pocket picked is crucial.  Premier Hoops Staff will introduce new drills to improve your handle so you are able to create more opportunities for yourself and for your teammates.


Shooting Drills


Repetition, form, and confidence are keys to being a successful and accurate shooter. During tryouts, you are going to have to show the coaching staff that you are able to knock down open shots on a regular basis.  Shooting is a skill that is highly revered by coaches.  The coaching staff with Premier Hoops will help to develop your stroke, as well as identify specific spots on the court where you are able to always get your shot off and have a high percentage of converting the basket.


Court Spacing/Positioning Drills


During tryouts, coaches are going to want to see that you understand the game of basketball. If you look lost on the court and are constantly out of position on the offense and defensive ends of the floor, you are diminishing your chances of making the team.  Learn how to put yourself in the best positions to be successful.




Once the staff at Premier Hoops goes over the fundamentals of the game, athletes with compete in highly competitive scrimmages to make sure you are confident and ready for tryouts. Staff will give positive reinforce and constructive criticism to individual players to make sure you are successful during tryouts.


If you are serious about being an athlete, being a successful basketball player, and being part of your school team this year, visit the Premier Hoops 3-Day Thanksgiving Tune-Up Clinic to get your game right and work off those extra holiday pounds!!!


Drop-in at the door or pre-register online!

WHEN: Friday November 28th through Sunday November 30th

WHO: 5-12 Grade Girls from 9:00 – 11:00 am

5-12 Grade Boys from 11:00 – 1:00 pm

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


Contributing writer Jasen Sousa for Premier Hoops is the author of a number of poetry and fiction books for young people. Jasen has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and is a life-long participant and fan of the game of basketball.