2021 New Season Program Info

Dear Players, Parents and Coaches:

Start Date: 1st Day of Training (August 29, 2021) (Boys and Girls)
·  Dates: August 29, 2021 to October 24, 2021
·  Grades: All Grade (Boys and Girls)
·  Times: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bear Branch Junior High
31310 FM2978
Magnolia, TX 77354

COSTS for Program
·  2021 AAU Fees: $595 – (cash or check or CASHAPP) payable to BACKCOURT
HOOPS; if you have practice gear from 2021 Select season we will deduct 45.00 from
the off-season training fees.
·  Fees Include: (Trainer Fees, Gym Rental Fees, Practice Gear Fee, Administration
Fees, Cleaning Fees)

AAU Membership Fee Required

ALL players are required to have a AAU membership that expires on 8/31/2022 or after
in order to participate in all programs at Backcourt Hoops (Practices & Games). Please
visit http://backcourt-hoops.net click on Accreditation TAB and click on AAU TAB, then
click on AAU Registration Login and follow instructions; make sure you select youth
athlete with extended benefits, because this is the membership you will need in order to
participate with Backcourt Hoops.

Tournament Dates
·  We may play tournaments during this session or scrimmage as a group but those fees
will be paid for as we determine player availability for this session. More to come on this
as we understand how many players will participate in the off-season training.

·  Always Bring Your Own Ball to the training sessions; you will not be able to participate
in some skills and drills training we will do if you do not have your own ball.
Backcourt Hoops, the top-rated Developmental Basketball Program and top-
rated Select Basketball Program in The Woodlands, has been a tremendous training
ground for local athletes looking to take their game to the next level. “We train athletes
(boys & girls) in grades 5-8 and high school to become better basketball players. Our
coaches / trainers at Backcourt Hoops teach the “art of basketball.” Backcourt Hoops is
based on teaching individual skills and team fundamentals. Backcourt Hoops stresses
concepts such as spacing, court balance and reading the defense. These simple skills
will help players improve their all-around game, making them versatile, polished athletes
of the game while also providing athletes the needed skills to make their school teams.
“We teach the art of basketball to our kids,” says founder Lance Craft, who played at
Eureka College – NAIA. “Basketball at times has become an individual sport and has
changed so much throughout the years, but we continue to stress the importance of
team basketball. We start with the fundamentals of the game and advance our athletes
from there.”

Anthony Medina, The University of St. Thomas Men’s Head Coach and former player at
UST and TWHS oversees all basketball training curriculum we teach at our club. Geoff
Beckham, former standout player at Tomball Memorial HS, former UST NAIA college
player and now U of H Men’s Basketball Team Manager, will continue to be a critical
aspect of our overall success as a club. See more about Anthony at http://backcourt-

Backcourt Hoops offers Developmental and Select programs for boys and girls in the
fifth grade thru high school. “We understand athletes will develop at a different rate of
speed,” Craft said. “There are some youth who are much more advanced physically in
middle school through high school. Then there are some who are late-bloomers and
need to work on strength and skills. We work with all levels.”

Craft also sees a growing trend of kids bouncing from program to program.
“Families who persevere through their development make it farther,” Coach Craft said.
“We typically get the kids that are not as gifted athletically but work hard on their
fundamental skills and that proves to be successful in the long run. Some people give
up on a program too quickly and don’t think about their future. They skip steps in their
development, which is an advantage for our program since we focus on the core
fundamentals throughout the process.”

Backcourt Hoops is based in The Woodlands, TX and conducts all programs out of
McCullough Jr High School. Our coaches are former and/or current collegiate players or
high school coaches with a unique ability to train athletes to understand the advanced
fundamentals of basketball. All coaches are background checked, AAU approved, USA
Basketball certified and NCAA certified.

Conveniently located at McCullough Jr High, 3800 South Panther Creek Drive, The
Woodlands, TX 77831. We train on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:20pm for
5th, 6th, 7th Boys and Girls and 7:30pm to 8:50pm for 8th & HS Boys and Girls. Text
Lance to be added to our email reminder list; our training will begin August 29th  for ALL
AGE GROUPS. Payment should be made the 1st night of training that you attend.
HS players can start training on the first day August 29th or any Tuesday or Thursday,
whichever comes first, following the last HS scheduled game of your 2020 – 2021 HS
school season or playoff appearance. Call Lance for further details at 281-726-0204.
Payment is required the 1st night of training that you attend.

We are so excited about the 2021 season, we hope and pray all returning players come
back and we look forward to all the new players year after year that trust in our process,
have patience for the developmental training to make a difference and players who are
not focused on just winning games. The biggest value you get from Backcourt Hoops is
our training and development from Anthony Medina and staff.
Hope to see you on August 29th!

Best Regards,
Lance Craft
@backcrthoopstx – twitter



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