2021 New Season Info

Dear Players, Parents and Coaches:

Start Date: 1st Day of Training (March 23, 2021) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and HS (Boys and Girls)

·  Dates: March 23, 2021 – July 31, 2021

·  Times: 6:00 PM to 7:20 PM

·  Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th (Boys and Girls)

·  Times: 7:30 PM to 8:50 PM

·  Grades: 8th and HS (Boys and Girls)

·  Boys in GYM A and Girls in GYM B


Bear Branch Junior High
31310 FM2978
Magnolia, TX 77354

COSTS for Program

·  2021 AAU Fees: $1,695 – (cash or check or CASHAPP) payable to BACKCOURT HOOPS

·  Fees Include: (Trainer Fees, Coaching Fees, Tournament Fees, Gym Rental Fees for CISD, Uniform Package Fee, Administration Fees, COVID Cleaning Fees CISD)

AAU Membership Fee Required

ALL players are required to have a AAU membership that expires on 8/31/2021 or after in order to participate in all programs at Backcourt Hoops (Practices & Games). Please visit www.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

·  You will get 8 tournaments to be played in the Spring / Summer Session, Tomball, Humble, Cypress or Katy area; 3 games minimum per weekend tournament and the games will be on Saturday, Sunday or Saturday and Sunday.

·  Normally we will play twice per month (April, May, June & July)

·  Exact Weekends will be released online by April 1, 2021 on the Website

2021 Player UNIFORM Package (includes)

Reversible Shorts, Reversible Jersey, Short Sleeve Shooting Shirt, Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt, Hoodie, Socks and Backpack


All New Players are required to Try-Out on Tuesday or Thursday during our normal training session. Always Bring Your Own Ball to training sessions. If we both agree the club is a good fit for your player, you can make payment as required and join our club. There will be a 2021 registration form to fill out at the door when you arrive.


All returning players do not need to tryout or pay the $20.00 try-out fee. We appreciate your continued support and you can receive $100.00 off 2021 registration fees by texting Lance Craft a photo we will post on TWITTER @backcrthoopstx of you in your Backcourt Hoops gear. ALL new players are required to sign and fill out a 2021 registration form.

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-hoops.net/anthony-medina-bio/

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 March 23rd 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 March 23rd 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 March 23rd!

Best Regards,

Lance Craft



@backcrthoopstx – twitter


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