ABOUT BACKCOURT HOOPS
Backcourt Hoops, the top-rated Developmental Basketball Program and top-rated Select Basketball Program in North Houston, 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 youth 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. “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.”
Backcourt Hoops offers Developmental and Select programs for boys and girls in the third 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.”
Lance Craft also oversees the inner workings on a day to day basis. “We see a lot of programs that are like fantasy teams,” Craft said. “But there aren’t enough balls to go around. In the 70s, my favorite players were the glue guys, the hustlers. Now there’s less attention to a true team environment and more attention on what a player can do individually. All the best kids are on one team without anyone doing the glue-work and it stifles their development.”
Coach Craft also sees a growing trend of kids bouncing from program to program.
“Families who persevere through their development make it farther,” 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 and NCAA certified.
For additional information please contact Lance Craft at 281-726-0204.