Weekly Basketball Instruction

Weekly basketball instruction programming is offered at Hoop Group Headquarters throughout the year. Programming is open to boys and girls grades K-12. All of our weekly basketball instruction take place in Neptune, New Jersey, inside our premier basketball facility. Programs are designed to develop players skills in vast areas of the game suitable for the novice to elite. Former Division 1 head coach Tiny Green uses drills to help players of all levels increase their game.

Instruction Programs Offer:

Led by former NCAA Division 1 Assistant Coach Tiny Green and former NCAA Division I Head Coach Mike Rice

  • Consistent training over a 5 week period
  • Proper Training for All Skill Levels
  • Training during the Fall, Winter and Spring season
  • Limited to certain number of participants to insure maximum instruction

Core Skills Training

Point Guard School

Rookie Roundballers

Mike Rice Workouts

Dead Eye Shot Factory

Elite Skills and Drills

Individual Youth League

Mike Rice Point Guard School

Mike Rice Dead Eye Shooting Clinic

 

Core Skills with Coach Tiny Green

Date

Oct 16th - Nov 15th

Tuesday & Thursday

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys and Girls

Grades 2-6 | 4:30 - 5:45

Grades 7-11 | 5:45 - 7:00

The Core Skills Training program is a comprehensive basketball workout designed similar to a basketball practice to help every player develop their individual offensive skills. Players who commit to the Core Skills Training program will become more competitive, improve their self esteem, and enhance their leadership skills. All players will leave the Core Skills with an understanding of the work ethic necessary to improve continuously throughout their career as well as an appreciation of the types of drills that are required to compete at the highest level possible.

This program is for serious players dedicated to continual improvement!

 

Rookie Roundballers with Coach Tiny Green 

Date

Oct 15th - Nov 12th

Mondays |  4:15 - 5:15

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys and Girls

Grades K-2

Our Rookie Roundballers program is designed to teach the most basic fundamentals of the game to the games’ youngest players.  Our aim is to help very young players learn to love to play the game while developing the most basic skills that will provide them with a foundation to build upon as they grow up into the sport.

The focus in Rookie Roundballers is to offer each participant an opportunity to learn to dribble, pass and, shoot the ball while learning the basics of offensive and defensive footwork.  The program focuses on the following skills and concepts:

1 – Have Fun and Love to Play!
2 – Learn to Dribble with Both Hands
3 – Learn to Shoot a Lay-up
4 – Learn to Pass
5 – Learn how to Jump Stop
6 – The Basics of Team Play

Dead Eye Shot Factory with Coach Tiny Green

 

Date

Oct 17th - Nov 14th

Wednesdays |  5:30 - 6:30

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys and Girls

Grades 3-11

The Dead Eye Shot Factory is in its fourth year being run at Hoop Group Headquarters. The program develops the fundamentals of a player’s shooting form and overall technique. The program will be led by college level drills incorporated with rapid shooting. Shots are charted and improvement is monitored.

Point Guard School with Coach Tiny Green 

Date

Oct 15th - Nov 14th

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30 - 5:30

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys and Girls

Grades 3-12

The point guard position is the most difficult position to play on the court. Like a quarterback in football, the point guard must be aware of all the elements of the game. He must be able to initiate his team’s offense while taking care of the ball and making sure all of his teammates are aware of their responsibilities. The best point guards think pass first and can create scoring opportunities for the players around them while still being able to score themselves.

Point Guard Teaching Points:

  • Learn the Golden Rules of being a Point Guard
  • Learn how to be a floor general
  • Increase speed and agility through the Point Guard position
  • Come and learn from the BEST

Players in Grades 2-12 may attend any of the Point Guard Programs below.

Date

Nov 12th - Dec 17th

Mondays | 5:30 - 7:00

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys and Girls

Grades 3-7

Now in it’s 9th year, the Individual Youth League is one of our most popular Youth Instructional Programs. Designed for recreation to travel level players, grades 3 to 7, the Individual Youth League provides a perfect balance of skill development with competitive game play.

IYL Format:

Each class is broken into two segments.

For the first segment, players are put through drills to improve their ball handling, passing, footwork, shooting form, 1 vs. 1 play and overall conditioning.

In the second segment, the players are divided into teams and they compete against one another in a 4-quarter game.

Each training session is run by Tiny Green and games are coached by the Hoop Group Headquarters coaching staff made up of passionate young coaches from around the Jersey Shore.

Date

Oct 17th - Nov 14th

Wednesday & Friday

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys ONLY

Grades 4-12

We now offer workouts with Coach Mike Rice! These workouts will provide the ultimate high level skill development and training for your son. Coach Rice emphasizes how to score in various situations in many different ways.

Workout Emphasis:

  • Build core fundamentals
  • Expand offensive game
  • Apply skills to in-game situations
  • Develop hard working competitive players
  • Learn from the best in the business

Elite Skills & Drills with Coach Mike Rice

Date

Oct 27 - Nov 24

Saturdays

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys

Grades 5-12 | 8:30 - 10:30

5 Week Session - Saturdays Only

Intense skill work put into game like drills to develop and train your player instincts!

Session Dates Grades Class Day Time Price Register Here
Fall 2 October 27th - November 24th Boys 5-12 Saturday 8:30 - 10:30 $285 Register Here

Mike Rice Point Guard School

Date

Oct 15th - Nov 12th

Mondays |  5:00 - 6:00

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys

Grades 3-9

Session Dates Grades Class Day Time Price Register Here
Fall 2 October 15 - November 12 Boys 3-9 Monday  5:00 - 6:00 $190 Register Here

Mike Rice Dead Eye Shooting Clinic

Date

October 13th

Saturday

Location

HGHQ

Age

Boys

Grades 4-8  |   11:00 - 1:00

Grades 9-12  |   1:00 - 3:00

Are you looking to get advanced shooting instruction? This one day shooting clinic with former Division 1 Coach Mike Rice, will teach proper shooting mechanics and footwork that all elite shooters have. Groups will be split between two age ranges to ensure your player gets the proper attention and competition.

Session Dates Grades Class Day Time Price Register Here
Fall 2 October 13th Boys  4-8 Saturday 11:00 - 1:00 $65 Enroll Online
Fall 2 October 13th Boys  9-12 Saturday  1:00 - 3:00 $65 Enroll Online

HGHQ Program Coaches & Directors

Coach Tiny Green

The Hoop Group is proud to have Coach Ellonya ‘Tiny’ Green direct Hoop Group Headquarter's Instructional Programming.  Coach Green is the President of Nothing But Skills (NBS) based out of South Brunswick. Coach Green is also a former associate head coach at Division I schools Fairleigh Dickinson, Hofstra, and St. Bonaventure. Coach Green has coached numerous players selected by the NBA and European leagues. He has coached in 7 NCAA tournaments. Coach Green achieved All-American status as a player at Upsala College.

Coach Mike Rice

Coach Rice has 22 years of Division 1 coaching experience. He has coached at Rutgers, Robert Morris, Pittsburg, St. Joes, Niagra, Chicago State, and Fordham and has been apart of producing over 30 NBA players. He is currently the Head Coach for the nationally recognized AAU program, Team Rio. Coach Rice played collegiately at Fordham University and was a three year captain.

Contact James Cooper | 732.502.2255 | coop@hoopgroup.com

Hoop Group Headquarters
1930 Heck Avenue, Building 3
Neptune, NJ 07753