Superb facility, awesome coaches and fantastic programs. I highly recommend Home Court to all kids, from those wanting to learn the game to the seasoned pros!
It is a privilege and gift to be able to have our sons partcipate in Home Court programs with a top-notch coaching staff. Our sons have been coached by Pat Scott and Danny Monares, alongside an assistant coaching staff comprised of some of the finest teenagers in our community, interviewed and carefully selected by Pat Scott. They are expected to exhibit and maintain stellar role model standards in all categories of life (not just the game of basketball) for the elementary school students who register for Home Court programs. Our 8 year old son has participated in about 6 Home Court clinics & camps to date. The fun, enjoyable, creative clinic activities and the Home Court coaching philosophy has helped teach him important LiFE SKILLS using the game of basketball as the object lessons and analogies, so to speak, in every Home Court session.
As a parent i have both my boys involved in a number of sports. By far the complete experience Home Court provides is superior to any training program or organized league i have been involved with. I know basketball pretty well and have played, volunteer coached and been exposed to many programs with a number of different philosophies. Home Court has broken the game down into a set of instructions, drills, coaching style, and consistent format with contstant reinforecment that builds solid well rounded basketball players! My oldest boy Shane who is 13 years of age, has been part of the Home Court program for the last 4 years. Shane has learning disabilities that makes it very difficult for him to hear and process multiple instructions. I never told the coaches or the Program Director about this as i wanted Shane to learn to adapt to his challenges on his own. I have been so impressed with his improvement and progress and have watched him execute on the basketball court in games the concepts that have been taught during training sessions. This is a true testiment to the program and my belief that it is one of the best around. Coaches coach players and consistently help them with positive reinforcement so even a kid like Shane can achieve success and build his confidence in his abilities. It goes beyond basketball skills as every coach in the program has taught Shane that repetition and hard work lead to good things!
Great overall program for helping kids develop athletic, leadership and general life skills. I would highly recommend this program to anyone
My son has benefited from the great coaching staff at Homecourt. The player to coach ratio is always small and they are very positive with the kids. They make it fun while still developing great basketball skills. Highly recommend their programs!
It was our son's first year to join Home Court, but He had a great time throughout the season. The corches have a lot of passon toward basketball and they are very enthusiastic and friendly to kids, and that makes a difference. We'd like to put him back again and also strongly recommend that you join Home Court if you think about any basketball league to play.
I am so pleased with the program at Home Court. I had been so upset by the inconsistency at other basketball programs that I was blown away by Home Courts program. My son was able to learn the fundamentals of the game and learn to actually play the game as well. I saw huge growth throughout the season because of the constant and consistent coaching that he received. They are very well organized and not overpriced. It was a great investment for my son! He loved it and would go all the time if he could.
Our son has participated in classes at Home Court NW for a couple of years now. We have always had nothing but positive experiences with this organization. The staff to student ratio is excellent. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and excel at working with kids. They teach the kids teamwork, team responsibility, and general sportsmanship. I've always seen a huge increase in my son's basketball skills as a result of attending the classes. Class time is used effectively and efficiently, staff are always prepared and start class on time.
Homecourt is a great organization for kids who love basketball. Their coaches and organizers run wonderful programs aimed at developing basketball skills. There are so many coaches who help out that you really get personal attention to your child. I would definitely recommend Homecourt to anyone.
I took two of my boys to Homecourt for league and they both had a great time. The staff there is awsome and although there is a wide range in ability they do a good job with all levels of hids. My kids both had a great experience.
We have been sending our children to Home Court for 6 1/2 years now and could not be happier with their programs. Not only do the kids learn to play basketball, they learn to be good teammates as well. The leaders are all postitive role models who put the emphasis on playing good defense and offense instead of being a ballhog. The programs are well organized, fun, keep kids busy, and build self esteem. Even when someone misbehaves, the leaders deal with it respectfully and are very encouraging that next time the child will make a good choice. We feel their programs are age appropriate and challenging for different skill levels. We highly recommend Home Court for anyone who loves basketball and wants to improve skills as well as anyone who just wants to give the sport a try and have fun.
Home Court has been a valuable resource for the kids in this community. A place where they can learn and grow in sportsmanship, team building, basketball fundamentals, as well as the finer aspects of playing the game. The coaches are always upbeat and fair and really try to work with the kids on a personal level. My son enjoys going and working at Home Court. Thank you, Dan Herman
My son has played basketball with other leagues, but he struggled to really learn the skills needed. Home Court gave him the individual attention and positive reinforcement he needed to develop these skills.
We are so happy with our choice to have our son play Basketball at Homecourt! The coaches were always positive but held the boys accountable for acting appropriately, the skills learned were above and beyond our expectations, and most importantly our son LOVED going to Homecourt. We felt the staff worked hard to keep teams competitive and helped boys with sportsmanship and did a great job of teaching them teamwork skills. At the 5th grade level in other programs all we heard from our friends were about "ball hogs" and frustrations, we didnt have any of that. YEA!! Homecourt is a Positive, Progressive Program where we watched our son grow in skill and basketball knowledge. A+++
My kids have been participating at Home Court for over 5 years and we continue to stay involved. I appreciate their approach to teaching character through sport. Not only are basketball skills and techniques taught at age-appropriate levels, but life skills such as teamwork, hard work, and positive focus are emphasized. It is comforting to know that no matter which coach is working with my child, I know he is being taught valuable lessons that he can use both on and off the basketball court. I have talked with several current and former staff members at Home Court, and it is evident that the leadership and training they receive prepares them for life as well. I am proud to be a member and participant of the Home Court family, and look forward to many more years with their programs for my children.
I have two children who participate in Home Court's programs. Beyond the basketball and life skills they receive at Home Court, my favorite thing is the atmosphere - every coach calls the parents and players by name, making Home Court a fun, familiar, comfortable place to be.
My daughter has participated in Home Court clinics since she was in 3rd Grade. She is now a 6th Grader, and this year with the help of the clinics successfully tried out for her local select team. In the years that she has attended Home Court I have found Pat and his coaching staff not only to be extremely professional in the way they coach the students but also to be very approachable. From day one my daughter was made to feel part of a team, with the coaching staff introducing themselves and the students getting to know one another. The coaching staff very skillfully make hard work fun, which keeps the concentration level of the students at a high and makes for improvement at every clinic. There are clinics for all levels of skill, experience and ability, and more often than not you will find the same students coming back year after year. Another nice aspect of Home Court is there communication with you. They let you know how your child is doing, they ask for feedback from the clinics so they can improve them and they let you know of programs that you might be interested in. I was recommended to attend Home Court by a friend and I hope when you read this that you will be too.
We love Home Court! My daughter has participated in the program for the last 2 years, and my 6 year old son has just started the Fun Dees program. The coaches are so supportive, and the coach/player ratio is fantastic! The Home Court facility is beautiful, and they really run a first rate program. I appreciate the fact that the coaches not only teach basketball skills, but life skills as well.
Home Court is a place where kids can develop basketball and life skills that are not necessarily taught or learned in a school setting. It has been a great experience for my oldest Daughter and I look forward to sending my other children to some of their programs. The coach to player ratio is great and it's a very well run organization with designs on bettering the future leaders and members of our community.
Home court is a jewel. Our community is lucky to have such a top notch facility right here in our backyard. The quality of the court, hoops, equipment, and not least of all the coaching, ...is as good as anything the Eastside has to offer. What sets Home Court apart, is the priority they place on building life skills. Whether your son or daughter, goes on the play high school, or college basketball...they will learn the tools that matter most to every coach, teacher, and employer. My son now plays for his high school basketball team, and Home Court has been instrumental in his progress as an athlete, as well as a young man. We've been pleased with the experience and plan on the continued use of Homecourt for our younger son as well.
I have had my two sons involved in Home Court NW for the last five years. Although they have been a huge help in getting them to the next level for there basketball skills it is all of the other aspects they teach that I find so important. At home Court they learn to be respectful, helpful and polite. They work on leadership skills and how to come together as a part of a team. The organization is extremely well run and is a great part of the overall community in Woodinville. All of the coaches are energetic and knowledgable. My kids always look forward to any new clinics they can attend. Home Court also runs seminars for coaches to help them have the proper perspective on what helps kids grow in a safe and enjoyable environment. All of the families and kids I have talked to always have great things to say about the life lessons there kids have picked up from Home Court. We are a much richer community with nonprofit organizations like Home Court in Woodinville.
Home Court is by far the best! My son is in the 8th grade and has been doing programs at Home Court for 8 years. Home court takes each child where they are and brings them to the next level. They do it in a way that is respectful, positive and fun! I don't think I can say that about other sports programs we have done in the past. HOme court wants your child to get better and improve in their basketball skills, but more importantly they care about your son or daughter being a better person in society. My husband say our son is a better basketball player because of what he has learned at Home court over the years and I say he is a better person because of what he has learned at Home Court over the years. What is also impressive to me about Home Court is that my son has had some of the same coaches for the last 8 years. I think Pat, Rob , Danny and Stevie were there for my sons first Fun Dees program at HC when he was in the 1st grade. I think that says a lot about an organization! My son says he wants to be a coach at Home Court someday. I think it's because all the coaches are such great role models and he has always had a positive experience there. Kids leave Home Court happy and feeling good about themselves. We can't say enough about Home Court...we greatly appreciate all they have done for us over the years. Thank you Home Court for all you do! You sure make a difference.
My son has done many of the programs over the years, from the skill building clinics to the leagues. The tools he has come away with from Homecourt have not only taken him far with basketball(making his school teams)but have also built confidence in his roles at school. The positive environment is truely an asset! The whole staff at homecourt are Top Notch, great examples in teaching and developing a well rounded player on the court and off.
Our son and daughter have participated in various programs at Home Court, from a 2-day clinic to a winter league. The facilites are wonderful, but more importantly, the staff/coaches are first-rate. The focus on the fundamentals while making it fun made it an excellent experience for us all.
My sons have participated in many programs that Home Court has offered. The facilities are great and well-maintained. Home Court emphasizes the fundamentals of basketball and then as the players become more experienced, fine tunes further skills such as passing, decision-making, rebounding and shooting. The Winter League offers equitable playing time during games, so all players get on court playing experience. The coaches are all very professional and excellent role models. Home Court even allows the older participants a chance to volunteer as coaches to the younger children. The program at Home Court is well-rounded.
The experience we have had with the Homecourt program has been, and continues to be, overwhelmingly positive. We wanted our 6th grade son (a) to learn solid, fundamental basketball skills in a positive, yet stimulating environment, (b) to have the opportunity to be part of a team, and (c) to have the opportunity to develop peer relationships. We also wanted him to be coached and taught from people who have a solid understanding of basketball. Homecourt has exceeded our expectations. Our son, who had no prior basketball experience coming to Homecourt, has more confidence than we have ever seen. He isn’t afraid to try new moves. He isn’t afraid to fail because every mistake he makes has a positive aspect and is considered a learning opportunity. Because of this approach, his self-confidence level has been significantly elevated. The director and the coaches are excellent communicators and facilitators. We appreciate the fact that they take extra time to communicate with each parent about his/her child’s progress. We look forward to being involved in Homecourt for many years. THEY KNOW THEIR STUFF ïŠ
The life lessons, the basketball skills, the professionalism and attitudes are all top notch. I am extremely impressed with the facilities and all people involved from the top leaders to the student volunteers.
This is a great environment for kids. They are taught sportmanship and basketball. The coaches and staff are great with the kids, it is about growing up for all. I also like the parents, generally a great positive crowd and generally discouraged from sideline coaching, something that mars many youth sports programs.I like having kids work on their own relationship with coaches/refs/staff. We have participated in the development programs as well as league. Since I put a five start I want to include that logistics, communication, facility are all great too.
Our two boys have been involved with basketball programs through HomeCourt for many years. It is the only sports program I know that consistently places the emphasis first on developing character and sportsmanship. The quality of instruction in the various aspects of basketball is also excellent. HomeCourt coaches are consistently top-notch, and the facility and programs are a true asset to our community.
Greg has been involved with HomeCourt or the precursor to HomeCourt for 9 years, starting in 2nd grade and now as a junior in HS. Because Home Court has been a consistent influence for him for so long during this very important period in his life, it has played almost a supplementary parental role, and we never worried about the values that were being instilled in him there. In fact, we feel extremely lucky to have found the Home Court program, which wasn't just a place for the kids to go to compete athletically, but was consciously designed to help them develop as well-rounded members of society in the process. We have no doubt that he will be a happier, more complete person having spent these years at HomeCourt. There have been many other positive developments, some of which are: basketball fundamentals, social skills in the young kids, self-confidence, leadership skills, and friendships with other kids in the area.
Our family has a very deep positive relationship with Homecourt. My son has taken classes and gone on to become an assistant coach in their program. He enjoys the positive atmosphere with appropriate and specialized skill training. He has gone on to a starting position on his HS team. He is complimented on his team ball play and manners. Something encouraged and developed at Homecourt. My daughter has taken classes and considers the training challenging and helpful. My husband has coached at Homecourt and brought his team of select players there for training. The positive atmosphere for learning allows players to develop without worry of reproach, ridicule and embarrassment. The coaching staff encourages all skill levels.
My children look for to this program every week. The coaches make exersice fun and have great verbal interactions with the kids. It is a great enviroment for sportsmanship and possitive activity.
My son really enjoys going to Home Court to practice basketball. The coaches are really great and he has learned a lot from them. You can see his improved skills when he plays in his league.
Our two sons have been attending classes at Home Court for 3 years and all of their experiences have been very positive. The programs are very well organized and the coaching staff is wonderful. Home Court offers various programs over the school breaks which are a fun way to spend a few hours and we can leave our kids knowing that they are in very good hands. We are very grateful to have Home Court in our community.
Homecourt is absolutely great and both our son and daughter have had great experiences there for several years. Every one of their staff is exactly the type of individual we want associated with our childs development - physical and emotional.
We heard much about Home Court before we enrolled our son, and it has been an excellent experience for him and for us. We have seen that Home Court's basketball program teaches athletes more than just basketball skills at all levels. More importantly, the emphasis on good sportmanship and discipline provides intangible value contributing to the enjoyment of the game. We are impressed by the well-trained and attentive coaches, and it is a joy to see the values promised by the program reflected clearly in them.
I have only been part of Home Court for about 2 months, but enough to see the positive environment it provides the kids. Great approach to the basic kills of the game, and very enthusiastic coaching staff. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to give a child a rewarding basketball/life experience
Home Court offers outstanding basketball programs with a well trained and enthusistic staff. I appreciate their emphasis on the importance of good sportmanship, and the positive feedback they provide to young athletes while helping them build skills.
Home Court has always provided a unbelievable experience for my kids when it comes to learning the game of basketball .... and all that goes with it. The dedication that Pat, Rob, Danny and the rest of the staff spend preparing their coaches for kids of ALL ages to learn and enjoy the game is remarkable. As a longtime client and participant, I feel it is the one of the best values in the area for youth sports. They really are dedicated to helping today's youth become better people thru the game of basketball. A first class organization.
Home Court is amazing! Pat and his coaches have what I call the "X" factor in coaching/teaching ... that natural ability to make a child feel special and motivated to reach for the stars. When my son walks through their doors, he feels like all the coaches know his name and are happy to see him. My son loves basketball and his experiences at Home Court have just built on that and helped him improve. If you are looking for a place to not only enhance your child's basketball skills, but also see their self esteem and personal drive improve, Home Court is for you!
My son is new to the program, having started this past fall. He is also fairly new to basketball, having a short experience with Boys and Girls club last year and this fall with his 7th grade team. I can say that the experience for Nick has been the best experience that he has had from all his sports or extracurricular activities. These include essentially professionally coached teams or pay-for extra coaching/training in several sports. What is obvious to me is that the coaching staff clearly knows very well where each boy is in his development. Even in the larger groups of team practice they are able to teach very effectively. In the smaller group training sessions they are able to do even more. All the while they make the experience fun for all the kids. It is remarkable how each kid, regardless of current ability is brought into the fold and made effective on the court. This must be very uplifting to all the kids. What I value most in the organization and the coaching staff, above their practice plans, is their respect for the kids and promotion of proper etiquette in practices and games. In the large group of league players (I think 40 kids on 4 teams) there is obviously some kids who have much more experience than others. However, what impresses me is that there is no hot-shotting or posturing going on at all in practices or games. Clearly the staff is having a very positive effect on the kids life skills. I had a friend recommend Home Court, stating that he felt that my son would get more out of doing this than playing on a select team. I can see why that is the case.
Not long after Home Court opened we enrolled our son in one of their programs. Since that time our family has had a very positive experience with the programs that they develop, with the quality of the facility and the exceptional staff. I have great admiration for Rob, Pat, Danny and others at Home Court to take a simple yet excellent idea and to develop it into a first class program. I highly recommend Home Court NW for the following reasons: 1) Staff - any organization can only be as good as the people running it. Pat and Danny are clearly committed to putting a first rate program out to our community. 2) Facility - any non-profit athletic organization would be blessed to have such a high quality facility. 3) Balance - there exists a fine line between a comfortable learning environment for all kids and the ability to develop and compete at a high level. Home Court has achieved the balance and is consistently trying to improve upon it. 4) Player Development - the Home Court staff clearly wants to see the kids grow as proficient basketball players and also to development into positive and confident young men and women. 5) Program Development - they want feedback. Home Court staff recognizes that this is a growing and fluid organization that relies on constructive participant and player feedback to be successful. There is a willingness to adapt to the needs of the community. Give them a call and let them know your needs. 6) Expectations - this is one of the things that I love the most about Home Court. The staff expects the participants to give their best but they also expect them to be highly respectful of the program, the facility, the other players and the coaches.
Our son has been active in Home Court programs for several years. We love the Home Court approach to the game--always positive, always fun, always upbeat, always inclusive of all ability levels, genders, and ages. We feel extremely fortunate to live so close to a program such as this, which, to our knowledge, does not exist elsewhere. The emphasis is never on competition, but on skill improvement and sportsmanship. We also love the fact that some of their "customers" have been able to join them as volunteers, learning coaching and leadership skills, in addition to game skills. The smiles on the faces of the directors, the respectful atmosphere ... EVERYTHING about this place is top notch, and absolutely the best sports and/or youth program that we've been acquainted with in over ten years of all kinds of sports and rec. programs. Thank you, HOME COURT !!!
I am very pleased with the quality of coaching and the value of this program. Our son has been involved in several programs over the years and has always had a good time. I like that they take the time to stress the importance of sportsmanship and fair play as well as skills. I would recommend this program without hesitation for anyone looking for a well rounded basketball experience for their child.
Home Court NW does a fantastic job of teaching the basic fundamentals of basketball, while keeping it fun for the kid's. The best part is the kid's are always moving & participating, as opposed to standing around.
We have been taking our daughter and son to Homecourt for the past 5 years. It is a great program that not only teaches basketball fundamental but also teamwork and good sportmanship. It is a great facility and the staff is great!
Both of my children have been to Home Court and loved it. The coaching staff are so positive the the kids that, while learning to play the game, they are also learning to love the game.
My son has been going to Home Court NW for a number of years and has always had a great time. The coaching staff are very supportive, make basketball fun and the kids learn a lot.
Home Court is absolutely the best! Our 3 children have participated in almost every kind of opportunity at HC and we have never been disappointed. While learning the game of basketball, they also learn life skills too. The friendly, knowledgeable staff teach children in a productive, positive, and encouraging environment. The absence of negative, competitive pressure allows the children to love the game and learn at their optimal capacity. I wish more organizations took the same approach and had such a well-rounded view.
Both my son and daughter have participated in Home Court sessions, from Fun Dees to the Tip Off sessions. As both a coach and parent, I have been extremely impressed at every session. The (full time) staff is amzaingly friendly, upbeat, and terrific with young players. They provide thoughtful and productive leadership so that everyone has a positive and fun time. I've never seen discipline be an issue - maybe becuase they manage the groups of (40) 6+ year olds from the moment they come to the gym. The fulltime directors lead the sessions, emphasiziing focus, hustle, and teamwork throughout every sessions. And they stress it for both basketball skills, as well as everyday life. The (assistant) coaches manage the breakout drills and scrimmages. They dress uniformly, all the way down to their practice plans; are prepared with drills they are going to run and how to run them; and do a great job with the keeping the activities fun and moving. Program is a bit spending, but worth the money. And they listen to feedback about the program value, duration, schedule, etc. The December 09 holiday break programs were modified up to the last minute to accomoadate the requests of their customers. Homecourt is easily one of the best run, most prepared and organized programs. These guys are pros!
Both my son and daughter have benefited tremendously from Home Court's programs. Their approach to teaching basketball emphasizes strong fundamentals and team play. At the more advanced levels they teach a pass-oriented motion or "Princeton" style of offense that gets all players involved in handling the ball, passing, and shooting. My son in particular benefited from both the Traveling League Development Program and pre-tryout clinics. After missing the cut in previous years this year he made both a select (AAU) and his school JV team. I also like HC's emphasis on team-oriented (instead of individual) play and respect. This is the stuff that will prepare boys and girls for much more than basketball. My only possible complaint is that a lot of their teaching is more guard-oriented and they don't really teach much particular to post-play - in a motion offense pretty much everyone plays every position as the offense moves. Fine for my kids because they are both guards. If you think your son/daughter is a future NBA/WNBA star, this probably isn't the place for them - check out programs like Emerald City or the Seattle Pirates. Otherwise, highly recommended.
Home Court has been an outstanding experience. The program offers everything that youth coaching should have; positive coaches, solid fundamental values, advanced skills and strong desire to improve individuals both as players and people. You don't have to worry about getting a bad coach, wrong techniques or favoritism because all players are taught from multiple well-trained coaches in a pro-style environment. Highly recommend.
My son has attended Home Court for almost 9 years and has always enjoyed himself. It's a great opportunity for boys to keep their skills up to speed in the off season and it really helps to prepare them for upcoming tryouts. He made many new friends and now that he is in high school he sees kids from Home Court that are on other teams. It's fun for him to know boys from other schools then play against them at the high school level. Home Court has been a blessing to our family and helped my son to become a better basketball player for sure!
This is a great place for youngsters to learn solid basketball skills. The coaching is terrific. My 10-yo dtr has been to several clinics here, and her b-ball skills have really improved. Great place for her to play/learn with her teammates as well as make new friends in a safe, supervised environment.
Home Court provides positive basketball instruction and teaches participants life skills all within an atmosphere that is consistent and extremely positive. This has been true in every camp and other program that my kids have attended.
The message at Home Court is simple and unparalleled: work hard, have fun, and demonstrate good sportsmanship. My daughter Alex has been involved with Home Court for nearly a year and will continue to be involved with the program for many years to come. Thank you Home Court for providing my daughter and many others with a basketball environment that is both safe and enjoyable and for providing such wonderful coaches that all young players can look up to.
The complete Home Court experience for my son has far exceeded expectations each time he has participated in a clinic or program. The staff is top notch. They are knowledgable, attentive, good role models who always send a positive message to the players, and the coach to player ratio is better than our son has had at any other basketball clinic or program. My wife and I highly recommend Home Court NW to anyone who is looking to improve their son's basketball IQ as well as giving him a positive environment to learn and grow in the game itself.
As a youth girls basketball coach, I have sent well over a dozen players through a variety of the Home Court camps and programs over the past seven years. The skill instructions are solid and the coaches keep the camps fun and exciting. Home Court teaches kids to "love the game" whether they are on path to be an elite athlete or a recreational player. My greatest enjoyment has come from watching a couple of my former players graduate to the role of Coach at Home Court and give back their passion for the game by passing it along to the next generation. That's the full cycle that Home Court is all about!!!
My son has participated in a couple 3-on-3 tournaments and is currently involved in the winter league. It has been a great experience for him. We were frustrated with the NYBA the last couple years and he's not interested in select basketball, but he loves the game. The facilities are oustanding. The coaches are all very good and best of all consistent from the way they handle the kids to the things they teach. On top of all this, the price is reasonable.
My son did 2 camps with Home Court and both times, he had a wonderful experience. I was very pleased to see how the coaches were keeping the kids busy and interested the whole time and commanded respect. My son gained confidence and definitely improved his game after each camp. After his ball handling camp, his coach for his local team made him point guard because he really noticed that he was now the best at it!
My 7 year old loved her Saturday class at Homecourt. I was impressed with how quickly the coaches got the children to progress with their b-ball skills. They made it fun while providing good instruction. We will be signing up again!
I can't say enough about how much my 5th grader loved the time he spends at Home Court. He took one of the warm up classes in preparation for baskeball season with NYBA and it did wonders for his confidence and ball handling. The coaches all seem to be dedicated to the kids having fun and learning more about a sport that they all seem to love. The coaches made a point of figuring out each kid's strengths and weaknesses and worked with them accordingly. I watched several of the classes from their viewing area and all of the kids smiled and were being encouraged with positive reinforcement and a little good natured competition. I highly recommend this facility!!!!!
I am so happy to be able to reply to you with such gratitude and delight in your program at Home Court. Alec was in the Fun Dees program and Blake was in the 3rd grade boys program. Alec, bless his heart, is my competitor. He aims to win and be the best at everything, and doesn't like losing. Sometimes at home, we see a wild side to this trait, and he struggles to be a "good sport" through losing at games or sports. It seems that through the type of program you have, which is based on respect, working with your teammates (I think the "counting" is a fabulous idea), and your constant reinforcement to their efforts, I didn't see Alec struggling at all. It really seems to be transferring over to home, as well! Blake struggles with a mild communication disorder, where his receptive and expressive language is challenged a bit. Every coach in your program worked with him and the other kids with such diligence and persistence, and never gave up. He left every session so excited and proud of himself. Thank you for recognizing when Blake might have struggled and stuck with him. He truly loves basketball. What you provide at Home Court is amazing. You set up consistent structure, have clear limits, where the kids know where they should be with fast prompts, and you encourage them to provide respect to their team and coaches. I will always strive to seek out clinics and programs through Home Court as long as my boys are interested in the sport. I have, and will continue, to highly recommend your program to everyone I know. What sets you apart from other programs is the well thought out structure, creativity, and age-appropriate intensity in the drills. Your coaches were always there, and there was always something new. You made it easier for the younger kids by the wristbands they wore. I guarantee the "counting" you implement will create that auto-response for them to pass to their teammates to work together. We look forward to more clinics and perhaps summer camps with Home Court!
My son has attended summer camps at Homecourt over the last four years. Through these camps he has greatly improved his core basketball skills and deepened his love of the game. He has attended other basketball camps and this camp is by far the highest quality and most useful. The coach to camper ratio is very low, and the focus is on improving each individual.