My son wanted to play basketball but as a parent I wanted him to experience something other than a "youth sport" WOW !! Hoops Life Skills program for kids ..well there is NOTHING like this. My son is now in his second season (12 weeks) My son was excited to go to school and make an agreement with his teacher !?! At home he wanted to know " What can I do to help u mom"? and now when talking about chores... We make "agreements" and he is taking care of his responsibilities! !! I love to watch how the coaches work with the kids at Hoops and not only see changes in my son but I see the changes in other children. AWESOME Program! Thank you in advance for your support .
I have three boys in the program. We love Hooos Life and what it has done for our family. Im a single mother of five and Im having health issues so life has been hard. Hoops has become a family to us and they help me keep my boys in line. They give them someone to look up to and care about so they try harder at school and home. This program has opened their eyes to the world around them, they dont just focus on themselves. Hoops gives two opportunities each season to do community service work which is called passing it forward and it teaches us that even if we are going through hard times we can still help others. This program has even gotten me out of my shell and I DJ the games and I helped start a parents program. Its so awesome. If it wasnt for the scholarships we never would have been able to afford to get them into anything after school. It is a blessing that Pat Burke and his staff are dedicating their life to helping our youth. We need more people like him. I pray this program continues to grow and can reach more families like mine.
This program has truly been sent from above. Words will never amount to how life changing my daughter’s participation with the HOOPS Life program has been to her & our family. Relocating to Lake County and uprooted her from everything she knows took a tremendous toll on her emotional behavior . Her attitude, respect, and confidence was slowly deteriorating. I honestly, felt like the worst parent ever because I could not control my at the time 8 year old emotional patterns. Fast forwarding to where we are today, she is a 100% team player on and off the court. Her transformation has been INCREDIBLE!!! HOOP Life has brought out a shine in her at times leaves me speechless. The best part about it, I have been able to witness her teammates transform right along with her. It truly is so much more than just basketball!!! This organization has had such an impact on my child I pray many more youth in this community have the opportunity to participate and transform. A special **THANK YOU** from the bottom of my heart to all those who have made this organization possible. -HOOPS Life Mom
Our story... We are parents to 5 children 2 of which struggle in different areas. The guidance department at the school recommend we give this program a chance.. skeptical we gave it a chance.. I felt at that point it couldn't get any worse . I feel that this program is the closest to a magic wand you can get. I see a huge difference in my 2 kids. This program is my friend many things we are trying to teach our kids is supported here. Focus. Respect, team work, trying your best and consequences, it's also fun. Making friends and around great role models. Could not ask for more..... I'm very happy .
would love to thank hoops life for a great approach in giving our family a place with like minded individuals. A place with a purpose, a place where children can learn structure and acquire qualities to help them learn the fundamentals of life and how they effect their attitude and personality of their own and others.
Though group training they learn the effects of different approaches to rising situations on and of the court.
Hoops life also provides the children with one on one sessions to help focus on them and address the specific needs of each child. There straight forward system
works very well and seems to ask the right question that I had over looked due to it being my child. One of the questions that caught my ear was (how do you feel) well you don't until you ask. Sometimes we forget to ask and we assume.....we all know that spells. I would like to thank hoops life, Mr. Burke and the crew that keep the wheels turning for helping me and my family ask the right questions, and giving us the structure to stand with them against the no approach to raising future world leaders!
This is a wonderful program. Since my son has been in this program his self confidence has grown. He is finding his voice. I am looking forward to his continued growth.
thank you hoops life
HOOPS Life has been such an amazing program for our family. My eleven year old daughter is in her second session with the program and we have seen SO much growth in her. (Us as well) She was once a child who didn't understand the importance of working as a team, at home. With the life coaching skills taught at HOOPS she adds them to our day to day life and understands how important it is.
Please take your time to check out the program and consider becoming a sponsor. You may just know a child who could utilize the program as well!