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News & Notes

News & Notes

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Spring Session IV Week 3 April 19, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach FL @ Canyon Isles For Immediate Release

Great day for basketball, weather Hazy, Hot and Humid 90 degress = SWEAT!

Another day of working on perfecting our skills.

Passing was a major focus with Pick and Rolls, Two by Two tandems and Outlets.

The ball was moving up and down the court with precision, speed and accuracy.

Despite the tough conditions, all players kept their cool and should a great deal of Sportsmanship.

Highlights:

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Spring Session IV Week 2 April 12, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Isles For Immediate Release.

The weather is beginning to get Hot at Hoop Du Jour Basketball Camp.

The warm tempatures are here to stay and that means conditioning will play a big role in what we are trying to accomplish.

In today's game of Basketball "Speed" plays an important part in the winning and losing of games.

The team that pushes the ball up and down the court and gets the most possesions...usually ends up on top.

Our Players are ...

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Opening Day Spring Session IV April 5, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on April 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL @ Canyon Isles. For Immediate Release

Another Opening Day of Hoop Du Jour Basketball. Weather: Sunny, Temp 85 degress.

I am so excited about this session of HDJ.

The roster of players are strong from top to bottom, as we have 8 new players...welcome to the team.

Today we focused on Speed! Pushing the ball up and down the court concentrating on control.

Outlet passes, fastbreaks, rapid release of the ball, etc.

Everyone worked extremly hard...

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Week 5 Session III Feb. 22, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on February 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL @ Canyon Isles For Immediate Release

Well another fine day for Basketball with tempatures in the mid 80's, a Hot one.

Todays session was foused around moving the ball in gametime situations.

Making that extra pass instead of settling for a jump shot.

Its the Offenses that get everyone involved by touching the ball that are most successful.

Moving without the ball is a lost art in todays game; today we are gonna sweat with nonstop movement...

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Week 4 Session III Feb. 8, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on February 8, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL @ Canyon Isles For Immediate Release

What a gorgeous day for Hoops; 82 degrees, Sunny =  a heavy sweat day.

Its days like this that build stamina and conditioning.

Being in better shape than your oponent translates to WINS!

Okay, now to the highlights of todays Camp:

In the Dribble Time Drill, our times continue to decrease.

We are focusing on keeping the dribble low, our heads up and transitioning  with speed and control....

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HDJ New Session III Opening Day 1 Jan 18, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on January 20, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Boynton Beach, FL @ Canyon Isles For Immediate Release

What a perfect day for HDJ; Im excited about the new roster of players adding 6 newcomers to the team.

Not a cloud in the sky, temperatures in the high 60's.

It was great to get back on the court and play some hoops.

Today's roster was split in half with 1/2 of the roster away on assignment.

From the beginning of class the level of competition was high.

Right from the start...Drills and Skills to...

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Week 6

Posted by hoopdujour on October 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL @ Canyon Lakes For Immediate Release.

Well it all comes down to the Final Week; next week will settle the score and crown a new Champion.

Todays play was outstanding; with hard play, good sportsmanship and an overall feeling of determination.

In the Fouls Shot Exhaust Drill, Scottie S knocked down the Foul Shot after 7 missed attempts by other players, Exhausting, LOL.

In the Team Foul Shooting Drill relay, Sydney B hit ...

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Week 5 Session II

Posted by hoopdujour on October 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Lakes For Immediate Release

Another great practice with alot of hustle.

Today I introduced another Pro style drill called "Off to the Races".

As weve stated time and time again...it is so important to move the basketball with speed yet be under control.

The drill is set up off of a missed shot where the rebounder hands off the ball to his guard and away they go.

The point guard dribbles down court and is feeding the ball back and forth to...

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Former NBA Great and Ambassador Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins to be Special Guest Insructor at HDJ.

Posted by hoopdujour on October 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (82)

For Immediate Release 

Former NBA Great and Ambassador Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins to be Special Guest Insructor at HDJ.

I am pleased to announce that former NBA Great and NBA Ambassador Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins will be the Guest Instructor this Sat. Oct. 19th at Hoop Du Jour Basketball Camp.

Dawkins nickname, "Chocolate Thunder", was bestowed upon him by singer, songwriter Stevie Wonder.

He was known for his powerful dunks, which notably led to ...

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Week 3 Session II

Posted by hoopdujour on September 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Beach, FL Canyon Isles, For Immediate Release

Todays HDJ class focused on Dribbling of the basketball and the setting of picks.

In todays game of basketball, it so important to move the ball with great speed and control.

It is also very important to move without the ball, while creating picks to get open.

This way, everyone gets involved with the play and keeps the defense honest.

There was alot of good play out there today, especially during a new drill ...

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