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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 (69)

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.


Angelina C defeated Sean L in Buzzer beaters after 4 overtimes with Angelina hitting a runner off the glass to Win.

Nathan was a winner in King of the Court by sinking a corner J.

Jaxon G was quick like a cat in Dribble Times posting a 11:43.

Alex G was all over the court scoring 8 out of his teams points.

All in all a great day with alot of heart and hustle.

Thank you to Friendly's for supplying our Players with delicious Ice Cream.

In addition, we'd like to Thank TNT for providing all of our HDJ Players with NBA Playoff Posters..."Win or Go Home"

I cant wait for next Sat to get here, Coach Rob.

Spring Session IV Week 2 April 12, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (27)

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 really pushing each other and the hard work is paying off.


Buzzer Beaters came down to the wire as Sam and Asher battled to the finish. When all was said and done Asher banked a 17 footer off the glass to claim the crown.

Gianni sizzled in the Dribble Timer Drill by breaking the 11 seconds mark.

Nathan exceled in the Foul Shot Team relay and Alex recorded a Double - Double in the scrimmage.

I want to Thank Spalding for they're genorosity in providing today's Basketballs for giveaway.

Hoop Du Jour Basketball "I Love this Game"!

Coach Rob

Opening Day Spring Session IV April 5, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on April 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (14)

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 today under tough weather conditions, alot of sweat to go around.


Brittney, John, Noah, Speedy and Asher all excelled in Buzzer Beaters.

In the end, last person standing was John  the Winner.

Sam and Tyler worked hard on their defense and Angelina and Brittney battled on every possesion.

Congrats go out to Noah for sinking the winning Foul Shot in our weekly scrimmage run/game.

I cant wait till next week, to serve up a daily dose of HDJ!

Coach Rob.

Week 5 Session III Feb. 22, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on February 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (387)

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.

Okay now for Highlights:

Scottie Schacter back from assignment Won the Buzzer Beaters competition by hitting a runner at the buzzer to defeat Jaxon.

AJ had a strong all around game by setting picks, playing defense and driving to the basket.

Sean and Sam are improving weeek by week with their overall understanding of the game.

Jaxon and Faith continue to excel on the fast break.

Lastly a big HDJ Shout out is in order to Under Armour for supplying our Team with T Shirts.

Now, not only do we play well, but look good too.


Week 4 Session III Feb. 8, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on February 8, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (15)

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.

80% of the players took time off the clock from the previous week. (the drill is working)

In Buzzer Beaters Asher F. sank a 12 footer to defeat Jaxon.

Jaxon put on an amazing display today coming off of his 2nd ankle injury.

You'd never know by the way he was all over the court; shooting, defending the angles and driving to the basket. AWESOME!

A few honorable mentions include, Angelina for her all around game.

Scottie S hit the game winning shot in our scrimmage with a "kiss off the glass" over brother Jared. 

Nathan, Faith and AJ also had strong outings.

A great job all around in the hazy, hot and humid conditions.

Focus is what it's all about even in tough conditions.

I cant wait till next week :)

HDJ New Session III Opening Day 1 Jan 18, 2014

Posted by hoopdujour on January 20, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (133)

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 the Scrimmages; everyone brought they're enthusiasm and played hard.


Adam L. was on Fire guiding his Team to victory in the Team Foul Shooting Rotate Relay.

Alex G. was infuego in the "King of the Court" Challenge, Winning 4 times.

Angelina C. was crowned 'Queen of the Court".

Alex G. also won Buzzer beaters beating out 2nd place finisher Tyler Speedy.

All around the play was strong, Im excited to be back "Serving up a Daily Dose" of a Hoop Du Jour.

See you all next week :)

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 the winning shot capping a great comeback.

Alex G continues to excel in Buzzer Beaters; as he nailed a Shot with a "Kiss offf the glass" as time expired.

Jaxon G defeated Alex G in a round of Knockout.

Next week all of the Points will be tabulated and the Scores will be posted.

It's been a terrific Session with all of our Players learning a great deal on how to become  better players.

Its plain and simple; through hard work and determination- good things happen.

Week 5 Session II

Posted by hoopdujour on October 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (38)

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 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 his wing players.

Following the ball is the reboubder who is ready for any put back opportunity's.

Not bad for the first time, as we are getting the players ready for game competition.

Josh Y. set the up to date Dribble Time record by posting a 11.59.

Prizes were awarded today for great all around play; Nets basketballs by Spalding.

Two weeks to go, Dunk you very much!

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 (622)

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 the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering the backboard on two occasions in 1979.[2]

Dawkins best known for his Breaking of the backboards

In a game against the Kansas City Kings in November 1979, Dawkins threw down such a massive dunk that the backboard shattered, sending the Kings' Bill Robinzine ducking. Three weeks later he did it again. A few days after that the NBA ruled that breaking a backboard was an offense that would result in a fine and suspension.

Dawkins named the first backboard-breaking dunk "The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam." 

He named other dunks as well: the Rim Wrecker, the Go-Rilla, the Look Out Below, the In-Your-Face Disgrace, the Cover Your Head, the Yo-Mama, and the Spine-Chiller Supreme. The 76ers also kept a separate column on the stat sheet for Dawkins’s self-created nicknames: "Sir Slam", "Dr. Dunkenstein", and "Chocolate Thunder."

Also, he claimed to be an alien from the planet Lovetron where he spent the off-season practicing "interplanetary funkmanship" and where his girlfriend Juicy Lucy lived.

Darryl travels all around the world spreading good will and teaching children the right messages.

"Stay in school and do the right things, the rest will take care of itself".

Young and old alike simply adore Dawkins.

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 - The Dribble Timer.

Week ones best times were Alex G 11.81, Josh Y 12.09, Gavin M 12.82, Jaxon G 12.87 and Andrew K 12.90.

Each week we will compare scores from the previous week, with the hopes of quickening the pace.

Lastly, today we held our Annual Charity Clothing Drive.

It's nice to help out  the people who are less fortunate than we are by donating  unused Clothing, Books, etc.

It truly sends a terrific message to all of our players  :)