Youth Basketball Programs

Youth basketball players of all skill levels will benefit from School of Hoops Director and Coach Andre Lockhart’s instruction and guidance as they learn new skills, show what they know in competitions and play as part of a team.


Click on a link, in the below list, to take you directly to your program of interest:

 


School of Hoops Tot Basketball

Body Zone’s tot basketball program welcomes hundreds of toddlers every year and is often their first sports playing experience. Our classes teach the basics like dribbling, passing and shooting. And our goal is to create a fun, positive and non-competitive experience that promotes social interaction, physical activity and confidence.

School of Hoops Tot Basketball is directed by Andre Lockhart, Body Zone’s School of Hoops youth basketball program director. Andre and his team of adult coaches can’t wait to bring their love of the game to your little movers!

Children must be three years old before the start of the session in order to participate. No equipment needed, just sneakers and a water bottle! Please note: Players may be moved up or down after the first class based on the coach’s discretion.

Registration limited to 25 participants.

Available Sessions: July Session:  July 13, 20, 27 (three-class session)
  August Session:  August 3, 10, 17 (three-class session)
Age groups/times:  Ages 3-4: 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Ages 5-6: 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Fee:
$60 for four 45-minute classes

$45 for three 45-minute classes

$30 drop-in fee (call first to check availability: 610-376-2100)

*Make up classes not permitted.

Register:
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

School of Hoops Player Development Clinics For Ages 7-15 – All Skill Levels | Details & Registration

School of Hoops clinics grow basketball skills and knowledge of the game for all levels of ability. Whether your child is an emerging or established player, this is the program for them. Coach Andre Lockhart’s expert instruction and attention take their love and talent for the sport to the next level.

Please note:  New participants are welcome at every session — prior session participation is not a requirement. 

Special Details:

  • Five one-hour basketball clinics for boys and girls in three age groups with BZ Trainer and School of Hoops Director/Coach Andre Lockhart, teaching the game of basketball to all skill levels at an organized level.
  • Clinics grow understanding of the rules of the game and offensive and defensive skills and concepts.
  • Clinics will include skill development drills as well as scrimmage game time.
  • Excellent player to coach ratio for more personalized attention.
  • Proper basketball attire should be worn (athletic shorts, t-shirt or jersey and basketball sneakers).
  • Full-session participants receive a School of Hoops t-shirt.
Day/Dates: Saturdays:  July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 17 (no class on August 10)
Ages 7-9 Clinic Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 10-12 Clinic Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Ages 13-15 Clinic Time:
1:00 – 2:00 PM
 Fee:
$180 for five-week session | Weekly drop-in fee: $50 (please call Body Zone Guest Services to check availability: 610-376-2100

*Make up classes not permitted.

Register:
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

School of Hoops Combo Program: Player Development Clinics + School of Fit

Join School of Hoops Director/Coach and Body Zone Trainer Andre Lockhart for the total basketball and sports performance training experience. Grow your skills on the court through our six- or five-week player development clinic and then meet Andre on our fitness floor for School of Fit sports performance training to build strength, mobility, speed and explosiveness. School of Hoops t-shirt included.  For ages 10-15.

School of Hoops Session Dates: Saturdays:  July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 17 (no class on August 10)
School of Fit AFTERNOON Session Dates: Tuesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13
School of Fit EVENING Session Dates: Thursdays:  July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15
Ages 10-12 Program Time:
School of Hoops: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

School of Fit AFTERNOON session:  12:00 -1:00 PM or School of Fit EVENING session: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ages 13-15 Program Time:
School of Hoops from 1:00 – 2:00 PM 

School of Fit AFTERNOON session:  1:00 -2:00 PM or School of Fit EVENING session: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:
Body Zone’s fitness floor (Tuesdays or Thursdays) and basketball court (Saturdays)
Fee:
$350 for SIX one-hour small group (six participants per age group only) training sessions and FIVE one-hour School of Hoops clinics. A $30 savings for those participating in both programs.

*Make up classes not permitted.

 Register:
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here 
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

School of Hoops League For Ages 9-14 | Fall 2024

Body Zone’s fall 5v5 league is for ages 9-11 (coed) and ages 12-14  (boys and girls) and features a showcase for player evaluation, followed by an eight-week (eight-game) regular season, with playoff and championship games.

Game format: Four 10-minute quarters

Showcase on Saturday, September 7: Ages 9-11 coed: 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Ages 12-14 boys: 4:30 -6:00 PM

Ages 12-14 girls: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

League games for ages 9-11 coed: Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4.  Playoffs on November 11. Championship on November 18.
League games for ages 12-14 boys: Saturdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9.  Playoffs November 16. Championship on November 23. 
League games for ages 12-14 girls: Saturdays from from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9.  Playoffs November 16. Championship on November 23. 
Fee: $150/player.  Includes PIAA referee fees and team uniform
Register:
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here 
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

Additional Important League Information:
– Please read our 5v5 League Code of Conduct for players and spectators
– Players may request to play on the same team, and we will try our best to honor your request. If you would like to play with a certain group of players, please contact Andre Lockhart
– Teams are coached by volunteers. Interested in coaching? Please contact Andre Lockhart.
– At time of registration portal account creation, please make sure you are using your parent/guardian email and not your child’s email.


School of Hoops League For Ages 10-18 | Summer 2024

Schedules & Standings:
10-12 age group
13-15 age group


Battle For Berks Youth Basketball Tournament 

Bragging rights are on the line as we compete to see who is Berks County’s premier 14U travel team!
Tournament dates: August 9 – 11, 2024

Details: – For 14U travel teams with a Berks County home base.
– 5v5 format.
– Teams will play a minimum of four games with a chance to move on into the playoffs/championship.
– Games will be played during the following times: Friday 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Exact playing times/tournament schedule will be available by Wednesday, August 7.
– Other important details listed below.
Fee: $375/team.  Includes PIAA referee fees.  
Register by Monday, August 5
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here 
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

Additional Important League Information:
– Limited to eight teams.
– No players over the age of 14, on or before the registration deadline.
– Official roster must be emailed to Andre Lockhart, alockhart@bodyzonesports.com, by August 7 to participate. Players not named on the roster cannot participate.
– Team rosters limited to 10 players.
– Game format will be TWO 20-minute halves, running clock.
– PIAA certified officials.
– Tournament champions receive medals and Body Zone social media shout out.
– No entrance fee for spectators.
– No parking fee.


School of Hoops Open Runs/Pick-Up Games For Ages 12-14 | Details & Registration

Open Runs are organized pick-up games offering separate sessions for boys and girls ages 12-14.  Games are open to the public and give kids the opportunity to work on developing their game, meet others in the basketball community and have fun!  Every session is led/supervised by a Body Zone School of Hoops staff member. Every Open Run is limited to 20 participants.  Advance registration is required.  

SEPTEMBER SESSION Sundays:  September 8, 15, 22, 29
BOYS – Ages 12-14 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
GIRLS – Ages 12-14 12:45 – 2:15 PM
Fee:
$12 via advance online registration. Walk-ins should call first to check availability: 610-376-2100. Cancellation policy: no refunds or account credit within 24 hours of your scheduled session.
Register:
Use Body Zone’s Online Portal — click here
After you register for the first time, go mobile! Get our Body Zone app for easy future registrations. Learn more about our app here.

School of Hoops Private & Small Group Basketball Lessons

Lessons are designed to help kids get the individualized attention and skill work they need to take their basketball game to the next level.  Lesson are led by Andre Lockhart, Body Zone trainer and School of Hoops director. 50-minute sessions.

Cancellation policy:  50% of the below fee is non-refundable if your session is cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled date.

Private Lessons (1:1)
$50
Small Group (2:1)
$45/player
Small Group (3:1)
$40/player (maximum of three players only)

To schedule a lesson, please contact Andre Lockhart (610-376-2100).
 


Meet Body Zone’s School of Hoops Coaching Team

Andre Lockhart, School of Hoops Director and Body Zone Personal Trainer
Coach Andre is the Director/Founder of School of Hoops youth basketball programs at Body Zone. His passion for basketball has been realized as a long-time player, coach and organizer of many community programs. He is also a Body Zone Trainer and full-time member of our professional fitness staff. He helps so many populations at Body Zone improve their lives through fitness and sport whether he’s working with our Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease or showing a young child how to dribble a ball for the first time. Learn more about Andre here >>

Chris Warren
Coach Chris started playing basketball at a very young age. As soon as he was able to walk his mother put a basketball in his hand. He fell in love with the game as a child and was inspired by watching Allen Iverson (his favorite player) play for the Philadelphia 76ers (his favorite team). He was a three-year starting point guard at Berks Catholic High School and he played Division lll basketball at Albright College. Chris began coaching after suffering a few season-ending injuries as a player. Coaching allows him to connect with players and give them the insights and encouragement he would want if he were a player.

 


Questions about School of Hoops Youth Basketball Programs at Body Zone? Contact Andre Lockhart: alockhart@bodyzonesports.com