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

School of Hoops Tot Basketball teaches children ages 3-6 the basic fundamentals of basketball from dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as teamwork, sportsmanship, sharing and communication skills. Coach Andre helps little ones learn by using fun and engaging games so they enjoy every minute!  New sessions, either three or four weeks in length, begin every month.

Click here to learn more and register.


School of Hoops Open Runs/Pick-Up Games For Grades 6-8 | Details & Registration

Open Runs are organized pick-up games for grades 6-8. 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 24 participants.  Advance registration is required.  

Days/Dates:
Sundays | February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Grades 6-8 BOYS Times
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Grades 6-8 GIRLS Times
1:30 – 3:00 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 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:

  • Six 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:  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6
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:
$215 for six-week session | Weekly drop-in fee: $40 (please call Body Zone Guest Services to check availability: 610-376-2100
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-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:  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6
School of Fit Session Dates: Thursdays:  February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
Ages 10-12 Program Time:
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-15 Program Time:
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location:
Body Zone’s fitness floor (Thursdays) and basketball court
Fee:
$375 for SIX one-hour small group (six participants per age group only) training sessions and SIX one-hour School of Hoops clinics. A $40 savings for those participating in both programs.
 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 Tournament Team For 14U Players

Body Zone’s School of Hoops Tournament Team is for players 14U to play in local tournaments and compete against other traveling basketball teams from Berks County and other areas.  Tournament team fee includes 23 90-minute practices, four tournaments and team uniform.

 

Tryout Information: Saturday, February 17:  1:00 – 3:00 PM
Tryout Fee: $20/player.  Click HERE to register.   Limited to first 20 players to sign up.
Practice Dates: Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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Thursdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Tournaments: Exeter Tip-Off Tournament (Exeter HS): April 19-21

Saint Classic Tournament (Berks Catholic HS): April 26-28

Battle at Hawk Hill Tournament (Hamburg HS): May 10-12

Exeter Summer Kick Off Tournament (Exeter HS): May 31-June 2

Tournament Team Fee: $750/player for: (23) 90-minute practice sessions, (4) tournaments and team uniform.  
Register: Click here  

School of Hoops 5v5 High School League | Winter 2023-24

Click HERE for schedule and standings


School of Hoops 5v5  League For Age 10-15| Spring 2024 

Body Zone’s School of Hoops 5v5 league for boys and girls in age groups 10-12 and 13-15 features a showcase for player evaluation and selection by coaches, seven-week regular season (seven games) and playoff, consolation and championship games. Full-court games consist of (4) 10-minute quarters.

Showcase Information: Saturday, February 24

Ages 10-12:   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ages 13-15: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

League Games: Saturdays: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4.  Playoffs on May 11. Consolation/Championship games on May 18.

Ages 10-12: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages 13-15: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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 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