Fall Ball is in the Air!


What goes with fall? Basketball!

It’s hard to believe we’re here — it’s all fall things, pumpkin spice, cooler weather and Hoops Fall Ball! Calendars fill up fast this time of year so here’s a sneak peek at our up-and-comings so you don’t miss a single thing.

Shooting Clinic – October 9, 9am-noon, 10-15 year olds, $50

Black Friday Clinic – November 24, 9am-noon, 9-12 year olds, $50

Hoops clinics are where it’s at!

Your Child’s Eye Health

Did you know August is Children’s Eye Health month?

Consider this your timely reminder to make sure your child’s eye sight and overall eye health is in tip top shape and ready for the classroom and athletics.

Good vision and eye protection go a long way to success in school. Not only that but protecting those blue, brown, green and hazel eyes on and off the court should be a priority. During Children’s eye health and safety month, be sure to schedule a routine eye exam. Make sure your child is fitted with the correct prescription glasses or lenses, as well as any necessary protective eye wear for sports.

It’s important to make sure students wear the required protective gear for their classes and also any athletic activities. Schools provide all the proper gear in chemistry, automotive and other courses, and educators are trained to show students how to use them. Encourage your students to follow the teacher’s instructions for their own safety, as well as using necessary eye wear for after school athletic practices.

Schedule an eye exam for your student and have a talk about eye safety.

Spotlight on Peter White!

Hoops’ seniors are something special!

We love spotlighting our very special seniors! Peter White has been with us for many years and we’ve loved watching him grow into quite a basketball player and person, through high school and undergrad. Here’s what Peter has to say:

“It’s been an incredible journey over the last 4 years and I’m very grateful for the community and support I’ve gotten from Hoops. I graduated with highest honors for my degree in Mechanical Engineering and I’ll be continuing my education at Stevens Institute of Technology in the fall, pursuing a Masters in Environmental Engineering.”

Congratulations, Peter! We know you will continue to do great things!

End Summer With a Bang!

End summer with a bang!

It’s sad to see summer fade away but Hoops is still celebrating with our August camps! We are loving summer til the very end with the last of our spectacular basketball camps. Jump in and end this summer with a bang! Register now and join us for the last of the best summer camp there is!

August camps
Dates: August 14 – 18
Ages: 10 – 15 years old
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Place: Dulles Sportsplex

Summer Family Fun

It’s summer! We’ve been waiting for this season all year long! As parents, we can finally leave behind the regimented schedule of school and all of its demands. We can finally breathe a sign of relief…. until we hear the dreaded phrase “I’m bored!”

Don’t worry — we’re way ahead of you! Before you give up and hand them something digital, check out these summer activity ideas, designed to keep them active and challenged during our summer break.

Go berry picking. Look for local places. Repeat in the fall with apples and pumpkins.

Plant a garden. Plan out, buy seeds or seedlings, and consider pumpkins for next season. It’s fun to see what ends up growing and what you can eat throughout the summer and into the fall!

Street games. Pick games you’ve never played before and learn them with your friends. Some of the best and the ones you make up as you go along!

Plan and prepare meals together. We would let each one of our kids decide what was for dinner. They would help do the shopping, cooking and cleanup. It was a ton of fun to see what each one would choose!

Think community involvement. Children of today are the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. Get them thinking beyond themselves by volunteering at places of worship, helping people in need such as the elderly, disabled, child care facilities and individuals with learning disabilities.

Remember, summer is supposed to be a little lazy. Try to enjoy this downtime and don’t over-schedule your kids or yourself. Sometimes the best summer memories are just relaxing and doing a little bit of nothing!

Summer’s in Full Swing!

There’s still time for Summer Camps!
No need to worry — there’s still time to get in on the best weeks of summer! We still have 3 more weeks of the best basketball in Northern Virginia. Make sure you register NOW, these camps fill up fast and will soon be gone!
July camps
Dates: July 17 – 21
Ages: 10 – 15 years old
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Place: Dulles Sportsplex

August camps
Dates: July 31 – August 4
Ages: 10 – 15 years old
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Place: TBD

Dates: August 14 – 18
Ages: 10 – 15 years old
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Place: Dulles Sportsplex

Register here and don’t miss out on the best weeks of summer!