Founded in 2010, Hoops4Health's aim is to better the lives of our students. Our goal is to make a positive impact on youth by providing them top notch training in the sport of basketball as well as teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle off the court. We cater to kids of all ages and skill levels. Our four keys are mind, body, nutrition, discipline. We offer a wide range of programs serving the North Shore and the Chicago metropolitan area that include Basketball Camps/Clinics, Travel/AAU/Feeder basketball, Personal/Small Group Training, 3 on 3 Leagues, and more. Throughout the year, we bring in special guests in the field of nutrition, Yoga, and Tai-Chi. All coaches and teachers are qualified professionals in their field. Hoops4Health is sponsored by Clif Bar. Since 2010 Hoops4Health has and continues to provide excellence in teaching youth the fundamentals of basketball. Serving the North Shore & Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Body


  • The body needs to be taken care of properly to prevent injuries, increase on court performance, and be in good shape.
  • Flexibility will be stressed. We will teach proper stretching techniques from basic to advance such as using bands, Yoga, and Tai-Chi.  
  • We will teach proper conditioning. This will include aerobic and anaerobic. Building speed and power.  Our program will be tailor made for the individual and age. A mix of basics like pull ups, push-ups, crunches, jumping rope, will be combined with advanced techniques like, plyometrics, medicine ball, ladder drills, weightlifting, and band exercises.

Nutrition


  • This is a vital component of the mind and body. We want to teach how important it is that what we put in our body is of the utmost importance in maintaining good health.
  • Teach about proper healthy food choices in terms of what to eat and what not to eat
  • Teach quick healthy snack and meals over fast food
  • Teaching about organic foods
  • Keeping hydrated throughout the day and the importance of drinking water, fruits juices, and tea instead of colas.
  • Staying away from too much caffeine
  • Staying away from drugs and alcohol
  • Importance of fruits and vegetables

Discipline


  • Discipline is a key essential in completing the previous 3 elements of our program.
  • We want to show each student of ours that a disciplined approach is one in which the parts make the whole. That it’s doing the tasks presented and staying committed with them that will lead to a healthier lifestyle and being a better basketball player.
  • We will show different ways of being disciplined like charting progression, goal and task sheet, commitment, and seeing the big picture.

Mind


  • To teach the mental aspect of the game. This includes an understanding of the game such as team play, rules, confidence, focus, working on weaknesses, and improving on strengths.
  • To teach meditation. This can include visualization techniques and proper breathing.
  • Learning Tai-Chi is also very good for proper flexibility

Philosophy