Sharing The Basketball: Hoops 101 in the Community
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At Hoops 101, we believe that we should give back. It’s simply an extension of the Team-First approach we have to teaching and learning. Improving the quality of basketball play and increasing opportunities for advancement are parts of our responsibility to the entire community. As evidence, we have been a YMCA of Austin Partner of Youth since 2008.
Free Team Clinics
We have provided free “Sharing the Basketball” clinics and tryouts each year as part of our Hoops 101 Select program. In addition, we have volunteered our training to schools across the state free of charge in an effort to reach out to those who might not otherwise be able to afford such training. Sharing The Basketball Clinics include Lake Dallas and Faith Family Academy, both in the Dallas Metroplex Area.
Hoops 101 Scholarships
In addition, each year we offer scholarships and tuition reduction plans for deserving athletes in need of financial assistance. Several athletes each year in our Select program have received scholarships. We also have made available scholarship funds to athletes who want to attend our Hoops 101 Basketball Camps.
Volunteer Counselor Program
We also believe that one of the best ways for our athletes who are in high school to learn is through our Hoops 101 Volunteer Counselor program.
Every year, many former Hoops 101 Alumni who are too old to attend Hoops 101 Day Camps return and serve as camp counselors. They receive community service certificates that can be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements. More importantly, they get a keener sense of the learning and mentoring process from the teacher perspective, which allows them to have a more balanced perspective when they go back to their own teams.
These Hoops Volunteers serve as a bridge between our team coaches and the players. They also get to practice their leadership, communication, and role-modeling skills while enhancing the Hoops 101 Experience.
Connect with Hoops 101
If you would like to become a Hoops 101 Counselor, would like to serve as a volunteer mentor to our Academy or Select athletes, or would like to make a request, please fill out the form below.