Friday, March 21, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: Albany

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NCAA March Madness is underway and teams have been running plays to perfection. In the first round of play, Albany may not have had the talent to match up with Florida but some of their sets allowed them to compete and make it more of a matchup than what people expected. This set is simple but effective with numerous options to score and throw the defense off balance.



This play begins in a 1-4 set with the ball being entered into the high post. On the catch, P2 goes backdoor looking for a layup. Next P1 sets his man up and cuts to the ball side corner. P3 then curls around the top of the key off of a downscreen into a dribble handoff with P5 trying to turn the corner. Lastly, a staggered screen is set for P2 in the weak side corner looking for a jumpshot.

A.J. Holland
Elite Hoops Basketball

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 NIKE Basketball Camps: Arkansas

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The 2014 Arkansas camp location will be in Little Rock for the second straight year, but trust me there is nothing "little" about the way we "rock" basketball there! Because of the success of the previous camps in Little Rock, Elite Hoops has decided to expand in the state of Arkansas and hold a camp in Hot Springs. Last summer the inaugural Elite Hoops NIKE Basketball Camp in Little Rock quickly sold out, so June and July this summer will be even better. Elite Hoops will open up the somewhere at Episcopal Collegiate June 9-13 and returning to the same location July 7-11. Lakeside High School is the newest addition to the NIKE camp locations and we are excited to see what Hot Springs has to offer July 14-18.

Micah Marsh, Episcopal Collegiate School Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, will be directing the 2014 Elite Hoops NIKE Boys Basketball Camp in Little Rock. Coach Marsh is no stranger to Arkansas basketball, he had a stellar basketball career at Arkansas State which lead to an induction in the school's Hall of Fame. As a coach, Marsh is now in the record books after becoming the 2014 State Champions in Arkansas. in 2013, Marsh led Episcopal Collegiate to the 2013 State Championship game for the first time in school history. Also the team finished with a 31-4 overall record. Campers, make sure you are well rested before camp so you can match Coach Marsh's high energy and passion for the game. 

To register for each camp, click on the following links below.

Episcopal Collegiate June 9-13, 2014 click HERE

Episcopal Collegiate July 7-11, 2014 click HERE

Lakeside High School July 14-18 click HERE

2014 NIKE Basketball Camps: South Carolina

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Once again Elite Hoops is taking over the basketball scene in South Carolina. This summer, Elite Hoops and South Carolina will team up to bring excitement Monday-Friday! The 2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camps will begin touring South Carolina at Calvary Christian School June 16-20, Greenville High School July 7-11 and Airport High School 14-18. Elite Hoops will then have a coed camp at Academic Magnet High School July 21-25, which was a great camp location last summer in North Charleston. The next location will be a girls camp at 3D Hoops Gym in Lexington July 28-Aug 1 along with a boys camp at one of our more known spots at Cathedral Praise July 28-Aug 1. The final summer camps for Elite Hoops will be held at Airport High School Aug 4-8 and a new location at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in Columbia Aug 11-15.

South Carolina camps will be directed by Elite Hoop's very own James Lee and Jason Harman. Lee comes from a great basketball background. The Virginia native played Division 1 basketball  at Campbell University. Over the past 15 years, Lee has trained and developed all ages and genders in South Carolina. Previous and current players refer to James Lee as "The Shot Doctor". Make sure you come and see the Dr. James Lee and get your basketball check up. Harman enters his first year with Elite Hoops and brings a wealth of basketball knowlege with over 10 years of experience in the basketball world. He is currently the Head Coach at the fastest growing private school in South Carolina, Northside Christian Academy.

To register for the 2014 South Carolina NIKE Boys Basketball Camp please click on one of the following links below. Remember, there will be 8 locations within South Carolina. Make sure you register before camp is sold out.


NIKE Boys Camp Calvary Christian School click HERE

NIKE Boys Camp Greenville High School click HERE

NIKE Boys Camp Airport High School 1 click HERE

NIKE Coed Camp Academic Magnet (Charleston) click HERE 

NIKE Girls Camp 3D Hoops Gym click HERE

NIKE Boys Camp Cathedral Praise click HERE 

NIKE Boys Camp Airport High School 2 click HERE

NIKE Boys Camp Brookland Banquet click HERE

2014 NIKE Basketball Camps: Alabama

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Alabama may be known for the amazing football being played in the state but basketball is definite on the rise in the Heart of Dixie! Excitingly, NIKE and Elite Hoops are still singing and starting in "Sweet Home Alabama"! Over the past 6 years, Homewood High School has been Elite Hoops sweet home of Alabama. Each year the Homewood basketball camp sells out. After the successful turnout last year, Elite Hoops will once again host a coed camp at Vestavia Hills, as well as two all boys camps at Homewood. The 2014 NIKE Basketball Camp season will start at Vestavia Hills May 27-30. June 23-27 and July 21-25 are the dates of the Homewood High School camps in Alabama. 

Lee Miller and A.J. Holland will be directing camps in Alabama this summer. Also, each high school head coach will be assisting Elite Hoops. Miller will be at Homewood High School. Head Coach Tim Shepler of Homewood High School is no stranger to leading his teams to glory and co-directing NIKE camps. This will be his 6 consecutive year partnering with NIKE Basketball and Elite Hoops. 

At the Vestavia Hills location, Miller will use the help of Vestavia Hills Varsity Boys Head Coach George Hatchett, and Homewood Varsity Girls Head Coach Jovanka Ward. Coach Hatchett's familiarity with the school and basketball program will make sure every camper receives the Vestavia Hills treatment. Coach Ward of Homewood understands Alabama basketball extremely well. Coaching all levels of basketball from Homewood Middle School to Alabama A&M University, Ward will happily lend us her expertise this summer.

To register for the Alabama NIKE Boys and Coed Basketball Camp, click on each locations link below.


Vestavia Hills High School NIKE Coed Camp click HERE

Homewood High School NIKE Boys Camp 1 click HERE

Homewood High School NIKE Boys Camp 2 click HERE

Friday, March 14, 2014

Elite Hoops Basketball Playset: Alabama

Posted by Aj Holland | Friday, March 14, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments

The SEC tournament is currently underway and coaches are pulling out their best sets. Alabama has figured out a way to utilize their small personel by running this set against LSU. In order for this play to work to perfection, your guards need to be able to handle the ball and your 4man needs to be able to shoot from the perimeter. If guards are aggressive enough, they may be able to turn the corner and get to the rim for a layup or draw a foul.



"Alabama" begins with P1 dribbling off of the staggered ball screen set by P5 and P4. P5 instantly dives to the rim looking for a drop off pass while P4 continues to set a down screen for P2 in the corner. If P2 is not open for the shot, P4 follows with a ball screen from the baseline. After the pick and pop action occurs, P1 and P5 set a staggered screen for P3 in the weak side corner to finish the play.

A.J. Holland
Elite Basketball Trainer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2014 NIKE Boys and Girls Basketball Camp: Nashville

Posted by Aj Holland | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments


Nashville is known for 3 things during the beautiful summer. Great music, delicious food, and the best summer basketball camps! Since 2009, Nashville and surrounding areas have partned with Elite Hoops NIKE Basketball Camps at a very high level. We are proud to announce that there will be 5 total basketball camps in the Nashville area between June 16 and August 1, 2014. Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA), Hendersonville Baptist Church, and A Game Complex in Franklin, TN have successfully sold out camps each summer of existence. In addition, we will add Currey Ingram Academy as new locations.
The success of the Elite Hoops NIKE Basketball Camps in Nashville is mostly owed to the well polished and hard work of CPA's Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Drew Maddux. Maddux has done a superior job with elevating the basketball play at CPA. In the 2012 season he lead his team to a AA State Championship with a 37-2 overall record. Since 2008, Maddux has over 10 district, regional, and sectional championships. Coach Maddux will be the director of all 5 camps this summer. He does a great job translating his coaching methods and philosophies at the Elite Hoops NIKE Basketball Camps.

The 2014 NIKE Basketball Camp season in Tennessee will start at the Currey Ingram Academy location and will be from June 23-27, the Hendersonville Baptist Church location will be July 7-11. Then the CPA girls and boys camp will run back to back. July 14-18 for the girls and July 21-25 for the boys. Lastly, Nashiville camp season will conclude July 28-Aug 1 at A game Complex for Boys and Girls in Franklin, TN. To register  for each camp please click one of the following links below.


Hendersonville Baptist Church click HERE

CPA Girls click HERE

CPA Boys click HERE

A Game Complex Girls click HERE
A Game Complex Boys click HERE

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Concord, NC

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It is no secret, North Carolina basketball automatically rings a bell. The University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguably two of the best college basketball programs, speaks volumes about the state. The success of the programs have easily influenced youth basketball in the community. This year will be Elite Hoop's 5th consecutive year in North Carolina. Each summer camp has been sold out months in advance. The history of North Carolina basketball and Elite Hoops is ringing bells in Concord. 

The NIKE Boys Basketball Camp will be directed by Lee Miller and the Elite Hoops staff. Also former and current college basketball players in the area will help assist camp. The camp location will be at Cannon School in Concord, NC. 

The NIKE Boys Basketball Camp in Concord, NC will begin August 4-8, 2014. Camp will start at 9am to 3pm Monday- Thursday, and Friday 9am to 12pm. To register for this camp please click the link below.

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp Concord click HERE 

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Cumming

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If the game of basketball had a mascot, it would be a pine tree. Why you ask? The history of basketball proves that pine wood played a major role in the development of the great sport. In the beginning, pine wood was commonly used for basketball courts and bleachers. The phrase "ride the pine" for players that did not get a chance to play, originated from the pine wood made benches. Now different wood and materials are used for courts and seating, but Elite Hoops decided to keep the pine wood tradition alive. This summer, the 5th annual NIKE Basketball Camp will be in Cumming, Ga at Piney Grove Middle School. The coincidentally named middle school has sold out each of the previous 4 summers. Camp will have a combination of old school work ethic with a new school style.

Elite Hoops own Lee Miller will be hosting the Cumming NIKE Basketball Camp in June. Outside of Miller's great work with Elite Hoops, his resume speaks volumes. Miller has directed/worked camps including the University of Georgia, Duke University, NBA Complete Player Camp, and Pete Newell's Big Man Camp in Las Vegas. If you think you can keep up, come to Piney Grove Middle School this summer.

The 2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Piney Grove Middle School in Cumming, Georgia will be held June 16-20, 2014. To sign up and register, please select the link below.

NIKE Basketball Camp Piney Grove click HERE

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Roswell

Posted by Aj Holland | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments


The 6th annual NIKE/Elite Hoops Boys Basketball Camp at Blessed Trinity High School will run June 9-13, 2014 and also July 7-11, 2014. The camp will be directed by Lee Miller and the Elite Hoops staff as well as Blessed Trinity Head Varsity Boys Coach Brian Marks. This camp will focus on individual skill improvement with our morning stations and afternoon 3 on 3 league. Each camper will also play in one 5 on 5 game and participate in our Individual Improvement contests each day. All Elite Hoops Nike basketball camps maintain a player to coach ratio of 8:1.

Since 2009, NIKE, Elite Hoops, and Blessed Trinity have collaborated to sell out every camp each summer. Over the past 7 season, Coach Marks has posted an outstanding record of 147 wins and 57 loses. The discipline and basketball style of Blessed Trinity will translate to the campers.

Camp is limited to the first 96 who register and is for ages 9-15 (entering grades 3rd-9th). Camp fee is $275 per player. Each player will receive a NIKE camp Tshirt, NIKE yearbook, NIKE camp certificate, and a hand written evaluation from the coaching staff. Last year's camp sold out, so make sure to register early.

Blessed Trinity is located in Roswell, GA and just west of GA-400 right off Hwy 92 and Woodstock Rd. BT is convenient camp location for anyone in the North Fulton County including the Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Milton areas. For a map to Blessed Trinity click HERE

Camp times are Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm. Camp concludes Friday with an awards ceremony around 11:45am.Lunch will not be provided, but a concession stand will be available with pizza, snacks and drinks.

To register for June 9-13 camp click HERE

To register for July 7-11 camp click HERE

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Norcross

Posted by Aj Holland | Monday, March 3, 2014 | Category: | 0 comments


The 6th annual NIKE/Elite Hoops Boys Basketball Camp at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) in Norcross, GA will run June 2-6, 2014 and also July 28-August 1, 2014. The camp will be directed by Lee Miller and the Elite Hoops staff as well as GAC Head Varsity Boys Coach Eddie Martin. This camp will focus on individual skill improvement with our morning stations and afternoon 3 on 3 league. Each camper will also play in one 5 on 5 game and participate in our Living By Numbers contests each day. All Elite Hoops Nike basketball camps maintain a player to coach ratio of 8:1. Camp will be held in the Long Forum as well as the Bradford Gymnasium. The 2 year old, 80,000 square foot Long Forum features two full courts, two large video screens and seats 3,400.

Since 2009, NIKE, Elite Hoops, and GAC have collaborated to sell out every camp each summer. Coach Eddie Martin does an outstanding job incorporating the same principals and hard work mentality that he uses with GAC Varsity Boys Team.

Camp is limited to the first 96 who register and is for ages 9-15 (entering grades 3rd-9th). Camp fee is $275 per player. Each player will receive a NIKE camp Tshirt, NIKE yearbook, NIKE camp certificate, and a hand written evaluation from the coaching staff. Last year's camp sold out, so make sure to register early.

GAC is located right off of I-85 and just north of I-285. It is a convenient location for anyone in Lilburn, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Tucker, Norcross, Duluth or anywhere throughout Gwinnett county. For directions or a map to GAC, click HERE.

Camp times are Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm. Camp concludes Friday with an awards ceremony around 11:45am.Lunch will not be provided, but a concession stand will be available with pizza, snacks and drinks.

To Register for the June 2nd-6th NIKE Boys Basketball Camp click HERE
To register for the July 28th-Aug 1 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp click HERE 

2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Marietta

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The Atlanta Metro area is extremely valuable and important to Elite Hoops. Since 2009, Elite Hoops have hosted over 20 camps in the metro area alone. The city of Marietta is located just north of Atlanta, and 3 camps will be held there this summer. The two locations are Marietta High School and Kell High School which both sold out last year with 100 campers in attendance. Last September, Elite Hoops held the first annual Elite Camp. Each facility has two full size gymnasium with state of the art features. It will be a great summer in Marietta! 

Marietta camp will be directed by director Lee Miller, and co-directed by Marietta High School Varsity Boys Head Coach Matthew Lyons. Coach Lyons is no stranger to the city of Marietta. The University of West Georgia graduate has been the head coach at Marietta for 5 season now. Coach Lyons takes pride in developing players on and off the court. Kell camp will be directed by Nick Stapleton and assisted by Jermaine Sellers, Kell Varsity Boys Head Coach. This was Sellers first season as head coach yet he has already partnered with Elite Hoops with team training and clinics. Coach Sellers brings enthusiasm and passion to the game. Both Marietta locations will have great support and direction this summer. 

The 2014 NIKE Boys Basketball Camps in Marietta will begin June 2nd-6th at Kell High School. The second NIKE Boys Basketball Camp will be held June 23rd-27th at Marietta High School. In July the last Marietta camp will be from July 14th-18th at Kell High School. Only limited spots remain. Register by clicking one of the following links below. 

June 2nd-6th Kell High School NIKE Camp click HERE 

Marietta High School NIKE Camp click HERE 

July 14th-18th Kell High School NIKE Camp click HERE