Play Hard Hoops Core Philosophy is to teach the fundamental skills of basketball in an encouraging environment to help develop young basketball players of all ages and ability.  Play Hard is an instructional program that stresses teamwork, sportsmanship and the overall benefits of having a positive attitude.


Play Hard Hoops Program Goals

1) Teach the Fundamental Skills of Basketball

2) Teach Game Concepts to Improve Knowledge of the Game

3) Build a Passion for Playing Basketball

4) Teach Life Lessons Through Words of the Day(Listed Below)

5) Create a Safe Environment where Players of all Ages, Ability and Experience Can Have Fun

Keys To Success - A Three Pronged Proven Method of Teaching

* Entertaining, But Substantive Fundamental Instruction

* Unique Team Coaching Philosophies & Management

* Direct & Honest Communication With Players/Parents

Play Hard Hoops Testimonials

Play Hard Hoops Words of the Day (Lessons Taught For Lifetime Use)

*Enthusiasm - Have Fun & Love What You Do

*Teamwork - Be a Good Teammate - Work With Others

*Character - Be a Genuine & Honest Person - Leader

*Attitude - Be a Positive and Good Person - Handle Good & Bad Times

*Gratitude - Be Thankful - Appreciate What You Have And Not What You Don't


What is the Play Hard Program?


* Fall Warm Up Developmental Skills Classes - K-3rd grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo, Libertyville)

* Fall Warm up Skills Basketball Classes - 3rd-6th Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo, Libertyville)

* Fall Leagues - K - 8th Grade (Windy City Fieldhouse & Woodlawn Middle School, Lake Barrington, Wheeling)


* Winter Developmental Skills Classes - K-3rd Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo)

* Winter Skills Basketball Classes - 3rd-8th Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo)

* 3 on 3 Basketball Leagues - 1st-8th Grade (Chicago, Long Grove)

* Winter Developmental Leagues: K-8th Grade (Chicago, Long Grove, Lake Zurich)

* PHH Warriors Travel Teams: 4th-6th Grade (Stevenson HS Area)

* PHH Travel Feeder League: 4th-8th Grade


* Spring Leagues - Weekdays (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Volo Libertyville)

* Spring Tournaments: April 27 & 28 / May 18 & 19


* Summer Basketball Camps (Chicago, Vernon Hills, Deerfield, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Volo, Wheeling, Milwaukee)

* Summer Leagues - Weekdays (Vernon Hills, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Chicago)

Locations Of Play Hard Hoops Programs:

Windy City Fieldhouse - 2367 W. Logan Blvd - Chicago

Adversity Center - 710 Corporate Woods Pkwy - Vernon Hills

Lifetime Fitness - 640 Woodlands Pkwy - Vernon Hills

CountryMeadows-Woodlawn - Long Grove

Canlan Sportsplex - 28156 W. Northpointe Blvd - Lake Barrington

Volo Sportsplex - 26705 W. Commerce Dr. - Volo

Whole Body Fitness - 6125 N. Cicero - Chicago

Sachs Center - 455 Lake Cook Rd - Deerfield

Libertyville Sports Complex - 1950 N. US Hwy 45 - Libertyville

Ela Sports Center - 325 Surryse Rd - Lake Zurich

Wheeling Park District - 100 Community Blvd - Wheeling

JCC of Milwaukee - 6250 N. Santa Monica Blvd - Milwaukee

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