Hill Road Hoops youth basketball training offers summer camps

Players ages 8 -17 can perfect their game in a positive environment beginning June 10

FLINT, Mich.  – Summer is a time when the kids are out and have a lot – maybe too much – time on their hands. Hill Road Hoops’ basketball training camps will bring a little dribble to hot, boring summer days for the fifth year this summer. Each of its seven four-day camp sessions will be tailored to challenge the skills of youth ages 8 through 17 and will cover warm-ups, agility and skills training.

Players in fourth through eighth grades, or ninth-grade beginners, will attend from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the high school elite camp will take place daily from noon to 3 p.m. All camps are held Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 10.

“Our goal is to prove an affordable and fun way to not just keep kids busy during the summer months, but teach them lifelong skills through helping them hone skills that are important to them – in this case, basketball,” said Luke Lloyd, Hill Road Hoops owner and founder.

Cost is $99 for one session, $175 for two sessions and $250 for three sessions.

The program will take off the week of the Fourth of July holiday, and the camps will end Aug. 2.

The Hill Road Hoops basketball training camps are geared toward giving boys and girls the skills they need, the challenges they will accept and the abilities to work on their game when they don’t have to worry about their academics or other school-related responsibilities.

Lloyd and four trainers work with students to perfect their basketball skills as well as how to be confident, motivated people off the court as well.

“They get more hours and they have more time to spend on the court,” Lloyd said. “More time to practice, and practice the right things. It also keeps them off the streets.”

Lloyd played his high school career in Flint and played Division I basketball at Morehead State and Campbellsville University in Kentucky. After college, he played professionally overseas for seven years. He founded Complete Player to allow youth of all economic backgrounds the opportunity to perfect their game, have fun and stay out of trouble. Classes held during the school year range from $10 to $30 per person, and youth who bring in successful report cards receive a gift card to put toward class registration fees.

Hill Road Hoops, a 30,000-square-foot facility in Flint, Mich., was founded in 2008. Aside from basketball training, the facility offers youth leagues and tournaments on three full-size hardwood basketball courts, one half court and a 5,000-square-foot fitness area. Open gym and rentals also are available for youth groups, and an open gym for volleyball is available for adults from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Hill Road Hoops also is home to the Michigan Mystics, Genesee Grizzlies and the Zero Gravity AAU Volleyball Club.

For additional information on Hill Road Hoops, email buddharams1@gmail.com or call 810-766-4667.