Canlan and Play Hard Hoops

  Youth Basketball Skills Program


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Spring League:      April 2 - May 21 (8 Weeks) 

 K-3rd Grade: 5:00-6:00PM (Players Split Into Age Appropriate Groups)

3rd-6thGrade: 6:00-7:00PM (Players Split Into Age Appropriate Groups)

Spring League Description:

An old basketball saying is that players are made from March to October as those that continue to work on improving their skills and fundamentals in the offseason will come back different players the next year.

Play Hard Hoops currently is working with over 500 kids in Winter Leagues and programs throughout Chicago! The 5th Annual Play Hard Hoops Spring All Star League is a great opportunity for young hoopers to improve in the offseason and have fun playing basketball.

Features: 30-40 Minute Games (Equal Playing Time)



2017-18 Play Hard Hoops Skills Practices

Play Hard hoops will have class on President's Day. 

Winter Session 2 Skills:     January 8 - March 19 (10 Weeks)

 K-3rd Grade: 5:00-6:00PM (Players Split Into Age Appropriate Groups)

3rd-6thGrade: 6:00-7:00PM (Players Split Into Age Appropriate Groups)

Winter Session 2 Skills: Wednesday's January 10 - March 21 (10 weeks)


K-7th Grade: 6:00pm-7:00pm (Players Split into Age Appropriate Groups)


Davis Adelman started Play Hard Hoops in 2009, which includes basketball instruction, leagues, tournaments and kids classes throughout the Chicagoland area. Play Hard Hoops currently runs programs for thousands of kids per year in over ten locations through out Chicago. Play Hard Hoops is for players from beginner to advanced who are eager to improve as basketball players, while also learning the value of developing a positive attitude. Play Hard Hoops is committed to an advanced level of instruction with an outstanding coaching staff while providing an encouraging and safe environment. Please read the following testimonials about Play Hard Hoops Education Basketball Camps:  Link Testimonials:


Play Hard Hoops Canlan Sportsplex Director:  Ron Christians


Coach Ron Christians has worked with Play Hard Hoops is entering his third year and has directed several of the Play Hard Hoops programs.  Ron is a native of Wauconda, where he was an All-Area Player at Wauconda HS before playing four years at Loras College in Iowa.  Ron has coached with the Wauconda Feeder program and is a tremendous communicator and teacher.  His energy as a coach has helped continue to boost Play Hard Hoops into the premier youth basketball program in Chicago.


 Canlan and Little Volleys Youth Volleyball Skills Program



Program Information/Goals:

To develop love for the game of volleyball by teaching the correct fundamentals in an environment that is catered to younger athletes so they will experience success.  Learning the proper fundamentals at a young age will provide them with a solid volleyball foundation going forward, and will help give them the edge when trying out for their school/club team.  Little Volleys Academy camp will develop motor skills (agility, jumping, reaction time and speed) as well as teach the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and a positive mental attitude.

Led By Coach Betsy Spicer Brookbank

Betsy is a Barrington High School grad, who went on to play volleyball at the University of Illinois.  She was a two-time All Big-Ten and All-District Award winner who then went on to play professionally for three years.  After her playing career, Betsy has continued to coach many levels of volleyball including; collegiately at St. Louis University, as Assistant Varsity of the Barrington High School Boys and Girls programs, and has given individual lessons.  She has a passion for working with young kids and loves making a positive impact on their lives!


Fall Session 1: Tuesdays: September 19-October 24 (6 Weeks)

Winter Session 1: Tuesdays: November 7-December 12 (6 Weeks)

Winter Session 2: Tuesdays: January 9-February 27 (8 Weeks)

Spring Session 1: Tuesdays: April 3-May 22 (8 Weeks)






GEOSTRIKER is a complete striker specific on field training program designed to maximize goal ratio and the overall performance of

strikers and attacking players. Global relevant methods have been implemented into the design of this program. Exercises based on a wide

array of game like scenarios. Training objective is to provide 400% - 500% more finishing opportunities than a typical team training session.

The addition of position specific speed training will also be introduced in this camp.

Instructor: Karl Smith - USSF A License, US Developmental Academy Staff, Collegiate Coach at McHenry County College (24 Years)

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Play Hard Hoops Skills Program
Canlan and Play Hard Hoops are teaming up to put on a basketball skills program that focuses on skill development and understanding basketball strategy in a positive environment.
Available Sessions
January 08, 2018 -
March 19, 2018
Monday's Play Hard Hoops: Winter League #2 5:00PM-6:00PM
Grade K-Grade 3rd
January 08, 2018 -
March 19, 2018
Monday's Play Hard Hoops: Winter League #2 6:00PM-7:00PM
3rd Grade- 6th Grade
January 10, 2018 -
March 21, 2018
Wednesday's Play Hard Hoops: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Grades K-7
Little Volleys Youth Volleyball
Canlan is teaming up with former professional volleyball player, Betsy Spicer Brookbank, to put on a volleyball skills program that focuses on developing correct fundamentals in an environment that is catered to younger athletes.
Available Sessions
January 09, 2018 -
February 27, 2018
Tuesday's: 5:00PM-6:00PM