Dream Academy Fall 2013
August 22th, 2013
Registration is open for our Fall Dream Academy run by Billy Armstrong! Two days and two locations to choose from. Classes for boys and girls 3rd-8th grade. This popular series has limited space and often sells out so please register soon!
Freshman Phenom Academy
August 13th, 2013
Now accepting enrollment for our Phenom Academy - specifically geared towards Freshman to prepare them for their upcoming HS tryouts. Starting Sept. 20th, Billy Armstrong will run 8 sessions every Friday in Westwood. Space is extremely limited! Sign up soon!
HD Camp Week 1 Full
July 29th, 2013
Hoop Dreamz camp starting next week at St. John's Academy is full. Registration is closed and we will not accept walk-ins. There is still space for our final week of camp Aug. 12th-16th but it is filling fast so please register soon!
Girlz Winning Streak Caps off Summer Season
July 26th, 2013
Congrats to all the HD Girlz on their strong finishes this AAU Season with winning streaks that peaked at the Summer Slam Championship at Ramapo College. Girlz 6th/7th locked down their 2nd title in a row, while Girlz 9th went 4 for 4, sweeping clean the summer tournament scene.
Hard work pays off – so keep your skillz up as you enjoy the last few weeks before school. Fall AAU will be here before you know it & we hope to see you working on your game at one of our upcoming camps. Special thanks to ALL the players & families for making it another great HD season. Let’s keep getting better!
BC Camp Week 3 Update
July 20th, 2013
Thank you to all the campers who made our first two weeks of camp so great! We enjoyed having you. There is only one more week of Bergen Catholic Camp left and at this time we only have room for 8th-9th graders. 3rd-7th grade divisions are FULL. We are not accepting walk-ins. We are still accepting campers of all ages for Hoop Dreamz camp in August although both weeks filling fast!
Racking Up Ringz in Ocean City
July 15, 2013
The girlz pushed past some very tough physical play, while the boyz kept things on edge, winning by 1 point, with a 3 point shot at the buzzer! Boyz 9th also fought hard in the championships, but lost in double OT. There was good competition all around & a great environment to challenge yourselves, build teamwork & have fun too. Special thanks to all the families - your support has turned this event into a memorable highlight. And thank you to ALL the players, for putting HD on the map in OC - especially 9th Girlz for defending their title for the 2nd year in a row! Keep up the great work everyone.
9th Girlz Are On A Roll
July 1st, 2013
HD Girlz 9th are 2 for 2 with their latest title earned at the Summer Slam One Day Shootout this past Saturday. Way to go, Girlz! Special thanks to coaches Billy, Jas & Frank - who each coached a game that led to the big chip. Let’s keep the winning streak going…. Ocean City here we come!
BC Camp Week 1 - FULL
June 29th, 2013
Our first week of camp July 8th-12th is sold out and we can not accept anymore campers at this time. Walk-ins will not be accepted. If you want to come to any other week and haven't registered yet please hurry! All other weeks are filling fast and week 2 is almost full!
Hot Weekend in Hooperstown
June 24th, 2013
Girlz 9th and Boyz 5th & 7th didn’t waste any time in locking in their first wins for this summer AAU season. Congrats on your Championship titles at the Hooperstown June Jam this past weekend. You hit the ground running & are off to a great start!
Summer AAU Rosters
June 19th, 2013
Rosters are now posted. It was a competitive round of tryouts and we would like to thank everyone who came out.
All Good Things Must Come to an End
June 10th, 2013
Our Spring AAU has ended after an awesome season of getting better, working hard and learning the game. Five teams ended their season by taking the Championship title at the Hoop Heaven League - Boys 4th Blue, 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th. Congrats to everyone on a season well played!
Another Round of Chips
May 21st, 2013
It was a win-win for the HD Girlz at the Super 64 Tournament of Champions, with 6th & 7th playing in the finals against each other. Ultimately Girlz 7th came home with their first title, while Girlz 5th lined up their third at the same event. Meanwhile, four HD Boyz teams made it to their final rounds - but it was Boyz 9th that racked their second tourney win & put HD on top of the heap at Hilltopper Heat. Congratulations everyone!
A Winning Weekend
May 16th, 2013
It was a great weekend for HD with 5 out of 5 teams making it to the finals at the Spring Hoops Jam. Boyz 8th & Girlz 9th locked down their first championships of the season, while Boyz 5th racked their second. 4th Blue collected their third chip, making for a perfect winning streak with a 3 for 3 record. Now that's a triple threat! Great job everyone - Let's keep it up & finish strong!
Summer AAU Tryouts
May 14th, 2013
Hoop Dreamz is holding tryouts for elite summer teams on June 17th. Open to competitive boys grades 5th-10th and girls grades 6th-9th. Click here for more details. See you there!
Clean Sweep for Coach Jas
May 9th, 2013
Girlz 5th & 6th were double trouble for their competition, as they both secured their second tournament titles in Ardsley, NY this weekend. Coach Jas & her teamz played to win, and showed everyone up at the 1-95 Showdown - Congrats!
4th Blue Does It Again!
May 1st, 2013
Let’s hear it for 4th Blue who is on a roll with back-to-back championships, with their latest win at the “Wolfpack Elite Spring Crossover.” They beat out the 3D Cougars to put Hoop Dreamz in the front of the pack. Nice work!
More HD Teams Join the Winners Circle!
April 26th, 2013
Make room on the podium for 4th Blue who showed up strong for their tournament debut & topped off the weekend with their first title at the Spring Hoops Tip Off II. Congrats also to 6th Girlz who shared the spotlight at the same event & added their first chip to the HD stack. Way to Go!
8th Girls Take the State!
April 16th, 2013
Our winning streak continues as HD swept the tournament scene this weekend. Boyz 3rd secured their second chip in a row, while Boyz 9th racked their first at Hooperstown Jamboree. And Girlz 8th are 2 for 2, as they went undefeated in double eliminations to take the D2 championship at the NJ AAU State Tournament. Congratulations on all your big wins!
Spring AAU is warming up with 5 chips!
April 12th, 2013
Hoop Dreamz started off the spring AAU season with 5 tournament titles this past weekend. Congrats to Boyz 3rd & 7th Black who won the Battle at the Big House in Ardsley, NY. Shout outs also to our Spring Hoops Tip Off Champs – Girlz 5th & 8th and Boyz 5th. Great job everyone – things are warming up!
Spring Dream Academy Update
March 17th, 2013
The Monday 4:00-5:15 class (3rd-5th grade) is full. All other sessions are open with limited spots left. Starts this week so if you are interested don't delay in signing up!
March 13th, 2013
Rosters are now posted. Thanks to everyone who tried out for making it another round of competitive and successful tryouts.
Back to Back Honors for Davidson
March 5th, 2013
McKillop does it again! Billy's college coach, Bob McKillop, earned Southern Conference Coach of the Year and won the Southern Conference Championship for the second year in a row! It marks the 7th time the Wildcats will advance to the NCAA tournament under Coach McKillop, including Billy's senior year 1998!
Camp featured on NY1 News!
February 22nd, 2013
If you've ever been to a Hoop Dreamz camp, you know first-hand it's much more than ordinary skills, drills & fun competition. But you don't have to take our word for it… check out NY1 news reporter, Patti Murphy, as she covers our Presidents' Week Camp with action & interviews that reveal what makes Hoop Dreamz unique. Watch Video.
Accepting Enrollment for Spring Dream Academy
February 21st, 2013
Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply trying to nab that spot on the travel team, HD’s Dream Academy will make you a better player – period. Hard work & effort gets you to your goals, as Billy Armstrong and the HD coaches elevate your game through innovative drills that focus on fundamentals and effectiveness. Sign up for Dream Academy today – you WILL see a difference - and your opponents will too!
President's Week Camp Update
February 16th, 2013
Registration is closed for Monday and Tuesday only campers. We are still accepting campers for Wed. - Fri. as well as full week campers. We are sorry if you missed out! We hope to see you at a future camp!
Spring AAU Teams
February 9th, 2013
Mark your calendars! Spring AAU tryout schedule is up! We are forming competitive teams for experienced and committed girls 5th-9th grade and boys 4th-10th grade. Do you have what it takes?
New! Winter Academy
January 19th, 2013
Get a boost this season with Mike Byrne's high intensity workouts. Starting next Monday, open to boys & girls 3rd-7th Grade at OLV. Guaranteed to propel your game to new heights!
MLK Day Shooting Clinic
January 14th, 2013
Join Billy Armstrong for a shooting clinic on Jan. 21st at Bergen Catholic HS from 10am-12pm. Come learn the proper mechanics, form and drills to become a lights out shooter. Space is limited! Reserve your spot today!
President's Week Camp 2013
January 8th, 2013
Registration is open for our most popular camp of the year! Held at Bergen Catholic HS for boys and girls 3rd-8th grade. Sign up soon to reserve your spot.
November 29th, 2012
Boys 5th/6th and 7th/8th sessions are full! Girls 6th-8th still has two spots open! Please let us know asap if you would like to join. Program starts this Sunday.
HS Tryout Booster
November 15th, 2012
Special 90 minute workout for players* trying out for their High School. Learn hints and tips to get noticed and help you make the team. Held the night before tryouts - Sun. Nov. 25th at Bergen Catholic 7:00pm - 8:30pm. *Bergen Catholic students excluded. Sorry!
HD AAU Finishes Strong
November 14th, 2012
Hoop Dreamz took over the tournament scene this past weekend for a strong finish. It was a clean sweep for the girlz as all four teams - 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th won the title along with HD Boyz 8th at the Fall Hoop Festival. Congrats also to 10th Boyz who sealed the deal in overtime at the Fall Classics at Ramapo College. Way to close out the season!
HDPD is back!
November 13th, 2012
Our AAU player development program is back for the Winter after much success and rave reviews from last year. This competitive program is the perfect complement to the travel/cyo season and will allow players to continue playing under the Hoop Dreamz system and philosophies. Open to competitive boys 5th-8th grade and girls 6th-8th grade. Extremely limited space - sign up soon!
All Programs Canceled Today
November 7th, 2012
Due to the storm all classes, games and practices are canceled today. Please check the appropriate page for rescheduling information.
November 5th, 2012
Due to the teacher's convention getting canceled and schools now open, our camp scheduled for this Thursday Nov. 8th and Friday Nov. 9th is canceled. Those who already paid will receive a full refund.
Hurricane Sandy Update
October 29th, 2012
Due to the expected storm all practices, classes and games are canceled for Monday Oct. 29th. Remainder of the week is on as scheduled until further notice. Stay safe!
HD Girlz Do It Up!
October 26th, 2012
It was a Girlz weekend last Saturday & Sunday in Mahwah - HD6 & HD8 Teams played hard for their championships at the Fall Classics Shootout III. HD6 Girlz took down Gym Ratz & IYB Blaze along the way, while HD8 Girlz knocked down 13 points within the last 2 minutes, to come from behind & lock in the win. Congrats – Way to Finish!
Teachers Conv. Camp - Registration Now Open!
October 25th, 2012
If you are ready to work hard and boost your game for upcoming Winter tryouts join Billy Armstrong and Hoop Dreamz coaches at our "Serious Skillz" Camp during NJ Teachers Convention. Held at OLV in Harrington Park. Open to boys and girls 3rd-9th grade. Limited space! Register soon to guarantee your spot!
HD8 Girlz Bring Home the Chip!
October 11th, 2012
Congrats to the HD8 Girlz who won the championship in the Fall Classics Shootout II this past Saturday in Gladstone, NJ. They defeated Gym Ratz to get to the finals & beat Blue Crush to claim another tournament title for Hoop Dreamz. Great job!
Fall AAU Starts Off Strong!
September 26th, 2012
This AAU season looks promising as 5 Hoop Dreamz Teams competed in the Fall Classics Shootout I on Saturday…. & every HD Team made it to the Championships. 9th Blue Boys & 9th Girls battled hard but lost in the last round. Congrats to Boys 5th, 7th Blue & 10th for taking home the chip! Way to get the season started!
Show Your HD Spirit!
September 23rd, 2012
We have some great new items this Fall including charcoal grey sweats and American Apparel tees in new Fall colors. Merchandise orders due by Friday Sept. 28th. This is your only chance for HD gear this season so don't be late! Orders can not be accepted after this Friday. Click here for an order form.
Fall AAU Rosters
September 12th, 2012
Rosters have been posted for our Fall teams. Check the AAU page and look for your grade and name. The coaches had a difficult time making their selections especially with the limited amount of teams we are able to offer this season. Thank you to everyone who came out and we hope to see you again.
September 10th, 2012
We had some very competitive tryouts yesterday and one more day still to go. For anyone who missed out - last chance to tryout is tomorrow, Tuesday, at Bergen Catholic. If you think you have what it takes come on down! Rosters will be posted on the AAU page by Wednesday night. All teams will have their first practice this Thursday or Friday at OLV. More details to follow.
Contest Winner is Announced!
September 1st, 2012
Congratulations to Steve Emerson on winning the Hoop Dreamz Facebook Contest! With 211 "likes" his picture won awarding him with a free private lesson with Billy Armstrong! Shout out to runner up Rachel Bussanich coming in at a close second.
Win a FREE lesson with Billy Armstrong!
August 1st, 2012
Enter our contest to win a free one hour lesson with Billy. Just take a picture in a Hoop Dreamz shirt and post to our Facebook page. The pic with the most "likes" wins! Contest ends August 31st. Click here for more details and official rules.
Summer AAU Ends on a High Note
July 23rd, 2012
5 Hoop Dreamz teams won tournament titles this past weekend – making a big splash in our final games. Congrats to HD Boyz 7th, 8th, 9th & HD Girlz 6/7th and 8th! Special recognition goes out to HD8 Girlz who went undefeated all season long, racking up all 4 championships they competed in – Way To Go!!!
We appreciate everyone’s commitment & hard work and hope you enjoyed being a part of our HD family. Continue to get better and improve your skillz because Fall AAU tryouts are around the corner!
Until then, we hope to see you at our summer camps or training sessions. Also be sure to check our website often, or friend us on Facebook, for the latest updates & photos. Ocean City pics will be posted soon...stay tuned!
Sun, Sand and Rings!
July 16th, 2012
What a successful weekend for all HD teams in Ocean City, MD! There was tough competition on the court and still some time to enjoy the OC beach & boardwalk scene. Great job to ALL players – and special thanks to our HD parents for all their support.
Congrats to the HD8 Girlz who brought home more than memories from OC, as they won the championship rings at the Urban Youth July Showcase – their 3rd title in a row! Let’s close out our summer AAU season on a strong note as we prepare for the Hoop Heaven tournament this coming weekend. Good luck to everyone!
July 16-20 Camp at BC Full
July 14th, 2012
Registration for camp next week is closed. We are completely full and can not accept anymore campers at this time. Walk-ins will not be accepted. There is still room for our last week of BC camp July 23-27 but it is filling very fast so please register soon so you don't get shut out! There is also room for our two weeks of HD camp in August which is open to girls and boys. It has been such an exciting summer already and it has only just begun!
Strong Showing for HD
July 2nd, 2012
Hoop Dreamz showed up in force at the Summer Slam Shootout this past weekend, with 4 teams earning tournament titles – Girlz 8th and Boyz 6th, 8th & 9th. Congrats to all of you on your wins! One HD highlight: an opposing team held the ball and ran down the clock for more than 6 minutes until time expired at the half, refusing to play against our zone defense unless our HD players broke formation. The stand off eventually became a walk-off as the other team left the court in frustration. Way to stay strong HD8 Girlz!
Summer Camp Update
June 30th, 2012
Our first week of camp, July 9-13, is completely full and we can not accept anymore campers or walk-ins. Our second week, July 16-20, is almost full and only has a few spots left. All weeks are filling fast so please register soon so you don't get shut out!
HD Summer AAU Starts to Sizzle!
June 25th, 2012
Congrats to 9th Boyz & 8th Girlz for bringing the heat this weekend & racking up the first championships of the new AAU season at the J&J Summer Shootout in FDU Madison. Hats off to the Girlz for coming out on top & securing the win in double overtime! HD is off to a great start….
Summer AAU Rosters
June 20th, 2012
Rosters are now posted. It was a competitive round of tryouts and we would like to thank everyone who came out.
Business as Usual for 9th Blue
June 16th, 2012
9th Blue & Coach Frank added another Championship T-shirt to their ever growing collection by taking the title last Sunday at the Hoops Super Shootout at Montclair State, capping off a very successful season with a total of 4 tournament wins. Shout out to 8th Girlz and 4th Blue for making it to the Championship Finals.
June 8th, 2012
"When you help someone you help yourself". Help others by donating blood in memory of Billy Armstrong's former friend and teammate Mark Fizulich. Tuesday July 19th 1:00pm - 6:30pm at the Harrington Park School.
High Notes for Hoop Dreamz
June 8th, 2012
Three Hoop Dreamz teams closed out the Spring AAU season in style, with tournament wins at the Hoops Jam Classic. HD 5th & 6th Boyz finished on high notes, winning their first Championships after some very tough battles & close calls all season long. And three times a charm for the HD 7th Girlz as they racked up their 3rd chip. Good luck to the 4 HD teams finishing up at tournaments this weekend including the 4th Blue who will test their skillz in Hunterdon County at the Little Ballers Tournament of Champions.
A very special THANK YOU to ALL HD Players for making this season spectacular!!!
Another Winning Weekend
5th & 6th grade Girlz kept their championship streaks going with wins at Slamfest 3, while 4th grade Blue followed suit with their 4th tournament win at the Musketeers Showcase in Staten Island. 9th Blue also beat their big rival, the West Orange Knights, to claim another HD title at Slamfest 3. Congrats to everyone on your Big Wins!!!
Hoop Dreamz Does Bergen County Proud
Congratulations to 8th Black and 9th Blue who brought the heat & delivered the goods with Championship wins at the Baker's Mother's Day Shootout in Toms River. Way to represent North Jersey! Another special shout out to Boys 10th for taking 4th place in the NJ State Tournament (D2). Great job all around!
Summer AAU Teams
Spread the Word… Hoop Dreamz is looking for the most dedicated players to field a few select AAU Elite Teams this Summer. Season runs from mid June to late July, and includes one overnight tournament. More information to come soon. Can't wait? Then send us an email to let us know that you're interested! Tryouts will take place June 17-19 at Bergen Catholic HS.
4th Blue led by their fearless leader Coach Mike Byrne was unstoppable, winning their 3rd tournament in a row! And the HD 5th & 6th grade Girlz faced off in the Championship, with 6th Girlz also taking their 3rd title this season. Now that's a Hoop Dreamz Triple Double!! Congrats to Coach Frank Muggeo for his undefeated streak with the Girlz games, and to Coach Billy Armstrong & 8th Black for placing 4th out of 27 teams in the NJ State tournament (D2). Good Luck to 10th grade as they advance to the next round of the states!
9th Blue wins a thriller!
The 9th Blue team won the "Ball is in Your Hands Shootout" Championship in overtime thanks to a perfectly executed "knees" play with four seconds to go! Great job to Coach Frank and the boys. Shout out to the 7th grade boys for playing hard in the Championship game although falling short two points. Good luck to the 10th and 8th Black as they compete in the state tournament this weekend.
Boyz Were Cool & Girlz Ruled!
The HD Girlz ruled the tournament scene and swept all their divisions for another winning weekend. Congrats to Girls 5th, 6th and 8th for showing the JJ Showdown II our version of a Hoop Dreamz triple threat! Also congrats to Boys 4th Blue for winning the Goats April Shootout! Special shout outs to the 8th grade girls for advancing to the next round of the state tournament – and to the 8th Black as they compete in states this weekend. Let’s go HD!
3 BIG Slamfest Champs!
Three teams went undefeated winning the Garden State Slamfest 1 this past weekend - Girls 7th and 8th grade and Boys 10th grade. This is the second tournament chip in a row for the 7th grade girls who are well on their way to a fantastic season. Excellent job by all teams.
New Dream Academy/DA Elite Classes
Receive top level instruction from Billy Armstrong and the HD coaches. A new series of classes will be starting the week of April 30th. Dream Academy is open to 3rd-6th graders and DA Elite is open to experienced 7th-8th graders. This WILL make you a better player...guaranteed!
Spring Hoops Tip Off Champs
Congratulations to the 6th grade girls team for winning the Championship this past Saturday at Spring Hoops tourney at Drew University. Great effort by all the girls and all our teams who played.
Weekend AAU Champions
Three of our teams started out strong by winning their first tournament of the season! Congrats to the girls 7th grade, boys 4th Blue and 8th Black teams for winning Championships this past weekend. It looks to be a promising season for all our teams! Good luck to those playing this Saturday.
Spring Break Camp
We are excited to announce Billy will be holding camp
April 9th-13th at St. John's Academy in Hillsdale. Put time into your game while getting time off from school. Open to boys and girls ages 8-15. Space is limited so sign up soon!
Spring AAU Rosters
Rosters are now posted. It was another successful and competitive season of tryouts and we would like to thank everyone who came out.
Dorfman Reaches 1,000 Points!
Pascack Hills star and former Hoop Dreamer Cole Dorfman scored his 1,000th point and we couldn't be prouder. Cole, now a Senior, started classes with Billy in 6th grade and played on the very first Hoop Dreamz AAU team back in 2006! We wish him the best of luck as his team advances in the state tournament.
Bob McKillop named Coach of the Year
Billy's Davidson College Coach earned Coach of the Year for the 11th time in the Southern Conference. Congrats to Coach McKillop and the Wildcats on a great season so far. Help us cheer them on as they prepare for March Madness!
President's Week Camp Video
Check out our new video from camp last week! Thanks to all the campers for making it one of the best HD camps yet!
Strong Showing for HD at Freshman Tournament
Hoop Dreamz players filled the courts at the BCAA Freshman County Tournament! We recognize their hard work and know that their "Trust, Care & Commitment" will lead them to more success. Congratulations to them all!
The wait is finally over! Our highly anticipated Spring AAU season is just around the corner and tryout dates have now been posted. We are looking for talented players to join our competitive teams. Do you have what it takes?
DA Elite is a new program for experienced 7th-8th graders that is a great addition to AAU or for those who don't want the commitment of an AAU team. Advanced instruction offered by Billy Armstrong and the HD Coaches along with 5 on 5 games. Sessions start Feb. 28th. Sign up today!
Dream Academy is back!
Spring Dream Academy with Billy Armstrong is back and better then ever! Two locations and times to choose from. Enrollment is now open for boys and girls grades 3rd-6th. Classes start Feb 27th. Registration for DA Elite for 7th-8th graders will be up soon.
Registration Open for Camp!
We are now accepting enrollment for our highly anticipated President's Week Camp held at Bergen Catholic High School. It is going to be a fantastic week of basketball in a great gym. We can't wait!
President's Week Camp 2012
Registration will be open soon for our President's Week Camp held Feb. 20th-24th at Bergen Catholic HS from 9:00am-2:00pm. This is our biggest and best camp of the year! We hope you plan on being there, we would love to have you!
MLK Day Training
Is your dream to become a better basketball player? Billy Armstrong will hold training session from 10am-2pm in Westwood. Contact us to schedule your session.
Armstrong Brings It All Back Home
Bergen Catholic won its season opener which means Billy won his first game as a Varsity head coach. Check out this great article on Billy and his team from the Patch.com. Many of you know what Billy's "Seven Keys to Success" are which is mentioned in the article.