We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with such great kids and families and we are rewarded by their comments.
We would like to thank you for giving Andy an opportunity to play in a team! He really enjoyed it and made friends! Your work and enthusiasm is truly admirable! Thank you again, have a great Summer.Marina – Tenafly
Thank you for a great fall season. I really noticed a significant improvement in Ben’s game. In addition to improving his overall skills I noticed a higher level of intensity and an eagerness to compete. Thank you for always encouraging him. He is looking forward to playing for you in the Winter and Spring seasons.Adam – Closter
Thank you for such a great AAU season. Connor truly improved as a player and team member. Our coaches were great and I loved watching them interact with the team off the court. They were wonderful with the boys. Also thank you for being so organized and keeping things so updated. You run a very nice organization/program. Thank you!Pam – Closter
Billy I just wanted to take a minute and write to you about Evan. I thought you might like to know that Evan was successful in making his middle school team this year. As you may recall he didn’t make it last year. I strongly believe that your program and you personally stepping out of the box and giving him an opportunity to play for your AAU team as well as all the skills practices made a big difference. I am sure we will be seeing you again. Have a great holiday season.Paul – Orangeburg
Just wanted to give you some positive feedback on Mike. We think he is an excellent teacher/mentor and Robert really responds well to him. He is a great addition to your staff. He brings the same positive energy that Billy gives all the kids, which we feel is really an invaluable asset.Rob – Montvale
Just wanted tell you that Kevin had a great time playing in the HD league. This was his first time playing in a team with all good players from different towns. I think he got much better than the beginning of the season, and he has more confidence now. Thank you for your hard work and great coaching by Coach Mike Shaughnessy.Yaoko – Ridgefield
Just a quick note to say thank you for your support of Colin and the U11 White team this Fall season. I could see lots of progress in Colin from the early part of the season all the way up to the championship game last night. Nothing like lots of court time to improve on the game. Also, Colin did not know any of the boys prior to the season and it took a little time for him to get comfortable, but as the season went on you could see Colin and all of the boys were more comfortable with each other and each other’s play as time went on too. They did well to jell as a team. Thanks again for all your support…Please pass my thanks onto Coach Mike as well, he deserves lots of the thanks too.Paul – Washington Twp.
I want to thank Billy and Frank for a great season and a great time! Justin has learned so much from the 2 of you it is amazing! I think the 2 of you are unbelievable coaches and role models for all the kids. We will always recommend and keep coming back to your program!Neil – Paramus
I personally want to thank you for coaching and how good you were for the boys. John has had many coaches during the past 5 years and no one has ever exhibited the patience and encouragement that you showed these boys at every game. I hope that your paths will cross again someday. He will be trying out for the Freshman basketball team at Don Bosco, after Thanksgiving. I wish all the best in your future with basketball.
I’ve been meaning to send you a note to let you know how happy I am that Billy decided to have a 16U team this season. I know he was undecided about doing it but it has turned out to be such a great season. Coach Chris has been remarkable. His enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the team is visible at every game and practice. He has been able to motivate them and bring them together like no other coach, (with the exception of Billy, of course!) has been able to do. You are really lucky to have him as part of your team! I hope that Thomas enjoys his high school season as much as he is enjoying the fall, and I certainly hope Hoop Dreamz will have a high school team in the Spring. I know Thomas will want to continue playing in the Spring. Thanks for everything.Marilyn – Bergenfield
Just wanted to write an email to Coach Atom Johnston. Just wanted to let him know I have been watching his coaching style and find it refreshing after all the coaches that Daniel has had in the past. Daniel has been involved with Basketball since 1st grade and has NEVER had a coach who is more positive and motivating than his coach now. His positive reinforcement during the game is great. His teaching for “life” are more valuable than he knows. It is great to see this, I wish all the other coaches Daniel had could take a lesson from him. I would appreciate it if you could pass this email along to him. Thank you, see you over the weekend.Lisa – Orangeburg
We had a great summer, thank you. I hate to see it come to an end. I can’t express how much we appreciate you coaching them. They have learned so much and think the world of you as a player and a person. You have taught them much more than basketball.Tom & Christine – Allendale
I’ve attended several practices and find Frank to be extremely knowledgeable, patient, appropriately demanding and highly approachable. I think Jack is learning a ton about basketball and about the “attention to details” that will make him successful on and off the court.Bill – Oradell
I wanted to send this email as an extra special THANK YOU to Hoop Dreamz as Gunther made the travel team (as an alternate) but MOST importantly, he made the River Dell Middle School basketball team!! He found out on Friday and that was a great birthday gift for him! Please let Billy and Mike know as this has been Gunther’s goal since last year. My husband and I would like to personally thank Billy and Mike for their commitment to the kids they train and the overall experience they provide.
The Dream Academy was probably one of the best things we’ve ever spent our money on. Gunther gained so much from this and not only improved his basketball skills but his overall attitude. Hoop Dreamz can work these kids and teach them everything to play basketball but the kids have to want to learn and grow and we believe that Gunther was a prime example of a kid willing to improve, listen and learn and that is why it was so successful! This is not the last time you will hear from us and we will definitely be back! Please make sure Billy & Mike know this and we thank you all for your support.Amy – River Edge
We are so thankful for “HOOP DREAMZ” – and especially Billy – we are so grateful that Eric (and Greg) has learned so much from Billy and reinforced the values that they take with them when they play school team sports. Leading by example, “trust, care, commitment” – those life lessons Eric is getting from Billy and the same values his dad is teaching Greg and Eric with 54 other Boy Scouts! But when I talk to Eric about “trust” and “respect”, it’s not usually Boy Scouts that come to mind first, but “that’s what Billy teaches”!Fong – Allendale
I know being able to train with you and to become the basketball player that I did was such an incredible opportunity, for me not just as a basketball player, but as a person in general. I always feel so lucky that I got to have those one-on-one lessons; through them and all the AAU and Hoop Dreamz leagues, I think I really learned how to be completely dedicated to something, and to never, ever give up. Again, it was such an amazing experience being able to play with you and learn from you – inspiring me much within and beyond basketball. For all that, I can only say thank you so much!Ryan – Montvale
I also wanted to thank the coaches for their commitment and hard work. I especially want to thank Coach Billy. I, admittedly, am limited in my knowledge about basketball, but I do know when someone is inspirational and provides strong, clear, appropriately demanding guidance. Billy really pushes the boys to be the best that they can be and beyond basketball, has helped provide life lessons of right and wrong within the context of his coaching. Thanks again for a great season.Wendy – Norwood
I wanted to personally thank you and your staff for such a great summer of basketball. There are many “Billy-ism’s” being repeated around our home (e.g., turn my weaknesses into strengths) and it just reinforces my belief that having Brendan participate in your programs is so worthwhile. Thanks again for all the energy, time and effort you put into Hoop Dreamz!Holly – West Nyack
I would also like to comment on what a professional and well-run program you’ve put together. It’s extremely well organized! Chris has gotten a lot out of playing AAU this spring.Joanne – Norwood
You have always steered me in the right direction and have always wanted the best for me. Playing basketball for you was a great experience, you were by far the best coach I’ve ever had. You’re a great role model and I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. If I don’t see you, have a safe and healthy summer.Sean – River Vale
What a wonderful season I’ve had. I learned a lot physically and mentally. I am glad I joined Hoop Dreamz. It was both hard work and fun! Thank you.Sofia – River Edge
Just wanted to thank you for a great season. Alison thoroughly enjoyed HoopDreamz …awesome coaching with a great group of girls and nice parents made it a great experience. Plan on doing some summer camps and will be back in the fall!Kathy & Pat – Nutley
Frank, Billy and Lauren – Just wanted to drop you a short note to say thank you again for the spring season. For me, the success of the program is measured by Jack’s desire to go to practice – and he always wanted to go. After every practice he told me that he learned something and had fun. Have a great summer.Bill – Oradell
Thanks to you and Billy for all the great years of basketball. We can’t believe he started back with 10u and now is finishing up. He has become a better player because of Billy and Hoop Dreamz. We look forward to seeing you during the HS season.The Kellys – Park Ridge
My son Matt had a great experience with the Hoop Dreamz and he learned a lot from you. Matt wasn’t a great player but he did have a nice career at Park Ridge HS, starting 2 years and being captain as a senior. Your training helped turn him into a solid Group 1 point guard who played tough aggressive man defense: we appreciate what you did for Matt.Tom – Park Ridge
I would like you to know what your program has done for our son in just one summer. Last year, our son played for your summer AAU team. It was his first time being a part of Hoop Dreamz. In that short amount of time, he learned more than he ever did playing for an entire two seasons on travel. This past season, he played for the town rec team and they went undefeated and were featured in the local paper. He played in every single game and was a starter in a number of games. He also played for the St. Andrew’s travel team where he was a starter in every game and was chosen to represent his age group in the CYO All Stars game.
The CYO season wasn’t a great one, but he didn’t care because all he cared about was being given an opportunity to play no matter the results in the end. Other parents noticed how much he has developed as a player and we’ve told ALL of them it was your program. I know part of it has to do with maturity, but a big part of it was being part of a program that allowed him to develop as player. I’ve included two pictures because the smile on his face says it all. Again…many congrats. Thanks!Almida – Westwood
Wow, today’s win over Riverside was amazing. Billy’s coaching was the key factor! He gets these kids to play at their highest level. And, he just outright out-coaches the opponent. The play calling was magnificent. Really proud of them today. Both today and last weekend were really great displays of this 8th grade team.
Thanks again for another great season. We’ll see you this week at camp. And, of course, won’t be long til we’re gearing up for Fall again.Lori – Park Ridge
Billy, Lauren, Frank,
Thank you all for a great season! Madison really enjoyed your coaching and being part of the team. Have a great winter!
We can’t begin to thank you for all that you did for Liam this past season. He learned a tremendous amount from you and truly respected your overall approach with the team. You taught them how to play the game the right way, held them accountable for their assignments, challenged them to be the best they could be and more importantly, did so in a manner that fueled their passion for the games, scrimmages or practices. Liam always walked off the court with a smile on his face which is a great testament to your ability to reach kids at all levels whether it be 7th graders or kids in High School! We remain committed to the program and will have him attend Billy’s weekly group work out lessons so he can carry the momentum forward into next season.
Just wanted to let you know, both my boys, John 8th grade and Kyle 6th grade both really enjoyed the camp and learned more than I could imagine. I watched them play the weekend after and hardly recognized them. We are lucky to have such a professionally run camp so close.John – Sparkill, NY
We wanted to tell you how happy we are with the program this spring. Mike Byrne is doing a phenomenal job with the boys and they have been so much fun to watch. I think all the parents are really enjoying all the games and how much the boys are developing under Mike’s tutelage.Mike – Harrington Park
I am blown away by Billy’s enthusiasm and attention to detail during a game! He uses every teachable moment and my daughter Michaela has and will benefit greatly from it! You do a terrific job! Thank you.Jeannie – Paramus
You did a tremendous job with the boys this season. The boys did a fabulous job and you should be very proud of what you accomplished. You and Lauren do a great job with the program and have all our confidence and support of Hoop Dreamz. We could not be prouder to have two of our children be apart of the Hoop Dreamz family. It is a excellent program and could not be happier.
Caroline and Thomas have enormous respect for you and the program. We owe this exclusively to you, Lauren, and all the coaches.
Our boys are extremely fortunate to not only be a part of the Hoop Dreamz program but to have you as their coach. I’ve known you for a very long time and have seen you grow not only as a BB player and later as a coach but as a great kid who developed into a terrific person. They have been taught by you to stand tall and not whine or complain when things are not going their way. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished with this team and we couldn’t be more pleased with the coaching and direction Owen and all the boys are receiving this season.
My wife and I are very appreciative of all your efforts, your camps and all of your basketball programs have instilled in our children and their friends. I know my three boys have benefited tremendously. These 3rd grade boys have learned so much and have played tremendously well together this entire season. I can speak for my son, who is eager to learn from your tutelage and your passion for the game. I don’t know the game, and all I can ask for and hope for is that his Basketball IQ has increased and continues to grow with every practice, game and season.
You have been there for every step of the way, and again we are very appreciative that you took the time to coach this team. We have been completely satisfied as always with every spring/fall basketball season. Onward and upward with HD.
Thanks for all the time you have taken to work with Thomas and his team. Thomas has always loved the game (even decided to drop soccer next year for it) and as we previously noted, his passion to play has grown even more since being part of your program. Thanks again.Mike & Regina – Oradell
Dean made the A team and I just wanted to say thank you for everything. He enjoyed playing for you and being on your team. His skill has come a long way since he started playing for you. We look forward to seeing you in the spring. Good luck this season with your high school team.Cheryl – Tenafly
From the moment we heard you were coaching this team Marty, Charlie and I were thrilled for Charlie to have the oppotunity to learn from a coach of your caliber. If it wasn’t obvious already, we want you to know how much we truly appreciate all you have done this season for the development of Charlie and the team. You clearly have a genuine concern for the deveopment and success of each child you instruct. Charlie has enjoyed being part of your team and has learned so much…and we’ve enjoyed watching from the sidelines. Thanks.
Billy – Have a great season with Bergen Catholic and thank you for all you did and continue to do for both our girls. Your work and Frank’s work always shines through them. We always feel very sad in the fall when they all move on to their winter teams. You guys create more than just players you create a warm and caring atmosphere for all in that gym. You guys especially with my middle one Angeanette have created lasting friendships and a feeling of family. For all this and so much more I thank you both.Sandie & David – Montvale
I want to start off by thanking you for a great season of basketball. Jesse has learned so much from your coaching and has enjoyed every minute, whether sitting on the bench, cheering on his teammates or on the court playing his heart out. I had no intention of putting him on a spring AAU team but I am very happy I put him on Hoop Dreamz and would love to see Jesse grow up in your program. Jesse is a kid who strives to be a better player and win games and and I can think of no better place for him to be, then working with you and Hoop Dreamz. I appreciate all your hard work with the boys I see what you do for them, in every practice and game.Paul – Woodcliff Lake
We have been very impressed by your program from both a skills development perspective as well as sportsmanship. Outstanding in the true sense of the word. Thank you!Jenn – Oradell
I just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for another great season at Hoop Dreamz. This year our goal was to let Ben play the game he loves and also prepare him for the school team try-out. This morning we found out he made the team. We are so happy for him and so grateful to you, Chris and all the other coaches for their guidance.
We appreciate the positive way you and your staff coach Ben. His confidence on the court has grown tremendously. He knew walking into school today that he deserved to be on the team, whether he made it or not. Thanks again.Michele – Closter
I wanted to let you know that I have nothing but praise for you and your organization. Thanks for all you do and I look forward to seeing my son play for your organization for many years to come.Sandra – Leonia
My sons Brian and Danny just finished your camp and loved it. You guys do such an amazing job I can’t say enough good things about the week! Brian won the Mr. Hustle award and was so excited.Kerrie – Oradell
I just wanted to send you both a quick thank you for setting up the OC trip. It was a great experience. The boys had an opportunity to spend the weekend together, as well as experience different competition. Nick had a great time and he loves being part of Hoop Dreamz. It really has been great for his self confidence and his overall growth. You run the best youth sports program out there! Thanks again!Tony – New City
I am writing to express our sincere thanks for what turned out to be the best basketball experience for Brandon and Zachary in several years.While I don’t know much about how the game of basketball is played, I marveled at the fact that the boys learned and executed plays and formations. What we enjoyed the most is the level of competition and the dedication of the coaches, Coach Mike Byrne and Coach Chris Ward. These coaches were great!!! Please extend to them our thanks for teaching our boys how to work hard, play as a team, mature as ball players and, most of all, have fun. The camaraderie that both teams exhibited was a pleasure to watch. Lots of smiles, laughter; no long faces, anger, etc.
We were proud to be a part of the Hoop Dreamz family this season and look forward to an opportunity in the near future for Brandon and Zachary to accept a new challenge with the Hoop Dreamz Program.Tom & Dawn – River Vale
Although we didn’t talk much during the season, I wanted to take a moment to really thank you for what you have done with the 7th White team this spring season. You really did an amazing job with the boys and I am certain, all of the parents saw great improvements with their respective child. I know I did with Nicholas.
As for Nicholas, he truly enjoyed being a part of the Hoop Dreamz organization/family and is anxious to tryout again for the fall season. Again, many thanks for all that HOOP DREAMZ does for our children.Gina – Ridgefield Park
Lauren and Billy,
Thank you very much for the BC t-shirt you gave Mark yesterday. But more importantly, this note was written to both you to say, ” thank you”. A sincere thank you for reinforcing the values we try so hard to teach our children. You both contribute so much to this program. And it is because of your hard work, dedication and, by the examples you both set, that makes your program so special. The boys just think they are learning basketball skills but, we parents know they are learning so much more. Because of you both, our children are learning skills that will make them better adults. Thank you both for all you do.
Please know that every time Mark wears this shirt (and he will a lot), he will remember why he earned it: not because he made a winning basket at your camp but, because he was rewarded for doing the right thing. A true winner does the right thing each and every day and your shirt will be a reminder of that lesson. Thank you again.Karen – Paramus
Our son had the privilege of being on the 4th grade team this spring. We just wanted to thank you for an amazing experience. He learned so much about the game, the importance of being a good teammate, and sportsmanship. He looked forward to going to every practice and game and no matter how tired he was when he got home he would ask to go out and practice some more. Coach Mike did an amazing job and I enjoyed coming a little early to watch the end of practices. We look forward to Brian and his younger brother Daniel attending the camp this summer and being involved in aau in the fall.Kerrie & Brian – Oradell
Mike and I would like to take this opportunity and thank Mike Byrne for being such an amazing coach. Matthew learned so much from him. This was Matt’s first time ever playing AAU and it was an incredible experience for all of us. Matt misses his coach and team already! Thank you and Billy for all your hard work. Very much appreciated for all that you do. Emily really enjoyed the Dream Academy. She is looking forward to playing CYO this year and using all her new knowledge that she learned.Kerry & Mike – Blauvelt
Good news for Jeremy, he made the TZHS basketball team and they said he has a good chance of getting on JV this year also (fingers crossed) – your training, confidence building and organization has had a great impact on him over the years. Our sincerest thanks, it means a lot to him and to us.Susan & Mike – Blauvelt
Just wanted to send a note to say how happy we were with the fall AAU season. This was Samantha’s first year with Hoop Dreamz and she played with the 6th grade girls. Not only did she have an amazing time, her basketball skills have improved tremendously. We were very impressed with Coach Jasmine and Samantha is looking forward to the spring season!Lauren & Mike – Washington Twp.
Matthew LOVES going to your camp, as he always feels accepted, even though he has athletic limitations. I wanted to email you to let you know what a difference you are making in children’s lives. Matthew has autism, he is high functioning and mainstreamed, however his social skills limit his ability to make friends, and unfortunately he gets picked on or excluded quite a bit. This year the lack of acceptance took a toll on Matthew and each day has been a struggle to get him to go to school because he does not like being around kids, since he feels so alone. However, the one thing that put a smile on his face and he said he would do is your camp! I cannot tell you what those words meant to us. You give hope to kids who are hopeless. You create an atmosphere of acceptance and kindness. You are making a difference! Thank you for being a light in the darkness for Matt this summer, and for encouraging him to be positive and make the best of life. We appreciate ALL that you do and only wish your message could be spread in every school daily! Have a great day and THANK YOU!!Fran – Oradell
Just a quick note to say how amazing Mike is with the third grade boys. I’m sure you get flooded with compliments, but I felt that I should express how impressed we are and grateful that Aidan is a part of such a positive, successful experience.Teddi – Englewood
Thanks for running such a well organized program. The boys love it! Coach Mike did an amazing job with both teams. Hoop Dreamz is always such a pleasure to deal with. I wish all the teams my boys played for were like Hoop Dreamz! We look forward to an exciting future with the program.Kerrie – Oradell
Coach Jasmine – We want to thank you for being an amazing coach to Lindsey and the team. Lindsey learned what it takes to play competitive basketball including teamwork, confidence in ones abilities, and composure and we thank you for that!Eileen and Marcel – Washington Twp.
I want to thank you both for running an excellent program. In a day and age when parents/kids have many options for basketball, I’m very thankful for staying committed to HoopDreamz. Sal made great friends, most importantly he’s grown as a basketball player and I feel he’s ready for a good High School career. We will be looking for opportunities to play and train with Billy.
I just wanted you to know that I had a great time this season playing for you. I learned more from you than any other Coach I have played for. I have a tremendous amount of respect for you as a person and Coach and your basketball programs and camp. I just wanted to let you know that. Thanks for everything and I will see you at camp.Ed – Hillsdale
Timmy, Joann and I love everything about Hoopdreamz. Playing for Billy has been the biggest highlight in Timmy’s life. Billy sets such a great example for all the kids. He teaches them all the right life lessons. Out of all the great teams Timmy has played for in Hoop Dreamz, this is a very special team that has performed beyond everyone’s expectations there is a true synergy amongst them. Thank you both for running such a fantastic program.Jo-Ann & Dan – Haworth
Lauren and Billy,
Thank you both for all you’ve done this season to help Kelsey improve her game. Kelsey really enjoys playing with these girls and looks forward to every time she steps out on the court with Billy as her coach. You really have a gift for coaching and I know how much Kelsey enjoys playing with for you. Have a wonderful summer!
Thanks for all you have done for our two boys. They had a blast and once again their teams had a very successful season. Through the year, the boys played all different levels of competition, but I found it amazing how they all realized that they learned their biggest lessons from playing teams better than them. Team Hoop Dreamz, I can tell you my boys had a great deal of fun, and during their time with you this year they became better basketball players. Billy and Mike, your are preparing them for the next level, and as a parent I couldn’t ask for anymore. God bless!John – Upper Saddle River
Dear Billy, Lauren and the coaching staff, Thanks for another great season! Jessica and Thomas very much enjoyed playing with their teams and continued to learn and develop their skills under Jasmine and Frank. It was clear that both coaches took a sincere interest in each and every one of the players and created an environment where each player had an opportunity to contribute to every game. It was such a pleasure to watch how well the players worked together as a team and demonstrate the best examples of fine sportsmanship showing respect to not only each other but for their opponents as well. Kudos to the whole Hoop Dreamz team!Regina – Oradell
Dear Lauren and Hoop Dreamz Coaches,
I wanted to write a short note to thank you for another terrific season. This was Bobby’s third season with HD and he (along with the other boys) has had the privilege of being coached by three great coaches. All three have distinct coaching styles and all three teach the necessary basketball skills extremely well. But the one thing I have noticed is that Hoop Dreamz coaches place great importance on teaching the boys about sportsmanship and character. And I really believe the 4th grade boys team has been learning these lessons and applying them to every game. They have grown into selfless team players who always encourage one another and, in my opinion, always display the highest level of sportsmanship at every game. I am most proud of the fact that I’ve received numerous compliments from Bobby’s teacher this year about his determination to always show his best effort in his schoolwork, his leadership and always being the first one to offer help to a classmate. Thank you for all of your hard work in coaching the boys over the past three seasons–it is really making a difference.
Lauren, Coach Billy and Coach Mike,
Thank you very much to all of you for making this a great season for the fifth grade boys It was a dynamic and talented group of boys, and Mark was blessed to be a part of this team. We are also grateful to the Hoop Dreamz program for offering the boys the opportunity to improve their basketball skills. But more importantly, your program affords our boys the opportunity to witness real-life examples (coaches and staff) that model the virtues of respect, responsibility and, commitment that young boys need to develop and master. Thank you again and again.
Thank you both for a great experience. We are very happy with the progress our daughter made this season and look forward to next season! Enjoy your summer!Karen – Wayne
Lauren and Billy,
I want to thank you and the Hoop Dreamz organization for another great season. Over the last 3 seasons Jesse has been lucky enough to have been coached by 3 great coaches. His growth, confidence and love of the game continues to grow, in large part to the training and coaching he gets working with you guys. Thank you and see you in the fall.
Thanks for another great season. You are an amazing coach and Samantha loved playing for you. Her skills have improved tremendously playing in the fall and spring on your Hoop Dreamz teams this year. We appreciate you commitment to the team and your love of the game. Hope you have a great summer!
Just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for a great week of basketball camp. The boys enjoyed the program and had fun. I was very impressed on organization and professionalism of the entire staff. Most important, Billy’s coaching on core values, leadership and passion for the game. Thanks.Vanessa & Scott – Tenafly
I just wanted to tell you how much fun Mikey had at camp last week. This was only the second time he had been to a camp, and I can’t express how much he loved it. Not only did he get to play his favorite sport, he learned so much from Billy and made new friends.
Thank you for providing him with such a wonderful experience!
Daniel has loved working on his basketball game in both the camps and classes. He gets so much out of it both in basketball instruction and life lessons. He is aging out of the camps and classes now. But I wanted to let you and Billy know how wonderful and inspirational it has been for him.Susan – River Edge
I just wanted both you and Billy to know that Zoe LOVES playing on Hoop Dreamz. Both my husband and I are also very impressed with the coaching that Jasmine offers & the entire team as a whole is really elite! Zoe has really connected with the team both on and off the court. Jasmine’s coaching is exactly what we were searching for, Zoe says she never puts the girls down whenever an error is done, and always make each of them feel like a team. She plays everyone fairly and is really making a difference.
The entire group of parents seem very involved and have really welcomed both Zoe and us. We are really happy with our decision to have moved Zoe into your league and look forward to having her try out for the next season. I highly recommend Hoop Dreamz to all our friends/family.Diana & John – Hoboken
I just wanted to say thank you for a great season. I truly believe Kate has become a better basketball player with you as her coach and since joining the Hoop Dreamz program. Thank you all again for another great season and hopefully we will see you in the Spring.
A simple thank you to Hoop Dreamz and to Coach Mike for a great fall season. My son Ryan thoroughly enjoyed it and improved over the course of the last 8 weeks which is what it is all about. Thanks to coach Mike for great practices and getting all of the kids time in games and tournament play. It is great to see Coach Mike and Armstrong lead the program in the right manner and to have this unique opportunity for such a great basketball organization in HoopDreamz. Thanks also to Lauren for all of the communication and behind the scenes work that goes unnoticed. Best of luck this upcoming season. We will see you around the gym.Mike – Maywood
Coach Mike Byrne,
Just want to say what a great job you’re doing w the boys. You really instill a positive attitude in them. They don’t look at the score. They look at helping each other and I see that’s what you teach. Great job!
Billy and crew:
I just wanted to give you some positive feedback on the benefits of your program. I can honestly say that all of the lessons have really paid off. Michael had a breakout game and scored 16 points. He passed well and dribbled with authority and had a few steals. He had a lot of self-confidence on the court. Having had the opportunity to watch a number of your practices I could really see that all of the skills you guys have drilled into him take hold. Keep up the great work.
Brandon has made great improvements because of your program which my husband and I can’t say enough about. We love the coach’s philosophy and the way he handles the players. He is so amazing! Thank you so much for offering such a fantastic program. We are so lucky to live in this area and benefit from you guys. All our family’s love to you and what you guys give to the community. Our boy is a better player and better person due to your program.Jamie – Old Tappan
Dear Lauren and Coach Frank,
Thank you again for a wonderful season. Kishan had a great positive learning experience and enjoyed being a part of Hoop Dreamz. Coach Frank taught Kishan a great deal and was such an inspiration. Kishan looks forward to continuing with Hoop Dreamz in the near future.
I wanted to thank you for all you did with the Girlz 7 team this spring. Watching them grow to trust and care about each other both on and off the court was awesome. From where I was sitting, it looked each girl grew as an individual player and a teammate.
Personally, I want to thank you for igniting a spark in my daughter. She really welcomed the challenge of learning to play better man-to-man defense, and started to ‘see’ the game better on the offensive end. I know I have never seen her more confident on or off the court.
‘How’ you coach them really is special to watch. Thank you for doing what you do.Leon – Oradell
Just wanted to send a note to say thank you! My son Noah was in your Tuesday academy this spring (3rd grade). He was probably the smallest out there but he worked hard and loved the class. Watched him play a little one on one with my nephew this weekend and he worked some moves that I didn’t even knew he had. We were blown away at how much he took in over the 8 weeks with you. He is away for the summer but you will see him again for sure. Thank you!Marla – Woodcliff Lake
Great job with the boys on Saturday. That was a rough game to coach and play in and you all were so collected and focused. Great to see our boys handle the pressure so well. You’re teaching them many more important life lessons beyond basketball! You run an amazing program and we can’t wait to play for you again!Holly – Franklin Lakes
I cannot tell you how MUCH Kassie is LOVING playing on this team. This is our very first AAU team experience and what a GREAT experience it has been for us! The girls are wonderful, the parents lovely, and the coaching fantastic. It has been well worth every penny and hour spent. Kassie has learned so much and is having so tons of fun doing it! She has made some great new friends, as have I as her mom. So thanks to you, AND COACH FRANK, for teaching Kassie such great basketball skills as well as lifelong lessons.Lori – Hasbrouck Heights
I want to thank Billy, Lauren, Chris and the Hoop Dreamz team for a great season. In my opinion, the program is teaching exactly the right content, ranging from seeing the court and not being afraid of flesh-to-flesh contact to respect for coaches and parents and trust in your teammates. The boys made friends, got great coaching, improved their games and had fun. It is what youth sports is all about. The lessons I personally learned by attending every practice will be passed along to the Woodcliff Lake Travel Team this Winter. Thanks again.Steve – Woodcliff Lake
I came home to find my son had cleaned his room without being told! I asked him what happened and he said that Billy had said some things that made sense about taking responsibility. I had been saying things all along and it had no affect. He said those talks help. Keep up the good work!Cherie – Leonia
The Dream Academy was probably one of the best things we’ve ever spent our money on. Gunther gained so much from this and not only improved his basketball skills but his overall attitude.Amy – River Edge
“A simple thank you to Coach Byrne and Armstrong and all of the people behind the scenes at Hoop Dreamz. My son Ryan participated in the Thursday Dream Academy that comes to an end this week. He has had an incredible time and has improved due to your specific focus on fundamentals. For what it is worth, his time spent with Hoop Dreamz this spring is greatly appreciated.”Mike – Maywood
Alex thoroughly enjoyed the 8 week basketball clinic, and has stated on numerous occasions that he believes his skills have improved due to your instruction and your assistants’ instruction. He learned proper execution of fundamentals that included drills covering dribbling, foul shooting and defense. In fact, at one of the clinics, he heard you say:
“DON’T BE A KNOW IT ALL, BE A LEARN IT ALL”. I can tell you that will stick with him for life. Thank you for truly leaving a positive impression and helping him improve his game.Mrs. Lieber-Ust – Englewood
The Hoop Dreamz program is a grand success! Billy goes beyond teaching a game. He guides the kids to become great leaders. He instills respect, strong work ethics and gratitude. He holds them accountable and truly cares! The Hoop Dreamz team/staff makes a difference! For this I am eternally grateful!Lisa – Teaneck