HD Winter Skillz Academy
@ Assumption Academy – 35 Jefferson Ave. Emerson, NJ
Mondays – Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th
4:00pm-5:00pm 3rd-8th Grades*
*Players split into two groups based on age and ability
Our Skillz Academy is a player development program that focuses on three things that players need to become successful: handling the ball, elite level footwork/finishing, and decision making. Through these principles, players develop confidence while playing hard and training hard, which will ultimately lead to continued success.
Skillz Academy Coaches Focus On:
Passing off the dribble
Open Court Moves
Finishing & spot up shooting
Zero second decision making
“Hoop Dreamz Method” Develops the 3 Most Important Player Attributes:
Private Workouts with Billy Armstrong or Anthony Uribe include:
- Mentorship & Motivation
- Basketball Decision Making Training
- Ball-handling & Footwork
- Speed, Strength, Agility
- Shooting Progression
- Athletic Performance Workouts
Hoop Dreamz Training Philosophy
Hoop Dreamz uses a unique training style that is unlike any other training around.We use a games approach to teaching which mimics more closely what goes on during a game.
In order to reach your full potential as a player you need a combination of skill training and mind training because ultimately basketball is a game of zero second decision-making.
In order to improve, the drills you use need to incorporate decision making, randomness, and unpredictability. Without these variables the improvement and learning stops.
Almost all of our drills at HD include these variables. It’s the reason why the players we train continue to get better over time and succeed at reaching their potential. Our players don’t just get good at doing drills they get good at playing in their games.
From Hoop Dreamz to College – Check out these players that have gone on to compete at the next level!
Our system consists of 6 concepts that cover all of the areas that every player needs to master to become elite. Our definition of Elite is “the best version of you.”
Our 2 Set Training System:
- Confidence – Above all else this is the #1 skill every player needs to have
- Aggressiveness – We develop an attacking mentality in our players. As we know “chance favors the more aggressive player.”
- Execution – Execution of the fundamentals at a high rate of speed.
- Decision Making – Basketball is a game of zero second decision-making.
- Problem Solving – Coaches can’t micro-manage your playing. Players need to make plays and solve problems on the court.
- Talk and Communicate – This skill set is so important and separates the average from the elite.
This system is how you become Elite and is what makes training at Hoop Dreamz different from any other training you have ever done. Email to book your session today! We can’t wait to help you on your journey to Elite.
Prices (One-hour lessons)
Private – $125
Semi-Private – $75
Anthony Uribe & Rondel Flowers
Private – $95
Semi-Private – $60
Bergen Catholic High School – 1040 Oradell Ave. Oradell, NJ 07649
Assumption Church – 29 Jefferson Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.