Welcome to the Hoffman Basketball Academy

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1v1 and Group Trainings.

These 30 minutes sessions are only $15! Trainings focus on agility, ball handling and shooting. Players will work ladder and cone drills for agility. Practice their ball handling through a series of different cone drills and multiple ball techniques to help you focus on the defense while handling the ball. Shooting will focus on footwork through our jab step series, show you how to  finish multiple ways around the basket and perfecting your form. You can sign up for 1 time session or multiple time sessions in a row. Trainings are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout all of October and November!

Fundamental Camps

Ready to take your game to the next level? These 4 week fundamental camps will help you get there. With a heavy focus on footwork and basic scoring techniques these camps will get your basketball player ready for the next level in their hoops career. Classes run on Thursday nights, see below for more detail.

Point Guard Clinic

There is a lot a point guard must do well in order for their team to be successful. Hoffman Basketball Academy Point Guard Camp can help you become better in all those areas. Point Guard Camp will work with players to have better court vision, handle ball pressure, how to read their defender, finish in the paint and from beyond the arc as well as leadership qualities a point guard most have. If you’re a point guard this is where you need to be! This clinic runs on Tuesdays in October and November, see below for more details.

Shooting Clinic

Looking to become a better shooter? Our basketball shooting camp will help you knock down your shot at a more consistent rate! You will learn proper footwork and form of a fundamental jump shot, learn how to shoot off the dribble as well as spotting up on any spot from the floor and become a better free throw shooter. Our Shooting Clinic runs on Tuesday nights in October. See below for more details.

Winter Basketball League

The Hoffman Estates Youth Basketball League is a recreational program that focuses on teaching your child the fundamentals of basketball in a fun environment. Volunteer Coaches will emphasize individual fundamentals in practice along with game strategy and sportsmanship. Practice days will be determined by the volunteer coach’s availability.

Important roster information: 1st-4th grade teams will be put together by the park district. According to the area you live in, friendship request and your practice availability. 5th-8th grade teams are put together based on evaluations. Friendship and coaches request are not allowed at this level.

Practice information: Teams will practice once a week for 1.5 hours. Volunteer coaches will pick the day, time and location of practice. When registering you can request days that you cannot practice and we will do our best to accommodate. Practices begin the week of December 6th.

Game information: Teams will play 1 game a week on saturday mornings/afternoons. Games will take place at triphahn center for 1-4th grade and at willow recreation center for 5th-8th grade. Teams will begin games on January 8th and end on March 12th.

Shop Day: Dicks Sporting Goods in Schaumburg Illinois will have a discounted shop weekend, November 5th-7th, for all HEPD Players. Look at for an email close to the shop day for your discount code.

Schedule: (dates subject to change)
1/8 Season Begins
3/12 Season Ends

After 11/1 $125/135


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Safety Guidelines


  • Coaches will receive a bottle of hand sanitizer for their team
  • Coaches will receive a can of equipment sanitizer for their team’s equipment.
    • Balls and equipment (cones, basketballs, ladders, etc..)should be sprayed before and after each practice
      • We encourage parents to buy their child their own basketball
      • HEParks will supply equipment but it will be shared equipment that is sanitized by the coach
    • Benches should be sprayed pre and post intra-team scrimmage
      • If possible do not use the bench area during practice
      • If players use an area outside of the bench for their bench a mask is not required if they stay 6 feet apart.
        • Players can bring their own foldable chair and space them 6 feet apart on the back wall

Bench and Bleachers

  • Players should try and maintain 6 feet apart on the bench
    • Players should wear a mask while on the bench if they cannot keep 6 feet apart
  • Spectators should remain 6 feet apart unless they are in the same household.
    • As a coach this is not your job to enforce
    • Spectators must have a mask on while attending the game
  • will ask only family members of the participant households attend scrimmages
    • We must keep that capacity of the gym at 50 percent
  • Spectators cannot use the track to view the scrimmages

Intra-Team Scrimmage times and practice times

  • Intra-Team Scrimmage and practice times will be staggered
    • If you arrive to a field or gym and the prior group is still using the facility please do not enter until they have left
  • Gyms will be sanitized before and after every team practice and intra-team scrimmage.


  • Once the first practice occurs, you will not be allowed to add any new players to your team.

Attendance log

  • This must be kept by coaches for practices and intra-team scrimmage.
    • For game days Lineups can suffice if players are crossed out that don’t attend
  • Parents and coaches most notify Kyle Thomas if a player does not attend
  • Players should not attend practice if someone is not feeling well in their household


  • Players mask- Only when players cannot maintain 6 feet while on the bench and entering the building
  • Spectators- Must wear a mask while watching the game

 Player or Coach test positive

  • Player or Coach gets covid- The team will be quarantined for 14 days. The player or coach who test positive for covid must take a test after the 14 day period and show a negative result for covid. All other players and coaches can return after 14 days if they show no symptoms.
  • Covid in the household- If someone in the household of a player or coach gets covid that player must also quarantine for 14 days. If the player is not showing symptoms after 14 days they can return.

Contact for the Hoffman Basketball Academy: Kyle Thomas, 847-285-5429, kthomas@heparks.org

Open Gym

Open Gym at Triphahn Center (1685 W Higgins Road)  
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Open Gym at Willow Recreation Center (3600 Lexington Drive)  
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Open Gym at The Club at Prairie Stone (5050 Sedge Boulevard)
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* Times subject to change. Call ahead.

Options Basketball at The Club

Options Basketball Programs at The Club at Prairie Stone – Click here 

Options Basketball Training, taught by Josh Walker, seeks to develops skills and fundamentals including shooting, dribbling, finishing, game situations, footwork and more through:

  • Private (Individual and Group) Basketball Training 
  • Programming: Camps (Week and One-Day), Skills & Drills and Player Development
  • Shooting Machine Sessions:
    Private sessions, with a 10K Shooting Gun Machine, are designed to give players a high number of reps shooting the ball and work on footwork, balance, fundamentals, game situations, shooting under pressure, and more! Shoot up to 700 shots in an hour.

Contact for Basketball at The Club at Prairie Stone: Beth Zimmer, 847-285-5422, bzimmer@heparks.org

Adult Basketball League

Fall Adult Basketball League information to come. If you should have any questions please contact athletic Manager Kyle Thomas at 847-285-5429.

Contact for the Basketball: Kyle Thomas, 847-285-5429, kthomas@heparks.org