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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT HOOPS

Basketball | Club Fit Briarcliff

Player Development Hoops

Player Development Hoops (PDH) focuses on developing and empowering young athletes both on and off the court. We are focused to not only make our young athletes better basketball players but to help them grow overall as young adults.

We will provide a challenging yet fun environment that allows our athletes to create lifelong friendships and basketball skills. We strive to teach our athletes the why’s behind the game of basketball helping them to get an edge on their opponents. It does not matter what level you are when you start with us with each player we will build on their strengths and improve their weaknesses. Through time, effort and commitment we believe our players will get better and have fun doing it.

PDH Leagues

Weekly games at Club Fit Briarcliff.

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PDH Teams

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Upcoming Tryouts

Tryout for a PDH team!

SPRING TRYOUTS

Tryout schedule:

Saturday February 4th
BOYS
– 1:00pm-2:00pm: 4th , 5th and 6th graders
– 2:10pm-3:10pm: 7th and 8th graders
– 3:20pm-4:20pm: 9th -11th graders

Sunday February 5th
GIRLS
– 10:30am-11:30am: 4th , 5th and 6th graders
– 11:40am – 12:40pm: 7th and 8th graders
– 12:50pm -1:50pm: 9th – 11th graders

Saturday February 11th
BOYS
– 1:00pm-2:00pm: 4th , 5th and 6th graders
– 2:10pm-3:10pm: 7th and 8th graders
– 3:20pm-4:20pm: 9th -11th graders

Sunday February 12th
GIRLS
– 10:30am-11:30am: 4th , 5th and 6th graders
– 11:40am – 12:40pm: 7th and 8th graders
– 12:50pm -1:50pm: 9th – 11th graders

Additional Information:
– Tryout Fee: $15 (covers both dates)
– Attending both tryouts is suggested. Attending at least 1 is required.
– Team allocation emails will be sent out by Friday February 17th with practice dates/times and tournament weekends included in the email (please note we will NOT have the exact game locations or times until the Wednesday prior to the tournament weekend).  We will ask a decision to play or forfeit your spot on the roster by Sunday night February 19th.
– The week of February 27th we will have player, coach, parent meetings.
– Season will run The week of March 6th – June 11th (*end date may vary based on team)
– No tournaments the weekend of Easter or MDW
– Teams will practice 2x a week
– Tournaments will be local (Westchester, Putnam, Bronx, Occasionally: NJ, CT) and will consist of 2 Saturday games and 1-2 Sunday games.

PDH Trainings

PDH focuses on developing and empowering young athletes both on and off the court.

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Private Trainings currently available 

Camps & Clinics

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FALL CLINICS

PDH Fall 2022 Clinics

Option 1 full day: $70/day
9:00am-3:00pm
*lunch at 12, lunch not included

Option 2 half day: $50/day
9:00a-12:00pm
Ages 7-14

* register online ** Same day registrations welcome +$5 to price.
*** max 40 athletes/day

Dates:
Monday, September 26th
Tuesday, September 27th
Wednesday, October 5th
Monday, October 10th
Tuesday November 8th
Friday, November 11th

WINTER PROGRAMS

January 2nd – February 23rd

Grades 2&3
Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm
in the main gymnasium
(Jan 2nd – Feb 20th)

Grades 4&5
Thursdays 7:15pm-8:00pm
in the main gymnasium
(Jan 5th – Feb 23rd)

Grades 6-8
Thursdays 8:00pm-8:45pm
in the main gymnasium
(Jan 5th – Feb 23rd)

$120 for the 8 week session
Individual drills and skills working on ball handling, passing, shooting and footwork.
*If enough participants are registered we will do drills/skills for 30m and then live play for the final 15m of each session.

JANUARY CLINIC

January 16TH 
for boys & girls AGES 7-14

Option 1: Full day 9am-3pm
$75/day
*Pizza lunch is included

Option 2: Half day 9am-12pm
$50/day

Stretching, ball handing, moves to the basket, footwork, shooting, boxing out and defense will all be covered in our clinic along with competitive drills and live game play! Athletes are split up based on skill level for competitive games and are all pushed to their limit during individual skill work!

* register online
**Register by Friday January 13th. Any registration after January 13th +$10.
*** max 40 athletes/day

FEBRUARY CLINIC

February 20TH – 24th
for boys & girls AGES 7-14

Daily Prices
9am-12pm $50
9am-3pm $75 
(includes pizza for lunch)

Register for the week
9am-12pm $200
9am-3pm $320 
(includes pizza for lunch)

Stretching, ball handing, moves to the basket, footwork, shooting, boxing out and defense will all be covered in our clinic along with competitive drills and live game play! Athletes are split up based on skill level for competitive games and are all pushed to their limit during individual skill work!

* register online
**Register by Friday February 17th. Any registration after February 17th +$10
*** max 40 athletes/day

PDH Summer Camp

Drills and skills focusing on dribbling, passing, shooting, moves to the basket, rebounding, and defense. Players will be broken up based on skill level.

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Private Training Pricing

Private one-on-one trainings:

10-pack of private trainings:

20-pack of private trainings:

Duo trainings:

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Meet the Coaches

The Coaches and trainers of PDH have high school, collegiate and professional team and individual coaching experience. Our staff has collectively worked with over a dozen professional basketball players (both male and female) and countless college athletes. They are dedicated to working with the players to help them achieve both on court and off court goals. Players will learn how and why to make a certain move as well as how to function on a team. Our staff does not stop once the clinic, training or camp does. They are fully invested in their athletes to help them in their basketball career as well as to be a positive role model for them.

Sarah Schum

Sarah Schum

Sports Coach

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Sarah Schum is the Sports Director and Camp Director at Club Fit Briarcliff, a certified personal trainer, co-owner of Player Development Hoops, LLC and is currently in her third year as the Horace Greeley High School Girls’ Varsity Coach. Prior to coaching at Horace Greeley, Sarah coached four years of varsity basketball and volleyball at Somers High School. Before coaching high school ball, she coached Collegiate Women’s Basketball at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY. In her playing career, Sarah was a 4-year starter and 2-year captain at Merrimack College, as well as a Strength and Conditioning All-American. Before graduating from college, she was an All-Section, All-State athlete at Lakeland High School, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. In her senior season at Lakeland, Sarah led the Hornets to a 27-0 season, winning the New York State championship.

Nick Rodwell

Nick Rodwell

Sports Coach

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Coach Nick does not remember a time when basketball wasn’t a part of his life. As a young player, Nick played on the AAU circuit, all the way up to his letterman years for Ossining High where he also played varsity football and golf.

Coach Nick comes to PDH with five years of coaching experience and is heading into his second season for PDHoops. Coach Nick is a championship caliber coach for PDH bringing home multiple championships in his first couple of seasons with the program. Coach Nick is looking forward to continuing his winning success while helping his players learn to work hard, play together and have fun!

Dave Boykin

Dave Boykin

Sports Coach

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Dave Boykin is a White Plains, NY native. He starred as White Plains High School’s point guard from 2002-2006 and went on to play college basketball at Fordham University. After two years at Fordham, Dave transferred to the University of Bridgeport where he won 2 conference championships and managed to score over 1,000 points in 2 seasons. In 2010, Boykin was named the Scholar-Athlete of the year of the East Coast Conference. After his college career, he played professional basketball for 5 seasons in Germany, China, Colombia and Brazil. Dave is an enthusiastic player-development coach, and the Head Varsity Coach at Irvington High School. His goals for all of his teams are to teach the young players the fundamentals of the game, and to instill the value of teamwork and hard work.

“I want the kids to learn the game and have fun while doing it!”

-Dave Boykin

Keith Geraldi

Keith Geraldi

Sports Coach

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Keith has been coaching basketball for the last 20 years in several different capacities. Keith started his coaching career for CYO programs in Dobbs Ferry and Irvington. He eventually began working for several AAU programs in Westchester for both boys and girls at all different age groups. He also was an Assistant coach at Irvington High School and Hackley. Eventually being the head coach at Irvington for 2 years.

 

Fred Bowers

Fred Bowers

Sports Coach

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Fred Bowers will be coaching basketball at Club Fit. Fred’s goal is to help every client become a better athlete and an even better person off the court. Fred’s coaching experience includes working with high school and professional basketball teams. Fred is looking forward to being a part of the Club Fit team. Available for 30 minute and 60 minute training sessions.

 

Ronnie Williams

Ronnie Williams

Sports Coach

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Ronnie is joining the Club Fit team as a Basketball PDH Activities Assistant and Instructor in the Sports department. He has been involved in organized basketball since he was was eight years old and is also a current head coach for the Mount Vernon Jr Knights. He also comes with the experience of being an active member of Law Enforcement for the past 18 years. Ronnie is very excited to be part of the Club Fit team and using all the gained experience throughout his life to help the Club Fit community.

John Ho

John Ho

Sports Coach

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John is joining Club Fit as a Basketball PDH Activities Assistant and Instructor. He is a retired bank executive who has been a member of Club Fit for over 30 years. John has been involved with the sport of basketball since his early teens and played on a top ranked high school team in Florida before playing at the Freshman and JV level at Yale University. John’s life long enjoyment of basketball is what has led him to pursue coaching of the game to younger participants.

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What Our Members Say

“My daughter played on the first PDH girls team in program history. The 2021-22 school year and spring/summer circuits will be her sixth year with PDH. Not only has PDH helped make her a better player, but it has also made her a better teammate. PDH is family to her.” – Mike Rose (parent of Emma Rose ’23 Graduating Class)

“Basketball and a lot more! PDH is a player development basketball program. The coaches are positive, supportive and dedicated on improving each players skills, IQ and love of the game. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, PDH offers training for all levels and support their players on and off the court!” – Raefski Family