Play Hard Hoops is in its 9th season and presently runs programs throughout the Chicagoland area including: Buffalo Grove/Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Chicago, Lake Barrington, Libertyville Volo & Lake Zurich). Adelman has been teaching the game of basketball to kids since 1990. His diverse experience has seen him coach basketball at the high school, collegiate and professional level. Adelman has also served as a high level basketball instructor teaching boys and girls from PreK-12th grade through his summer basketball camps, weekly skill practices, clinics and personal lessons.
The Play Hard Hoops Program currently serves over 1,000 families throughout the season and Play Hard Hoops Winter Leagues and Classes Currently is Working with Over 500 Participants.
Programs Offered By Play Hard Hoops: Weekly Skills Practices, Developmental Leagues, Private Lessons, Adult Morning Practices, Days Off School/Holiday & Spring Break Camps, Summer Basketball Camps, Youth & Adult Tournaments
PLAY HARD HOOPS FULL TIME COACH/DIRECTOR - RON CHRISTIANS
Coach Ron Christians has worked with Play Hard Hoops is entering his fourth year and has directed several of the Play Hard Hoops programs. Ron is a native of Wauconda, where he was an All-Area Player at Wauconda HS before playing four years at Loras College in Iowa. Ron has coached with the Wauconda Feeder program and is a tremendous communicator and teacher. His energy as a coach has helped continue to boost Play Hard Hoops into the premier youth basketball program in Chicago.
Adelman served as an assistant coach at the Division 1 level for Loyola University Chicago and Duquesne University for seven years. He then moved on as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where he helped Coach Jack Bennett lead the Pointers to a 45-10 record, two Conference Championships and an NCAA appearance.
Adelman was then afforded an opportunity to be an Assistant Coach and General Manager of the Westchester Wildfire, a new franchise in the USBL (United States Basketball League) in 2001. He assisted former New York Knick John Starks in leading the Wildfire to back-to-back winning seasons and a 20-12 record and final four playoff appearance in its first year. Adelman also served as an assistant coach for the nationally ranked St Raymonds HS program in New York where he helped St Ray’s win the City Championship and finish third in the State in 2004.
Adelman has also coached Internationally in the prestigious World Maccabiah Games winning three gold medals (2 in the Pan American Games) and a Silver Medal in the 2009 World Maccabiah Games. Adelman also gained international coaching experience by taking a collection of professional basketball players to compete in Denmark against traditional powers: Hapoel Jerusalem, Eiffel Towers, Alba, Krka and Besiktas.
In 1999 after successfully running the Loyola University Chicago Summer Basketball Camps, which was rated “one of top 100 things to do in Chicago people don’t know about” for an Internet magazine, Adelman began his Hoops Education Basketball Camps. He has run these summer basketball camps in Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and Long Beach and is currently running over 20 basketball camps in seven different locations between Wisconsin & Illinois. This is the 20th season of Play Hard Hoops Summer Camps! Learn more about 2018 Summer Basketball Camps at http://www.playhardhoops.com/hoops-education-summer-basketball-camps.html