Play Hard Hoops Core Philosophy is to teach the fundamental skills of basketball in an encouraging environment to help develop young basketball players of all ages and ability.  Play Hard is an instructional program that stresses teamwork, sportsmanship and the overall benefits of having a positive attitude.

Program Goals

1) Teach the Fundamental Skills of Basketball

2) Teach Game Concepts to Improve Knowledge of the Game

3) Build a Passion for Playing Basketball

4) Teach Life Lessons Through Words of the Day(Listed Below)

5) Create a Safe Environment where Players of all Ages, Ability and Experience Can Have Fun

Keys To Success - A Three Pronged Proven Method of Teaching

* Entertaining, But Substantive Fundamental Instruction

* Unique Team Coaching Philosophies & Management

* Direct & Honest Communication With Players/Parents

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Our Words of the Day and Core Values (Lessons Taught For Lifetime Use)

*Passion - Have Fun, Show Enthusiasm, & Love What You Do

*Teamwork - Be a Good Teammate, Work With Others

*Attitude - Be a Positive and Good Person, Handle Good & Bad Times

*Character - Be a Genuine & Honest Person, Leader

*Gratitude - Be Thankful , Appreciate What You Have And Not What You Don't

What is the Play Hard Program?


* Fall Warm Up Developmental Skills Classes - K-3rd grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo, Libertyville)

* Fall Warm up Skills Basketball Classes - 3rd-6th Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo, Libertyville)

* Fall Leagues - K - 8th Grade (Windy City Fieldhouse & Woodlawn Middle School, Lake Barrington, Wheeling)


* Winter Developmental Skills Classes - K-3rd Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo)

* Winter Skills Basketball Classes - 3rd-8th Grade (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Volo)

* 3 on 3 Basketball Leagues - 1st-8th Grade (Chicago, Long Grove)

* Winter Developmental Leagues: K-8th Grade (Chicago, Long Grove, Lake Zurich)

* PHH Warriors Travel Teams: 4th-6th Grade (Stevenson HS Area)

* PHH City Warriors Travel Teams: 3rd-8th Grade (City Teams)

* PHH Travel Feeder League: erd-8th Grade


* Spring Leagues - Weekdays (Chicago, Lake Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Wheeling, Volo Libertyville)

* Spring Tournaments: April 25 & 26/May 16 & 17

* Spring Travel Teams for Warriors


* Summer Basketball Camps (Chicago, Vernon Hills, Deerfield, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Volo, Wheeling, Milwaukee)

* Summer Leagues - Weekdays (Vernon Hills, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Chicago)

Locations Of Play Hard Hoops Programs:

Windy City Fieldhouse - 2367 W. Logan Blvd - Chicago

Adversity Center - 710 Corporate Woods Pkwy - Vernon Hills

Lifetime Fitness - 640 Woodlands Pkwy - Vernon Hills

CountryMeadows-Woodlawn - 6362 Gilmer Rd -Long Grove

Canlan Sportsplex - 28156 W. Northpointe Blvd - Lake Barrington

Volo Sportsplex - 26705 W. Commerce Dr. - Volo

Whole Body Fitness - 6125 N. Cicero - Chicago

Libertyville Sports Complex - 1950 N. US Hwy 45 - Libertyville

Ela Sports Center - 325 Surryse Rd - Lake Zurich

Wheeling Park District - 100 Community Blvd - Wheeling

JCC of Milwaukee - 6250 N. Santa Monica Blvd - Milwaukee