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HoopSphere At Home Online Training for June

Sign up for June Here: https://form.jotform.com/201160493878056

5/26/2020

 

Hello HoopSphere Parents,

 

We hope you and your families are all safe and doing well.

 

We are excited to announce that we will be offering our HoopSphere At Home Online Training for the month of June. 

 

The students who attended HoopSphere at Home in April and May have improved tremendously! We highly encourage every single HoopSphere student to join us in June as it is important for them to continue taking their basketball skills to the next level.

 

HoopSphere At Home Online Program:

-Personally taught by HoopSphere’s very own acclaimed coaches and founders Coach V and Coach Alex!

-Transform your Ball Handling Ability

-Develop the Proper Footwork and Fundamentals

-Fitness and conditioning

-Hand Eye Coordination, and flexibility

-Video Segments where we break down the Moves We Work On

-Daily class conversation and personal interactions with the coaches

-Guaranteed improvement and results

 

In order to Register for HoopSphere at Home Online Training for June, you must complete registration (link located below under How to Join)

 

Note:

For students that choose not to join, your usual classes and timings in the program are still being reserved until we return. This return date is TBD and we will send updates on this.

 

Return to In-Person Classes:

We are closely following the guidelines set forth by the state of California and the health department to determine when we will return in-person classes. At this moment, there is a potential possibility that we could return to in-person classes in the next month or two,with modified, non-contact, individual skills only based classes. The safety of our students and community is Hoopsphere’s number one priority with respect to returning to in-person classes. This return date is TBD and we will send updates on this as we get closer.

 

HoopSphere at Home June Online Class Details:

-1st Class is Monday, June 1st

-Classes are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

-You are granted access to up to 26 Classes in June

-2 Classes per day Available for All Students (Beginner/Intermediate Class and Advanced Class)

-Each Class is 1 hour

-2 Coaches will be Teaching Each class

-No Hoop is Needed. All you need is a basketball, some space (can be indoors or outdoors), and a device to access the Zoom App

-You are granted access to All Class recordings for the Month of June online at www.hoopsphere.com/zoom so you can take the classes at any time or day

 

Tuition:

-$99 for the Entire Month of June

-Less than $4 per class is you attend two classes per day

-Less than $8 per class if you attend one class per day

-All Proceeds will go towards expenses for HoopSphere’s Basketball Facility (currently under construction), and we are in need of everyone’s support at this time

-One time payment with no refunds or proration

 

Beginner/Intermediate Class Days/Times/Level Details:

-Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

-3:45pm-4:45pm

-Curriculum and pace of class tailored for students who have played organized basketball 2 years or less; however, all students can participate, learn, and get better

-Taught by Coach V and Coach Alex

 

Advanced Class Days/Times/Level Details:

-Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

-5:00pm-6:00pm

-Curriculum and pace of class tailored for students who have played organized basketball 3 years or more; however, all students can participate, learn, and get better

-Taught by Coach Alex and Coach V

 

How to Join:

-Complete Registration here: https://form.jotform.com/201160493878056

-Once Registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation which includes the new password you will need for Zoom Access to join classes. This same password will also allow access to all class recordings (see below for Zoom App Details)

 

-Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings App

-Click Join at your designated class time

-Enter Meeting ID: 629 124 2013

-Enter New Password that was sent to you via email upon registration

-Join

-Make sure to select Join using Internet Audio

 

 

 

 

4/26/2020

HoopSphere At Home Online Training for May

Hello HoopSphere Parents,                                                               

 

We hope you and your families are all safe and doing well.

 

We are excited to announce that we will be offering our HoopSphere At Home Online Training for the month of May. 

 

The students who attended HoopSphere at Home in April have improved tremendously! We highly encourage every single HoopSphere student to join us in May as it is important for them to keep developing their basketball skills and increasing their physical activity to the next level. 

 

HoopSphere At Home Online Program

 

  • Personally taught by HoopSphere’s very own acclaimed coaches and founders Coach V and Coach Alex!

  • Transform your Ball Handling Ability 

  • Develop the Proper Footwork and Fundamentals

  • Fitness and conditioning 

  • Hand Eye Coordination, and flexibility 

  • Daily class conversation and personal interactions with the coaches 

  • Guaranteed improvement and results

 

In order to Register for HoopSphere at Home Online Training for May, you must complete registration (link located below under How to Join)

 

For students that choose not to join, your usual classes and timings in the program are still being reserved until we return. This return date is TBD and we will send updates on this.


 

HoopSphere at Home Class Details for May:

  • 1st Class is Friday, May 1st

  • Classes are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  • You are granted access to up to 26 Classes in May

  • 2 Classes per day Available for All Students (Beginner/Intermediate Class and Advanced Class)

  • Each Class is 1 hour

  • 2 Coaches will be Teaching Each class 

  • No Hoop is Needed. All you need is a basketball, some space (can be indoors or outdoors), and a device to access the Zoom App

  • You are granted access to All Class recordings for the Month of May online at www.hoopsphere.com/zoom so you can take the classes at any time or day

 

Tuition:

 

  • $99 for the Entire Month of May 

  • Less than $4 per class is you attend two classes per day

  • Less than $8 per class if you attend one class per day

  • All Proceeds will go towards expenses for HoopSphere’s Basketball Facility (currently under construction), and we are in need of everyone’s support at this time 

  • One time payment with no refunds or proration

 

Beginner/Intermediate Class Days/Times/Level Details:

 

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 3:45pm-4:45pm

  • Curriculum and pace of class tailored for students who have played organized basketball 2 years or less; however, all students can participate, learn, and get better

  • Taught by Coach V and Coach Alex

 

Advanced Class Days/Times/Level Details:

 

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm

  • Curriculum and pace of class tailored for students who have played organized basketball 3 years or more; however, all students can participate, learn, and get better

  • Taught by Coach Alex and Coach V

 

How to Join:

 

  1. Complete Registration here: https://form.jotform.com/201160493878056

  2. Once Registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation which includes the password you will need for Zoom Access to join classes. This password will also allow access to all class recordings (see below for Zoom App Details)

 

  • Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings App

  • Click Join at your designated class time

  • Enter Meeting ID: 629 124 2013

  • Enter Password that was sent to you via email upon registration

  • Join

  • Make sure to select Join using Internet Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/24/2020

Timings, Days, and Details for Online Zoom Training in April

 

Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for All of April

Timings:

 

Beginner Session: 3:45pm-4:45pm (taught by Coach V)

Advanced Session: 5:00pm-6:00pm (taught by Coach Alex)

 

How to Join:

 

These e-classes will be held via Zoom Cloud Meetings

 

Directions:

  1. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings App

  2. Click Join at your designated class time

  3. Enter Meeting ID: 629 124 2013

  4. Enter Password: hs 

  5. Join

  6. Make sure to select Join using Internet Audio

 

If you miss the live class, no worries. The video for each class will be up online at www.hoopsphere.com/zoom for the entire month of April.

More details about the classes can be found in the post below (April Online Training to Make up for March)

 

4/4/2020

April Online Training to Make Up for March

 

Dear HoopSphere Parents,

 

We hope that everyone is safe and well. This email is to provide an update to everyone regarding our plans for the month of April and going forward. 

 

As an academy, we are committed to uplifting our students, so they can continue to grow on and off of the court given these unprecedented circumstances. Our current focus is ensuring that all of our students stay positive, fit, and healthy in this coming month. 

 

The temporary closure of our academy has had an adverse effect on the finances of the academy. The timing has also coincided with the current construction of HoopSphere’s own basketball facility, which we hope will be a valuable resource to our community for years to come. As a community-oriented program, we at HoopSphere appreciate your understanding and support during this time. 

 

As stated in our previous email, we will not be billing for the month of April or future months until we return. Our return date is TBD and we will send periodic updates. All students same skills and league spots and timings are reserved for when we return.

 

To take the place of the remainder of March classes (2 weeks’ worth), we are excited to hold online virtual training classes (which students can do from home) throughout the entire month of April. 

 

The virtual training will consist of 10 high-quality online basketball training sessions for each student, over the course of the month of April. Regardless of which program you normally attend, you may attend all 10 online classes at no extra cost. 

 

These online classes given in April will serve as the only available option to make up the 2 weeks of March. Again, we appreciate your understanding. We encourage everyone to join as many of the sessions as possible. 

 

These e-classes will be held via Zoom Cloud Meetings

 

Directions:

  1. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings App

  2. Click Join at your designated class time

  3. Enter Meeting ID: 629 124 2013

  4. Enter Password: hs 

  5. Join

  6. Make sure to select Join using Internet Audio

 

Will Consist Of:

-Ball handling, control, and moves

-Footwork and foot speed 

-Body strength and core strength 

-Mental training and confidence building 

-Question & Answer session

 

Things you need:

  1. A safe place to practice (need not be a large space, and can be indoors)

  2. A basketball 

  3. Access to a device or a screen to view the class 

 

-Each class will be 60 minutes long, on designated dates (listed below)

-The video for each class will be up online at www.hoopsphere.com/zoom for the entire month of April

- The first 50 minutes will consist of training and the last 10 minutes will consist of a short recap and a Q&A session

 

Classes will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting on Wednesday April 8th.

 

Dates of the 10 Classes: Apr 8, Apr 10, Apr 13, Apr 15, Apr 17, Apr 20, Apr 22, Apr 24, Apr 27, Apr 29 

 

We will hold two sessions/timings per designated date:

 

1. 3:45pm-4:45pm (beginner session) taught by Coach V 

 

10:00am session is recommended for ages 5-9 AND/OR all ages at the beginner level. We encourage the parents to follow along with their child for this session.

2. 5:00pm-6:00pm (advanced session) taught by Coach Alex 

 

11:15am session is recommended for ages 10 and up AND/OR all ages at the advanced level

 

If you are unsure of your level please join both sessions and decide which curriculum is a better fit for your skill level. If both work for you and you up for it, please join both sessions for up to 20 classes. 

 

If you miss the class timing, no worries. The video for each class will be up online at www.hoopsphere.com/zoom for the entire month of April.

 

The online classes are designed to be fun, helpful, and productive. Our aim is to have our students become more skilled and informed players upon returning to the court. 

 

This unique online medium will help our students to continue to stay active, engaged, and continuing to think about the game of basketball. 

 

We thank you for your support towards HoopSphere and our greater community during these challenging times. We are committed to turning the current circumstance into a more positive one, by uniting and strengthening our community. We hope that everyone continues to stay safe and well throughout this time!

 

3/24/2020

Covid-19 Update

 

Dear HoopSphere Families,
 
Hope everyone is safe and well!  We, as a coaching staff, are missing interacting and working with all of our students. Conversely, I am sure that all of our players have been missing their coaches and itching to get back on the court as well.
 
We are closely monitoring the events surrounding the Covid 19 (coronavirus).
Given the current state, we will continue to hold off on conducting any HoopSphere activities until further notice. 
 
We will not be processing billing for April 1st date, or any other future billing until we are officially back in session. 
 
We are hopeful of making a return Mid April to Early May. This date is subject to change and we will be in touch in the next few weeks with updates.
 
All students complete schedules/class timings will continue to be held and reserved. 
 
We will continue to hold on to the credits remaining in the month of March, and will update on how we will apply this to future months. Credits for AAU are also being held.
 
Our commitment and priority is to ensure that our children and our community at large are safe and healthy. We hope to see everyone back on the court again soon!

 

 

 

3/13/2020

Covid-19 Update

Dear Hoopsphere Families,

With everything surrounding the Covid 19 (coronavirus) and growing concerns about the health and safety of our families, we have decided to close down all HoopSphere classes, games, and events effective now Friday March 13th, until April 1st (This date is subject to change and we will be in touch in the next few weeks with updates). This applies to skills classes, league, and AAU.

All students schedules and class timings will be untouched until then. 


We are committed as an academy to the safety and health of our students and community at large,which is ultimately the most pressing issue at hand at the current time. We hope that everyone stays safe in this critical and confusing time.

Thank you very much and please exercise safety and caution in the weeks ahead.

 

 

3/12/2020

Covid-19 Update

 

Dear Hoopsphere Families,

 

With everything surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and growing concerns about the health and safety of our families, we wanted to share some updates on how we are responding to the situation. We are committed as an academy to the safety and health of our students and community at large. We have been following the authority and guidance of Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and other higher authority.

 

Below are some updates and changes for Hoopsphere regarding COVID-19 that we plan to implement effective immediately. This is based on the current state we are in and we will update any changes necessary when we have new information. 

 

HoopSphere is Currently Open and in Session –Just as all of our school districts remain open for school, we are open for the time being as well.  We are working with public health professionals who are the experts in protecting the community during viral outbreaks. They have consistently recommended against closing, but recommended being vigilant and cautious.  

 

Limitation of Spectators and Games

  • Drop off and Pick Up Only for a 2 week period only for Parents to help with distancing.

  • Sunday League Games will be converted into Skills Training Sessions for the next few weeks. Please stick to normal Sunday scheduling. This will be a welcome change for most of our students, who are in need of more skill training and fundamentals development.

  • AAU Tournaments are cancelled for the next few weeks since this brings in a lot of crowds from a lot of different areas. We will send a separate email to AAU teams on upcoming plans.

 

Preventative Measures 

  • Coaching Staff will monitor all students, and will report and send home any coughing and sneezing student

  • Talking to students about preventative measures at the beginning of class

  • Covering cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve (cough into your elbow) is required

  • Students are advised to wash their hands before and after playing

  • Only Individual Drills (no contact drills) will take place between each player and everyone is required to bring their own basketball. 

  • No High Fives or touching will take place between students, coaches, or any individuals for the time being

  • Thorough Disinfecting of school district facilities led by FUSD,MUSD,Ohlone CC and other facilities that we use, many which are large and open, unlike classrooms where students are sitting next to each other in closer proximity

  • We may shift certain locations outdoors (on a case by case basis),which will provide another degree of safety according to experts. This is TBD.

 

Basic Prevention:

  • Stay home when sick and remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines. 

  • Cover cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve (cough into your elbow). 

  • Wash hands frequently.

 

Absences

  • Most HoopSphere parents are continuing to send their healthy children to school, their extra classes and HoopSphere activities,however If you feel more comfortable keeping your child at home,we completely understand. Please send us an email at training@hoopsphere.com. Please note cancellations take effect April 1st, 2020 and March refunds are not permitted. We are offering make up credits on a case by case basis if you qualify. You may re-register to the program online anytime when you are ready to return.

 

General Health – The best methods for preventing the spread of COVID-19 remain the same – frequent hand washing, covering of coughs and sneezes, and most importantly, staying home if you are sick. Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to cold and flu. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. 

 

We are all working diligently to provide a safe environment for your children while causing as little disruption as possible to their basketball development and growth with HoopSphere. We are doing our very best with the information we have, at a time when information is changing quickly. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we work through this together.

  

 training@hoopsphere.com  (510) 806-8992

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