The Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association is comprised of the Top Athletes in the state - former NBAD League / Overseas / College & Exceptional High School players. It allows Athletes an opportunity to compete at the highest level - even after College.
The 2014 HHBA Summer League will begin in June.
Scouts will be on hand to observe each players ability. The Top Players chosen from Summer League will earn an opportunity to Try-Out with Semi-Pro Teams and Professional Teams - HHBA Teams / Overseas /
NBAD League / and ABA Teams.
**Summer League is a minimum of (8) games - *($5 per game)
**Top Players earn a Try-Out with Semi-Pro Teams & Pro Teams
Try-Outs for 2014 Summer Season
Saturday May 3rd - 11am - 1pm.
Howe High School
4900 Jullian Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
$60 Try-Out Fee
The Try-Out is open to the public
Must be 18 years or older
Pre-Registration can be done online and the Pre-Register fee is $60.00
Late-Registration/Walk-in Players will be charged $90.00 (at the door)
- Click the “REGISTER FOR TRY-OUTS” button below, complete the form, agree to terms and conditions, and pay your $60 Try-out Fee (via PayPal).
- Once you receive your confirmation email, you are registered to attend the try-out.
Date / Time & Location
- See location/details of the Try-out on the Try-Out tab.
- Wear as close to “all black” shorts as possible for the Try-Out
- Be prepared to sign a Liability Waiver when you arrive at the Try-Out
- Check the “Schedule” tab to see your game times and locations (gym sites) for this season.
- Enjoy the (8) week Summer League competing against the Top Athletes!
- Click the "PAY FOR GAMES" button & pay the fee of $5/game by June 1 (COMING SOON!)
The cost is ($5 per game) to participate in the Summer League. This cost covers liability insurance, gym rental, officials, equipment, etc. The “goal” of this association is to provide the most competitive basketball in Indiana.
Elite Division - The Top Basketball Players in Indiana - Former NBA & College
Competitive Division - Former Jr. College talent, Top High School Athletes
Hickory Division - Former High School players who are looking forward to "Reliving their High School Basketball Days"
Legend's Division - (40+) - Former NBA, College, High School players
**All players will compete for a spot on an "Elite Division" Team - "not" based on previous playing experience
Our goal is to host games in the most historic gyms in Indiana…Hoosiers Gym in Knightstown (where Hoosiers Movie was filmed) / New Castle Fieldhouse / Center Grove’s – old gym / Kokomo’s Memorial Gym / Taylor University / and we hope to play the Championship Game at either Hinkle Fieldhouse or on the Pacers Court!
The cost is ($10 per game) to participate in the league. The cost includes the cost of the Game T-Shirt (which is kept by the player), liability insurance, gym rental, officials, basketballs & equipment, etc. The “goal” of this association is to provide the most competitive basketball in Indiana for all divisions.
Try-outs involve an open-gym setting to see players in game time situations. The try-out is open to the public (cost of $60) and the Directors will score each player accordingly to their skill. Coaching Staff will decide which division each players fits best in for our Hoosier Hardwood Season. Try-outs are held at different locations – see below for nearest city and date of the try-out.
Enjoy the nostalgia of Indiana Basketball, relive memories of your past, enjoy meeting new players and playing a game that you love, compete against the Top Athletes in Indiana, allow your children to experience “true” Indiana Basketball at its finest!
Doug Mitchell (North Central HS), Ron Hecklinski (formerly Anderson HS), Kent Benson (New Castle HS), Bob Petty (Kokomo), Connie Cookman – President of the Board (Pendleton).
CONTACT INFO: - Bob Petty (Director of the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association) - email@example.com
765 620 2334 - www.hoosier-hardwood.com - www.indiana-basketball.com
Our goal is to host games in the most historic gyms in Indiana. We are working to secure locations for this season such as…
The Hoosiers Gym (filmed Hoosiers Movie)
355 N. Washington St
Knightstown IN 46148
New Castle Fieldhouse (Largest High School Gym in the World)
801 Parkview Dr
New Castle IN
525 N. Walnut St
Muncie IN 47305
Kokomo’s Memorial Gym
200 N. Apperson Way
Kokomo, IN 46901
236 W. Reade Ave
Upland IN 46989
The Connection Gym (Kokomo)
2900 E. Markland Ave
Kokomo IN 46901
We hope to play the Championship Game at either
Hinkle Fieldhouse or on the Pacers Court!
Butler University (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
510 W. 49th St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Pacers “Home Court” (Banker’s Life Fieldhouse)
125 S. Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
To be a team owner you must meet the following criteria:
Coordinate a facility to host (10) home games
Financially be able to sustain incurred costs of Uniforms, Officials, Shirts, Liability Insurance, Gym Rental, Community Advertising budget
Submit a “Marketing/Business Plan” on how you intend to promote your team in your community
Submit payment of $5,000 – as league fee to Hoosier Harwood Basketball Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Connie Cookman (Chairman of the Board)
Doug Mitchell (Indianapolis)
Ron Hecklinski (Anderson)
Kent Benson (New Castle / Bloomington)
Bob Petty (Director of the League)
Doug Mitchell - was respectfully chosen as Head Coach with USA Basketball (2008), after (3) seasons as a USA Assistant (‘03, ‘05, ‘07). “Mitch” was an assistant for (2) years with the McDonald’s All-American games (2002 & 2003) and was an Assistant Coach with his alma mater, Butler University (1988 – 1993). Doug is currently in his 20th year as head boys basketball coach at North Central High School (Ind.), where he’s earned (2) State Championships – 2010 & 1999. Doug’s basketball success has earned him (2) USA Gold Medals and (1) USA Silver Medal. “It's an honor to wear U-S-A across your chest, and it doesn't get much better than that for a high school coach,” said Mitchell. Doug has seen more than 50 of his players compete in the NCAA and he’s coached NBA talent - LeBron James (Miami Heat), Chris Paul (LA Clippers), Eric Gordon (New Orleans), Mike Connelly (Memphis Grizzlies) and Greg Oden (Miami Heat)
Ron Hecklinski – was named as Head Coach of the Indiana All-Star Team (2010) and was named Head Coach of McDonald’s All-American Team (2003) – a team which included 2-Time MVP, LeBron James & Chris Paul. “Heck” has in incredible career mark of 274-138, with (5) North Central Conference Championships, (5) Sectional Trophies and (1) Regional Championship on his resume. Heck coached (20) years in one of Indiana’s most historic basketball gymnasiums - The Anderson “Wigwam”. Heck’s coaching expertise is impeccable having coached NBA talent - LeBron James (Miami Heat), Chris Paul (LA Clippers) . Doug Mitchell & Ron Hecklinski had the honors of coaching the McDonald’s All-American Team together in (2003).
Bob Petty – is a 2000 graduate of Ball State University, has served as Chairman of the Indiana Class Basketball “All-Star” Classic Games since (2011) - coordinating the 3-Point Contest & Slam Dunk Contest. Bob owned a Sports Fundraising Company for many years and did contract work with the Indiana Pacers & Pacers “VIP” Experiences. In 2010, Bob founded “IMAGINE – IF” – a “free” after school program in Pendleton (Ind), that has now served over (2,000) students in a Christian environment. Bob is now excited about his new venture of starting the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association - with a goal of bringing back the love & passion for Indiana High School Basketball - as adults
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Try-outs will be held Saturday May 3rd, 11:00am - 1pm
Howe High School
4900 Jullian Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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MVP Skills Training is “unique” childcare -
providing a safe place after school, where students can improve on their basketball skills!
Students will learn about
When: Beginning Nov 11th thru Dec 13th
Mon – Fri 3:20-5:30pm
Location: Pendleton Christian Church (1170 S Pendleton Ave)
Ages: 2nd – 6th Grade (Boys and Girls)
Cost: $40 per week (*Family Discounts Avail.)
Skills: Dribbling, Shooting, Passing, Screens, Defense, Offenses
Sign up today if you love Basketball & want to improve your game!
Bob Petty – 765 620 2334 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trip: Pacers Game- each student will receive a “Kids Club” membership by attending the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association. The “Kids Club” membership includes a “FREE” Pacers T-shirt & all students will attend a “FREE” Pacers Game! (*included in the price of $40/week)
Guest Speakers: We will occasionally have Guest Speakers talk about their experiences - former NBA & College Players (Kent Benson, Ray Tolbert, etc)
Transportation: Students will be picked up and transported from school to PCC & parents will pick up @ PCC by 5:30. *Can be picked up earlier if needed
Sign Ups: Forms are available in the school office & www.hoosier-hardwood.com
Questions: Call Bob Petty - Director of Basketball Operations - Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association
765-620-2334 or email@example.com
Skills Coaches / Directors: Bob Petty - Founded “IMAGINE IF”– free After School Program/Chairman of the Indiana All-Star Game/Director of Basketball Operations for the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association/Ticket Sales with the Indiana Pacers (contract work)
Ray Tolbert -1981 NCAA Championship @ I.U. under Bobby Knight/USA Basketball-Gold Medal in Olympics 1979/ Coaching Staff at Fishers High School/Pastor in Anderson
Jeff Cottrell – Director of Front Yard Fitness - Life and Fitness Coach - Professional Trainer of Speed, Agility and Holistic Mind & Body Training. Professional Grant Writer & worked for the City of Anderson in Mayor’s office on “Youth Involvement.” Jeff loves children & has a passion for the community
The Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association is not affiliated with the South Madison Community School Corporation