The Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association is comprised of the Top Athletes in the state
  • former NBAD League
  • Overseas
  • College
  • Exceptional High School players.
We allow Athletes an opportunity to compete at the highest level - even after College.

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Try-Outs for 2014-2015 Season
Saturday, October 25th - - 12pm - 3pm.
Bethel Park Family Center
2850 Bethel Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203

$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 - height, weight, position, playing experience, etc.
  • 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
  • Try-outs involve an “open-gym” setting to see players in game time situations. There will also be shooting drills, 2 on 1 fast-breaks, 1 on 1 drills, etc.
  • Each player will be scored accordingly to their skill level. Staff will decide which players will be the best assets to the team. Try-outs may be held at different locations – find the nearest city and date of the try-out.

Doug Mitchell (North Central HS), Ron Hecklinski (formerly Anderson HS), Kent Benson (New Castle HS), Bob Petty (Kokomo).

CONTACT INFO: - Bob Petty (Director of the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association) - bob@hoosier-hardwood.com
765 620 2334 - www.hoosier-hardwood.com - www.indiana-basketball.com
Fall 2014 Schedule coming soon.

Teams - 2013 Winter Season

(Select division to view the teams)
ELITE Competetive Hickory Legends






Bob Petty (Director of the HHBA)
765 620 2334
(Call or Text)
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

Muncie Fieldhouse
525 N. Walnut St
Muncie IN 47305

Kokomo’s Memorial Gym
200 N. Apperson Way
Kokomo, IN 46901

Taylor University
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
Doug Mitchell (Indianapolis)
Ron Hecklinski (Anderson)
Kent Benson (New Castle / Bloomington)
Bob Petty (Director of the League)

Doug Mitchell
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
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
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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2014-15 schedule coming soon.
MVP Skills Training
is “unique” childcare - providing a safe place after school, where students can improve on their basketball skills!

Students will learn about
NCAA Regulations
Grade Requirements
Behavior Expectations.
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 - bob@hoosier-hardwood.com

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 bob@hoosier-hardwood.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
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