We provide both a Summer Camp and Fall Clinic experience that emphasize the fundamentals of the game, teamwork and the value of sportsmanship.
Our campers’ abilities range from beginner to rising high school star. If you are looking for a FUN basketball camp experience where FUNdamental skills are taught and sportsmanship and character values are emphasized – Hooptown is the camp for YOU!
In 1987, when Coach Fazio opened and directed his first summer basketball camp – he was hoping to share his love of the game of basketball with the youth in the community. He believed then, as he believes today, that by making summer camp FUN, kids would fall in love with the game. That philosophy still holds true, as he continues to “entertain” the younger campers with his humor, engaging personality and of course basketball skills and drills. With our younger campers – at the “Ivy” and ” Big Ten” level of play- all of the instruction, games and competitions have been designed with the campers basketball education and “entertainment” value in mind.
With our older and more experienced campers – playing at the “College” and certainly “Pro” levels – we focus more on team concepts, successful game strategies and individual basketball improvement. In addition to the traditional ball handling, shooting, rebounding and defensive skills we begin to emphasize more advanced individual moves (offensive “go to” moves, offensive moves off the dribble, attack moves from triple threat and precision passing). We also offer “clinics” on post/perimeter play. Our coaches will emphasize the mental (shooting with confidence) and physical (summer conditioning) preparation that is necessary at this level.
All our coaches are Hooptown camp “graduates” who model the positive sportsmanship and character values important for basketball success. Philosophically, we believe that campers learn by doing – not by listening to a lecture. We believe that encouragement is the best motivator and always teach/coach in the positive! We believe that we offer the BEST camp around and sincerely appreciate the opportunity we have to help the youth enjoy the game of basketball.
Coach Hibino first started at “Hooptown” at age 8 when his parents signed him up for Andover Basketball School. He has been on the Hooptown staff for 20+ years.
Coach Hibino is a Program Director at Hooptown. He is also currently the Girls Varsity Basketball coach at Andover High. He is entering his 6th year. He was recently named Division 1 MA Coach of the year for the 2021-2022 season.
Prior to that he was the JV coach (7 years) and the Freshman coach (7 years) with Coach Fazio in the boys program. He also is in his 11th year serving as the girls tennis coach and is a math teacher at Andover High School.
Coach O’Dea is a Program Director at Hooptown. She is currently the Girls JV Basketball Coach at Andover High. She is entering her 6th year as the JV coach.
Prior to that she was the Freshman coach (9 years). She is also in her 15th year serving as the girls JV volleyball coach and is a special education teacher at Wood Hill Middle School.
Coach O’Dea first started at “Hooptown” entering the fourth grade, age 9, when she attended
Andover Basketball School with her younger sisters for the first time. She has been at “Hooptown” playing or coaching, every summer since. She has been on the Hooptown Staff for 21 years