HOPLITE BASKETBALL ACADEMY

The Spartan Basketball program is a proud supporter of the HOPLITE BASKETBALL ACADEMY.  This organization helps young Spartans develop into the best they can be on and off the court.  We believe that the SPARTAN CODE is the foundation of how we can help these young men "Prepare For Glory".  Therefore, all those who volunteer, participate, play, coach, and support this organization we sincerely thank you!  Without this necessary first step to becoming a Spartan, our student-athletes would be at a disadvantage upon arriving on the Francis Howell Central Campus.  You can follow the Hoplite Basketball Academy on Twitter @HopliteHoops (Coach Keith Cissell) to stay updated on all things that pertain to our academy as well as to see the pics of games, practices, and camps.  

Please click HERE to view slides that explain why we believe the HOPLITE BASKETBALL ACADEMY is integral to being a Howell Central Basketball player.


HOPLITE BASKETBALL ACADEMY 2020-21 SUMMER CAMP FORMS

1) Click HERE for the Hoplite Basketball Academy Shooting Camp
Dates: June 28-29 (Monday-Tuesday) Shooting Camp: This camp will focus on instruction, drills, and competitions that emphasize the fundamentals of shooting and scoring
8am-10am 4th-6th grade
10:30am-12:30 7th grade-incoming freshman)
$80
2) Click HERE for the Hoplite Basketball Academy Skillz and Thrillz Camp
Dates: June 30-July 1 (Wednesday-Thursday) Skillz and Thrillz Camp: This camp will focus on instruction, drills, and competitions the emphasize ball handling, passing, and competitive play
8am-10am 4th-6th grade
10:30am-12:30 7th grade-incoming freshman 
$80

If you wish to attend BOTH of these camps= FEE $150

3) We are excited to announce that we have added a THIRD Camp= Click HERE for the Hoplite LEGENDS Camp
Dates: July 19-July 22 (Monday-Thursday) The LEGENDS camp will include instruction, drills, and games to help our advanced skill level players.  Camp will include competitive live breakdowns, live scrimmages, and situational game competitions
10am-12pm
All Hoplite grade levels welcome (4th-8th grade)
$50/day or $150 for the week

Click Here To Read Article About The Hoplite Basketball Academy From FHC Today

FALL TRAINING SESSIONS 2020 ARE COMPLETED
SEE YOU NEXT FALL!

 Please call, or text, Coach Cissell if there are any questions about the Hoplite Basketball Academy (314-606-4036).  

There is a calendar on the HOME page to view dates/times for the Hoplite Academy Practices


Once training sessions are allowed to resume, parents are welcome to stay, but there may be few places to sit because we will use the entire gym.  Also, a mask will be required in the gym.  If you do leave your son, it is with the understanding that the camp session ends at 11:30 and a ride will be available for your son promptly.  Finally, parents please be aware that if your son  attends one of the camp sessions you are authorizing the directors of the HOPLITE BASKETBALL ACADEMY to take whatever means are appropriate in case there is an injury and you cannot be reached.  Also, you are accepting that the academy, its trainers and coaches, or the School, cannot be help liable for any injuries sustained during training.  All activities and drills are designed with the mutual agreement that your son is in good health and may participate in all activities during training.

The Hoplite Basketball Academy conducted two summer camps summer prior to being shut down due to covid-19 (2019).  


BELOW ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THESE CAMPS


THE FUTURE OF SPARTAN BASKETBALL LOOKS BRIGHT

#PrepareForGlory

Why HOPLITES?

Click on this LINK to read about the history of the Spartan citizen-soldier known as a HOPLITE