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Winter and Spring Player Development Workouts


The Academy of Hoops Player Development training is the aspect of the Academy that helps players develop and refine their all-around game. Along with specific skill training AOH coaches develop players' knowledge of the game and how to play it most effectively.  The Academy of Hoops player development workouts develop the total basketball player.


Points of Emphasis:

  • Ball Handling

  • Footwork

  • Passing

  • Offense/Defense

  • Game situation scenarios

  • Team play

Summer and Holiday Break Camps

The Academy of Hoops runs camps for boys and girls in various locations in the area.  The importance of FOCUS, DISCIPLINE and ATTITUDE and FUN are emphasized as well as individual skill development and team competitions.

Summer and Fall Leagues


The Academy of Hoops runs leagues in the summer and fall.  Some of the best basketball players in the area bring their game to AOH leagues that provide an environment that promotes competitiveness, sportsmanship and hard work.


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Team Training


Work with Alvin Williams and his team of coaches to implement instruction and techniques that go hand-in-hand with your coaching philosophy and season goals.


Alvin will draw on his experience as Player Development Coach for the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers to train your rec, school, or club team. You and your team can learn from the best and benefit from Alvin’s techniques all season long.


Team training sessions can be scheduled for 4, 6 or 8 weeks.



Alvin and The Academy of Hoops coaches are currently working with the Philadelphia Union and YSC to cross-train their soccer players in basketball.  The drills conducted by The Academy of Hoops help players of all sports develop hand-eye coordination, effective body positioning and spatial awareness as well as overall conditioning.  And as with all AOH events, kids love playing ball with The Academy of Hoops coaches!

Coaches' Clinics

Many coaches from the youth level to college and professional teams have improved their ability to work with their players by listening to Alvin discuss his player development techniques.  Gain insight into what motivates players and how to get the most from them at every level. 


For more information on The Academy of Hoops activities please contact Shawn Cramer at


To discuss a partnership with The Academy of Hoops please contact Alvin Williams at

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