About Hoopaholics

Mission Statement

Hoopaholics develops and inspires youth basketball 
players on and off the court, cultivating an excitement
guided by life lessons learned through the game.
Hoopaholics Tax ID: 80-093-6914
 
Questions on program offering for your player? 
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Hoopaholics partners with
Ballard Youth Basketball
 

 

Camps

Boys and Girls Grades 3rd to 8th
 
 
Mid-Winter, Spring Break Camps coming up!
 
 

Lil' Dribblers Class & League

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Beginner Boys and Girls 5-9 Years Old
 
Ballard Boys & Girls Club - 12:00-1:15pm
Next: Winter 2: Sundays January 13 to February 10
Winter 3: Sundays February 17 to March 11
 
Concordia Lutheran School - 2:00-3:15pm
Next:Winter 2: Sundays January 13 to February 10
Winter 3: Sundays February 17 to March 11
 
King's Garden Gym - 2:30-3:30pm
Next:Winter 2: Sundays January 6 to Feb 24
 
  
 
  

Addicted to the Game

Sara Wetstone was a point guard and co-captain at Lakeside High School. She led her squad to a 96-1 record in her last three seasons, and not to mention winning two State titles. She went on to play college ball at Princeton University (not too shabby!) and then to Denmark to play and coach professionally. Sara came home to coach the Seattle Community College women's basketball team and was named NWAACC North Division’s Coach of the Year in her first season.

Next, is Sarah Morton, a four-year letter winner at Monroe High School as well as playing club basketball for the Spokane Stars where she placed 2nd in the Nike National Championships. After being highly recruited she took her talent to University of Washington where she was a picture perfect point guard (I am a little biased since she was feeding me the ball). She finished her career on a high note by leading the pac-10 in assists and second in free-throw percentage, as a senior.

Talk about inspiration by example! These coaches have been through it all; AAU, high school, college, and professional. Most high school teams don’t have coaches with this kind of experience!

Speaking of high school… While the Sara(h)’s coach the 4-6th graders for Hoopaholics, they also coach together for the Ballard Beavers! Sara Wetstone is the varsity head coach, while Sarah Morton is the junior-varsity head coach. They came in together this year and have been busy changing the basketball mentality, and you can check out the schedule here: http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/3704/25202.pdf

Watching both high school and elementary practices, obviously the drills and skills are different but that's the beauty of girls’ basketball: you never have to worry about the gym being quiet. Now if we could only get them talking on defense as much as they do each other! The 4-6th teams go hard, inspired by their coaches and as you can see from the pictures, they are good and sweaty when the end of practice rolls around (yet somehow still want to do chin-up contests with Coach Morton).

What impressed me the most about this group was the willingness to learn each drill, each play, and each competition thrown at them. Not to mention the amount of fun they were having while doing it... We all could learn a thing or two from them!

Watching these girls and these coaches inspires more Addiction to the Game!

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