Basketball Programs in Bergen County, NJ

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Whether you’re looking to fine-tune skills, enroll in low-key program, or shoot high for the next level, there’s no need to jump through too many hoops. The best of the best basketball programs is all right here.
 
Goat Gear (held at various locations near Ridgewood, 201-652-4477) 
With inspiration everywhere (ya know, professional players popping in for autographs and stuff like that) and a “no drama” program, Goat Gear Basketball Classes, Clinics and Bootcamps will teach your baller the basics of the game without some of the turnoffs of team sports. Kindergarten Clinics up through their Leagues for grades 1st-4th mostly happen in Ridgewood, and are coached by top coaches (not parents) so kids are getting expert instruction. Have a standout player in your family who wants to take B-ball to the next level? Goat Gear’s AAU Teams let players take their skills into a more competitive arena.
 
Hoop Dreamz with Billy Armstrong (held at various locations in Bergen County, 201-666-1769) 
Founded by Bergen Catholic alum Billy Armstrong (who also has an impressive coaching record), Hoop Dreamz nurtures success both on and off the courts. Equally great for girls and boys of all ages, the programs also include special clinics to give kids an edge in their school team tryouts, plus competitive AAU teams for serious players who want to improve their game in every aspect.
 
Hoop Heaven (132 Hopper Avenue. Waldwick, 201-251-4667) 
Offering a jam-packed schedule of clinics and “team workouts” for boys and girls ages Kindergarten all the way through 8th grade, Hoop Heaven has the formula for producing strong players with skills that enable kids to compete at the team level. Their top notch facility and experienced coaches, offers players with the fundamentals they need to step up their game.
 
 
Northern Valley Sports Academy (100 Oakland Avenue, Closter, NJ, 201-750-3275)
Boys and girls, grades K through 8th, can take advantage of NVSA’s brand new basketball courts by joining their clinics which are led by a combination of experienced professional college, high school and club coaches. These clinics focuses on enhancing each individual player’s skill level in a hard-working yet fun and laid-back environment.
 
CMEK (held at various locations throughout Bergen County, 201-927-3027) 
Based mostly in the Paramus and Tenafly area, CMEK has a full roster of skills clinics for boys and girls and an AAU roster for girls and boys grades 3rd and up. This premier basketball program is geared towards helping young athletes reach their goals and maximum potential through positive encouragement that the coaching staff instill onto the players.
 
 
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, 201-569-7900) 
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades offers a wide variety of basketball programming for all ages and skill levels. The littlest players can learn in their clinics, “Pee Wee Basketball” or “Little Dribblers” classes while older kids can play on the J’s AAU travel team or get competitive on the home courts in their Rec League. And for adults who miss the game, there’s an evening league that’s a great balance of fun and friendly competition too.
 
The Shooting Lab (722 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, 201-652-4477) 
Got a kid who really wants to work on their skills? Check out the new Shooting Lab which operates out of First Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment “that the pros use” and top coaches (many of whom have NCAA bball experience), this is THE place to visit for your practice sesh and perfect your shooting skills.
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