About Mini Hoopsters:

  • Establish discipline
  • Emphasis on positives
  • Emphasis on fun
  • Everyone is involved
  • Focus on head up dribbling, using finger tips and with week hand
  • Transitioning from one drill to the next
  • Focus on players interacting and working with others

Warmups: teach players how to properly warmup/loosen up prior to practice/competition


  • Ballhandling: left hand, right hand, crossovers and change of direction
  • Shooting: all shooting games within range of players ability

Games (variety): shooting off dribble, shoot till you make it, dribbling relay races (variety), line dribbling, dribble freeze, stack shooting and more!

Coach/Trainer: Leon Martin

Coach Leon has over 20 years of experience coaching girls AAU basketball, playing significant coaching as well as leadership roles previously in the Silver Bullets basketball program and now the Suffolk-Lightning. He is recognized as one of the most successful AAU coaches in the country. Coach Martin's work ethic, knowledge and love for the game makes him a very valuable part of the NorthSport staff. Leon is personable and very good with kids of all ages.


Some of his many accomplishments are listed below.

  • Assistant coach Kellenberg Memorial HS – New York State Federation champions
  • Assistant coach Copiague High School
  • Assistant coach Holy Trinity
  • Assistant Coach at SUNY Old Westbury High School
  • 6 straight appearances in AAU National Championship.
  • Only coach ever to win Back to Back Girls Division 1 AAU National Champions 2007 & 2008
  • 2-time USJN champions

Winter 2018 Sessions


Mondays - 10 Sessions - 4:15pm-5:30pm


JAN: 15,22,29 - FEB: 5,12,19,26 - MAR: 5,19,26 (*no 3/12/18)

Thursdays - 10 Sessions - 4:15pm-5:30pm


JAN: 4,11,18,25 - FEB: 1,8,15,22 - MAR: 1,8

Spring 2018 Session


Thursdays - 10 Sessions - 4:15pm-5:30pm

APR: 12,19,26 - MAY: 3,10,17,24,31 - JUN: 7,14

Fall 2018 Session


Thursdays - 10 Sessions - 4:15pm-5:30pm

SEPT: 28 - OCT: 5,,12,19,26 - NOV: 2,9,16,30 - DEC: 7