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DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING

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DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING

  • WHAT IS ESSEX COUNTY SPORTS (ECS)?
    Essex County Sports is a professional sports and fitness organization dedicated to changing the culture of youth and adult sports and fitness recreation. Everyone deserve an environment in which they can grow and develop in a positive way.
  • WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY?
    Essex County Sports aims to change the sports and fitness training landscape and help empower and encourage young athletes to strive for their dreams and achieve their athletic goals. Different + Efficient At Essex County Sports we believe that your success should not be determined by your ability to access proper training and coaching resources. We have become the county's leading sports and athletic performance training companies by revealing what the pro’s use to accelerate their game and transform their athletic abilities on the court or field.
  • HOW DO I MANAGE MY ONLINE ACCOUNT?
    Login & Setup Get started by becoming a site member and setting up your login information. Create or Login Account Signing up or logging in is simple! Click on the "Sign In" icon or the member icon in the right corner of your screen. You will be redirected to our log in screen. You will be prompter to either sign up or login to your account if you're already a member. Clients can sign up using several options via Facebook, Gmail, or custom email and username. Once you have completed this process, you will be redirected to the Home Page. Here you can click once again on the member icon and you will have immediate access to your customizable member dashboard. Account Management Easily manage your account from anywhere, get updates and savings all directly from your mobile device, tablet or desktop. Our clients can easily manage their subscriptions, memberships, bookings and much more all from the member dashboard after completing our simple login procedure by creating a username or signing in with an email account. We provide our members with access to our user friendly application that streamlines your training experience all from your mobile device, tablet or desktop. Members are able to customize their dashboard and profile, as well communicate directly to other members. Our community of clients, trainers and experts are always at your disposal and we encourage you to our growing support team!
  • WHO ARE ECS DIRECTORS AND COACHES?
    All ECS Directors are former or current high level coaches and/or players. Coaches are hand picked by ECS Directors based on very specific criteria. Directors and coaches must pass background checks and must abide by strict ECS standards. We recognize the importance of who teaches our children and that it’s not something to be taken lightly.
  • HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE IN ECS PROGRAMS?
    Generally, we work with kids in grades 1-12. Each program or event (training, clinics, camps, teams, etc) has specific age requirements which are listed in the event description.
  • CAN I CANCEL MY MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP?
    Yes, you may cancel at anytime. Once you cancel, your membership will be active until the end of the month. At the end of the month, your account will be closed and you won’t be charged any longer.
  • WHAT DO CLINICS OFFER?
    Our Clinics are a 1-3 hour events that typically specialize on a specific skill or skill set. Shooting, offensive moves, ball handling & dribble skills clinics are some of the options available. Click here for upcoming clinics near you.
  • WHAT DO CAMPS OFFER?
    Our Camps are multiple, 3-6 hour days packed with basketball fun! Warm-ups, station/drill work, games (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5) and individual competitions are of a few of the activities that keep our campers learning, moving and having a blast! Go here for upcoming camps near you!
  • WHAT ARE YOUR CLUB TEAMS?
    Our Club Teams offer comprehensive player development, certified and positive coaches, and organized parent communication. Our comprehensive player development includes team practices, games, camps, clinics, skill workouts, college recruiting, and teaching life lessons throughout. Our certified and positive coaches are experienced and knowledgeable, background checked, first aid and child safety trained, ECS certified, and often USA Basketball licensed. Our organized parent communication includes a full-time support staff answering emails and phone calls, a detailed team handbook that sets all expectations upfront, and helpful tech tools and platforms.
  • ARE TEAMS OFFERED IN EVERY CITY?
    No, it depends on the city. Simply check out our Club Teams page here to see if teams are offered in your city.
  • DO YOU HAVE GIRLS TEAMS?
    We are excited to have girls teams in select cities! Take a look here to find out which cities offer girls teams.
  • HOW DO I JOIN A CLUB TEAM?
    We hold tryouts! The main tryouts for our teams will be held in late January, February, or early March depending on the city. To read more information about our club teams in your specific city, click here.
  • WHEN ARE CLUB TEAM TRYOUTS?
    In late January, February, or early March for the depending on city. To read more information about our club teams in your specific city, click here.
  • ARE CLUB TEAMS COMPETITIVE?
    It is the goal of ECS to field competitive Club Teams, but our focus is not winning championships. While all Club Teams will play in competitive tournaments and/or leagues, the competitive level of each team varies from team to team and season to season. As long as our players and teams get better, have fun, and learn life lessons, we feel we have accomplished our mission!
  • DO CLUB TEAMS TRAVEL?
    Most of our Club Teams do not travel, especially the elementary and middle school teams. These teams may travel occasionally to another city within reasonable driving distance, but they mostly play local events. Our high school teams do travel when necessary for recruitment or competition purposes. This occasionally requires hotel stays, and every once in a while, a plane flight as well.
  • DOES ECS HAVE ADULT TEAMS?
    We do! Contact us for more details.
  • DOES ECS HELP WITH COLLEGE RECRUITING?
    Yes! With over 100 alumni having gone on to play in college, we are experts in college recruiting and we offer tools and educational content to help players and parents navigate this often confusing process.
  • DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FACILITY?
    No. ECS rents local schools, churches, recreation centers and community centers to conduct all of our programs.
  • HOW CAN I BECOME A CITY DIRECTOR?
    Please visit our Careers page here!
  • HOW CAN I BECOME A CAMP COUNSELOR OR TEAM COACH?
    Please visit our Careers page here!
  • I WANT TO LEARN MORE. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
    We encourage you to browse our entire website, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for please visit our contact us page and fill out the form or give us a call at 856-367-1537!

WELCOME PLAYERS AND PARENTs

We hope that your involvement with the Essex County Sports Hoops program will bring personal development, camaraderie, and fun for all involved.

 

The Essex County Sports 16 and under Summer Travel Basketball Team is looking for businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring our club on a seasonal basis or simply a donation of any dollar amount to help cut team cost for players.
 

Essex County Sports main focus is on improving the overall skill of our players, community outreach, and maturing as individuals through life lessons learned through playing basketball.  Our coaches have experience training children from ages 6 to 18 to improve proficiency in amateur basketball skills for use in competition and in developing lifelong skills. Our coaches teach sport specific techniques, endurance, and how to succeed in competitive basketball.

Along with basketball techniques, the coaches will help teach self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and the value of staying physically active.  As the children progress through different levels of competition they will learn that with hard work they can successfully reach their goals.  ECS, to start, will be a summer program running from the end of June to the end of August with the hopes that play can continue through the fall and potentially expand to provide teams for other age groups as well.  

 

Our youth are so important.  Providing them with an opportunity to be successful in a fun form of athletics is a positive asset to our community.

FRESH GEAR

**We are providing our players with reversible jerseys and shorts, shooting shirt, book bag and water bottle priced at about $60 dollars per player.  A sponsorship to cover these costs would be greatly appreciated and beneficial to players from lower income households. (I anticipate 8-10 players)**

GYM TIME

**We will be practicing out of Immaculate HS in Montclair right around the corner from the Montclair YMCA.  Gym rental per hour is $75.  Minimizing this cost is key, granted that the players cannot maximize their potential and overall performance with limited gym time.**

PROGRAM GOALS

PHILOSOPHY

The Essex County Sports Hoops Team provides boys ages 17 & under the opportunity to play competitive basketball in AAU sanctioned tournaments and showcases, local leagues, and against the area’s most competitive teams.

The program promotes fair play and character development over winning.

The objectives of the program are to:

Develop individual skill

Teach team skills and tactics

Instruct players on the rules and traditions of the sport

Stress fitness and safety

Instill positive values and fair play

Have a chance to be seen by D1, D2, and D3 coaches

Character development (ie. Community service, etc.)

With these objectives, we will work to see that competition is a positive process.  We hope to further develop young people’s interest and enjoyment in the game of basketball.

GAME FORMAT

Game Format:

The Essex County Sports Hoops Team will be competing in the Hoop Heaven league, as well as play between 5 and 7 schedule home games played at Immaculate High School, and enter 3 AAU sanctioned tournaments/showcases.

***Additional games may be added as season progresses; however, this is dependent on the amount of funding that can be obtained.  With that being said, fundraising will be an important factor in raising money to pay for additional tournaments, gear, and gym time.

REGISTRATION FEE

REGISTRATION FEE: $350

This fee reflects the cost of gym time, joining the Hoop Heaven league, registering for 3 AAU sanctioned tournaments/showcases, insurance, and jerseys. Payment can be discussed

personally, though, it is imperative that the payment is made as to not hold up the progression of the team.  Without paid registration, the ordering of jerseys and game scheduling is delayed.  We would like to start consistent play by month’s end.

INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP PRACTICE

TEAM PRACTICE

Team practice is generally 2 evenings per week.  It is expected that players attend practice regularly, arrive on time, give the coaches their attention, and do their best.

Any changes in the practice schedule will be announced at practice.  Most correspondence is via email and phone.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm @Immaculate Conception HS

**Field workouts will be incorporated into training to develop speed and agility. Players will be notified of day, time and location of the workout in ample time to be present.    

ALERTS & COMMUNCATION

COMMUNICATION

Alerts and changes concerning the Essex County Sports Hoops Team will be done via email (essexcountysports@gmail.com) and phone, please provide a reliable email address and phone number to be reached at to receive alerts.

PARENT PARTICIPATION

PARENT PARTICIPATION

The Essex County Sports Hoops Team promotes family involvement.  Parents are asked to support their players and the team in the following ways:

Assure players get to practice games, and team activities

Encourage positive values and fair play

Cheer appropriately

Statisticians-record individual player and team stats

Team Parents-provide refreshments for games, assists with team events

Team Communicators-phone calls, email or personal contact

Sponsors-donate equipment, sell raffle tickets, take part in team fundraisers

PARENT TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

It is the parent’s responsibility to see that players get to practice and games.  Travel directions will be provided to all game locations.  The team does not provide transportation for games and practice.

HEALTH HISTORY & CONTACT FORMS

HEALTH HISTORY AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS

For the safety of players and liability of the Essex County Sports Hoops Team, health history and emergency contact forms must be completed and submitted, along with copy of birth certificate and insurance card in case of injury and medical attention is needed.

UNIFROMS & PERSONAL BELONGINGS

UNIFORMS AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Team uniforms will be purchased as funds and requirements permit.  Typically bake sales, the sale of raffle tickets or other fundraisers are help to help defray costs for additional team enrichment.

They are also responsible for gym bags, gear, and personal belongings at practice and games.

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