Hoop Guru AAU Club & Tryout Details

Click here to access the registration form and insurance waiver on the Hoop Guru website.

Hoop Guru is one of the fastest growing AAU clubs in Ohio and we are looking forward to another great season for boys and girls.

Our club is focused on developing the fundamental skills of each player as well as teaching them team concepts out on the court. We take pride in our high quality coaching staff that consistently get the most out of each player and positively coaches them to be the best they can be.

Our coaches are some of the best in the area and include: former college head coaches, current high school Varsity coaches, J.V coaches as well as numerous youth league coaches. Their knowledge and ability to teach in an easy to understand, but effective style will give your child the tools to be a success.

​ 2017 AAU Tryout Dates ​

Friday, January 20th

  • 3rd Grade Boys 5:30-7:30pm
  • 4th/5th Grade Girls 7:30-9:15pm

Saturday, January 21st

  • 4th Grade Boys 12:15-2:15pm
  • 5th Grade Boys 2:30-5:30pm
  • 6th Grade Boys 5:45-8:45pm

Sunday, January 22nd

  • 6th Grade Girls 9:30-11:45am

Saturday, February 25th.

  • 7th Grade Boys 12:15-3:00pm
  • 8th Grade Girls 7:30-9:15pm

Saturday, March 4th

  • 9th Grade Boys 12:15-2:15pm
  • 10th-12th Grade Boys 2:30-4:30pm
  • 9th Grade Girls 4:45-6:45p
  • 10th-12th Grade Girls 7:00-9:00pm

Tryouts will be held at:  The Courthouse, 1669 West 130th Street, Building 5, Hinckley, Ohio 44233

Tryout Fee – $10 – cash only, no checks will be accepted

For more info contact:  Nelson Schorr at 330-441-2887 or email hoopguru@ymail.com

Upon being selected for a team roster, the following club fees will apply:
3rd-5th grade:  $515

6th-11th grade$555

Boys teams: 3rd grade – 12th grade
Girls teams: 4th grade – 12th grade

2017 Club Fees Include:

  • –   Our tournaments are built around team schedules with no crazy traveling. Most tournaments are within 45 minutes.
  • –   20-26 practices (over 30 hours of on-court training)
  • –   High quality uniform
  • –   Great coaching – knowledgeable, reliable, positive and passionate
  • –   Skill sessions and training opportunities all year long
  • –   Teams of 8-10 players for maximum court time

  New This Season (included in your club fee)

  • Individual Skill Development Sessions – Weekly sessions for Skill DevelopmentCollege financial plan & savings for your child through   Hoop Guru – A must to hear in person during the parent Q & A session during    tryouts. You will want to hear about this program that Hoop Guru is part of and how it will ease some of the burden of college tuition.
  • Speed/Strength/Agility Sessions – In-House with multiple weekly sessions to get our athletes bigger and faster.

No other clubs will have these sessions as an included option for the athlete to work on skills to make them more effective out on the court.

We are changing the way we operate our AAU program to give  families more value for their money.
Please come to tryouts with Registration Form and Insurance Release completed


Practices are very important and allow us the time to develop a team concept and get a structure and system of play established for tournaments. We will typically practice 2 times a week for approximately 90 minutes, depending on what tournament we will be in that weekend.  It is imperative that your child make every effort to attend practice and we understand that conflicts do come up. What you are paying for is the practice time, not playing time, that will help improve your child’s skills. We try not to punish players for missed practice, but do know that it is up to each coach to put the best players out on the court during the games. If your child doesn’t know the plays or concepts that we teach during practice, their playing time could be limited. No player is guaranteed a certain amount of playing time. During each practice session, we dedicate time to work on skill development. We feel that this dedicated time is a chance for each player to hone their skills that will help them out on the court. We want to develop the all-around player, so everyone on the team regardless of position goes through the same skill development. We don’t want post players just to be a post player, we want them to feel comfortable and have skills that will create a dynamic player wherever they are out on the court. The same can be said from a guard perspective, we want the guards to learn some post moves and be able to feel comfortable going against someone of their size on the block.


Each team will participate in 5-8 tournaments(depending on the grade level) throughout the season. Typically tournaments start at the middle of March and run through the end of May. We decide as a team which tournaments we will go to and make every effort to ensure that your child doesn’t miss any. Our goal is to work with everyone’s schedules to make it the best situation for the majority of the players on the team. We play in many local tournaments to keep the cost of travel down. Some other clubs will travel all over Ohio and the surrounding states to play their games. We feel that is too time consuming, expensive and not necessary, especially at the younger levels. Ask yourself if those tournaments that are so far away are needed, and what competition you are playing against and can you play different teams in local tournaments who are just as talented? The tournaments we will participate in, are very competitive in nature and give our teams solid teams to play against without the need to travel and incur more expense.  More often than not, tournaments are between 30 minutes to 90 minutes of where you live. Tournaments run from Friday night thru Sunday evening, but vary depending on the schedule. We don’t have control over the tournament schedule, sometimes we won’t play on a Friday night, but that isn’t a guarantee.


We have a dedicated training facility that will house a majority of our practices and training sessions. We have secured additional practice sites in Medina and Strongsville, so you don’t have far to travel. Our practice schedule is done for the entire AAU season, once we establish teams, so you know where and when you will be practicing without having to worry about changes each week. Our facility, The Courthouse, has 2 basketball courts with Sport Court floors and break-away rims. We have updated many features in our space with new lights, bathrooms, created a lounge with concession stand. The lounge has DirecTV and internet connection for your enjoyment.

The training facility is at 1669 West 130th Street, Suite 501 (building 5), Hinckley, Ohio 4423  (just 3 minutes from 71 and 303 12 minutes from South Park Mall, and also under 10 minutes from Medina High School)

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at 330-441-2887 or hoopguru@ymail.com

Hoopfully yours,

Nelson Schorr

Director Hoop Guru Basketball Academy

Click here to access the registration form and insurance waiver on the Hoop Guru website.

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