Connecticut’s Premier Hoops Development
3 PHD Nationally Ranked Teams in 2016
17u Bethea: #2 Nationally Ranked & Runner-Up at D2 Nationals (#2 2015)
16u Daniel:#2 Nationally Ranked & Runner-Up at D2 Nationals (#7 2015), (#8 2014)
15u Carothers: Top 16 D2 Nationals(2015: #5 Nationally Ranked (D3) Quarter-finalists)
Home of the 2017 D1 CT State Champions
Home to 2016 CT State Champions
Home to 2015 CT State Champions
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Connecticut Premier Hoops Development (PHD) was organized as a comprehensive youth basketball program that focuses on various areas in the advancement of players.
Our main focus is guiding and developing athletes to be able to reach their fullest potential. Our program provides focused, intensive training that is essential for improvement while emphasizing the importance of team work, sportsmanship, and safety.
We as a group strive to make every player in the program improve in all facets of the game. We use our experience as players and coaches to break down every aspect of the sport. We use our practices to focus on the team aspect and clinics to work on individual skills. Our primary goal is to get every player in our program physically and mentally ready to make the next step as a player, a student, and an individual.
With two practices per week we coordinate our time to focus on different aspects of the game. Coaches focus on fundamental skill sets while also teaching different offensive/defensive sets to help the players education of the game. No matter the age of the team the coaches have expectations that they hold the players too.
Our goal is to develop each player into the best athlete and person they can be on and off the court. There is no program in the area that is offering what we provide.
15u National Team Gabe Andrews (Fairfield Warde ’19) Matt Becker (Fairfield Warde ’19) Chris Brown (Trumbull High School ’19) Phil Conner (ND Fairfield ’19) Josh Giannoni (Bunnell HS ’19) Evan Gutowski (Trumbull HS ’19) Zach Maiden-Fountain (ND Fairfield ’19) Stephen Paolini (Fairfield Warde ’19) Nic Rothe (Fairfield Prep ’19) Timmond Williams (Trumbull HS ’19)
The weekend of May 9-10 brought on the CT State Tournament. PHD sent thirteen teams to compete throughout the weekend. All teams faced a variety of difficult teams.
Another great weekend for the Premier Hoops Program. 8-Swaller played some of the best teams in the state this past weekend in Hartford, CT.
Mothers Day Weekend Connecticut Premier Hoops (PHD) 7th grade team coached by Drew Carothers participated in the Super 32 Tournament in Trumbull, CT