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    Welcome to PHD Basketball

    For close to 10 years PHD has been offering basketball services coaching fundamental skills sets to basketball players in Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester County. The PHD program has different clinics from 3rd to 12th grade. Through camps, clinics and AAU Basketball we strive to make each kid better both on and off the court.  Our goal is to prepare players for their next step in the game whether its rec, travel, high school or college. 

    Friday Night Shooting & Skill Work

    Get your shots up with PHD Coaches and our shooting machine!!!

    PHD Summer Camp

    PHD Summer Camp

    Week long summer camp for all players. Work with professional coaches and staff.

    Parents...Easy How to Instructions!!!

    New to the site, click here for instructions on new website!!!

    Good Luck to our Alumni

    Best of luck to our PHD alumni who are off to college!

    CT Premier Hoops Development (PHD)

    2017 Nationally Ranked Teams

    6th Grade Carothers: Ranked #10 Nationally

    2016 Nationally Ranked Teams

    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

    12u Carothers
    15u Daniel

    Home to 2016 CT State Champions

    16u Bethea

    Home to 2015 CT State Champions
    16u Bethea
    14u Carothers
    12u Carothers

    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.

      Drew Carothers

      Drew Carothers


      Phone: 203-383-9292

      Updates & News

      HOF New England Championships (Boston, MA)

      By Oscar Edelman (13u Player) 04/24/2018, 10:00am EDT

      Game 1 vs. The Boston Bobcats:
      PHD started very well out of the gate with a quick 10-0 start. Through great outside shooting and offensive rebounding we finished the first half 31 to 3.

      The final score was 49-6. Everyone played and contributed to the dramatic strong start. 

      Game 2 vs. Boston Bobcats:
      This squad was very competitive and close at the beginning, but we pulled away in the second half by dominating the boards on both ends and thru our relentless defense. We played our best game of the tournament, winning 57-34.

      Game 3 vs. The Blue Wave:
      Both teams were walking into Sunday with 2-0 records, making this the deciding game. PHD started out slow in the early morning game; all still tired from a late night before. It stayed close throughout the whole game, until slightly pulling away towards the end and secured the championship win with a score of 45-37.

      It was a great start to a hopefully successful season ahead with a very talented group of athletes. 


      Battle 4 the Belt Weekend Highlights

      By Kaedon Commodore (11u Player) 04/21/2018, 10:00am EDT

      GAME 1 4/7/18 at 1pm
      PHD 41
      CT Rebound 11

      As PHD demolished CT Rebound by 30 points, there were some key plays and players. In the first half of the game, it was tight. Both teams went head to head. Later in the first half PHD started to pull away from CT Rebound. Down low in the paint, Raheem, Will, and Kaelon had some key defensive and rebounding plays. Raheem bodied his way through the Rebound getting wide open layups. When PHD got the ball, there was no stopping their fast break! The agile duo on the top of the key of PHD’s 2-3 zone, known as Cameron and Richard, had kept picking off the opponent’s telegraphed passes and had a masterful fast break.  Cameron, Kaelon, and Mac had some on-point passing, each of them had multiple assists. Charlie had a great three-point shooting day. He got to a wing and then drained it! This was a stellar game for PHD.

      GAME 2 4/7/18 @ 3pm
      PHD 46
      Next Gen 23

      PHD got to a quick start. While Next Generation struggled to find the net, PHD was on fire. Richard was hot from the corner! They struggled a little from the wing despite great passing from Kaelon.  Later on Cameron drove for layups and shot from the wings with success. Raheem grabbed rebounds and powered down the court for multiple end to end basket. Charlie had a nasty pump fake from three-point range which got him to the foul line. Will, Kaelon and Richard spaced the court nicely throughout the game for PHD’s offensive attach . Mac was a pest looking for steals against their guards. After all they eliminated Next Generation by 23 points. Now they were 2-0 ( 2-0 is their win-loss record.) heading to the championship game against the undefeated CT Knights.

      GAME 3: Championship Game4/8 @ 10am
      PHD 44
      CT Knights 40

      PHD versus the CT Knights. What a game! PHD went on a 8-0 run the first couple minutes. Richard and Cameron had great three-point shooting. Charlie made a couple three’s. Kaelon was a maniac with the rebounds and the steals. Will had a terrific game, making almost every layup! In the second half everybody in the gym got worried as the Knights 2-3 Zone and 3-2 zone completely shut down PHD offensive attach.  The Knights came back cutting the deficit to six, then to four, and finally to 3 points.  PHD’s top of the 2-3 zone gave up too many shots.  Toward end of game Richard, Kaelon and Raheem had a couple key steals, baskets rebounds and hustle plays to seal the game. Raheem and Will were beasts on the glass. PHD were crowned champs with only seven players who worked their butts off. They claimed their spot in Zero Gravity National Finals in Boston in June.  PHD 11u is Finals Qualified

      PHD Player Earns FCIAC Player of the Year

      By PHD Staff 04/10/2018, 2:00pm EDT

      PHD Player Sean Conway earned FCIAC Player of the Year for the 2017-18 Season. Sean started with PHD in 4th grade and continued each fall and spring for his career. 

      This season Sean Conway was also a 1st Team All-State Seclection and represented CT in the JCC Schoolboy Classic. 

      Next season, Sean will be doing a post graduate year at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts.

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