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Competitive Spring Teams
Iron City Hoops will field competitive spring teams that will participate in YBOA and other local tournaments. We will have teams for 5th through 11th grade players. We begin practice mid-February and finish our season at the end of May. Teams will practice twice a week (typically one weeknight and on the weekend) before tournament play. Once a week after tourneys begin. All tournaments are located within an hour to 90 minutes of Birmingham. Teams will participate in 6 tournaments. Iron City Hoops will provide the coaches and uniforms.
Spring, Summer, & Fall Leagues
During the Spring, Summer, and Fall we will offer in-house leagues for middle and high school players. This program will focus on skill development and increasing your players basketball IQ. Middle School players will work one day a week. You will practice the first 15 minutes of the session and then play a camp-style game. High School players will warm up and proceed straight into game play. Iron City Hoops will provide the coaches, jerseys, and officials.
Skills / Pick-Up Game Combo
The Skills/Pick Up Games will be offered in the Spring, Summer and Fall. We plan to run a 6-9 week program. This will be offered to boys going into the 3rd through 9th grades. We will also offer a separate session for 3rd to 9th grade girls. We will play on 9 foot goals for the 3rd and 4th graders when available. 3rd/4th Grade will play with a size 28.5 ball. 5th Grade and up will play with a 29.5 ball. Participants will participate in a 30-45 minute Skills/Fundamentals training followed by game play. The goal is to divide the participants into even teams based on grade. Iron City Hoops will provide the coaches and uniforms/pinnies.
Small Group Skills Training
Skills training focusing on offensive and defensive fundamentals. Each session is 60 minutes. These sessions will occur every month and be offered at various locations around Birmingham. Space is limited to a max of 10 players.
Come join us to improve these aspects of your game during our Skills Sessions:
Dribbling - strong and weak hand
Passing - strong and weak hand
Defensive position & closing out
Shooting Lessons / Post Player Skills Combo
These lessons will focus on shooting stance, form, and fundamentals. Players will also work on Post Moves from the block, short corner, and elbow. Each lesson is 60 minutes in length with the first 30 minutes dedicated to Shooting and the final 30 minutes for Post play. These sessions will occur every Summer.
Winter Middle & High School Leagues
Beginning in November we will offer a Winter League for those middle and high school players not participating on their school team. This program will focus on skill development and increasing your players basketball IQ. Players will practice and play on Sundays. The Winter Program will run from November until the end of January. The League will run similar to our Summer and Fall Leagues. Iron City Hoops will provide the coaches, jerseys, and shooting shirts. Each game will have officials.
Click HERE for more information on our training sessions.
UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAINING
Boys & Girls
Samford's Bashinsky Gym
Elementary & Middle School
Option of Games-only or Skills/Game combo. Combo sessions will include Skills & Practice before your game.
$225 for eval, 5 Skills, and 5 Games
(12 hours of court time)
Elementary/Middle/High School divisions will follow our typical Summer/Winter/Spring league patterns of 10-15 minute practice and move straight into game play.
Cost is $130 for eval session & 5 games
Fall League dates will be:
August 14th (evals) & August 21st
September 11th, 18th, & 25th
4th/5th Grade - 10 spots remain
6th Grade - 20 spots remain
7th/8th Grade - 15 spots remain
JV - 20 spots remain
Varsity Division - 20 spots remain
Elementary and Middle School Divisions 20 spots each
Small Group Skills Sessions
IRON CITY HOOPS in the NEWS
September 2018 -- Iron City Hoops was able to give back to the PTOs at Inverness Elementary and Oak Mountain Elementary becoming Community Partners again with these schools. We also purchased signs for the athletic teams at Oak Mountain Middle and became an OMMS PTO business sponsor as well.
August 2018 -- Iron City Hoops was honored to help classrooms at Inverness Elementary, Chalkville Elementary, and Glen Iris Elementary complete their DonorsChoose.org projects. These projects helped Ms. Weir @ Chalkville obtain magnatiles, Mrs. Browder @ Inverness obtain writing totes, Mrs. Wise @ Chalkville obtain Math Journals, and Mrs. Luster Baxter @ Glen Iris obtain reading books. Please go to DonorsChoose.org to help other local school teachers complete their classroom projects.
May 2018 -- Iron City Hoops was honored to help Mrs. Lee's classroom at Inverness Elementary complete their DonorsChoose.org Independence Initiative project. This project helped Mrs. Lee provide C-pen and Book Reader pens to readers who needed an extra boost to their confidence and skills. We were extremely happy to help Mrs. Lee complete her project. Read more about her project HERE.
November/December 2017 -- Iron City Hoops partnered with the new Oak Mountain Boys Rec Basketball League to provide pre-season skills and fundamentals training to all league participants during the league's inaugural season.
October 2017 -- Iron City Hoops began a partnership with Gresham Elementary that continues to this day assisting with school projects, PTO funding, club days, school supplies, etc. throughout the school year while using their facilities for our trainings. We are so excited to work with Mrs. Kirkpatrick and her staff.
September 2017 -- Iron City Hoops was able to give back to the PTOs at Inverness Elementary and Oak Mountain Elementary becoming Community Partners with these schools. We also purchased signs for the Vestavia High School and Oak Mountain High School Basketball gyms. Overall we donated more than $1000 to these local schools.
June 2017 -- Iron City Hoops was able to give back to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. The donation is hopefully the first of many. Please take the time to check out the services this organization provides to our community.
May 2017 -- Iron City Hoops was able to give back to The Animal League of Birmingham. The $250 donation is hopefully the first of many. Please take the time to check out the services this non-profit provides to our furry friends.
April 2017 -- Iron City was able to give back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama. Our $500 is hopefully the first of many donations to this great organization. Please go to www.bgcca.org to learn about the BGCCA and donate as well.
August 2016 -- Our Basketball Camp at Oak Mountain High allowed us to raise money for local school PTOs in that area. Through that one day camp we were able to distribute over $500 to the PTOs at Inverness Elementary, Oak Mountain Elementary, Oak Mountain Intermediate, and Forest Oaks Elementary. Please click on the school's name if you would like to also become one of their partners/sponsors. We will continue to hold camps throughout the year in order to raise funds for other charities, schools, etc. Our goal is to give back to the communities we are able to serve and our Skills Camps allow us to do so.
June 2016 -- Coach Murrah joins his former player Marcus Baldwin for his Signing Day Ceremony. Marcus signed a scholarship to play for Coach Jim Sanderson at Freed-Hardeman University.