Heart Hoops Academy

The Heart Hoops Girls’ Basketball Academy is a skill development program open to all girls, from 7th – 12th grade, in the metropolitan area. All skill levels, from novice to advanced players, are welcomed to join. Small groups, based on age and skill level, are carefully selected to maximize the sport-specific, athletic, and fitness development of each player in the Academy.

Basketball drills will cover a variety of fundamental skills to improve:

  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Basketball IQ
  • 1 v 1 moves
  • Defensive footwork
  • And more

HEART HOOPS will primarily utilize on-court instruction, while adding a fitness component that is designed to enhance the speed, quickness, agility, and strength of each player in the Academy. Each week, the coaching staff will cover the following:

  • Linear & Lateral Speed
  • Explosive First-Step
  • Conditioning & Agility
  • Balance & Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Injury Prevention

Meet the Coaches:

Coach Lauren Thomer

  • 10 years of college coaching experience, including stints at Yale University and West Point
  • Seven winning seasons, four Conference Championships
  • Coached 10 All-Conference players; including 4 All-Ivy League Players
  • Coached nine 1,000 point scorers
  • Four-year Division 1 point guard
  • CSH Athletic Director

Coach Kelly Reid

  • 4-year player at Mount St. Mary 4-time Conference Champions, reached Second Round of NCAA tourney
  • Helped guide the CSH Varsity Team to the 2016 AAIS League Championship Title
  • Former Assistant Coach at Burke Catholic; 6 championship seasons
  • CSH Assistant Varsity Coach

Spring Registration:

Register Online

Participation Details:


Open to any female athlete in Grades 7-12 from any institution in the metropolitan area.


  • Tuesdays (6:00pm-7:30pm)
  • Saturdays (8:00am-9:30am)
  • Fall Season: September 10 - October 29th, 2016


The program takes place at the Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center at 406 E. 91st Street.

Program Options:

Athletes will have the option to participate in the following:

  • 15 sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays ($475)
  • Saturdays only ($325)
  • Tuesdays only ($325)

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:

Coach Thomer
(212) 722-4745 x 620