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Experience three hours of basketball talk, sharing of coaching techniques, and an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the game.

Hear from experienced coaches and get suggestions to make your practices and game management better.

Learn from one of the top local high school officials about improving the relationship between coaches, players and officials. Also rules that should be emphasized to make the game better.

Pre-Register to save your spot.  Space is limited. 


Coaches Bios
  • Tom O’Neil – Highly Rated Local High School Basketball Official. Tom is one of the most respected basketball officials in New York State. He has officiated in numerous Sectional Championships and in Glens Falls at the New York State Boys Basketball Championships.
  • William Thom – Has built a great foundation for The Millbrook School basketball program. He is one of the top young coaches in prep school basketball. He came to The Millbrook School after being a member of the staff at Division I Davidson College.
  • Matt Hoyt – Coach Hoyt is hands down one of the best teachers of motion offense in the area. His Arlington High School teams play hard every possession and are a reflection of his leadership. Coach Hoyt’s team enjoyed an undefeated regular season in 2014-2015.
  • Brian Laffin – Coach Laffin is a longtime coaching fixture in local basketball. His Poughkeepsie High School teams were known for their tough and athletic play. Coach Laffin has over 300 wins between is time at Poughkeepsie and Dutchess CC. He is currently a Board Member for the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.

Clinic Schedule
  • 5:45-6:00 Doors Open – Walk up Registration
  • 6:00-6:10 Sam Thomison – welcome Pleasant Valley Basketball Director
  • 6:10-6:50 William Thom - Shooting the basketball, good habits on offense, shooting drills for practice
  • 6:50-7:20 Tom O’Neil – Communication between coaches, players and officials. Rules & emphasis from the high school level that youth coaches should know to make your players better
  • 7:20-7:25 Break
  • 7:25-8:05 Matt Hoyt – Drills to build your offense, spacing & movement, the foundations Arlington HS Motion Offense
  • 8:05-8:45 Brian Laffin – Teaching Man to Man Defense, ball pressure, talking on D, Psychology of Coaching, getting kids to play team defense
  • 8:45-9:00 Question/Answer Session

Registration Information
  • PV Recreation Coach (no charge)
  • PV Resident (no charge)
  • Other Participants $ 20 pre-registration, $ 25 at the door

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