To register for any of the Play Hard Hoops Programs, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the registration links! 



Play Hard Hoops Core Philosophy is to teach the fundamental skills of basketball in an encouraging environment to help develop young basketball players of all ages and ability.  Play Hard is an instructional program that stresses teamwork, sportsmanship and the overall benefits of having a positive attitude.



David Adelman started Play Hard Hoops in 2009, which includes basketball instruction, leagues, tournaments and youth classes throughout the Chicagoland area. Play Hard Hoops currently runs programs for thousands of kids per year in over ten locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Play Hard Hoops is for players from beginner to advanced who are eager to improve as basketball players, while also learning the value of developing a positive attitude. Play Hard Hoops is committed to an advanced level of instruction with an outstanding coaching staff while providing an encouraging and safe environment.



Please read the following testimonials about Play Hard Hoops Education Basketball Camps:


Play Hard Hoops Canlan Sportsplex Director:  Ron Christians 

Coach Ron Christians has worked with Play Hard Hoops and is entering his fourth year of direction for several of the Play Hard Hoops programs.  Ron is a native of Wauconda, where he was an All-Area Player at Wauconda HS before playing four years at Loras College in Iowa.  Ron has coached with the Wauconda Feeder program and is a tremendous communicator and teacher.  His energy as a coach has helped continue to boost Play Hard Hoops into the premier youth basketball program in Chicago.


Skills Programs:

ROOKIE SKILLS K-3rd GRADE: This practice will break kids into age and skill appropriate groups while working on ball handling, passing, shooting, lay-ups, and defense. The practice will focus on teaching the rules of the game and a greater understanding of basketball strategy while providing and fun and safe environment for kids of all ages and ability.



DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS 4th-6th Grade: This practice will break kids into age and skill appropriate groups while working on ball handling, passing, shooting, lay-ups, and defense. The practice will also focus on more advanced concepts as well as teaching the rules of the game in an encouraging environment for kids of all ages and ability.





Spring League

April 1st - May 20th (8 Weeks)


An old basketball saying is that players are made from March to October as those that continue to work on improving their skills and fundamentals in the off season will come back different players the next year.


Play Hard Hoops worked with over 500 kids in winter leagues & programs throughout Chicago! Their Annual Play Hard Hoops Spring All Star League is a great opportunity for young hoopers to improve in the off season and have fun playing basketball.


Play Hard Hoops converts the Weekly Skills Practices Into a Spring League where players have a short practice and are instructed through game play by the PHH Coaching Staff.  Coach Ron Christians will be the League Director and help players continue to improve knowledge of the game, fundamental skills and understanding of game concepts.

The league format helps place players with appropriate age & level of play.


Monday K-1st Grade: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Monday 1st-3rd Grade: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Monday 4th-6th Grade: 6:00pm-7:00pm




Summer League 2019

Mondays, June 10th - August 5th

Entering 1st-3rd Grade – 5PM – 6PM

Entering 4th-6th Grade: 6PM – 7PM

Cost $175

Dates: June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5

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2019 Summer Camp Dates:

June 24th-28th

July 22nd-29th

August 5th-9th

August 12th-16th

Half Day: 9am-12pm or 12:30pm- 3:30pm

Full Day: 9am-3:30pm

Visit our camps page to register!



*Please note that all registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE! Under certain circumstances a credit will be issued for other Canlan or future Play Hard Hoops programs.  Please call to discuss. 847-382-3433

Play Hard Hoops Skills Program
Canlan and Play Hard Hoops are teaming up to put on a basketball skills program that focuses on skill development and understanding basketball strategy in a positive environment.
Available Sessions
June 10, 2019 -
August 05, 2019
Mondays: 5:00pm-6:00pm
1st - 3rd Grade Summer League
June 10, 2019 -
August 05, 2019
Mondays: 6:00pm-7:00pm
4th - 6th Grade Summer League