Denver, CO: Premier Basketball Club (Premier), a Nationally Sponsored Nike youth basketball organization, has announced that Parker Hoops Basketball Club has joined the Premier brand and will begin operating as Parker Premier beginning in March of 2016. In addition to this merger, Premier has also expanded outside of Colorado, adding Utah Premier. This marks the third major event in the last three months for Premier. In October 2015, they announced their National Nike Sponsorship and invitation to join the 32 team Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) made up of the top 32 youth basketball organizations in the country. In November they announced expansion into the Grand Junction area of Colorado.
Keith Van Horn, Executive Director of Premier Basketball Club said, “I am so excited to have Parker Hoops and Coach Pat Ford join the Premier family and add Utah Premier with Director Jeramie Martin. We share a common basketball philosophy and are all committed to high-quality affordable youth programs. I am excited to work in the Parker, Colorado and Sandy, Utah communities and get to know the players and families in these areas. I also look forward to having Pat serve on our board and continue as Director of the Parker Program.”
In 2016, Parker Premier will operate girls teams in the U10-U17 age groups. Beginning in 2017, Parker Premier will incorporate boy’s teams along with the other Premier programs currently offered in their Jefferson County, Colorado location. In addition to these teams, Parker high school age players will have the opportunity to tryout for Premier Nike Girls EYBL teams and middle school players will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Nike Skills Academy, developed for the top 100 7th and 8th graders in the United States.
Pat Ford, Parker Hoops Basketball Director said, “This is a great opportunity for current Parker Hoops players. This merger has opened up many new opportunities for the youth basketball players in Parker. We now have access to NBA level coaches, Nike sponsorship benefits, and high level high school teams. I am excited to Direct Parker Premier and watch how this partnership improves the quality of youth basketball in our area.”
Run by Director Jeramie Martin, Utah Premier will be exclusively focused on offering a small group of 3-5 teams for U10-U17 boys and girls with an emphasis on developing the best basketball players in the state of Utah. In addition to this small group of teams teams, Utah girls players will have the opportunity to tryout for Premier Nike Girls EYBL teams and middle school girls players will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Nike Skills Academy, developed for the top 100 7th and 8th graders in the United States.
About Premier Basketball Club: Serving nearly 2,000 players in Colorado and neighboring states, Colorado Premier Basketball Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing an outstanding basketball and life experience for boys and girls ages 3-19. Our Colorado basketball club has programs for the beginning player all the way up to nationally competitive elite club players that play on our top boys and girls competitive Premier Academy teams. Premier offers youth basketball camps, basketball leagues and tournaments, small group training, beginner skill sessions, team options for several age groups and much more. Colorado Premier proudly supports the mission of the Positive Coaching Alliance and is an Official USA Youth Basketball Organization.
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Address: 30772 Southview Dr. #100 Evergreen, CO 80439