IHDL Winter League
Indy Hoops Academy (IHA) is an independently owned and operated youth basketball program that trains and coaches over 35 teams at a variety of locations just North of Indianapolis. The company was founded and is run by Matt Webster, a former Cathedral HS assistant coach and professional basketball player. Three years ago, Matt Webster worked in conjunction with Coach Andy Fagan (former Cathedral HS head coach) to transition the IHDL (Irish Hoops Development League) that Coach Fagan had started three years prior, over to Indy Hoops Academy under the name IHDL (Indy Hoops Development League). At that time, the program was expanded to include two different winter basketball programs under the name of the Indy Hoops Development League (IHDL). The IHDL programs are for kids from CYO/Private schools to either supplement their CYO/Private school season (4th-8th grade) or to serve as a “pre-CYO”/Private school league (1st-3rd grade).
As the IHDL heads into its 6th year, there will be further expansions to the program. The IHDL will now be run by Coach Matt Webster and Coach Tim Adams. Coach Adams is a former Cathedral HS and Marian University assistant and is the current Head Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant AD at Park Tudor. Coach Adams and Coach Webster worked together closely at Cathedral; and during his tenure at Cathedral, Coach Adams was a key part in the original foundation of the IHDL under Coach Fagan. The IHDL program will remain focused on fundamentals and skill development and will continue to function as supplemental/pre-CYO program but will now also expand to include some players/teams from select nondenominational private schools. The IHDL is excited to kick-off the upcoming session and encourages anyone with questions to please call 317-896-0800 or email us. Below, you will find descriptions of both winter programs AND LINKS TO REGISTER.
WINTER SESSION I: October 22nd - December 22nd (click here for Winter I Training Schedule
Youth League Program (grades 1-3)
- This program serves as a pre-CYO/pre-private school basketball league. The IHDL professional coaches will run a 1-hour practice/training once a week at either the Best Choice Fieldhouse in Fishers or at Park Tudor for each team based on your team schedule and travel preference. The emphasis in this program will be skill development for the players. We believe that skill development will increase each player's confidence on the floor, thus increasing the enjoyment of playing.
- Each team will then play in a league constructed by IHDL made up of primarily pre-CYO/Private school teams of the same age group (1st graders play 1st graders...etc.). Games will be held at the Best Choice Fieldhouse in Fishers and at Park Tudor on Saturday mornings and will be coached by your pre-CYO/Private school coach. *no game admission fees in IHDL league
- Session runs from Oct 22nd – Dec 22nd and includes: 7 training sessions, 7 league games, 1 tournament
- Per player price is $195 (pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees – includes: practice/training, games and game admission fees for parents and all other spectators that choose to come watch the games)
- Registration deadline is October 7th
CYO/Private Supplemental Program (grades 4-8)
- This program is designed to supplement the CYO/Private school basketball season. Teams will train for 1 hour weekly with IHDL professional coaches/trainers. These weekly training sessions will focus solely on player skill development. Then, teams will also be registered to play in the Best Choice Fieldhouse league (level appropriate and coached by your CYO/Private school coach). This IHDL program designed for 4th – 8th grade CYO/Private school teams will increase the amount of skill development that each player is receiving and allow for competition against different opponents...enhancing the overall CYO/Private school experience and growth of each player. **IHDL will ensure there will be no conflict with CYO/Private school scheduled games.**
- Winter Session I runs from Oct 22nd – Dec 22nd and includes: 7 training sessions, 7 league games, 1 tournament
- Per player price is $195 (pricing includes: training and games/league registration fees … does not include game admission fees)
- Registration deadline is October 7th
Winter Session II (for both programs above):
- Begins the week of January 1st, 2019 and continues through the end of February
- Other details are the same as Winter Session I for each program (noted above)
- Registration will open early December