Our Story

Since 1963, the Hoop Group has been a comprehensive basketball company dedicated to fulfilling dreams of players, coaches and parents by providing the best instruction, competition and exposure.

The then head coach at St Anthony High School, Bob Kennedy, ran his first camp at the Trenton CYO in 1963. Almost immediately, he had the pioneering vision of creating a full summer sleep away basketball camp. A few years later, Bob, and his wife Pat, made the leap of faith and purchased Camp Dent Boy Scout camp in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

After a few early struggles, their dream became a reality as the camp began to flourish. Boys and girls from across the country came to this unique setting in the beautiful Pocono Mountains to measure their skills against great competition and learn from the nation’s best coaches.

From these pioneering roots, the Hoop Group has grown to encompass almost every facet of grassroots basketball. Today our camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and facilities are an integral part of thousands of players’ journeys to college and beyond. Our over 1 million alumni include a Who’s Who in basketball…From Bob Knight to Geno Auriema; from Larry Bird to Kevin Durant; from Carol Blazejowski to Sue Bird; from Magic Johnson to Karl Anthony-Townes.

Whether you are a high school All-American or a young player just starting out, the Hoop Group has a program for You!