Welcome to the Web site for the Van Hoozer Basketball Academy – home of the Katy Raptors basketball teams! We are a high school and college prep basketball program. Our mission is to use basketball to develop leaders on and off the court through practice, workouts, and tournaments as well as service, mission, and leadership opportunities. We are different than other AAU programs in that we don’t just put together a collection of individuals; we focus on developing great teams and preparing them for the next level!
We are a group of people who believe in teaching how to play basketball the right way based on the core values of integrity, hard work, discipline, mutual respect, competitive desire, leadership, and resiliency. Our mission is to develop leaders on and off the court and provide experiences for players to leverage the lessons they learn through sports in all of the other areas of their lives including their homes, school, and community. Our programs and teams are focused on the following goals:
- To help each player maximize his potential individually
- To help each team maximize their potential collectively
- To teach knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them perform at the next level
- To develop leaders on and off the court
From over 30 years of experience playing and coaching basketball, we believe focusing on these goals as the primary goals allows winning, success, and impact to take care of themselves. We also help our basketball players and athletes to grow by developing the whole person through mind, body, and spirit:
- Mind – a unique program to develop resiliency, mental toughness, and leadership skills
- Body – programs designed to develop players physically and teach them to play basketball the right way leveraging their individual and team strengths
- Spirit – a focus on growing the spiritual component of their lives
Learn more about Mike Van Hoozer, who is the founder and leader of this academy.
We completed our first season as an official basketball academy with all 3 teams (4th grade, 5th grade, and 7th grade) having success, impact, and growth. I am so proud of each and every player and family that participated in our programs this year! Our Katy Raptors 7th grade team finished their season playing in …
by Coach Mike Van Hoozer Hard work, discipline, preparation, and focus are necessary ingredients for the recipe for success. The willingness to compete is the temperature that is needed to make these ingredients come to life. As we entered the month of May, our 7th grade Katy Raptors team knew it had what it takes …
by Coach Mike Van Hoozer Whether it is building a house, a basketball team, or your life, you must have a solid foundation. For our 7th grade Katy Raptors team, we invested the month of March and part of April in practices to build the solid foundation based on sound offensive principles, a commitment to …
Van Hoozer Basketball Academy
We are a high school and college prep basketball program. Our mission is to use basketball to develop leaders on and off the court.
As an affiliated organization with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)3, the Van Hoozer Basketball Academy is recognized as a nonprofit, tax exempt organization. Your sponsorship donations are very much appreciated, and each donation goes to help offset the costs of our basketball teams including practice facility rentals, equipment and uniforms, tournaments, leadership development opportunities, and basketball skill development for our players. Your donations also contribute to the service, mission, and leadership opportunities that our players engage in during the year.
All donations are tax deductible according to the IRS code. You can donate online using the button below:
While you can donate any amount online, we have also set up the following sponsorship levels and benefits for companies and individuals who want to support our leadership and basketball academy along with a sponsorship form below:
Supporting Team Level: $100
- Thank You Letter
- Recognition and communication of sponsorship to your respective team
Bronze Sponsor: $250
- All of the Supporting Team level benefits plus:
- Sponsoring company’s logo on our Van Hoozer Basketball Academy web site
- Sponsor Plaque with your respective team’s photo
Silver Sponsorship: $500
- All of the Bronze level benefits plus:
- Summary description of your company on our web site sponsor page
- Direct link to sponsoring company’s web site on our web site sponsor page
Gold Sponsorship: $1000
- All of the Silver level benefits plus:
- 1 copy of Mike Van Hoozer’s Sports Performance Workbook: Be Present: Showing Up When It Matters Most