Live Report – Coach Sulei Checks In!

Hope everyone had a great summer. This week in the U.S. is back to school week. Great to see pics of all the kids, and the adults too.

Below you can watch (comment and critique as well) my new highlight tape.  This is my seventh installment in the series.  For the people that have been following me for a while now, I hope these highlights do a good job of highlighting (see what I did there haha) the strengths in my game and some of the improvements I’ve been striving to achieve.

The highlights are from this past season in New Zealand.  This year I played for the IMS Payroll Hawks of Hawkes Bay.  Before I continue, I would like to send a big shout out to my friends and adopted family in Taranaki.  It was really unfortunate how things played out and I wasn’t able to return to Taranaki.  I would have loved to be back but things didn’t work out.  However, when I arrived there to play against the Mountain Airs I was welcomed with open arms and that good old Taranaki hospitality and I enjoyed being in New Plymouth.

It was a tough season to say the least, not to mention some personal hurdles I had to overcome as well.  All in all, it was another successful season in my mind, I got better, I grew, I made new friends, I experienced new things (and a different region of New Zealand), I learned some more about myself and my game, and of course as noted in my previous blog post I got to play against one of my best friends a couple of times.

I was also blessed to come home with a few awards. All-New Zealand NBL Center of The Year – 2015 All-New Zealand NBL 2nd Team – 2015 New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team – 2015

Now to the video. Watch and enjoy. Please don’t forget to critique as well.

Thank you!

Coach Sulei

Eastbay Update – Shoe Ordering Instructions!

It is that time of year again, and many of you have sent messages inquiring about Shoe ordering instructions from Eastbay.  Annual flyers will go out later this fall, but for those that would like to order gear now, you can do so by contacting David Steinbach, our new account rep.  David can be reached at 715-261-9952 or  Andrea Fuerst, our former rep, has moved on to another position so all future correspondence will need to go to David.  She was great to our organization and will be missed.

Reminders – our discounts are not available to the general public and cannot be applied to everything on Eastbay’s site, although most items should qualify.  Ordering can only be done via email or phone through David, not through    When contacting him, please reference HSBCAMPS and provide the item numbers for which you are interested.  He will respond with accurate pricing and further instructions.

Any questions feel free to contact our team at  Thanks and enjoy your new gear.

Fall Mini-Camps Announced For Mackay & Cascade!

Don’t live in Boise?  We’ve got you covered.   Elevate your game this fall, training one-on-one with the pros in Mackay (9/26) and Cascade (10/3).  HSB’s Fall Mini-Camps are three-hour intense player development workouts designed to challenge, advance, and encourage a small group of aspiring student athletes like never before.  A great way to test your shape and tune up before your upcoming season, Sign Up today!  Availability is limited to only the first 30 registrations.

Date:  Saturday September 26, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Grades: 5th-12th
Price: $50
Limited Availability!
Click Here To Register

Date: Saturday October 3, 2015
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Grades: 2nd-12th
Price: $50
Limited Availability!
Click Here To Register


Boise Holiday Basketball Camps Now Open For Registration!

Looking for something to do over Thanksgiving or Christmas break? Well look no further.  Our Annual Boise Holiday Basketball Camps (Eagle) are now open for registration.  Each camp session is three-days geared towards teaching and developing the game of basketball to boys and girls at the elementary, middle, and high school grades. Players will participate in over twelve hours of intense one-on-one instructional work under our staff of professional coaches and players. Daily workouts will include station and group drills, individual contests, team competitions, and guest lectures.  All players will receive a variety of prizes and giveaways provided by our sponsors.  Availability is limited to ONLY THE FIRST 35 REGISTRATIONS and these camps sell out quickly! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER before it’s too late.

*As always, this session is geared towards participants serious about improving their game and is not skill level appropriate for first time players. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Carson Sofro at 208-720-1904 or


Date: November 23-25, 2015
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Grades: 3rd-12th
Location: Idaho Athletic Club
875 E Plaza Dr, Eagle, ID 83616
Price: $160




Date: December 21-23, 2015
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Grades: 3rd-12th
Location: Idaho Athletic Club
875 E Plaza Dr, Eagle, ID 83616
Price: $160




Extra Time With Coach Q – Private Sessions Added To Schedule!

For the first time ever, Coach Mike has opened his schedule adding some time slots weekly for private training. Ideal for players looking to improve their ball handling, defense, or just enhance their overall basketball IQ, these sessions are live and ready for immediate booking through either the MindBody or HSB Academy app. As always, availability is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. For more information please contact Mike at or visit

Looking To Take Things To The Next Level – Call Ammon!

Amazed by the body and all of its capabilities, Ammon Peterson has dedicated his life to improving the human form. A certified personal trainer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, the thirty-one year old Boise native has spent years helping individuals increase their physical health and overall wellness. A firm believer that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, his dedication and spirit has not just allowed clients to achieve their goals, but exceed them. The co-operator of the private F.I.T. Gym off Fairview (between Five Mile & Cloverdale), Ammon provides a structured and affordable outlet for anyone looking to:

  • Enhance Athletic Performance
  • Improve Speed & Agility
  • Resolve Muscle & Joint Issues
  • Increase Mobility & Endurance
  • Correct Dietary Habits
  • Tone Or Bulk
  • Improve Their Quality Of Life

Offering both individualized training and small group instruction, for more information contact Ammon at 208-409-9833.

We’re Back – Academy Re-Opens Monday!

Just a reminder, the Academy will re-open on a regular schedule this Monday August 10th.  We appreciate everyones patience this summer with the closure the last month and look forward to getting back to work.  As always any questions or comments please don’t hesitate.

Note, many sessions have already begun to fill-up.  We ask that you please log in and continue using your MindBody accounts either via our website or the HSB Academy mobile app.  Anyone whose sessions expired during the last month will be granted an extension.  We look forward to seeing a lot of you this week.

Mark Your Calendars – Havoc Tryouts Start 8/27!

Just out – HAVOC NATION BASKETBALL CLUB has released the dates for their 2015-2016 fall tryouts. All players interested in joining the club are required to attend. A Player Liability Waiver must be filled out prior to participating. Please visit to download and complete the waiver.

2015-2016 Season Tryout Schedule
Idaho Athletic Club at 875 E Plaza Dr Eagle, ID 83616
6th Grade: Friday, 08/28/15, 6:45pm – 7:45pm
7th Grade: Thursday, 08/27/15, 7:45pm – 8:45pm
8th Grade: Friday, 08/28/15, 7:45pm – 8:45pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before start of tryouts.
Second Session/ Make Up Tryouts Date: TBD

Next Stop Puerto Rico – HSB & Mike Harris To Host 4 Day Camp!

Ponce . . . are you ready? BSN Legend Mike Harris and HSBCAMPS, America’s fastest growing youth basketball initiative have teamed up with the Campo Atlético Charles H. Terry to bring kids of all ages and abilities face-to-face with the pros. HSBCAMPS Ponce Day Camp and Morning Clinic will offer boys and girls in elementary, middle, and high school grades (2nd-12th), a chance to train one-on-one with MVP Mike Harris and other actual pros. “Elevate Your Game” with a comprehensive curriculum of fundamental player development drills, station work, organized team competitions, contests, and guest lectures. Every participant will receive extensive knowledge and instruction on every aspect of the game, including intense one-on-one individualized training from our world-class staff of professional players and coaches. Also included; free camp T-shirt, VIP Shoe & Apparel Deal from Eastbay, and a variety of other giveaways provided by our sponsors. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to come train with the pros!

Availability is limited. To register, download the flyer by Clicking Here – Mike Harris Basketball Camp Flyer.

NBA Champion Justin Holiday Due At Mercer Island Camp

Justin Holiday, a reserve for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, will attend the HSBCamp scheduled for July 20-24 at the Boys & Girls Club in Mercer Island.

Camp director Carson Sofro, a former hoops star at the Community School of Sun Valley and the University of Redlands in California, is staging the sixth summer of his HSBCAMPS in the Seattle area (

Each year, Sofro brings a number of professional basketball players to the Mercer Island camp where they train and meet with the youngsters. This year’s star attraction is Holiday.

Holiday, 26, is a 6-6, 185-pound shooting guard/small forward from Mission Hills, Ca. who averaged 11 minutes per game in 59 games with the Warriors during the 2014-15 season. He averaged 4.3 ppg. On July 8, unrestricted free agent Holiday signed a multi-year contract with the NBA Atlanta Hawks.

As a senior at Campbell Hall School in Studio City, Ca., Holiday averaged 19.1 ppg and 9.5 rebounds in leading Campbell to a California state high school championship. He played four years at the University of Washington and, as a senior, was co-captain and was named the Pac-10 “Defensive Player of the Year.”

Holiday played for the D-League Idaho Stampede from 2012-13 and averaged 17.3 ppg. His younger brother Jrue plays for the NBA New Orleans Pelicans and two other siblings also play high-level basketball.

Sofro said, “We don’t have many spots left in our full-day camp (about 3), but we want to let kids know about the camp, since they have an interest in meeting Justin, training with him or hearing his story—a unique opportunity.”

“Elevate Your Game” is the camp slogan. Boys and girls are welcome. Sofro said, “Should be a great camp with some great guys.”

The Mercer Island full-day camp is for boys and girls entering grades 4-12 is Monday through Friday, July 20-24. Times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $225. Participants are separated into groups based on age and abil-ity.

Running in the same July 20-24 time frame and at the same location is the morning clinic for grades K-3, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $150. Fundamental drills and contests are emphasized for the little kids.

Registrations are accepted online on a first-come, first-served basis. Included in the fee for each camp is a free camp t-shirt, basketball swag, and other giveaways.

Cage players expected at the upcoming camp in Mercer Island, all with professional experience in the U.S. and abroad, include:

J.R. Harrison, 31, a 6-6 forward from Gainesville, Texas and Rice University; Perry Petty, 26, a 6-1 point guard from Chicago who played in Lebanon last season; Brian Burrell, 30, 6-3, 170, from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros; and Tayron Thomas, 31, the 6-2, 190-pound all-time leading scorer for NCAA Division 2 Philadelphia University.

For more information or to register visit

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