Sports Programs in Lockport, Illinois

I remember what it was like to be a kid! Growing up with my friends with no worries! We would play sports all day! Everyday! Basketball was our favorite! First, we would hone our skills on the block! Once we were done playing on the block, we would roam the neighborhood looking for more competition! We would challenge any crew from any hood on any basketball court! Back then, we didn’t have any TV games or cell phones! Just bikes! So we never had to worry about obesity because we stayed active the entire day! We would play outside from sun up till sundown, stealing way more than our allotted 60 minutes of play and exercise each day! That passion and enthusiasm, from my childhood, is the vision behind Play For Rings. A Recreation Outreach Company that will offer the community a place to gather, in a safe environment, to play basketball and participate in other activities, that will promote strong family, culture, and a healthy lifestyle for all! Premiere Hoops strategy to implement our programs will include the following:

ntense work

Will Smith once said about the difference between talent and skill. “Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” We will constantly instill this train of thought, into the minds of our young players. Reaching full potential, as a student or player, will not happen overnight or by accident, but through practice and hard work! Our program will give players the platform and direction they’ll need to improve their skill sets. We want our players to incorporate these practices, into their everyday lifestyle, to help carry them far on the basketball court, in the classroom, and in life.

trong decisions

Making strong decisions is a critical part of sustaining success throughout life, that does not happen by chance. Through the game of basketball, we can teach our players how to make strong decisions, that will help them become more successful on and off the basketball court. Making decisions is a process. It starts by identifying the decision to be made. Then doing your homework! Next, brainstorm for several possible outcomes. Make a list of the pros and cons. Solicit opinions and feedback. Then make the decision and monitor the results. This process is replicated by the best basketball players over and over again. To the point where it becomes natural. The goal for our program is to develop our players into strong decision makers.

ateful connections

Fateful connections occurs when there’s an understanding that everyone on the court has equal value. In its purest form, it’s about people enjoying other people, communicating passions and connecting with others who share those passions. It’s about listening, figuring out what others need and connecting them with people you think can help, without any designs for personal gain. The most successful connections build genuine relationships and give more than they receive. They go beyond thinking, “What’s in it for me?” to ask “How can I help?” We will put lots of emphasis on inviting important people, from both the business and professional sports communities, out to observe and participate in our programs, to meet and connect with our players. It is our hope that the more positive interactions our players will have with these successful individuals, the more our players will be inspired to become successful in their own right.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s the philosophy behind the Premiere Hoops wellness services! We’ll teach our customers the process of obtaining knowledge, skills and values that enhance health. Our goal will be to teach our customers how to obtain and maintain good health by regularly engaging with recreation and physical activities, practicing preventative health care, accessing quality health care, avoiding risk behaviors and leading a healthy lifestyle.


(815) 260 7106


18101 West Oak Avenue

Lockport, IL 60441