Basketball Coordinator: Jim Shipper

The Nook’s 600,000-square-foot complex is home to 10 regulation hardwood courts and as many as 26 more full basketball courts. Basketball programming includes a variety of basketball tournaments, leagues, camps, clinics, instruction and open play. The Nook creates a vibrant basketball atmosphere that exudes energy and encourages great play.

 Coaches & Teams: Find upcoming tournaments under the “Programs” button.

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Nook Basketball:

Basketball Academy Tryouts

2017 Nook Basketball Academy will be conducting tryouts for the 2017 season on Sunday, February 12th, 2017. All players will receive a t-shirt along with a player/skill evaluation.


8th through 11th Grade:
-4:30pm to 5:45pm (Co-Ed)

3rd through 7th Grade:
-6:15pm to 7:30pm (Co-Ed)

Basketball Academy

By combining an excellent coaching staff and a top-notch facility, the Nook Basketball Academy creates a perfect environment for players to expand their skills and enhance their game.  Multiple high-level tournaments throughout the season allow academy players to showcase their talents.  Several of these tournaments will be held at the Spooky Nook facility.

Academy Development Program

Players will receive instruction form some of the area’s best coaches. They will be able to compete against one another, as well as outside teams at least one time per week. Spring and summer are the best times for players to begin improving their skills for the upcoming season.

Register today!

Sunday Night Skill/Fundamental Clinics

Join Nook Basketball for our Sunday Night Basketball Open Workouts.  These sessions will provide opportunities for players of all age and skill levels to improve their game.  Players will have the opportunity to participate in games, drills, and skill building functions.  Players will be challenged according to skill levels to ensure a positive learning experience.  Kevin and Kerry Glover (Nook Basketball Academy Technical Directors) will lead these weekly workouts.  Clinics will run from November 6th – December 18th.

A second session will run on the following dates:

January 8th, 22nd, & 29th
February 5th & 26th
March 5th

3rd – 7th 
-6:00pm – 7:00pm

8th – 12th
-7:00pm – 8:00pm

$20 per week (Pay at Guest Service Desk)

Private Lessons

Join Nook Hoops for private and small group lessons. Pick from one of our four trainers: Nook Basketball Director and current Messiah College Mark Seidenburg, Nook Basketball Academy Boys Supervisor and Coach Earl Hazel, Nook Skills Coach and Elizabethtown College Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Shipper, Former NCAA Division 1 Coach and former high school head coach Rebekah Manney. To schedule a private or small group lesson, contact us.

Open / Pick-Up Basketball

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free for members | $10 for non-members

Check with Guest Services for court location.

Nook Partners
  • Lancaster Orthopedic Associates
  • USA Field Hockey
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