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The Yeti will consist of boys and girls teams across various age groups, and will operate at travel and AAU levels. The program will bolster self-confidence, foster mental, emotional, and moral growth, bring an athlete-centric focus to skill development, and promote a team success mentality throughout the club.

The Yeti has come to Hillsborough!

IRON PEAK YETI spring 2021 season

DID YOU  MISS OUT ON OUR FIRST YETI TRY-OUTS?
 

Click below to learn more about upcoming try-outs or to schedule a private try-out.

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Director of BAsketball Operation

Overseeing the Yeti basketball program is Scott Kallens, Head Basketball Coach at Hillsborough High School and former collegiate player at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Coach Kallens brings his vast experience in coaching and teaching to Iron Peak and will be instrumental in the direction, curriculum, and player selection for the program.

He has been coaching basketball for over 16 years at all levels, and has led the Hillsborough Boys Varsity team since 2017. In three seasons as Head Coach,  Hillsborough has been to the state tournament tournament twice and has consistently remained competitive in a very strong Somerset County.

Since graduating with his Master’s Degree in Education in 2004, Coach Kallens has spent his career teaching, both on and off the court. In 2018, he received an Excellence in Teaching award from his alma mater and in 2019 he was named a finalist for Princeton University’s Excellence in Social Studies Teaching award (results pending due to the COVID-related shutdown). 

Coach Kallens also strongly believes in developing community leaders, and has designed and led a service-learning class that empowers students to effect positive change within their community while also engaging in challenging conversations about social justice.

 

 IRON COMPETITIVE EDGE “ICE” SAQ TEAM TRAINING

In addition to the allotted court time, Iron Peak YETI teams will be provided SAQ training sessions. These training blocks are focused on building a base of athletic skills and movements that translate to peak performance on the court, and also aim to mitigate potential injury. Sessions are mandatory.

All ICE training takes place at our state-of-the-art venue using cutting edge equipment and methodology. Our professional and experienced trainers will work with athletes within intensive Sports Performance training sessions.

These sessions will focus on:

    • Building core strength
    • Fine-tuning proper body mechanics, technique, control, and form
    • Injury prevention methods within SAQ (Speed/Agility/Quickness) exercises – enhancing flexibility, balance, power, explosiveness, basic coordination, and conditioning of frequently and infrequently used muscle groups

Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of an individual athlete’s development within their sport and will prepare them to compete at a higher level and achieve maximum performance potential. The ultimate goal of our training program aims to arm athletes with lasting skill sets, protect against injury, and minimize time spent on the sideline.

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