Overseeing the Yeti basketball program is Scott Kallens, former 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 led the Hillsborough Boys Varsity team until 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 Peak Yeti returns for the Spring/Summer season.
Tryouts for the Spring/Summer season of YETI is coming. Do not miss out on the opportunity to join central NJs fastest growing AAU basketball club. We host boys and girls teams in a variety of age groups and rosters are made up of players from districts in Hunterdon and Somerset county. Professional coaching, a privately owned and operated fully temperature controlled facility, partnerships with college placement organizations, local business and a robust travel schedule aligned to the NCAA recruitment schedule are just a few club features that set us apart from the competition.
ALL new and returning players are expected to attend BOTH tryout dates.
Sunday, February 5
5 pm – Boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades
6 pm – Boys and girls in 7th and 8th grades
7 pm – Boys and girls in HS grades 9 – 11
Monday, February 20
1 pm – Boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades
2 pm – Boys and girls in 7th and 8th grades
3 pm – Boys and girls in HS grades 9 – 11
The YETI Basketball Academy (YBA) is a pre-AAU basketball academy designed to prepare athletes for AAU club basketball. YBA teams are formed by age group and available to players in grades 3-6. YBA sessions run 12 consecutive weeks during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Teams practice twice a week for 60-minutes per practice and every YBA season ends with entrance in a local AAU tournament which typically includes 2+ games on a weekend day (Saturday or Sunday). YBA differs from camps and clinics because YBA players are trained as a team with a dedicated coach. Substantial time is dedicated both to individual skill development AND team-based systems of play. There is no tryout for YBA however players should expect to learn a ton and be committed to their development. Attendance at training sessions is expected as regular attendance is essential to player and team development.