Hoop dreams: Hone your skills at Reading basketball headquarters

If your young athletes are sitting around dreaming about hoops, they will be happy to know that it is now basketball season year round at Reading, Kan.

Lucas and Kate Boss had a dream of their own and have made it come true with the recent acquisition of the former school and gymnasium at Reading.

This week, the Boss’ new company, Performance Sports, is hosting its first basketball workshops at the gymnasium. Future plans of the Osage City couple, who are both teacher and coaches at Osage City, include adding volleyball and other sports clinics to help athletes work on their abilities.

“We are truly excited to help you prepare and improve your skills so you can go back to your schools and teams and perform at a high level,” Lucas said.

At the basketball academy that began Sunday, participants will receive specialized skills training and practice in small group settings. Focus will be on ball handling, shooting, scoring and free throws.

In addition to Lucas and Kate, coaching staff at the upcoming clinics includes some well-known basketball talent – serving as coaches will be Lindsay Conklin, of Division I Western Illinois and a Mid America Nazarene alum; Brittany Kramer, Emporia State Hornet women’s basketball alum; Duncan Fort, ESU basketball player; and Ryan Haskins, Ottawa Brave basketball player.

“With our experience as skill coaches, participants will love the focus we put on functional training and skill development,” Kate said.

The 10-week academies are currently open for two age groups, first through sixth grade, and seventh through 12th grade. The younger players will meet on Wednesday nights beginning Aug. 21, 2019, and the older group will meet Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, Aug. 11.

Check the Hoops Skills Academy schedule and use the registration link at www.performance-sports.net to reserve your spot.

“We are very excited about the purchase of the facility and the space it provides us,” Lucas said. “What a beautiful gym and great location for us to serve many student athletes in their quest to perform at a higher level.”

But sports aren’t the only plans in the works for the Reading school and gymnasium. The Bosses also plan to rent out the facility, which has 800 seats in the full court gymnasium, a stage, kitchen, large commons area, and playground. The facility will be available for practices, tournaments, concerts, reunions, birthday parties and other events.

For more information on the Boss’ Hoops Skills Academy, or pricing and availability for the facility, see www.performance-sports.net or contact Lucas Boss at 785-633-8413.

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