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Lakers Basketball Clinics and Leagues
Heart of Los Angeles, with the incredible support of the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, offers free youth basketball clinics (Ages 7-17) on the first Saturday of every month, usually from 1pm -3pm. In the summer, the times vary, with some clinics being held in the evenings. Participants receive basketball instruction along with information on living and eating healthy. The Lakers Youth Foundation also supports HOLA’s Junior Jump Shot Basketball League for elementary and middle school aged boys and girls. The leagues are held in the spring and fall of each year and serve over 350 youth annually.

Central City Athletic Association
HOLA is also the co-founder of the Central City Athletic Association (CCAA), which provides basketball leagues for girls and boys located throughout Los Angeles. The Central City Basketball Association hosts leagues for high school boys each winter, serving approximately 150 young men. In the spring, the Central City Girls’ Basketball Association provides approximately 150 high school girls with the opportunity to play in competitive leagues.

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    Bruce Hooks Athletics Program Director
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      Haymen Gebru Athletics Coordinator
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      Fall’s in Full Swing

      Every afternoon hundreds of kids, ages 6-19, are participating in over 75 academic and enrichment classes on HOLA’s campus. In addition to daily academic support from staff, tutors and volunteers, every afternoon HOLA students have the chance to explore opportunities they can’t get anywhere else, inside or outside of school. The choices are almost limitless, […]

      Fall Sports Draw to a Close

      As fall turned into winter, HOLA’s basketball and soccer leagues held their playoffs and crowned their champions. In partnership with LA City Department of Recreation and Parks, HOLA is able to offer Junior Jumpshot basketball leagues from Pee Wee through Middle School, with weekly practices and games for 185 young athletes. HOLA partners with the LA84 […]

      HOLA BowLA Raises Funds for Athletics Leagues

      Kids and adults alike had a blast at HOLA’s 6th annual HOLA BowLA. The afternoon was filled with lots of strikes and spares, with special prizes going to the bowlers with the highest scores. Raffle prizes included lots of Lakers memorabilia (thank you Lakers!) and special thanks go out to Los Angeles Lakers Darius Morris […]

      Soccer and Basketball In Full Swing

      It’s fall and yes, that means that over 500 elementary, middle and high school youth are participating in HOLA’s soccer and basketball leagues. This fall’s soccer league is serving over 350 elementary, middle and high school youth and more than 150 elementary and middle school girls and boys are participating in HOLA’s basketball leagues. Soccer […]

      HOLA and Department of Rec & Parks Host Launch of Initiative Between Laureus USA and Mercedes-Benz USA

      On the first day of summer programming, HOLA and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks hosted the launch of a collaborative initiative between the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (Laureus USA) and Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA). The initiative will place and train 40 Coach Across America (CAA) coaches in 10 projects at […]

      Junior Jump Shot League Heading into Playoffs

      Just like the NBA, the Junior Jump Shot Basketball League’s season is winding down. The league is held each fall and spring and this season over 200 boys and girls, ages 7-14 are participating. This has been a very exciting and competitive season and playoffs are scheduled for this coming weekend. The championship game will […]


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