Declan Hooper, a sophomore at Mansfield HS, has been one of Elite’s most dedicated and consistent athletes since he began working with us in June 2018. In preparation for his high school basketball season, Declan has been training at least once a week under the coaching of Elite’s training staff, and also on his own the remainder of the week.
Over the summer, Declan has improved his strength, power, vertical leap, and speed, which have translated into concrete improvements on the court. Declan is now able to grab the basketball rim, a long time goal of his! It’s been exciting to see his hard work paying off with great results and the excitement that comes along with it.
When Declan is not playing or training for basketball, he can be found coaching basketball at the many camps and clinics at Mass Premier Courts. He loves sharing his passion for basketball with others and helping younger athletes develop and improve. Declan is a great role model to the younger athletes at Elite and helps motivate them to “never give up” regardless of how challenging a workout may be. He is excited to start training in Elite’s new S.P.A.R. (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction) class this fall!
After high school, Declan hopes to continue playing basketball in college. Based on what we’ve seen so far, we have no doubt that if he maintains his commitment and passion to get better, he will achieve his goal!
Elite is excited to announce Declan Hooper as our Athlete of the Month for September 2018! We appreciate the dedication, work ethic, and energy Declan brings to Elite, and we are excited to see what the future holds! Congratulations Declan! Keep getting after it!