On The Court offers afterschool enrichment programs, weekend clinic and summer camps. Our recreational basketball programs foster character education and team building. We provide activities to support a childs' entire emotional and physical well-being that are fun and safe experiences.

We combine real world basketball activities, competitions and skill building sessions with professional coaches in all our clinics and camps. Our mission is to provide positive educational and fun basketball activities for school districts, communities and organizations around the globe.

We offer on-site basketball programs in conjunction with local school districts, community centers and other organizations that will enhance their afterschool enrichment programs.  All of our programs are designed to inspire young players to get out of the stands and onto the court.

We believe athletics is a vehicle to provide children with an opportunity to grow and create new possibilities in their lives. Our programs build self confidence, improve self image and build character through education. They will develop sportsmanship and athletic integrity, and gain an understanding of the game of basketball. We provide a firm foundation in which children develop strong civic values.

 


Focus on the mastery of basketball skills

Stress teamwork and leadership 

Provide positive feedback to players

Respect the dignity and value of every athlete

Treat all athletes as equals regardless of ability

Instill a love of the game of Basketball

Consider an athlete's health as a top priority 

Make basketball a fun and rewarding activity

 

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Jim Manaskie, COO, Director of Development       Article about Coach Jim
USAB Coach License #32972499

Coach Jim is a graduate from Lafayette College with a degree in Engineering. Coach Jim is an experienced basketball instructor and coach. He played for the Division I Leopards under legendary coaches Dr. Tom Davis and Gary Williams. Jim has played basketball in High School and College where he gained his appreciation for the game.

After college, Jim started a computer training firm to educate employees of major Fortune 1000 companies on the use of personal computers. At the time, most were first time users. Jim developed some of the earliest curriculum for personal computer learning.

Jim currently combines both his basketball and training experience by teaching real basketball at every level. Coach Jim has developed and created curriculum and is involved in all aspects of program development for On The Court. Jim also trains coaching staff and regularly coaches basketball clinics. He believes that an important part of coaching is teaching life skills that will be useful beyond basketball.

 

Wendy Manaskie, CEO - Director of Marketing

Wendy is a graduate from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She brings a wealth of professional experience in Business Development, Human Resources, Staffing Solutions, Sales and Marketing to On The Court.

During her years working for staffing and computer training firms, she was responsible for successfully marketing and delivering qualified technical talent and training programs to Fortune 1000 firms. Her HR background allows On The Court to recruit quality coaches and maintain the highest quality staff.

Wendy has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and saw the opportunity to change the paradigm in youth sports clinics. She would bring basketball clinics directly to schools and community centers at the end of the school day. These clinics would provide children a fun, fitness opportunity without any additional travel for kids or parents. This led to the start of what is now On The Court X-perience.



On The Court works with over 30 individual coaches each season. Below is an example of some of our coaches, past and present.

Mike Fry, Coach

Coach Intro Fry

Mike is a graduate from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a degree in International Business. Coach Fry is an experienced, seasoned basketball player, coach and teacher.

Mike played at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City for the Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley and played against top level competition such as Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Stephon Marbury and Tim Thomas, where he won 3 State Championships and 1 National Championship. Mike received the honor of valedictorian in his graduating class at St. Anthony's High School. While at Lehigh, Mike started as a shooting guard for 3 years

Mike is currently working at Hillside High School in New Jersey teaching Physical Education, Drivers Education and Health. He also works at Hoop Heaven Basketball facility coaching AAU teams, clinics, summer camps, private lessons, and teaches children of all ages basketball from beginners to advanced classes. As a player, Mike's hard work and passion for the game helped him succeed. As a coach, he instills the same qualities in each player. He works closely with the young players where he does skill development, teaches shooting, dribbling and defense.

 

Lauren Cubas, Coach

Lauren Cubas is a University of Virginia graduate with a dual-degree in Teaching and Anthropology  After college, Coach Lauren substitute taught in Bridgewater-Raritan and Bernards Township School Districts.  This past school year, she was a permanent substitute at Mount Prospect School from January 2012-June 2012.  Currently, she has been substitute teaching in the Branchburg Township and Warren Township School Districts.

Lauren played four years of varsity basketball at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.  She was named captain her junior and senior year. These leadership positions helped her to serve as the President of the University of Virginia's Women's Club Basketball team as well as a player-coach for two years where she organized tryouts, practices, and tournaments to function smoothly.

Her basketball coaching career started at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was appointed the girl's varsity assistant coach for the winter 2006-2007 season.  For two winter seasons, 2009-2011, she volunteered as the girl's freshmen coach at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Prior to beginning her coaching career, she worked at various basketball summer camps. At the Tim Ortelli's Fundamental Basketball Camp, she served as an instructional coach and assistant director. At the Essex Basketball Academy, she worked with Craig Goldman to organize campers and led large group warm-ups, drills, and activities. At the Larry Cubas' Beginner-Advanced Basketball Camp, she worked with beginner campers' ages 5 and 6yrs and monitored the scrimmage to help individual and team success.

Ryan Manaskie, Coach

Ryan recently graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers School of Management and Labor relations and is currently pursuing his MBA at Rutgers. Ryan brings his basketball experience, an outgoing personality and communication skills to On The Court.

While attending Rutgers he works at Hoop Heaven Basketball facility as a Staff Member since 2007 and currently is the Assistant Manager since 2009. He has coached over 20 teams ranging from 2nd/3rd grade through 12th grade. Ryan has taught 100's of instructional basketball clinics each year, with classes being one hour a day for children 4 to 16 years of age. In addition, coached and trained kids for the school district breaks and summer camp programs consisting of 20 - 60 kids.

Ryan played basketball at Bridgewater - Raritan High School and is an AAAI/ISMA certified fitness trainer. 

 

Gino Reynera, Coach

Coach Gino is currently a junior at Rutgers University, School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Mathematics. He is also looking to eventually receive a Teacher Certification to teach math at the secondary level. Gino spent 2 years playing varsity tennis at Somerville High School where he was a part of a conference championship team. 

Gino has been playing basketball ever since he could remember, and has a great passion for the game, whether it be coaching, playing, or watching. He is very enthusiastic to be a part of On The Court and cannot wait to share his knowledge and love of the game with everyone.

         

        

Fedak Arashi, Coach

Fedak is currently a Sophomore at Rutgers University double majoring in Exercise Science and Public Health.  During the  summer I worked at New Horizon's Summer Camp held on Cook Campus at Rutgers University. As a camp counselor he coordinated, participated  and oversaw the children's daily activities  including sports, while ensuring their safety.   He started playing basketball when he was in fifth grade for the local recreation league in my town. Later made the middle school team as an 8th grader and was a starter. In high school he was a starter on the freshmen team and made the varsity team the following year. 

Fe continues to play basketball for fun. During his freshmen year at Rutgers Fe participated in the Intramural Basketball League. Basketball is his favorite sport and his favorite team is the Miami Heat at the pro level and Duke at the collegiate level.

Fe is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.

    

      

 

Keith Woung-Fallon, Coach

Keith started his basketball career at St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen,NJ. As a freshmen he played Junior Varsity and became captain of the Junior Varsity team. In his junior year of high school he transferred to Bridgewater-Raritan High School and made the Varsity team. As a senior, he was nominated a captain, defensive player of the year, first team all defense, third team All County and honorable mention All Area. The team won back to back County Championships. Keith played his college basketball at Cabrini College.

Keith started coaching for Tim Ortelli's Fundamental Basketball camps and assisted at Immaculate Conception School starting with 4th to 8th grade. He was head coach for two tournaments during the 7th and 8th grade year at the Mary Mother of God tournament and won 2 championships.   Keith is a graduated of Cabrini College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources. 

 

Ryan Merten, Coach

Ryan has played at the top high school level playing under Coach Tim Ortelli. In his 4 years at Bridgewater Raritan High School, he was a 3 year varsity starter, was part of 4 Somerset County Championship victories and a State Sectional title. His awards include 1st Team All-Conference, Senior Scholar Athlete Award.

Ryan has been involved in basketball coaching since his high school years where he was a coach at Tim Ortelli's Fundamental Formula basketball camps. His experience also includes coaching AAU teams at Hoop Heaven before joining us at On The Court. Ryan is currently a senior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he is majoring in Economics.

     

       

Matt Long, Coach

Matt is a graduate from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills, along with experience playing and coaching basketball to On The Court.

Matt brings lots of basketball experience as he has been playing basketball his entire life and has played at the top high school level playing under Coach Tim Ortelli. In his 4 years at Bridgewater Raritan High School, he was part of 4 Somerset County Championship victories and a State Sectional title. Matt also was a coach at Tim Ortelli's Fundamental Formula basketball camps. He has trained for Chuck Mound, Performance Training at Somerset Medical Center and the Optimum Health And Exercise Therapy facility.

While attending Rutgers University, Matt has been working at Hoop Heaven in Bridgewater since 2007 as a staff member. He instructs players in one on one lesson, clinics, camps, and mini-camps on the fundamentals and advanced components of basketball. He has also coached basketball teams for a wide variety of age levels from 4th to 12th grade. Matt uses his experience, skill, and his personality to inspire kids to work hard and excel their level of play.

 

 

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