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
Stress teamwork and leadership
Provide positive feedback to players
dignity and value of every athlete
Treat all athletes as equals regardless of
Instill a love of the game of Basketball
Consider an athlete's health as
a top priority
Make basketball a fun and rewarding
Jim Manaskie, COO, Director
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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
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
Wendy Manaskie, CEO - Director of
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
On The Court works with over 30 individual coaches each season. Below is an example of some of our coaches, past and present.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
Fe is certified in CPR/AED
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
Keith is a graduated of Cabrini College with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Human Resources.
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
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
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.