Program Profile: HST
Today’s Program Spotlight brings us down to the south shore of Massachusetts to visit a program that started as just a couple teams with local travel players looking to play more basketball.
HST, based out of Kingston/Plymouth, Massachusetts, started just 2 years ago with only 2 teams filled with town travel basketball players. Coach and program director, Jazz Silva, has taken her program to new heights since 2018 and given so much of herself to all her players.
“I wanted to give the kids a platform to showcase their talents on the shore shore and to play highly competitive basketball. With my love and knowledge of the game and connections to the youth and community, I already felt it was a good opportunity to build character and teach life long lessons through the sport I love while helping them develop their craft and values. [But] it’s more than just coaching. It’s the late night scheduling tournaments, practices, ordering gear. The hardest part is pleasing everyone. You want to make everyone satisfied but at times it is very hard.”
Jazz knew her kids had something special after winning ZG Nationals her first year. She saw the difference she and her coaches were making for her players on and off the court and from then she was hooked.