Welcome to PSU Hoops!

    
If you’re new to PSU, welcome to the largest sports family in Brooklyn! Here, you are free to grow your love for the game, thrive, and succeed!

 

In seven quick years, we’ve shown that teaching soccer the right way can set a player up for success on and off the field. As we enter a new decade, we are excited to announce that PSU will be stepping foot onto the hardwood, bringing along the values that have forged our path since Day 1 — Community, Integrity, and Excellence. 

 

We hope you will be there to join us in this new adventure! The PSU philosophy has been adapted to develop our brand new Hoops curriculum. We’ve also brought on coaches who are able to create incredible learning environments. Our new Hoopers will be taught how to see the game and make decisions efficiently, while developing chemistry and teamwork with one another. 

    
Above all, we’ll be here for our new Hoopers as they grow as athletes and ambassadors from Brooklyn, New York City.

 

Lastly, thank you to Executive Director, Nate Bell, for believing that having PSU Hoops would do right by the community. I’m personally grateful for the trust, support, and mentorship I have received from Nate, James, Kempy, Sambie, and the rest of the crew everyday.

 

On three, UNITED! 1… 2… 3…

 

See you in January!

Coach Pete

Our Roots program launches its inaugural season conveniently on the weekends in the heart of Park Slope at Camp Friendship and John Jay High School for girls and boys ages 5-11.

Our Tot Hoops program provides our youngest Hoopers (ages 3-5) the earliest opportunity to build fundamental basketball techniques through fun and imaginative games originated at PSU.

Peter Panousopoulos joins PSU with a wealth of basketball coaching experience, having volunteered throughout New York City since 2006. He credits his love and knowledge of the game to being under the lifelong tutelage of his father, John, Marco Palacios, and Pascual Sim; and commends his experiences during his youth, Bishop Ford High School, and Baruch College — which served as his ‘home campus’ while at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.
 

During his academic career, Peter remained involved in youth basketball mainly as a skills development coach. After earning his degree in cognitive neuroscience, he achieved his first head coaching position in 2013 with Sunset Hoops, guiding future collegiate athletes in a league sponsored by the Brooklyn Nets. He and his father had the opportunity to coach together at St. Athanasius CYO the following season, where they remained through 2017. He has also continued playing, most recently winning the NY Lawyers League and earning MVP in 2018.

    

With an ambition to spur Brooklyn forward through basketball, PSU’s new Director of Hoops will begin establishing our roots on the hardwood in 2020.

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