Over the course of an Pioneer United Hoops season, players will:

1. Be taught offensive & defensive concepts that translate to higher levels of basketball.

2. Spend crucial practice time developing a real basketball skill-set.

3. Be challenged at their level of competition and held accountable by coaches who know what they're doing.

A player's youth basketball experience matters. It sets the table for what's to come. Our High School coaches look for players who are skilled, know how to play within team concepts and want to compete. Register today for tryouts or contact us.

Our Mission:
Pioneer United Hoops is a registered, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a competitive youth basketball program for boys and girls of all skill levels who are in 3rd through 8th grades and reside within the Kirkwood R-7 School District. All players MUST

reside within the zoning area and enrolled within the KSD attendance area with no affiliation with any other high school. 

We are committed to creating a “fun” positive competitive culture.


PUH goals for its participants are:

  • To teach, train and develop basketball skills and improve as a player

  • To learn “life lessons” that have value beyond the basketball court

  • To feel like an important part of the team regardless of performance

  • To have fun at practices and games while having a competitive mindset

PUH recognizes that coaches are an important part of our youth’s success

and our goal is to provide every coach with the tools and training to succeed.

We are committed to creating a positive competitive culture, in which coaches, parents, fans, officials, and players work together to achieve this mission while playing competitive and reaching each players full potential.

PUH has 2 tier levels: Developmental + Competitive:

Developmental Play is made up of players still reaching their potential while being challenged on enhancing their skills and I.Q. We will focus primarily on fundamentals and court time to get to the next level. Our goal is to have players develop in to competitive play by end of season. There will be opportunities to advance up onto the competitive team throughout the year.

Competitive Pool consists of players surpassing developmental and has begun to understand the game playing with an emphasis on skill and technical prowess. 
We will coach this group and refine skills for high level competition.

We will work diligently continuing to enhance their fundamentals and skill set.