About Us

The Men Behind HoopsSchool

CHARLIE  FAVIS, Founder: 

Graduated from Ateneo De Manila High School and De La Salle University in  College. Was always into sports, becoming Captain of the De La Salle's Track & Field Team and Gold Medalist in the NCAA 400 M Hurdles.  After working for Procter & Gamble and Shell for a number of years (at Shell, he was the Team Manager of Shell's professional basketball team in the PBA, helping in Shell's winning  a number of championship and runners-up finishes), he then became the Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League.  In the PBL, he changed all the rules, logos, offices, marketing style, formats, and introduced countless innovations.  He was instrumental in introducing Fil-Ams into the league, and sent teams to several international tournaments, winning the 6th and 7th Fiba Champions Cup in Kuala Lumpur and Manila, and the Guam Friendship Cup. Even ahead of the PBA, he was the First Commissioner of any league to have an official game held in Brunei.  He was also the first PBL Commissioner  to come out with the first PBL Annual.    Today, he is the CEO/President of HOOPS SCHOOL.

BOBBY PARKS, Camp Director (Emeritus): 

Graduated at Memphis State University with the degree BS in Athletic Administration. Drafted in the second round by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks team, he opted to play in Manila, Jakarta, France, Switzerland and the other basketball leagues in the US, such as the CBA, the USBL, GBL, and the WBL.  Today, he is considered the best American player to play in the Philippines, having won the  Best Import Award, a total of seven times.  Nicknamed the "Iceman," he  never lost his cool, inspite of so many rugged plays levelled against him. Today, Bobby is active with National University where his sone Ray Ray plays, and he is likewise Assistant Coach of Petron Boosters in the PBA and Head Coach of the San Miguel Team in the Asean Basketball League. 

Our Coaches and Instructors:

Most of our instructors have been carefully selected – many are former team trainers and coaches, most of whom have BS-Education degrees in Physical Education. This is on purpose because they are more patient with kids. And we also have coaches who have trained abroad, like one Coach who attended several coaching clinics in Europe, another who attended a coaching clinic in South Korea, a third coach who is presently teaching basketball at the 5-Star Camps in the US. Most of our coaches play basketball and understand basketball, and we have both men and women coaches handling the kids.