Don't Just Travel...Experience!
The Adirondack Wild is a New York-based basketball organization committed to assisting young basketball players in their pursuit of excellence. We do this with a combination of intense individualized coaching and instruction as well as providing the best competition available to stimulate growth.
Our knowledgeable coaching staff is dedicated to helping each athlete improve their individual basketball skills and providing them the highest level of competition to play with and against. We want to enable our players to be leaders on their high school basketball teams as well as participate on the collegiate level. The organization is also committed to provide each student/athlete opportunities to develop leadership skills, teamwork, dedication, discipline and focus. We believe these life skills taught through basketball will be applicable throughout their academic careers and beyond. The Wild participate in local, state, and regional tournaments and these events typically account for over 70% of our schedule.
Head Coach – Frank Hart
Frank Hart has been coaching boy’s basketball since 1992 following a playing career at Shaker High School and collegiately at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Adirondack Wild roots began in 1993 as the IHG sponsored Capital District Express, an AAU-sanctioned organization that grew into the area's premiere travel team. As seniors, the Express featured six players that would go on to compete at the Division I and II levels. After starting a family, Frank has resurrected this program to share this experience with his son Brady.
During his coaching career, Frank has helmed teams at both Shaker and Catholic Central High School (CCHS). Hart has one Big Ten and four Suburban Council titles and has coached players that have gone on to star in colleges like BYU, Penn State, Navy, Siena, Cornell, Lemoyne, Quinnipiac, Stony Brook, College of St. Rose, Bentley, Oneonta, Southern Vermont, and many others.
The Wild Difference
As a member of the Wild you buy in to our team first philosophy and will be taught a broad range of skills as we prepare to compete against the best teams in the region. We strive to get better every day. If you believe success comes without hard work and do not want to be challenged then we are not for you. When you join our team you will be exposed to:
High energy, intense practices designed to maximize personal and team improvement
The highest level of competition focusing on a challenging schedule and 6-7 annual tournaments
Off season player development programs designed to elevate your individual game
Your full commitment earns our full commitment with no annual cuts
Memorable experiences as we enjoy the journey to team improvement and increased exposure
Wild Program Accomplishments
2015-2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Hoophall Classic featuring Ben Simmons (LSU / Philadelphia 76ers), Brandon Ingram (Duke / Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Zimmerman (UNLV / Orlando Magic), Cheick Diallo (Kansas / New Orleans Pelicans), Isaiah Briscoe (UK), Allonzo Trier (Arizona , New York Knicks), Derryck Thornton, Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), and Chase Jeter (Duke), and Jalen Brunson (Villanova / Dallas Mavericks), RJ Barrett (Duke), Zion Williamson (Duke), Bol Bol (Oregon)
2015 Ballin' for Mother's Day Champion
2017 12U and 13U Oneonta Challenge Champions
2017 12U Battle of Saratoga Champions
2017 Zero Gravity Report #3 ranked 12U team in Capital Region
2017 13U Syracuse Select Holiday Tournament Champions
2018 14U Zero Gravity Mother’s Day Challenge Champions
2019 15U Zero Gravity NY Hoop Festival Champions
2019 15U King of the Mountain Champions
Wild Single Game Records
POINTS 34 Chuckie Volans vs. Anaconda All Stars (Zero Gravity NY Hoopfest 2019)
3PT FG (I) 7 Carter Seeberger vs. N. Colonie (2016), Aidan Ryan vs. Averill Park, Carter Seeberger vs. Kingston Komets (2019)
3PT FG (T) 12 Wild vs. Averill Park (King of the Mountain, 2019)
Wild vs. Wilbraham, MA (Jr. Hoophall Classic, 2018)
Wild vs. Upstate Select (Syracuse Select Holiday Tournament, 2017)
REB 19 Chuckie Volans vs. Albany Knicks (2017), vs South Glens Falls (2017)