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Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
7:00pm - Beginner and Advanced Sessions
8:00pm - Next Level Sessions
$40 - Small group with appropriate skill level
$50 - Filmed sessions (If wanted at an extra cost)
$65 - Individual sessions, offered beginning in March
How do I register?
A detailed plan to track progression and set achievable goals
Evaluations twice a month
Filmed workouts for breakdown sessions (for an extra cost)
A team of experienced coaches to assist your child with development on and off the court. Teaching videos and players to watch, quotes, review your games for evaluation and more
Which Session Should I choose?
Beginner: For the player who aspires to learn the basic fundamentals of the game and establish a solid foundation
This level is designed to serve as an introduction to those who do not have a great deal of experience playing organized basketball
Introduces the fundamental skills of basketball
Develops the ability to dribble with dominant/non-dominant hand (focus on stationary dribbling drills, combination dribble moves, and change of direction)
Teaches how to properly make a stationary pass and on the move (chest/bounce pass, spacing, triple threat)
Teaches proper shooting mechanics (layups with dominant hand/weak hand, form shooting, spot up shooting)
Develops the IQ to play on and off ball
Advanced: For the player who has a solid, fundamental foundation and aspires to improve skill set and IQ in an effort to create consistent playing habits. Advanced session players must have the tool set to compete at the next level.
This level is designed for players who have a solid base, fundamentally, and are in need of additional practice to develop specific basketball skills
Focuses on maintaining fundamentals and improving
Players must possess the ability to dribble with head up and right and left hand efficiently (non-dominant hand still needs work)
Ability to do two-ball, two-hand ball-handling drills
Ability to make open shots, but may struggle to make contested shots
Efficient at left and right hand layups (able to make 70% of uncontested layups)
Understands defensive positioning on and off the ball
Easily follows instruction and is coachable
Ability to endure an intense hour workout - must possess good conditioning
Ability to pass with both right and left hand efficiently
Next Level: Has established consistency as a player and needs/aspires to be challenged at a higher level of intensity with focus on detail. This player strives to elevate their game to whatever the next level may be.
This level is designed to help experienced players maintain and develop new skills needed to get to the college level, and players must possess (the):
Ability to perform stationary and moving ball handling drills
Ability to handle the basketball with pressure without turning it over
Ability to make open and contested shots at a consistent mark
Ability to finish around the rim with the left and right hand (wide open and through contact)
Ability to guard on and off ball efficiently and understands the timing of defense and positioning
Ability to make proper reads on and off the ball (i.e. pick and roll reads, off ball spacing, and cutting)
Scoring through common offensive actions (i.e. down screen and pop, Iverson cut, Zipper cut, etc.)
High basketball IQ and solid foundation with proficient skill set
Ability to pass with both right and left hand efficiently with defense
What if I have additional questions?
Please feel free to contact our Director of Basketball Operations, Del Harris, at (804)358-2775 ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.