Empower ME Academy | Basketball Skill & Leadership Development

SPEAKING TRUTH

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.

Nelson Mandela
1918 - 2013
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Excellence is changing the status quo and raising the expectations of youth sports by offering high quality coaching/mentorship, while commiting to innovation, modeling exceptional values, and raising the standards of human service.

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Our Impact Since 2013

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THE OUTCOME?

1. Engage

Every experience is an opportunity to improve your skills. Connect with your best self to become a leader.

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THE OUTCOME?

2. Embrace

Your leadership journey doesn’t happen alone. We all get it done together. We are a family.

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THE OUTCOME?

3. Evolve

At your best, you show others the way. Become a master of teamwork and leadership.

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THE OUTCOME?

4. Become

Learn to lead with confidence. Help those around you to exceed expectations.

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We are the San Francisco Bay Area’s Empower ME Academy.

We teach all essential basketball fundamentals — all skills and concepts — plus leadership skills that go way beyond the court. We’re just better.
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TESTIMONIALS

EMA has been truly transformational for our daughter, beyond any basketball experience she has had at school or through two AAU programs. Here’s why — Jerome and his team teach much more than basketball.

David Glickman
Father of Samantha Glickman
(HS Class of 2021)
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

#SpotlightSaturday to last year's #Basketballthon top student (family) fundraiser.

This year's winner will be gifted two @Warriors tickets in section 103, row 15 (parking pass included). 😱 #warriors

Register NOW for a chance to win these great seats. 🤩
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#SpotlightSaturday to last year's #Basketballthon top student (family) fundraiser.

This year's winner will be gifted two @Warriors tickets in section 103, row 15 (parking pass included). 😱 #warriors

Register NOW for a chance to win these great seats. 🤩
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#thankfulthursday It gives us great JOY to announce the newest member to EMA’s energy-giving coaching/mentoring Team— @mattdecandio!

Favorite quote: “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player” – John Wooden

Please show 💌 by commenting below.👇📝

Don't forget to follow him too.
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#SpotlightSaturday to last year's #Basketballthon top student (family) fundraiser.

This year's winner will be gifted two @Warriors tickets in section 103, row 15 (parking pass included). 😱 #warriors

Register NOW for a chance to win these great seats. 🤩
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#thankfulthursday It gives us great JOY to announce the newest member to EMA’s energy-giving coaching/mentoring Team— @mattdecandio!

Favorite quote: “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player” – John Wooden

Please show 💌 by commenting below.👇📝

Don't forget to follow him too.
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#Sundayfunday NEW courts + NEW HOOPS = EXTRA week of Thanksgiving clinics added to have FUN and get better. 🦃🏀⚡️

Plus, Turkey (or whatever you eat) will taste better after. Promise! 😅

Sign up NOW to reserve your spot. 📝
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#FlashbackFriday to when the referees at our Basketball-thon became a part of the development by mentoring/coaching each team. 🤩

They even said that it was their best experience because no coaches and parents were yelling. 🥶

Are you joining this year's Basketball-thon? Comment 👍 or 👎. 😊
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