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?

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Sneak peek to the full 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Basketball-A-Thon highlights 🎥 coming soon. 🔥🤩😱

#Savethedate for the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ #BasketballAThon—August 26th and 27th (weekend before Labor Day weekend).
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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

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Sneak peek to the full 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Basketball-A-Thon highlights 🎥 coming soon. 🔥🤩😱

#Savethedate for the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ #BasketballAThon—August 26th and 27th (weekend before Labor Day weekend).
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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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It's simple—less excuses and fears—more passion and purpose. #EMAism ⚡️

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LEADERSHIP is the lifting of a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a person’s personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker (with an EMA edit).

This is the kind of LEADERSHIP we all NEED!

Agree? Comment 👍 or 👎 below. 👇

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#MondayMotivation

“If your 💭 don’t scare you, you are not dreaming BIG enough.”

We've been scaring people since 2013, and don’t plan on stopping. 😈🏀

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#MondayMood 😤 No caption needed. ...

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Sneak peek to the full 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Basketball-A-Thon highlights 🎥 coming soon. 🔥🤩😱

#Savethedate for the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ #BasketballAThon—August 26th and 27th (weekend before Labor Day weekend).
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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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It's simple—less excuses and fears—more passion and purpose. #EMAism ⚡️

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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LEADERSHIP is the lifting of a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a person’s personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker (with an EMA edit).

This is the kind of LEADERSHIP we all NEED!

Agree? Comment 👍 or 👎 below. 👇

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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#MondayMotivation

“If your 💭 don’t scare you, you are not dreaming BIG enough.”

We've been scaring people since 2013, and don’t plan on stopping. 😈🏀

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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#WarriorsWednesday 🧐 Find the 5 potential starters (@money23green, @stephencurry30, @22wiggins, @klaythompson, and @bigticket_j13) for the @warriors 2022-23 season hidden amongst our student-leaders.

HOW: Screenshot, circle them, share in your story, tag us, and we will repost.

Good luck. #Warriors #NBA #whereisWaldo
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#HappyLaborDay, Everyone! Thank you for your tireless work. Now kick back, relax, and enjoy your day off. You’ve earned it!

Happy #LaborDay! 🇺🇸
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#shoutoutsunday to Henry for winning two @warriors tickets from @coach_gumbs for being the #2022BasketballAThon top fundraiser. 🙌🫡

Will you be the top fundraiser for the #2023basketballathon?

Comment!👇
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