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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Empower Me is all about helping students of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential, both on and off the court. 💫 Start your journey to leadership today!

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#TipTuesday Simplify your game for complex gains! 🏀⚡️ ...

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Attitude is the foundation of success. Approach every challenge positively!

How do you stay positive and focused? Share your tips in the comments! 🏀✨
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Empowering San Francisco youth each and every day.⚡️

#empowerme #empowermeacademy
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“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.”

#motivationmonday #empowermeacademy #growthmindset
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Empower Me is all about helping students of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential, both on and off the court. 💫 Start your journey to leadership today!

#EmpowerMe #PotentialUnleashed #DreamBig
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“Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failing.” - Arsene Wenger ⚡️

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February 13, 2006, Coach Gumbs leads USF Dons to victory over San Diego 87-71. ⚡️
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