our premier

Courses

Our training process transforms the Student-Athlete — and the person.

EMJrs

EMJrs are designed for beginners to develop a strong foundation of athletic movements and basketball skills within a fun and engaging environment!

Students are lead through introductory-level drills to enhance necessary motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and basketball movements. Ages K-2nd.

Focus Areas

  • Ready Stance
  • Footwork
  • Ball Handling
  • Healthy Competition
  • S.H.A.R.P.
  • Fun Factor

Available Groups

K-2nd Grade

Pre-Requirement

Must love basketball.

Skills and Drills

Skills and Drills courses feature instruction and drills appropriate to skill level with a focus on developing students holistically: mind, body, and soul.

To maximize the opportunity to learn and enhance individual skills and fundamentals, students are grouped into 1 of 4 groups.

Focus Areas

  • Footwork
  • Ball Handling
  • Scoring when Fatigued
  • S.H.A.R.P.
  • Mental Toughness
  • Scrimmage

Available Groups

  • Juniors
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Pre-Requirement

Students must pass the evaluation and private/semi-private experiences to take this class. Learn more.

Free Play

Free Play is our version of pickup basketball for our students. It provides them with the opportunity to learn how to compete and win.

In this day and age, players are being over-coached. Free Play allows all students to advocate for themselves while playing without too much instruction.

Focus Areas

  • Practice
  • Play Worry-Free
  • No Pressure
  • Stamina
  • Higher Level
  • Become a Leader
  • Fun Factor

Available Groups

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Pre-Requirement

Must be enrolled in Skills and Drills already.

STOP and Learn

STOP and Learn courses develop a higher basketball IQ. Student-Athletes leverage and ingrain what was learned in Skills and Drills.

Set up like team practices, STOP and Learn courses teach and review team concepts, and emphasize understanding how to play the game.

Focus Areas

  • Increase IQ
  • Structured Open Gym
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Game Situations
  • Visual Feedback

Available Groups

Intermediate

Pre-Requirement

Students must pass the evaluation and private/semi-private experiences to take this class. Learn more.

Night Owls

Night Owls summer courses are deliberate workouts that challenge our most advanced students physically and mentally.

Composed of high-intensity drills, these late-night summer courses are designed for disciplined and committed students—those willing to stay up late and commit to attending Night Owls consistently during the summer. These students must also have a toolset of skills and concepts needed to perform at a high level.

Focus Areas

  • Footwork
  • Ball Handling
  • Scoring when Fatigued
  • S.H.A.R.P.
  • Mental Toughness
  • Scrimmage

Available Groups

Advanced

Pre-Requirement

Students must pass the evaluation and private/semi-private experiences to take this class. Learn more.

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