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How We Work

We prepare Student-Athletes for the challenges they're going to face — on the court and off.

There are 3 phases
to the Empower Me Academy program

Designed by Coach Gumbs, the EMA process is based on life lessons, thought-provoking and mindful discussions, and experiences with great coaching mentors.

We teach all the skills and fundamentals, then step in at critical moments to accelerate the development of our Student-Athletes’ growth potential. We help them succeed on the court and become a confident, positive leader in a changing world.

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Coach Gumbs and studentCoach Alex and studentEMA Students and Coaches

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Evaluations

The first step to helping someone grow is understanding where they’re at and how they comprehend the game.

Potential students undergo a 75-minute evaluation* to qualify for the EMA program. The evaluation helps determine each student’s skill level, whether the program is a good fit for their family, and if their family is a good fit for EMA.

* Evaluations include a 60-minute workout, 15-minute discussion, and take place at multiple times and locations in San Francisco.

If your child continues with the Empower ME Academy program after the evaluation, you will be asked to purchase at least several individual or a package of Exclusive Privates or Semi-Privates (2+ siblings or friends) until we feel that your child is ready to go to the group classes that are much more high energy and fast paced. If for some reason you choose not to continue with our program after the evaluation, you will not be able to register with our program in the future.

SIGN UP FOR THE EVALUATION

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Privates

After a successful evaluation, students transition into Exclusive Private or Semi-Private experiences to acclimate to our holistic style of teaching.

Exclusive Privates: students train with a 1:1 player-to-coach ratio. This allows for specialized focus and instruction.

Semi-Privates: 2-4 siblings or friends (close in skill levels) go through the basic instruction period together.

SIGN UP FOR THE EVALUATION

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Courses

Once students get familiar with the program, they progress from Privates into attending our premier group experiences.*

Courses, which are year-round, are the core of the EMA program, where Student Athletes achieve the most growth.

* There are three main Training Course Tracks for our students with more to be added over time.

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Ready to join the
Empower ME Academy?

Awesome. We’re about something bigger than basketball. And we want you to be a part of it.

Exclusive Private training has been highly effective for my daughters (Emily and Kitt). No time is wasted. The entire workout session is organized from start to finish so that your time on the court is focused on you and achieving your specific results.

Courtney Jones
Mother of Emily Jones (Class of 2021)
and Kitt Jones (Class of 2024)

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