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Ain’t no way around it. If you want to get better at basketball—at ANYTHING—you gotta learn the proper skills the right way. And then you gotta put the time in. But no worries…we are here to help you.
We break down each skill into fundamental steps that are easy to learn and understand. These steps are proven methods that have worked for thousands of players. If you want to be a better all-around basketball player then you’ve come to the best place.
You will learn and improve by taking classes in one or more of the following skills training programs:
- Art and science of shooting techniques
- Ball Handling techniques and moves
- Offensive Moves from both hands and all parts of the court
- Position training for traditional basketball positions (guards, forwards and posts)
- Team Training (get better individually AND as a unit)
- Private Lessons
Class Descriptions, something for every age and skill level...
Little Dribblers Beginner
Players will work all aspects of the game from ball handling, shooting, footwork, passing, and offensive moves. This is a great class for the young players looking to improve their game.
Train & Play Beginner / Intermediate
Half fundamental skill training and half controlled play. The players get the chance to take what they did in their skills training and put it into action on the court.
Individual Skills Beginner
Individual skills is the basis for all of our skill training sets. This comprehensive skills class will cover ball handling, shooting, passing and footwork.
The primary key to basketball is knowing how to shoot. We focus on hand placement, footwork, technique, and getting your shot off quicker.
Ball Handling Intermediate
Work on stationary ball handling, dribble moves, and moves on the move. Learn how to handle the ball when it is in your hands.
Offensive Moves Intermediate / Advanced
Quicken your footwork into your shot and create shots.
Total Skills Intermediate / Advanced
A comprehensive training covering all the fundamentals of the game. This class has it all! Shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork...
Touch Intermediate / Advanced
Specialized focus on all aspects of shooting.
What do we teach?
We aren’t called an “academy” for no reason. We teach our players the fundamentals of the game in six (6) basic categories:
Our “Art of Shooting” system is nationally recognized as one of the top shooting progressions found anywhere in the nation. We utilize our low-goal training techniques to work proper form, technique, muscle memory and touch for all players. We then advance our players with our approaches to offensive moves and footwork. This allows our players to learn and create shots for themselves not only off the dribble, but off of the catch as well. We teach shooting skills that include: Free Throws, Attack stance/off catch, Layups/Reverse layups, Three-pointers, 4-Levels of Scoring (Short range, Mid-range, Long-range, Free Throws).
We have developed over 20 different sets of ball handling workouts for the individual and for the team. These different sets go from stationary to making moves-on-the-move to advanced techniques for the advanced player. Skills and moves we teach include: Right-Hand dribble, Left-Hand dribble, Change of Speed/Direction, Crossover, Scissors, Sit Dribbles, Reverse Pivot & Spin, Wrap/Behind the Back, Combo Moves, Inside Out, Retreat Dribble.
Proper footwork is so key to every aspect of the game. We teach: Stutters, Jabs, Pivots (inside, outside and reverse), Drop-Steps, Up-and-Unders, Rip-Throughs, Screen-and Roll
The best teams understand the importance of each player contributing, and thus the need to set up their teammates for scoring opportunities. Proper passing techniques are the key to providing high-percentage scoring opportunities. We teach: Chest, Bounce (step-through bounce), Skip (Overhead and Chest), Right and Left-hand Flicks/One-Handed, Post Entry, Kick-Outs, Baseball.
Wins championships, and is half of every player’s game. Being a good defender takes hard work, effort, desire, and proper techniques like we teach, such as: Positioning, Blocking Out, Sliding, Denying, Helping, Close-Out, Defending Screens
A players with character could be the difference between starting or not starting, or even being awarded a scholarship. It’s an important part of what we believe and try and teach, including traits in players such as: Leadership, Sportsmanship, Work Ethic/Discipline, Humility, Teamwork, Education, Accountability.
What they say:
Coach Moore: It has been a pleasure to get to know you better this last week. I really like your coaching style and integrity. I am certain you have and will continue to make an impact on many young men and women’s lives.
This is really David’s only summer to improve enough to where he has even a chance to play school ball. He saw very limited play time at Heritage Hall last year. The coach’s main complaint was that David was not willing to work as hard as the other players. He has the capability but not the drive to beat someone else out that is willing to work hard. David needs to understand this concept or he will not play again next year.
We need to be tough on him this summer to see if he has the determination to work hard and realize there is some pain involved in improvement. I will support you in any manner you choose to do that. It is time for David to exert the effort to be able to play or not. This is the summer for that to happen. Again, it is a pleasure to have you as our coach.
Best of Luck - Brett Sanger.