Academy (EABA)

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Mission:

The Elite Advanced Basketball Academy (EABA) has the most thorough approach to youth basketball skill development . Our academy focuses on individual fundamentals and is committed to creating and executing a plan for each athlete to help them achieve their optimal potential on the court.

Goal:

The EABA´s goal is to maximize athlete potential and give them the best opportunity to advance their athletic career. This is achieved through 120 hours of on court fundamental skills training by experienced university and pro-level players.

How are Athletes Selected?

Participation in the Academy is by invite or by tryout only.  Athletes are identified by our Elite Camps coaching staff at our programs throughout the year. Staff are looking for players who have a high basketball skill level and a deep desire to train and get better to achieve a successful basketball career. Athletes may also be selected based on their performance at a tryout held once per year.  Athletes will be mailed a selection letter.

Required Skill

Advanced basketball players with a dedicated work ethic

Academy Gear

Each athlete selected will receive a track suit, reversible jersey, shorts, water bottle. bag, and game uniform.

Time Commitment

Athletes receive two days of basketball training a week (totaling 4 hours a week) on court from mid-September to the end of May. Two intersquad tournaments. Approximately 10 games / controlled scrimmages versus challenging teams. Total of 120 hours of training.

Back To School Prep Camp

This EABA pre-season training camp is designed for EABA athletes only. It is held the week before school starts and is designed to get the athletes back in shape for their school teams. It is a rigorous camp, where certified fitness trainers come in and put the athletes through cardio and strength training sessions (without weights). The athletes will also be exposed to our amazing Elite Camps staff and run through the drills and skills they need to jump start their school year. Fees for this prep camp are extra.

Individual Player Skill Set

  • Position-specific focus
  • Triple threat breakdown
  • Reading game situations
  • Developing individual skill set
  • Developing basketball IQ
  • Learning to read and react in our 4 out 1 in offense
  • Ball handling, explosive full court dribble push, half & full court against pressure defense, 1 on 1
  • Penetrating moves
  • Penetrate and kick
  • Ball reversal concepts
  • Defensive principles, full court, half court, zone defense principles 
  • Meetings with coaches for periodic evaluations and goal setting
  • On-site game visits by head coach to analyze athletes in game situations


Team Concepts

  • Fast break options
  • Primary and secondary fastbreak
  • Wing push
  • Pick and roll
  • Court spacing and cutting
  • Offensive breakdown from 1on1, 2on2, 3on3, 4on4, 5on5
  • Post-play development
  • Player relationships
  • Learning the nuances of the team game
  • 4 out 1 in
  • Intersquad games
  • Playing component
    • 1on1
    • 2on2
    • 3on3
    • 4on4
    • 5on5


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is the duration of the Academy?
A:The EABA runs from mid-September to end of May.

Q:How many athletes per squad?
A:12-15 athletes per squad.

Q:How can my child try out?
A: Tryouts are usually held once per year, early in the  summer.  Look out for our newsletters, tweets, and Facebook posts for further details on tryout dates and times.  Athletes are also identified at other Elite programs during the year.

 

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