YOUTH DEVELOPMENT/SKILLS LEAGUES
year around leagues. training & competitive games.
UPCOMING LEAGUE INFO:
MIDAMERICA LEAGUE/ACADEMY (Grades 3-8):
Spring League: Postponed until further noticed
@ Midamerica, 1906 Watterson Trail
Dates: Thursdays 5pm-9pm
Cost: $225/player (sibling discount $50 off)
*Pay $125 online to reserve limited spot. Remaining $100 due by cash/check/cc at league check in on first day of practices.
5pm-7pm: 3-5 grade (boys/girls) Only 60 spots!
7pm-9pm: 6-8 grade (boys only) Only 60 spots!
*Register for the grade child is in currently. If you would like your child to move up (advanced) or move down (beginner) please contact us to discuss & confirm before registering.
**These divisions will not be strictly based on age/grade so we have flexibility to move players up or down based on what fits best for their skill level or experience.
*Weekly Training with our Pro Staff (Pro experience in 18 countries)
*Coached by our Trainers (No parent coaches)
*Confidence Building seminars & Bball IQ development
*Fundamentals & Player development focused league
*Speed/Strength/Agility Training Sessions
*Guaranteed playing time for players & development
*Season Ending Awards, All-Star skill challenges
*Everything on one evening (Training, Practice & Games) with no extra gate fees for entrance. Families save time & money!
*A League/Program focused on developing skills, confidence & knowledge of the game over just winning. Family friendly & run by the faith based program, "Hoops for Christ."
League Schedule: (Tentative)
Thursday evenings players will arrive at Midamerica with their scheduled division & have training, practice, confidence seminar & game. After you register online, info & updates will be emailed you a week before start date. Here is our tentative schedule:
5pm-7pm: Grades 3-5 divisions practice/play game.
7pm-9pm: Grades 6-8 divisions practice/play game.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FROM OTHER YOUTH LEAGUES?
***Training with Pros (Skills, mental, fundamentals, confidence)
***Pro staff will coach (No parent coaches)
***Guaranteed Playing time (we enforce minutes policy)
***Competitive games in KY's best bball facility
***Confidence building seminars
***A Youth League focused on Skill Development, Confidence building & fundamentals (not on wins or playing select players)
***Proven program that has developed many players & parent recommendations
This is basketball player development at its best: Skills Training with Pros & Competitive league play. Take your game to another level training with pros and learning the game/fundamentals. Our trainers reputation among parents/players is second to none when it comes to connecting to kids, teaching the game, demonstrating skills at a high level, teaching life skills & building confidence. You will not have an opportunity to train & learn from pros in youth rec leagues like this! Our lead trainers have played professionally in 14 countries & train youth to pros full time through Nike Basketball & various training contracts. So players will be training, learning & having FUN with the same trainers who train Overseas & NBA pros. Please refer to our testimonial page to see what other Pros, Parents, Coaches & Players are saying about our program.
Our philosophy is different from most rec leagues because we focus on player development rather then just traditional team practices. Youth basketball is all about teaching kids skills & basketball IQ at the development ages of 7-17. We will not be focusing on running plays but rather teaching kids how to play. Players will train with our trainers on Thurs evenings at MidAmerica Sports Center and then play in a game to apply the skills/knowledge of what they have been working on.
Our goal is to help each player develop more confidence in their skills and increase their Basketball IQ through game experience. Our mission is to "Invest, Teach, Inspire" through the game of Basketball.
What's the Practice & Game Schedule?
Practices/Training will be Thurs evening at MidAmerica Sports Center. We will split practice times up for each division but all the practices will occur between 5pm-9pm. Everything will occur on one evening (practices, training & games)
League rules, coaching & Playing time Policy?
***This is a development league so each player will get quality training & game time minutes.
***All teams will play man to man defense to help player development both offensively and defensively.
***There is no full court pressing or zone defenses allowed until the last 3 mins of the 4th quarter. This is also to increase player development but allow teams to catch up if they are down by a large amount.
PRO TRAINING STAFF:
Phillip Morrison- Played Pro basketball in 6 countries overseas as a point guard, All-American selection in college, current Nike Basketball Camp Director of KY, Founder of Hoops for Christ, trainer to 100+ players youth to pros.
Terrance Farley- Played Pro basketball in 8 countries overseas as a PF/Center, played 04-08 UofL, All-American & All-State at PRP High School, Co-Director of Nike Basketball Camps, trainer to 100+ players youth to pros.
Antonio Sullivan- Played Pro Baskeball & College at KY State Univ, Top 10 player in KY in High School, Pro skills trainer to all levels.
Michael Lee- Played College at Asbury Univ, All-Region HS, College skills development coach & trainer to all levels.