Welcome to the Website of ACADEMY BASKETBALL "The Next Level!" - OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS FROM ALL AREAS
This program IS OPEN TO ALL boys and girls from 6th GRADE TO 12TH GRADE. We have players from all over southwest Missouri (Branson, Fair Grove, Seymour, Marshfield, Sparta, Mount Vernon, Aurora, Billings, Monett, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Ash Grove, Republic, Springfield, and northern Arkansas as well as home school players throughout the region.
This program is designed to help young players develop the fundamentals and team aspects of basketball. Our objective is to help each player make progress toward their personal goals. Sports unite, create friendships and togetherness - and all sports are fun!
General and current information about our program is available here. We invite you to try out our training program! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ACADEMY BASKETBALL PROGRAM
We offer one or two sessions a week on separate days. The first session is devoted to skills development. The players rotate through several stations that each focus on a specific basketball skill. The second session is dedicated to team concepts.
ALL boys and girls may join if they are entering grades 6th-12th. Any player may join at any time during the year. The current monthly fee of $95.00 6th-12th grade is due at their FIRST PRACTICE or the FIRST GAME that they play each month. The monthly billing cycle ends on the 10th day of each month. Payments not received by that date will be notified privately that services will be discontinued until payment is made. The monthly PROGRAM FEE $95.00 is DUE EVEN IF PLAYERS ATTEND GAMES ONLY and do not come to practices. The coaches still need to be paid. Rent still needs to be paid, insurance still needs to be paid, etc. LEAGUE FEES, currently 45.00 per league, are SEPARATE and are NOT used to pay the coaches. Team participation is optional, but over 95% of our members are on teams. New team members must go to PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS to get a game jersey and game shorts. The cheaper mesh uniform is for 6th - 8th grade. All older players must purchase the cloth uniform.
Again, we are proud to have welcomed players not only from Springfield, but also Branson, Marshfield, Ash Grove, Billings, Mount Vernon, Lebanon, Aurora, Nixa, Sparta, Seymour, Ozark, Republic, Monett, Springfield, Verona, and Arkansas. We are also excited to have Home School players. All players are welcome to join.
Sports aren't just an important way to stay fit and trim. Movement is also fun and healthy, you can meet people and make new friendships. We also believe that many life lessons can be learned by appropriate participation in athletics.
PLEASE LOOK AT OUR SCHEDULES and our COACHING ASSIGNMENTS for the Summer League!!
ACADEMY BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL/ SMALL GROUP WORKOUTS
Coach JAMICHAEL HAWKINS is offering workouts to all members of Academy Basketball!
Please contact Coach Hawkins if you are interested.
ACADEMY NEW HORIZONS BASKETBALL PROGRAM:
(Training to become an Elite Player for Next Level Academy)
I started this basketball program for GIRLS and BOYS in 2nd grade through 5th grade. The purpose is to make sure each player develops the basketball skills that will enable them to excel at the game they love! As the players move through the New Horizon Program, they will be prepared for our older Next Level Academy that is set up for 6th grade through Varsity High School teams.
I am Kevin Baker and I have 37 years of coaching background that includes public school as well as middle school and high school AAU coaching experience. I have run the Next Level Academy since 2011. My coaches include JaMichael Hawkins who played professional basketball and Hannah Staats who played through college and now referees college women’s games. We are experts in our field!
If you choose to join us, you will find that we will spend 75% or more of our time instructing fundamental skills mastery and about 25% will be spent on basic team concepts. We will plan to have 4-5 practices each month. Because of this age group’s attention span, practices are one hour each. There is a monthly program fee of $75.00 that covers all coach interaction at practices and, once teams are formed, at games.
As we begin this new program, there are no pre-existing teams. As soon as we enroll at least 8 players in an age group, we will create a team roster and register for the next league. Just so you are informed of all costs, the current league fee at area facilities would mean we would collect a league fee of $45.00, only at the beginning of a league. Our uniform contract is currently at Play It Again Sports and families would be directed to purchase a uniform there if they participate in the league.
Come join us! Be a founding member! Tell your friends, co-workers, colleagues, and school mates that you have found the basketball program where all of you can join in at the “ground level.”
Please contact me, Coach Kevin Baker at email@example.com or text 1-417-631-6225 or leave a voicemail.
Head Coach Kevin Baker
Academy New Horizons Basketball
Next Level Academy Basketball