The Academy Basketball Program

Since its founding in January of 2011, the ACADEMY Basketball program has expanded from 20 members to over 130.  We have boys and girls ages 8-17 in the program.  Our staff has included college age and older coaches who have played basketball in high school, college, and professionally.  The program is a YEAR ROUND program.  We believe that consistency and chemistry between the staff and players are the keys to true progress.  


Although our focus is skill development, we offer team participation in local leagues along with the opportunity for players to tryout for traveling teams that are involved in NCAA sanctioned tournaments that do not interfere with our sessions or the leagues. 


OUR SESSIONS are set up to offer both skill development and team concepts.  During the school year (Fall, Winter, Spring), our SKILLS sessions and TEAM sessions are held on Saturdays from 11:00-3:00 PM, depending on age, and Sundays 12:00-2:00 PM.




****Please check our schedules under Program Schedules on the menu.  There can be changes. 




The Team

Our coaching staff has a deep and varied background.  They all played high school basketball while some have played or are playing basketball in college.  One coach played professionally.  The young men and women of our staff are dedicated to the development of all of our players.  Don't hesitate to email us!

Kevin Baker

Phone: 417 631-6225



General Manager and Head Coach

35 years Coaching Experience with Boys and Girls at the middle and high school level.  AAU experience.




NOLAN BETTLACH: Assistant Head Coach




Tim Bankson - Practice Coach


Trevor Baker - Practice Coach