• Be early. It’s better to be 15 minutes early rather than right on-time.
  • Practice is very important for a player’s development and for team chemistry.
  • We believe that players who practice hard will play hard during the games.
  • Since we are planning ahead, missing a practice/game due to a big test the next day is not an excuse. We are building student athletes and creating the habit that school work is very important. Time management for school work and extra curricular activities is key to being successful throughout the school years and beyond.

Academia Basketball Club (ABC) is an AAU youth organization closely affiliated with Lutheran High School feeder system.

The boys' teams start at 3rd grade and will go up to 8th grade. The team will run Spring 2019, Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.

All teams will play in one league each season and 2 to 3 tournaments per session. This means that the tournaments and leagues will play throughout Saint Charles County, Saint Louis County and/or Metro Saint Louis.

During the summer we will continue to play league games and then will enter our off season program where we continue to practice focusing on strengthening, conditioning, speed and individual player skill development. The last portion of some of the practices during the summer's off season program we will include cross training through other sports to maximize the fun.

Around mid August we will start with the season format practices. During the school year we usually practice twice a week.  During the season format practices we focus more on team activities like setting plays for defense and for offense. There will be a portion of the season format practices where we will continue to focus on strengthening, conditioning, speed and individual player skill development. During the school year there will be one skills, drills and player development tranning session and one team practice where the focus will be in team concepts and team development. 

 

 

Philosophy

 

  • We believe having players play together as a group will provide them with greater success in basketball and will create friendships that last a lifetime.
  • Our motto is: Discipline, Sportsmanship and Pride.
  • We expect our families to have a full commitment. This means to plan ahead for your player to attend practices and games. This is your prior commitment!
  • Practice (YES! We are talking about practice!)

 

 

 

 

 

Academia Basketball - Youth Basketball Program