Player Development Academy Classes

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Classes will resume this spring

Head Start Basketball’s Player Development Academy offers Cleveland area players a unique opportunity to improve their basketball skills.  Regardless of a player’s age, skill level, or position, training with Head Start Basketball will elevate your game to the next level.

Do you want to improve your ball handling, become a better shooter, or develop into a more skilled, confident player? Our academy classes offer training that’s designed to do just that. Our training sessions are innovative and will have you learning skills that are transferable to actual games. We have four different class skill levels for boys and girls ages 4 and up.

All Player Development Academy classes are held at the Strongsville Recreation Center.

    • Attend a class when it fits your schedule!

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Player Development Academy Mini Class

This class is designed as an introduction to basketball movements and actions for Mini Hoopers.  These classes will focus on on Triple Threat possibilities, basic ball handling, basic passing, shooting form, coordination, basic defensive stance and body movement.

Ages 4-6

  • Tuesday nights from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 10 players per class session

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Player Development Academy Beginners Class

This class is designed to ensure athletes understand the fundamentals needed for success throughout their basketball careers. These sessions utilize innovative drills to improve dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and agility (footwork).  The sessions are 1 hour long and are designed for those new to the sport or with little experience.  

Ages 5-12

  • Tuesday nights from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 15 players per class session

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Player Development Academy Intermediate Class

Classes will resume in October. Check out our CUT THROAT Game Building Program to improve your skills in September.

This class is designed to ensure athletes build on their beginner skills and prepare them for the Advanced class. These sessions are great for those players that have some experience, and play travel ball or for their school team or just want to improve their individual skills.  Classes for intermediate players focus more on in-game skills and continues to build on those skills taught in the Beginner classes.  We go more in  depth on what coaches are looking for, building the player’s skill, confidence, and basketball IQ. 

Ages 10-15

  • Monday nights from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 15 players per class session

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Player Development Academy Advanced Class

Classes will resume in October. Check out our CUT THROAT Game Building Program to improve your skills in September.

This class is designed to challenge athletes, both physically and mentally, to push themselves to meet their basketball goals and objectives.  If it is to be a leader of their team, play at the high school level or just to become a better player – these workouts will get them there.  Athletes in this class have the skills of a Varsity starter.

Ages 14-18

  • Monday nights from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 15 players per class session

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