The GRAD LEAGUE stands for Game Ready Accelerated Development and it is the most comprehensive in-game basketball development program ever created.  

The 10-week GRAD LEAGUE addresses the concerns that many parents of young basketball players, both male and female, deal with regards to transferring skill into in-game performance. Most leagues often focus on 5 on 5 play at a time when players haven’t developed the necessary individual skillset to be integrated into a team concept. Literally, for many, the equivalence of jumping from simple math to Calculus I. The GRAD LEAGUE will focus on developing and establishing the what, how, when, and where for our young basketball players!l! Therefore we will have a unique combination of physical (strength and conditioning), skill, and in-game development. Our focus is on increasing the mental, emotional, and basketball IQ of our participants. We will give your young athletes the necessary tools needed to improve in-game performance.


Perhaps the biggest benefit of the GRAD LEAGUE is that EVERYONE will improve at a much faster rate. This is in stark contrast to individual development in the 5 player team, traditional league models. In those models the best player continues to develop while others often stand and watch. Not anymore.

We don’t subscribe to the notion that a person is too young to learn the right way. Because of the way that we teach, development becomes fun for our youth and they develop without even knowing that they are developing. With over 16 years of unique youth development experience we have created a sure fire way to develop the talent of our young players. In addition, we will give them an overall understanding of the game that will allow them to succeed on ANY level. 


With that being said we want to make sure that other leagues throughout the city can benefit from our presence. Don't look at us as competition, but rather, COMPLIMENTATION. Our goal is to have our players ready to compete in any league as we elevate the overall level of basketball in general.

LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Monday-Thursday

  • 6pm to 8:30pm

  • 10 weeks of age apropos L.E.A.P (Leaping Explosiveness with Acceleration and Power) Development

  • 10 Weeks Player Development 

    -Ball Control

    -Passing

    -Shooting

  • -Post Play

    • Natural Play progression from 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 to 5 on 5

    • Conceptual learning will include
    -Defense (Zone and Man)

GAME PLAY:

1 on 1

  • Shifting

  • Freezing

  • Raising

  • Timing

  • Getting Into Defenders

  • Separation (Forward, Backward, Left, Right)

2 on 2

  • Penetrate and Kick

  • Pick & Roll (or Pop)

  • Post Entry

  • Screen on Ball

  • Dribble Hand Off

  • Pass and relocate (Cut, Spot, Space)

3 on 3

  • Pass & Screen Away

  • Pass, Cut, Screen Away

  • Dribble Hand Off

  • Push Through

  • Penetrate and Kick (Middle or Baseline)

5 on 5

  • Incorporating Basic Offensive Concepts while emphasizing angles