The Basketball Academy Skills & Drills

The Basketball Academy is an intensive skills training program for the serious basketball athlete.  Players can expect dynamic drills to help improve their ball handling and shooting skills. The primary goal of the Basketball Skills Academy is to develop skilled basketball players that can perform at a high level at the high school and college level.

The Basketball Academy is open to players of all ages.  Sessions are scheduled for two hours, but you can opt to attend for one hour only.  Players can expect to see the maximum benefit by attending the entire 2-hour session.

If you are ready to attend your first session, please register first. There is no fee to register. Payment is expected each time you attend.  The fee is $30 for a 2-hour session. Below are our training package sessions and fees:

Sessions Package:
Option 1: 4 Sessions –         $40 (Members Rate) / $60 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 2: 8 Sessions –         $80 (Members Rate) / $120 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 3: 12 Sessions –       $120 (Members Rate) / $180 (Non-Members Rate)
Option 4: 25 Sessions –       $200 (Members Rate) / N/A to non members

How To Sign Up:

If you are new to YES!, please click this link to sign up,  then select a training session package below and pay:


The Basketball Academy skills and drills; Session Options



After you have registered and created your Team Snap account, please let us know which session(s) you will be attending.

The Basketball Academy skills sessions are held at the following locations and times:

USM, Portland
Monday’s    6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday’s   4:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday’s  4:00pm – 6:00pm

Greely Middle School, Cumberland
Sunday’s     4:45pm – 6:45pm

Shooting Clinic:
Level 1: Intensive Workouts –MOVING AND SHOOTING AT GAME SPEED
Focus of the clinic: Shooting clinic will focus on intensive shooting workouts and drills. Our goal is to improve players’ shooting accuracy from the stationary and on the move positions through proper shooting form and mechanics, proper footwork, shadow drills, and shooting drills. Participants will be shooting a minimum of 300 shots per day and much more.

Level 2: Intensive Workouts –SHOOTING OFF THE DRIBBLE EFFECTIVELY UNDER DEFENSIVE PRESSURE
Focus of the clinic: Shooting clinic will focus on intensive shooting workouts and drills. Players will learn to score off the dribble with defensive pressure. Strong emphasis will be placed on proper footwork, shooting form and mechanics. Participants will be shooting a minimum of 300 shots per day and much more.

Level 3: Intensive Workouts –SCORING EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY IN ONE-ON-ONE COMPETITION
Focus of the clinic: Shooting clinic will focus on intensive shooting workouts and drills. Players will engage in one-on-one competitions, using all the skills learned in Levels 1 & 2. Strong emphasis will be placed on scoring efficiency, footwork, shooting form and mechanics. Participants will be shooting a minimum of 300 shots per day and much more.

Dribbling Clinic:
Level 1:Intensive Workouts—HANDLING BALL PRESSURE WITH CONFIDENCE
Focus of the clinic: Dribbling clinic will focus on intensive dribbling workouts and drills. Improving players ball handling skills to handle man to man and zone pressure. Proper dribbling mechanics, evasive and offensive dribbling moves, dribbling drills, and more.

Level 2: Intensive Workouts—HANDLING THE BALL EFFECTIVELY UNDER ONE-ON-ONE DEFENSIVE PRESSURE
Focus of the clinic: Dribbling clinic will focus on intensive dribbling workouts and drills. Players will learn how to handle the ball when facing one-on-one defensive pressure. Strong emphasis will be placed on proper dribbling mechanics, evasive and offensive dribbling moves, dribbling drills, and more.

Level 3: Intensive Workouts—HANDLING THE BALL EFFECTIVELY WITH DOUBLE TEAM PRESSURE
Focus of the clinic: Dribbling clinic will focus on intensive dribbling workouts and drills. Players will learn how to handle the ball effectively when facing two defenders at the same time. Strong emphasis will be placed on proper dribbling mechanics, evasive and offensive dribbling moves, dribbling drills, and more.

Individual/Personal Instruction:

Individual one on one lessons will last one hour in duration. These sessions are available for the player who seeks intense workouts suited to his/her individual needs. Private Instruction is offered on session by session basis or in extended packages of multiple sessions.

Cost: $55 per hour for individual one-on-one trainings.

For more information please contact us at:

Phone: 207-772-6644

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