Basketball Academy

Basketball Academy (Ages 2 – 13)

Mid-Winter 2018 Class Schedule | January 29 – April 14

Lil’ Dribblers
Children are introduced to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills and hand eye coordination. These factors are important in the overall development of children. The Lil’ Dribblers program includes exclusively designed equipment tailored to enhance the basketball experience for each participant. The program challenges children to develop new cognitive, physical and social skills. In addition each child will experience social interaction with both children and adults in a fun environment. As children progress through the program, they acquire listening skills and have a fun introduction to following directions. These skills will benefit your child on the court, in the classroom but most importantly throughout their life! Boys and Girls (Ages 2-5). Register Online
Juniors: 2 Year Olds (Adult participation is required)
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1-2: Tuesday 9:45AM, 3:45PM $265
  • Section 3-4: Thursday 9:45AM, 10:30AM $265
  • Section 5: Friday 10:30AM $240** No Class 3/30
  • Section 6-7: Saturday 9:00AM, 9:45AM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
Rookies: 3 Year Olds (Adult participation if necessary)
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1-2: Tuesday 9:45AM, 3:45PM $265
  • Section 3-4: Thursday 9:45AM, 10:30AM $265
  • Section 5: Friday 10:30AM $240** No Class 3/30
  • Section 6-7: Saturday 9:00AM, 9:45AM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
Pros: 4-5 Year Olds
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1-2: Tuesday 9:45AM, 3:45PM $265
  • Section 3-4: Thursday 9:45AM, 10:30AM $265
  • Section 5-6: Friday 10:30AM, 3:45PM $240** No Class 3/30
  • Section 7-8: Saturday 9:00AM, 9:45AM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
Note: Some age divisions may be combined if there is low enrollment in a particular section. ALL CLASSES ARE 45 MINUTES IN LENGTH
Basketball 101
The perfect class for young athletes who are looking to move beyond basic instruction and ready to more thoroughly understand the game. Players enhance their skills by learning more detailed offensive points of the game such as setting screens and moving without the ball. Players are also introduced to defensive aspects of the game including proper defensive stance and concepts such as zone and man to man defense. Players develop their shot using proper form and mechanics to be more effective from further distances from the basket. All instruction is game/drill oriented with scrimmages played every day. Boys and Girls (Ages 6-8). Register Online
 
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1: Monday 4:30-5:30PM $240** No Class 2/19
  • Section 2: Tuesday 4:30-5:30PM $265
  • Section 3: Saturday 10:30-11:30AM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
5-on-5 Spring Basketball League
March 2 - May 18
The 5-on-5 league exposes youth players to team dynamics and develops their intermediate and advanced skill levels. Through game play and organized practices, players learn new techniques and improve existing skill levels. Each player is assigned a coach who works hands on with the players and their teammates to encourage team discipline, proper fundamentals and core concepts of the game. Teams meet for two hours each week. Schedules are provided the first week of the season, 3/9. Evaluations will be held 3/2 from 5:30-7:30PM. LEAGUE & TEAM ORGANIZATION: Teams will be separated into three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Coaches and players are randomly assigned to teams. Participants will play against opponents of equal skill and experience. Size and safety are also considered when organizing divisions and teams. There is no age requirement for divisions. One player request may be made per person, but no players are guaranteed to be on the same team. Teams consist of 8-10 players with equal playing time required. Teams failing to comply with the shared playing time rule will be penalized. Teams play a 8 week regular season and 2 weeks of playoffs. Games are held Friday evenings between 5:30-7:30PM. Each team meets for a one hour practice prior to game time to work on drills, philosophies and teamwork. League fee includes a jersey and a medal at the end of the season for each player. If you would like to volunteer as an assistant coach, please mark your registration form accordingly and a league manager will contact you to discuss details and openings. Volunteer coaching is on a first come, first serve basis. Boys and Girls. Space is limited. register by February 23 Register Online
  • Beginners (Suggested Ages 5-6): Friday 5:30-7:30PM $285 No Games 3/30
  • Intermediate (Suggested Ages 7-9): Friday 5:30-7:30PM $285 No Games 3/30
  • Advanced (Suggested Ages 9-12): Friday 5:30-7:30PM $285 No Games 3/30
Note: Sections may be combined based on skill level and enrollment
Basketball 102
The next step in basketball instruction, this class will build upon the fundamentals taught in the 101 class. A slightly faster paced environment will be geared around competitive play, encouraging aggressive tactics such as attacking the basket, boxing out and on ball defense. Players should have a firm knowledge of the basic rules and be able to dribble comfortably in order to succeed in the class. Players will be challenged to expand their abilities and scrimmages will be held weekly. Boys and Girls (Ages 7-9). Register Online
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1: Thursday 4:30-5:30PM $265
  • Section 2: Saturday 11:30AM-12:30PM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
Basketball 201
Athletes develop current basic skills. Players work on various guard/post-work techniques to develop proper passing, shooting and dribbling mechanics. Defensive instruction include man to man, denying the ball, help-line, and boxing out. Scrimmages are played every week. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-10). Register Online
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1: Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM $265
Basketball 202
Athletes develop existing skills and achieving personal goals. Classes concentrate on improving dribbling in game situations, passing and shooting techniques. Different defensive strategies are taught including man to man, zone and trapping the ball. Scrimmages are played every week along with specialized instruction. Boys and Girls (Ages 9-12). Register Online
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1: Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM $265
Game Time Basketball
One of the best ways to develop your basketball game is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the games. Boys and Girls (Ages 6-12). Register Online
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1 (Ages 6-9): Wednesday 4:30-5:30PM $265
  • Section 2 (Ages 8-12): Saturday 12:30-1:30PM $215* No Class 2/17, 3/31
Redhawks Advanced Basketball Training
Players play a variety of full court games from 3-on-3 to 5-on-5, helping them excel at game concepts such as transition, marking up, and fast break offense.  Each week, players start with skill and technique development followed by game play.  This course is designed to prep athletes for travel basketball. Boys (Ages 8-13). Register Online
Mid-Winter Classes: January 29-April 14
  • Section 1: Thursday 5:30-6:30PM $330
Redhawks Travel Basketball League 2018-2019
Ready to take your game to the next level? Tryout for WCSA’s Travel Basketball team. Teams compete in at least one league and four tournaments throughout the season. Players learn all aspects of the game in a comprehensive environment. Multiple offensive and defensive systems will be implemented.  Players are trained to compete at the highest level with a focus on discipline, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Games are held on weekends between October and February.  Game times and dates will vary.  Participants who make the team are expected to attend every practice and every game. Boys (3rd - 6th Grade) Register Online
TRYOUTS: September 2018
  • Please call us for information, 773-486-7300
Note: Additional fees may apply for select tournaments (maximum $50 in additional fees). All participants are responsible for travel to and from games.

*9 Week Class. All other classes without an asterisk are 11 weeks.
**10 Week Class. All other classes without an asterisk are 11 weeks.

MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A WAIVER IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED IN ANY CLASS. WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE DURING ONLINE REGISTRATION OR VIA PDF FROM THE WCF WEBSITE. ALL CLASS TIMES AND HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO REFUNDS. NO MAKE-UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS OFFERED FOR MISSED CLASSES. AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE EQUAL TO 10% OF THE CLASS FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. REGISTRATION FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED WCSA KIDS STARTS IMMEDIATELY. OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS STARTS JANUARY 8th.

Trial classes are available by appointment only at no cost and subject to availability. For more information click here.

For more information on this program, please submit a proposal online or call WCF at 773.486.7423

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