Player Development Academy Classes

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 three different class skill levels for boys and girls ages 4 and up.

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

  • During your player's first class we will evaluate his or her ball handling, shooting, agility, etc.  We will discuss your availability and schedule to ensure we have them in the right class for their development.  Players will be evaluated frequently to ensure they are training in the proper class for their current skill level.
  • Receive a free T-shirt after you attend your 4th class!
  • Attend a class when it fits your schedule!

Player Development Academy Mini Class - Click here to register!

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

  • Classes are held Monday nights beginning July 30 from 6  - 6:45 pm.  You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $10 per class. 
  • Limit of 10 players per class session

Player Development Academy Beginners Class - Click here to register!

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

  • Classes are held Monday nights beginning July 30 from 6  - 7 pm.  You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 15 players per class session

Player Development Academy Intermediate Class - Click here to register!

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

  • Classes are held Monday nights beginning July 30 from 7 - 8 pm.  You must pre-register and pre-pay for each weekly class. 
  • $15 per class. 
  • Limit of 15 players per class session

Player Development Academy Advanced Class - Click here to register!

This class is designed to challenge athletes, both physically and mentally, to push them selves 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

  • Classes are held Monday nights beginning July 30 from 7  - 8 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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