Player Development Program
The SPDBasketball Player Development Program is an inclusive basketball community rooted in Kensington, MD and the surrounding area. The focus of the program is to provide premier year-round player development for boys and girls grades 3-12.
Except on rare occasions, all basketball coaching is provided by Coach Burke, who is a former Division I Head Coach with over 30 years of youth coaching experience.
All athletes participate in at least one Player Development Workout per week with the option to attend as many as three workouts per week. In addition, all active members of the Player Development Program are welcome to attend all grade-appropriate Pickup Games each week for free. See schedule below for details.
Player Development Workouts are largely focused on individual fundamentals - shooting, passing, & dribbling as well as footwork, ballhandling, rebounding, timing, spacing, communication and decision making.
Initially players are grouped by age. The ES workouts are grades 3-5, MS workouts are grades 6-8 and HS workouts are grades 9-12.
Because the vocabular, drills and concepts are consistent across all practices and age groups, players are easily able to attend a different practice if a conflict with their regular practice time arises periodically or if it is beneficial for their individual development.
Pickup Games provide a supervised opportunity for players to apply what they have learned during their player development workouts in a competitive game setting. Players pick teams and call their own fouls. Winning matters - winners stay on and losers wait on the sideline for the next game. This is how the greats of the game learned to play. This "old school" approach to learning the game teaches so much more than just basketball.
Monthly Payment Options:
$135: One Player Development Workout per week*
$225: Two Player Development Workouts per weekly*
$270: Three Player Development Workouts per week*
*All active members of the Player Development Program are welcome to attend all grade appropriate Pickup Games each week. See schedule below for details.
Weekly Schedule of Player Development Workouts & Pickup Games:
If you have additional questions please email SPDBasketball@gmail.com
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