coaches academy

Coaches from the area and coaches who had players in the camp were invited to this exclusive clinic. This clinic provides valuable instruction and guidance to local high school and AAU coaches to better support and teach players and teams. The End Result: Inspire and strengthen the fundamentals of our Detroit basketball coaches.

parent education program

The Michigan Elite 25 Basketball Program includes 100 basketball players in grades 9 through 12. We include their guardians through our Parent Education Program and help build parent/son connections, improve the lines of communication and empower the guardians to take ownership of their family environment.

basketball camp

2017 camp days & times

  • Monday, July 31, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The five fingers on a hand represent the five pillars of the Michigan Elite 25 Basketball Program. Separated, the fingers are vulnerable; but together in a FIST, they form a rock: strong, united, and unbreakable. The focus of our camp is the five pillars: Basketball; Education; Family; Community; The Game Plan.

  1. basketball

    The foundation of the program is built by teaching local high school and AAU coaches through an extensive coaching program. We focus on basketball fundamentals, offensive and defensive strategies, and how to prepare for college-level competition. These kids experience professional skill-training, basketball competition, and full-court games against the best athletes in Detroit. Program coaches include elite high school coaches and NBA alumni.

  2. education

    We provide life skills and educational seminars to help players develop strategies to manage expectations and overcome obstacles. Challenges come at kids just as quickly off the court as they do on the court. We provide classroom sessions on peer pressure, substance abuse, sexual decision making, computer literacy, social media responsibility, nutrition, recruiting, financial goal setting and money management. We also address college eligibility.

  3. family

    The Michigan Elite 25 Basketball Program focuses on the athlete and his family. There are classroom sessions that provide strategies for sons and parents to increase their communication and build a team approach to their family. We teach honor, respect, responsibility, and faith. Our parallel education program teaches the players and the family at the same time so that the whole family is on the same page.

  4. community

    Elite 25 players in each group unite throughout the year to participate in philanthropic events and give back to the City of Detroit. We promote character development through various community outreach efforts including: cleaning up our City events, volunteerism at food banks, and a holiday shopping event to provide gifts to children and families in need.

  5. the game plan

    Success is not random. Successful players create a game plan that leads them in the direction of their goals. We focus on the long-term game plans for all camp participants and the selected Elite 25. We create a playbook, discuss goal setting, the importance of education, branding, academic requirements, networking, and leadership. We make connections and build the relationships necessary to turn these athletes into men and not just players.

Campers are exposed to basketball skills training AND educational topics:

basketball skills camp

One-on-One Defense, Shooting, Ball-Handling, Ball Screen Basketball, One-on-One Offense, Speed & Agility, Three-on-Three, Dribbling, Positional Training, Motion Offense, Free Throw Technique, Passing & Screening, Team Defense

educational topics

Manhood & Relationships, Nutrition, Leadership, Substance Abuse, Academic Success, Branding & Image, Social Networking, The History of Detroit, The Value of Money, Recruiting, The College Experience, Social Responsibility, Communication Skills, SportsPsychology, Character