The Portledge Basketball Academy allows basketball players of all ability levels to learn and refine their skills in every aspect of the game, providing them with the tools they need to compete at their best. The Basketball Academy’s coaching staff is dedicated to teaching skill development, proper technique, and overall court awareness, preparing players to be in top form for season play. Areas of focus include instruction in the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, court awareness on offensive and defense, communications, group SPORTS ACADEMY dynamics, and leadership both on and off the court. In addition, we will focus on footwork drills, moving with and without the ball, developing specific skills for ball handling, post moves, rebounding, and fast breaks. The Basketball Academy will also engage the players in 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, and full court contests and games. The Portledge Basketball Academy is also dedicated to increasing opportunities for young people through basketball clinics. Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment where youngsters can build their self-esteem, confidence, and basketball skills in order to enhance their quality of life.