The Jerry Savage Basketball Academy is for 6th-8th graders as of Fall 2021. Proper basketball fundamentals will be taught, emphasized and reinforced at all times in training drills. The program will be run in Loyola Blakefield's main gym on Tuesdays throughout the summer months. Each week the boys will work on fundamentals of the game through drills and fun competitions. Fundamentals will include ball handling, passing, shooting form, defensive stance, and footwork. The Jerry Savage Basketball Academy will be run by Loyola Blakefield Freshman Basketball Coach Brian Plunkett and Michael Savage, son of legendary Loyola basketball coach Jerry Savage. Plunkett has been coaching basketball at all levels from Kindergarten through the high school level for 40 years with 24 years of officiating local high school games. Savage coached with his father at Loyola on the JV and Varsity levels. Dates: Tuesday, June 8 Tuesday, June 15 Tuesday, June 22 Tuesday, June 29 Tuesday, July 6 Tuesday, July 13 Tuesday, July 20 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Fee: $180 for 6 sessions There are seven sessions as an options to allow for vacations.