Developmental / Academy

The Developmental Academy will focus on skill instruction & training. Upward Stars Developmental Academies utilize the Master Coach approach. Coach Chris Patriarco scripts & directs the training. The Assistant Coaches then apply the drills to the skill level they are working with. This approach ensures that each player is receiving the best instruction that is tailored to their skill level. This also ensures that there is continuity in language & techniques that are taught. Our Developmental Programs are for athletes of any skill level and experience. These programs build and enhance an athletic foundation that will prepare each athlete for long-term success. There is a high focus on fundamentals, individual skill training, and motor skill enhancement. We recommend each athlete participate in a Developmental program before participating on a Travel Team.

  • Memorial - Spring Skills Academy - (Max 60 Players)

    Co-Ed - 2nd-8th - (players will be split up according to age, skill and gender)

    Duration
    10 Weeks (Every Wednesday, Starting April 3rd - June 5th) 5-7PM (20 Total training hours)
    Program Fee
    $345 (Use promo code: EARLY35 to get $35 off registration - available to first 15 to register) Max 60 Players. Every Player will receive a high-quality indoor basketball and an Upward Stars T-Shirt.
    Selection Process
    Day 1 each player will be evaluated on skill level and put in the appropriate skill group.
    Coach
    Master Trainer Coach Chris Patriarco & Certified Assistant Trainers/Coaches
    Practice Format
    Our Spring Skill Development Academy will break down the game of Basketball to a simple science. We will break down each technique(s) that mimic in-game moves. Everything from footwork, dribbling in movement, shooting in movement and off the dribble to more advanced moves like Up and Under's, Step Thru's, Step Backs and even Euro Steps. Every move and skill will be demonstrated and talked about in-depth so that players get a full understanding of why each move is important, how to use the skills and when to use them. This 6 week Academy will not only give your player(s) the skills to play better but also give them the knowledge of the skill breakdowns and ultimately give them the confidence to play smarter and truly have fun playing this amazing game called Basketball. (Bible verse that relates: Psalms 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle.)
    Important Additional Information
    Gym Address: Duchesne Academy School Gym 10202 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024
    Register Now
  • West U - Spring Skills Academy - (Max 60 Players)

    Co-Ed - 2nd-8th - (players will be split up according to age, skill and gender)

    Duration
    10 Weeks (Every Thursday, Starting April 4th - June 6th) 5-7PM (20 Total training hours)
    Program Fee
    $345 (Use promo code: EARLY35 to get $35 off registration - available to first 15 to register) Max 60 Players. Every Player will receive a high-quality indoor basketball and an Upward Stars T-Shirt.
    Selection Process
    Day 1 each player will be evaluated on skill level and put in the appropriate group.
    Coach
    Master Trainer Coach Chris Patriarco & Certified Assistant Trainers/Coaches
    Practice Format
    Our Spring Skill Development Academy will break down the game of Basketball to a simple science. We will break down each technique(s) that mimic in-game moves. Everything from footwork, dribbling in movement, shooting in movement and off the dribble to more advanced moves like Up and Under's, Step Thru's, Step Backs and even Euro Steps. Every move and skill will be demonstrated and talked about in-depth so that players get a full understanding of why each move is important, how to use the skills and when to use them. This 6 week Academy will not only give your player(s) the skills to play better but also give them the knowledge of the skill breakdowns and ultimately give them the confidence to play smarter and truly have fun playing this amazing game called Basketball. (Bible verse that relates: Psalms 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle.)
    Important Additional Information
    Gym Address: Crosspoint Church 4601 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
    Register Now