LIKE MIKE HUSKIES CLUB/AAU PROGRAM
Our club basketball program is year-round which runs annually from September-August, focusing on developing elite players and teams. By offering this year-round, players are able to continue their development without interruption and have continual guidance for their basketball journey. Our club program is an intense platform as it is meant to push you to reach and exceed your potential.
Starting at a noticeably young age is very advantageous as the fundamental building blocks are learned at a young age, this is the foundation needed to shape every player’s continual development. Starting later just means players will need to accelerate their growth very quickly with additional intense private training for this acceleration to take place. This is important to stay competitive and relevant to take basketball to the next level like College, Overseas and NBA.
We start with players from 2nd/3rd grade and upwards putting them into teams and developing them. We work on not just their basketball but also building a body of work and exposure in the social media scene to gain the necessary exposure needed to get noticed. During the months March to July we enroll our club teams into the AAU program where they will have the opportunity to gain all the benefits of AAU.
Numerous AAU tournaments and the Jr NBA where they can play against teams from all over the united states and some international teams. The exposure and access to college recruiting coaches are one of the great benefits of AAU, which is why we enter our teams into the AAU circuit.
Being in a club teams makes players standout more and develop at a faster rate but also ensures that they learn the key fundamentals and mental toughness. This is due to what and how they are taught at practice, the frequency of the number of practices and games. We hold tryouts for spots that are available on our teams every Saturday in February. Tryouts admission is $10 online and $15 at the door per player this can be done online or on day of admission, please note by registering online we may contact you to attend a practice session for an early tryout and an opportunity to meet the staff and team.
CLUB/AAU TRYOUT DATES
3RD -12TH GRADE PLAYERS
6TH AND 13TH FEBRUARY 2021
OUR AAU SEASON
We will be holding try-out sessions in December 2020, January 2021 and January, February 2021 any further dates will be posted, follow us on Instagram @likemikesports to get notifications and sign up to our monthly newsletter.
Registration is open for the 2020-2021 season, you can register online or call us if you are interested in our CLUB/AAU program.
If you miss out on our tryout dates you can contact us for an invitation to a practice session and we will review players during the session.
OUR PRACTICE/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Our Basketball Practice sessions are 3-4 hours of basketball practice and 1 hour of strength and conditioning each week. This will be increasing upon opening our own Sports Facility, connect with us and stay updated.
Sessions will consist of the following but not limited to: -
Classroom Education Teaching Basketball IQ and fundamentals, using video clips from practice and games to address every players development.
Shooting Drills: - Improving shooting technique.
Key outcomes that will be taught in the season through our comprehensive outlined learning plan.
Resources on Nutrient and Body care for maximum result and injury prevention.
Homework video posted on Instagram and YouTube.
The coaches will plan individualized program to address any muscle imbalance or misalignment, work on plyometrics, stabilization, power and strength, endurance, vertical training and injury prevention.
GAMES AND PRACTICE
Our Basketball club program is a YEAR ROUND program, where players will practice and play games during September to February under Like Mike Sports and during March-July we will enroll the teams into the AAU season.
During September to February teams will be practicing 3-4 hours per week in preparation and adding key players to open spots for teams. These practices will be held on weekdays and weekends.
Scheduled games will be organized with other teams on a monthly or biweekly period, this is dependent on teams available to play.
During March to July in the School Term, 2-3 practice sessions will be held on the weekdays and tournaments during the weekend.
However, during the holidays there will be some weekend practices when there are no tournaments scheduled. School Holidays practice sessions will be increased to 3 sessions during the weekdays and tournaments on weekends.
Club Teams will be entered into 8-10 weekend AAU tournaments averaging to roughly a minimum of 32-48 games in the season, that is from March-July.
At off weeks when there are no AAU tournament or practices, on occasions some teams will be playing in our Like Mike Sports, Basketball League Games as exposure games for our league players and parents.
The League exposure games will be used more so for the teams to work on fundamentals and their plays.
Scholarship Preparation Resources.
NCAA and exposure tournaments
National Tournaments for set players in Florida/Las Vegas/San Antonio/Dallas (please note there are additional cost for travel and accommodation).
Team Photographs of wins with trophies for each successful weekend tournament.
Team and Individual Photograph at the start of the season and player profile with biography..
Our players also part take in our other programs as this is needed as part of every player's development.
Small Group Private Training
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT LIVE STREAM AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Team Coaches will set weekly development plan/drill(s) for players to practice, this will be posted on our Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Tik Tok pages as homework for every player.
Each week “A Player of the Week” will be selected based on the players performance in demonstrating the homework drill. This produces a significant impact on the rate of development of each player, as it ensures that players are working on the drills and plans for them to improve.