The FREE MDI Girls Basketball Skills Academy begins on Monday, March 2nd and will take place Mondays and Tuesdays at MDI High School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on March 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.

The MDI Girls Basketball Skills Academy is designed to help players from 5th- 8th grade improve their individual skills, attitude and knowledge of the game.  The program stresses fundamentals and gives individuals the tools to achieve their full potential. Coach Brent Barker and his staff and players provides the individual and small group instruction. The coaching staff hopes to create a great atmosphere where athletes can learn the game, and improve their skills.

Athletes are eligible to come for the session that fits their specific schedule the best. Athletes will be broken up by grade, and will be split on court A and court B according to those age groups.

The Skills Academy is designed to help your child develop the skills you actually need to play at the next level and improve their fundamental basketball skills and strategies. While building skills and strategies, they will also shape character and sportsmanship so that your children gains confidence and build relationships.  The goal is to develop five foundational skills: ball control, shooting, passing, vision, and movement. The goal is to improve athleticism and coordination. Make layups against contact. Improve shooting form and accuracy. Have fun while learning new skills.  You will sharpen your ball-handling, shooting, passing, finishing, and scoring moves, and learn the “intangibles” that all good players possess.

This program suits all skill and athletic levels so your child will feel comfortable and encouraged while still being challenged to improve. Each session with our highly skilled and experienced coaches will combine 1 ½ hour intensive skill development with some small sided live game competition to apply the learned skills. The focus will primarily be on skills and fundamentals.

If you have any question or would like to sign up please email Coach Barker at

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