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Program Review

Program Review

Introduction

At MBA we are passionate about fostering the values and lesson learned through sports. We are focused on three distinct pillars with our athletes: 1) Their fundamental skills, 2) Their physical athleticism, and 3) Their enhancement of life skills. These life skills include self-confidence, leadership, hard work, what it means to be a teammate, respect, determination, how to be humble yet be sure of yourself, listening and applying, and having fun through competition. We expect our athletes to learn and grow in this game and also as young men and women.

National Team Option (Black)

4th-11th Grade

This national level option brings the players commitment level to the highest of all of our programs. Elite players commit to intense skill development and top national competition. Two days of on court practice, skills and sports performance training round out the whole athlete. Weekend tournaments to exposure events and attendance to national tournaments during the recruiting season.Playing time is earned and rewarded based on several factors. Teams will focus on player development, team development, enhance life skills and goal setting. Cost is evaluated annually based on tournaments chosen and generally announced well before tryouts.

Regional Team Option (Blue)

4th-11th Grade

This regional level offers a more intense travel and practice schedule. Two days of on court practice, skills and sports performance training round out the whole athlete. Weekend tournaments to some exposure events and weekend tournaments mostly in the midwest. While playing time is earned and rewarded based on several factors we also believe that every athlete should play and take great pride in growing each athlete to what their next. Teams will focus on player development, team development, enhance life skills and goal setting. Cost is evaluated annually based on tournaments chosen and generally announced well before tryouts.

Local Team Option (White)

3rd-11th Grade

Teams will be formed and players will be placed on a team consisting of between 8-10 players at the placement date. Two days of on court practice, skills and sports performance training round out the whole athlete. Teams will play in the MBA League on Saturday during current season and stay local to Grand Rapids to reduce the travel required for these busy families! Teams will focus on player development, team development, enhance life skills and goal setting. Cost is evaluated annually based on tournaments chosen and generally announced well before tryouts.