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Skills Academy

HIGH QUALITY GROUP TRAINING. FOUR 10-11 WEEK PROGRAMS PER YEAR!


Our basketball skills training sessions include for example; ball handling, footwork, shooting technique/ repetition, small sided games for maximum improvement. Our skills academy provides you the flexibility to combine it with other camps/AAU teams. You can also use this as a main source to improve all year round.


We will work on fundamentals (and/or advanced skills) including passing, shooting, dribbling moves, defense, speed, quickness, and core strength (body weight). You will find yourself challenged no matter current age or skill level. Each week there will be a different focus for part of the workout. All drills will be made game-like as possible to get the most out of every minute. 


*For more details on each academy - see menu below 

7 groups: 

K-2 grade boys & girls

3-4 grade girls

3-4 grade boys

5-7 grade girls 

5-7 grade boys

8-12 grade girls

8-12 grade boys

Spring Academy

March 1st until May 20th. Please click here for details.


Summer Academy

June 5th until August 18th. Please click here for details.


Fall Academy - Get ready for season

September 6th until November 10th. Please click here for details.


Winter Academy

November 13th until February 16th. Please click here for details.


Promotional trials

A few times a year we offer trails. Please click here for details.

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Winter Academy

**Still spots left as of 12/29. Email for details if you would like to join now.**


Skills, Shooting repetition, Small sided games for maximum improvement. 


November 13th 2019 - February 16th 2020


Are you looking to improve your overall skills? We can help! This basketball program provides the flexibility to combine the skills gained with other AAU, school, and rec teams. We have an established track record in player development success, including players reaching college and national team level. 

 

*Fundamentals (and/or advanced skills) including passing, shooting, dribbling, moves, defense, speed, quickness, and overall athleticism. 

*You will find yourself challenged no matter your current age or skill level.

*Each week there will be a different skill focus for part of the workout. All drills will be made as game like as possible to get the most out of every minute. 

 

Coach George Holm and Coach Donte Watson (with quality help) will be running these academies. They are open to all girls and boys in grade K-12th. The academies will consist of 45 minutes of quality skill work and 15 minutes (small sided 3x3) scrimmage to work on the theme of the week in a "live" environment. We will also work on quickness, speed, and agility.  


Boys and Girls Grade K-2nd:

  • Sunday's 3:00pm-4:00pm at Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm at Mountain Island Fitness 
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)
  • No sessions on 11/27, 12/1, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1.


 Boys and Girls Grade 3rd-4th:

  • Boys and girls in separate groups most of the times. 
  • Sunday's 4:00pm-5:00pm at Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)
  • No sessions on 11/27 12/1, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1.

 
Boys and Girls Grade 5th-7th:

  • Boys and girls in separate groups. 
  • Sunday's 5:00pm-6:00pm at Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 7:00pm-8:00pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)
  • No sessions on 11/27, 12/1, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1.


Boys and Girls Grade 8th-12th: 

  • Boys and girls in separate groups.  
  • Players will be divided up based on age, gender, and skill level.
  • Sunday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 7:00pm-8:00pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)
  • No sessions on 11/27, 12/1, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1.

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Spring Academy

Our Skills Academy includes skills development drills for every level!

Skills, Shooting repetition, Small sided games for maximum improvement. 


Are you looking to quickly improve using the correct skills? We can help! This basketball program provides the flexibility to combine the skills gained with other AAU, school, and rec teams. You can also use this program as your main source of improving basketball skills.


*Fundamentals (and/or advanced skills) including passing, shooting, dribbling, moves, defense, speed, quickness, and overall athleticism. 

*You will find yourself challenged no matter your current age or skill level.

*Each week there will be a different skill focus for part of the workout. All drills will be made as game like as possible to get the most out of every minute. 


All of the Spring Academies below:

March 1st through May 20th 2020


Coach George Holm and Coach Donte Watson (with quality help) will be running this academy open to all girls and boys in grade K-12th. This academy will consist of 45 minutes of quality skill work and 15 minutes (small sided) scrimmage to work on the theme of the week in a "live" environment. We will also work on quickness, speed, and agility. 


Boys and Girls Grade K-2nd

  • This age group is mostly coed.
  • Sunday's 4:00pm-5:00pm at  Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mountain Island FItness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)


Boys and Girls Grade 3rd-4th:

  • Boys and Girls will be divided up in drills and scrimmage.
  • Sunday's 5:00pm-6:00pm at  Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)


Boys and Girls Grade 5th-7th:

  • Boys and Girls will be divided up in drills and scrimmage.
  • Sunday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at  Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week


Boys and Girls Grade 

  • Boys and Girls will be divided up in drills and scrimmage.
  • Sunday's 7:00pm-8:00pm at  Lake Norman Charter Elementary School (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $139 for 11 sessions (1 session/week); $215 for 22 sessions (2 sessions/week)

Spring Skills Academy

*Please see our spring break camp for more opportunities when the skills academy is not in session (no sessions 4/17 and 4/21).

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Summer Academy

Skills, Shooting repetition, Small sided games for maximum improvement.


Summer is fast approaching and so are the decisions on camps/workouts and vacations. This unique basketball program provides the flexibility to combine the skills gained with other camps or AAU teams. This program can also be used as a main source of improving basketball skills over the summer.


 In the summer academy...

*Fundamentals (and/or advanced skills) including passing, shooting, dribbling, moves, defense, speed, quickness, and overall athleticism. 

*You will find yourself challenged no matter your current age or skill level.

*Each week there will be a different skill focus for part of the workout. All drills will be made as game like as possible to get the most out of every minute. 


Dream Big Basketball - Summer Academy 2019:

  • June 5th -August 21st 
  • Groups will be divided up based on skill level and experience to get the most out of each workout.
  • Please see locations of each skill academy below.
  • Professional basketball coach George Holm will run the sessions together with former pro/college players: Donte Watson, Brianna Jones, Ben Stywall, and Ny Hammonds. Additional help will be given from Coach Keri Holm.
  • Your spot is guaranteed when paid for.


Boys and Girls Grade 6th-8th and 9th-11th:

  • See schedule for exact times each week. This will not change!
  • For girls and boys currently play (or looking to play) MS or HS basketball.
  • All levels players are welcome. There is a group each sessions for less experienced players.
  • Each session is 90 minutes. 
  • Players will be divided up based on age, level, and gender.
    • Minimum 6 and maximum 15 players total in the program. We project 8-10 in average per day.
    • 25 sessions total: $295/player due June 5th ($7.90/hour).
    • 20 sessions total: $275/player due June 5th ($9.21/hour).
    • 15 sessions total: $255/player due June 5th ($11.39 hour).


Boys and Girls Grade K-2nd and 3rd-5th:

  • See schedule for exact times each week. This will not change!
  • Each session is 60 minutes. 
  • This is for boys and girls. Players will be divided up based on age, level, and gender.
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Minimum 6 and maximum 15 players total in the program. We project 8-10 in average per day.
    • 25 sessions total: $195/player due June 5th ($7.80/hour).
    • 20 sessions total: $180/player due June 5th ($9.00/hour).
    • 15 sessions total: $165/player due June 5th ($11.00 hour).

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Fall Academy

Skills, Shooting repetition, Small sided games for maximum improvement.


September 3rd - November 10th


 Are you looking to get ready for school tryouts or just trying to improve your skills overall? We can help! This basketball program  provides the flexibility to combine the skills gained with other AAU, school, and rec teams. You can also use this program as your main source of improving basketball skills. We have an established track record in player development success, including players reaching college and national team level.


 

*Fundamentals (and/or advanced skills) including passing, shooting, dribbling, moves, defense, speed, quickness, and overall athleticism. 

*You will find yourself challenged no matter your current age or skill level.

*Each week there will be a different skill focus for part of the workout. All drills will be made as game like as possible to get the most out of every minute. 


Start the Fall Academies now:

- Find the correct age group below, see the time slots offered and see if see if you would like to sign up for 1, 2, or 3 sessions per week during this 10-week period. You can decide what days when signed up for 1-2 days/week.


 Coach George Holm and Coach Donte Watson (with quality help) will be running this academy open to all girls and boys in grade K-12th. This academy will consist of 45 minutes of quality skill work and 15 minutes (small sided 3x3) scrimmage to work on the theme of the week in a "live" environment. We will also work on quickness, speed, and agility.  


Boys and Girls Grade K-2nd:

  • Sunday's 1:00pm-2:00pm at Huntersville Elementary School (and/or)
  • Tuesday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at Huntersville Rec Center (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mountain Island FItness 
  • Cost: $125 for 10 sessions (1 session/week); $195 for 20 sessions (2 sessions/week); $255 for 30 sessions.

 

Boys and Girls Grade 3rd-4th:

  • Sunday's 2:00pm-3:00pm at Huntersville Elementary School (and/or)
  • Tuesday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at Huntersville Rec Center (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  • Cost: $125 for 10 sessions (1 session/week); $195 for 20 sessions (2 sessions/week); $255 for 30 sessions.


Boys and Girls Grade 5th-7th:

  • Sunday's 6:00pm-7:00pm at Huntersville Elementary School (and/or)
  • Tuesday's 7:00pm-8:00pm at Huntersville Rec Center (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mountain Island Fitness
  •  Cost: $125 for 10 sessions (1 session/week); $195 for 20 sessions (2 sessions/week); $255 for 30 sessions. 


Boys and Girls Grade 8th-12th: 

*A few years of experience is required. This age group is NOT for beginners.

Coaches George Holm and Donte Watson will be in charge of this academy open to all girls and boys in the area.Players will normally be divided up in grades 8th-9th and 10th-12th depending on experience. This academy will consist of 45 minutes quality skill work and 15 minutes (small sided) scrimmage to work on the theme of the week in a "live" environment. We will also work on some quickness, speed, and agility. Players will be divided up based on age and previous experience.


  • Sunday's 7:00pm-8:00pm at Huntersville Elementary School (and/or)
  • Tuesday's 7:00pm-8:00pm Huntersville Rec Center (and/or)
  • Wednesday's 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mountain Island FItness
  •  Cost: $125 for 10 sessions (1 session/week); $195 for 20 sessions (2 sessions/week); $255 for 30 sessions. 

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Promotional Trials

If your son or daughter is looking for extra skill work before, during, or after season we offer skill academies. It is a group setting but we will also give a lot of individual attention. It will always be a high  paced and fun learning environment. We have an established track record in player development success, including players reaching college and national team levels.


*Promotional Skills Clinics Winter: 2019/2020*

Grades K-2 Coed Sunday November 10th, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Grades 3-4  Coed Sunday November 10th 4:00pm-5:00pm

Grades 5-7 Coed Sunday November 10th 5:00pm-6:00pm

Grades 8-12  Coed Sunday November 10th 5:00pm-6:00pm


*All players will be divided up together with the same age/gender*


**You must sign up online to be able to participate. Click register now to the right!**


***These clinics are FREE FOR EVERYONE (except players currently enrolled in our Fall Skills Academy) ....if you would like you can instead donate a small amount to our financial assistance program***


General Information: Skills, Shooting Repetition, Small sided games for maximum improvement
Location: Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078


PROMOTIONAL TRIALS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SEASON:

Cost: $10 per player

  • Pay with check or cash on site
  • If you are new to the program, you will have to complete a wavier on site.
Additional Information:
  • Coach George & Coach Donte  will be running these sessions. Coach Keri will be at some of them.
  • Please email before you show up at 
  • info@dreambigbasketball.com
  • Take the opportunity to try one time before you commit to several weeks long program.
  • There is limited space, SIGN UP NOW!

Scholarship application

 With help from our great sponsors we offer scholarships from students that are receiving free or reduced fees school lunch. If your child is receiving free or reduced cost lunch please take the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. We have a limited amount of scholarships. click on the link here below to fill out the application. It only takes a few minutes to complete.