Welcome to BBA Coaches Corner

Brooklyn Basketball Academy (BBA) and partners are planning to create a sports enrichment program as a way of promoting healthy development in Miami Dade youth. The impact that physical activity has on academic achievement, grades/ standardized test scores etc., makes it an essential part in creating successful future adults who will be able contribute positively towards society through their work ethic and attitudes created while being active.

In addition, the social, mental and psychological benefits of taking part in organized sports are undeniable. These activities provide a chance for children to interact with others their age as well make new friends while learning about teamwork and improving their overall acumen.

BBA understands that children learn to work hard and have success when they are involved in organized sports. For this reason, the Academy is built on core values that encourage the willingness-to-learn as well as the cultivation of perseverance through challenges or obstacles on one’s journey towards being successful. Our participants will work on agility, conditioning, mental toughness, conceptual implementation (applying lessons on and off the court) and the fundamentals of the game.

Mentally and physically developing the whole child is our priority. We want to give them a sustainable advantage in life both off the court as well as on it, by providing an ecosystem that will help guarantee success with every aspect of their lives.

Furthermore, we are committed to creating a family-first culture where our community members can find jobs and volunteer opportunities that allow them to participate in the growth of their child.


Basketball is a great game that is played by millions of young people in the United States and around the world. Brooklyn Basketball Academy (BBA), fosters the development of peer relationships, self-esteem, leadership qualities, and
physical health.

To date, however, local youth basketball leagues and academy in Miami-Dade County lacked guidelines around health and wellness and consistent game play standards for these young youth athletes. To help foster player health, age- and
stage-appropriate skill development, and a positive and enjoyable on-court experience for young people, Brooklyn Basketball Academy (BBA), have developed a set of rules and standards to enhance the playing experience for young athletes.

These guidelines aim to combat the overemphasis on early competitive success and the lack of a clear development pathway through the sport – two issues that exist across youth sports, including basketball.

Brooklyn Basketball Academy (BBA), are committed to helping shape a youth basketball environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of young athletes and promotes their enjoyment and development in the game.


BBA’s basketball program focuses on position-specific instruction, a competitive schedule, year-round training and development, and frequent communication and evaluations for student-athletes and their families regarding their progress.

BBA basketball looks to feature a variety of teams at various levels and age ranges to ensure each student-athlete has an enriching experience while competing against teams that will further develop their potential.

With as much of an emphasis placed on academics and college placement as on athletic development, BBA student-athletes will have access to a support team that will help shape their future and ensure that they’re pursuing their passions
both on and off the court. During pre-season, student-athletes undergo an BBA-style combine testing evaluation to determine their current level as well as their strengths and areas in need of development.

BBA places a significant emphasis on strength and conditioning during this time before progressing towards game preparation and team strategies during the season. Throughout the year, coaches place an emphasis on individual skill development,
small group training, and team workouts and instruction. Once the season concludes during Sept-February, student-athletes can take advantage of conditioning programs, tournaments, 1-on-1 training and innovative on-and-off court programming
to further prepare for the upcoming season.

Purpose of Coaches Evaluation

Brooklyn Basketball Academy Coaching Philosophy is based on togetherness. Our coaching staff and players will show great respect for one another. We will show a high degree of loyalty to all members of the basketball family. As coaches,
they will provide a good line of communication in order to develop unity. BBA have the responsibility to promote Academics, Fundamental Skills, and Positive Attitude to our players.

We will teach our players the importance of academics first. Good academic standings will prepare our student athletes for college and for the future. From past experience, we know that students who work hard in the classroom will
also work hard on the basketball court. We will teach our players to make good decisions on the court as well as off the court. We will use the game of basketball as a teaching tool for many of life’s lessons.

BBA will teach our players to play fundamentally and intelligently. We will stress with great enthusiasm the importance of playing together as a team. We will promote success through hard work, positive attitude, attention to details,
and preparation. We will provide the leadership that is necessary to motivate our players to reach their maximum potential. We will expect players to play with great enthusiasm, effort, and enjoyment.

Our coaches will be flexible, but firm in our beliefs. We will be very organized in our approach, and we will evaluate our caches every month. We will display a sportsmanlike attitude, and we will expect the players to do the same.
We will provide positive leadership, and help players to know their roles on the team. We will emphasize preparation, and promote daily improvement. We will ask questions like….” What have we done today to make ourselves better?”
In conclusion, we will teach our players to have the following priorities:

1. Family

2. 2. Academics

3. 3. Basketball

4. 4. Individual Interests

We are striving to create a Basketball Family that has Togetherness, Enthusiasm, Positive Attitude, and is Mentally Tough.

Brooklyn Basketball Academy, (BBA), We are not only an academy; we are a community!

Parent and Coach Communication

Fundamentals for Grades

Basketball Practice Drills

Player Evaluation