Big Break Basketball Academy

Big Break Basketball Academy

2 hires on
6 employees
2 years in business

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Big Break Basketball Acadey has worked with clients that range from 2nd grade to NCAA D1 athletes. One of their greatest accomplishments came in 2017 when they had 4 of their clients be named to Illinois All-State Teams. Additionally, all Big Break Basketball Academy Trainers have recieved dual accreditations from two of the world's most prominent basketball training companies: Impact Basketball Academy and I'm Possible Training. All training sessions will be designed to use creativity and innovation to equip your athlete the abilities needed to chase their dreams.

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Schaumburg, IL 60193
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typicall the first day for our athletes is a skills evaluation where we run them through a series of drills designed for us to see what their particular strengths and weaknesses are. Athletes recieve a grade on our evaluation sheet and we then create a customized plan for that athletes development. Additionally, athletes will recieve homework tips and drills that can help guide them at home.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All Big Break Trainers have immense basketball experience both in terms of playing and training. Our Trainers all have high school and NCAA playing experience, led by former NCAA D2 standout Terell John. As far as Basketball Training experience goes all Big Break Staff have been training for 5+ years and have had an opportunity to work with and develop  some of the best players in the State. Our Staff is under the direct mentorship of one of the world's most renowned trainers in NBA Skills Trainer Micah Lancaster. He was worked with players such as: Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Kyrie Irving and 2018 Most Improved Player of the year Victor Olidipo.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We offer a wide variety of training programs that vary in price. It solely depends on what our athletes feel comfortable with and what their dreams are. 

How did you get started teaching?

During their playing careers they noticed an apparent need for Elite Skill Trainers in the basketball industry and more specifically in the Chicagoland area. So after training basketball for 4 years as sole proprietors they decided to take a chance and start Big Break Basketball Academy, Chicago's Elite Basketball Training Company.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with athletes that range from 2nd grade to NCAA D1. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In early June, we had the pleasure of running a camp with about 250 kids for 2 weeks with one of the most respected trainers in the world with NBA Skills Trainer Micah Landcaster. It was amazing too see and understand the amount of detail can be found in the game of basketballl. Since then he has decided to help mentor our program and teach our trainers. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Remember, it when it comes to finding a trainer. It doesn't matter where your trainer played college/ pro basketball at. It only matters if they have a system of developement in place where they have gotten their athletes to that level. Not every great player is a great coach/trainer! The NBA is a direct reflection of that. The most successful coaches in the NBA were not hall of fame worthy players. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1. What is my trainer's track record with players?

2. What is their system of developement?

3. What life lessons can I learn from this person?

4. How serious am I about the game of basketball?

5. Will I give everything my 100% when I am on the court?

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