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Welcome to Valley Stars Basketball Academy (VSBA).

Thank you for your interest in our basketball program.

VSBA’s coaches teach the basic principles of basketball. Basic fundamental skills and proper techniques provide players with the strong foundations necessary to succeed at all levels. Improper techniques and the lack of fundamental skills are detrimental, not only to the individual player but also to the team in its entirety.

It is essential that players learn the exact skillsets coaches desire in order to become valuable assets to their future high school and college basketball programs. Even those basketball players who participate simply for their own personal enjoyment benefit from learning the fundamentals. With this in mind, VSBA’s principal goal is to teach young players basketball basics while building their self-esteem and confidence as well as promoting camaraderie among the teammates.

The following are some of the drills and team concepts our coaches teach:

  • Reading and reacting to offensive drills
  • Dribbling techniques (head up, Figure 8, crossover, protection, retreat, and primary and secondary)
  • Team transition drills with layups and jump shots, focusing on communication
  • Proper footwork
  • Proper shooting form
  • Man-to-man defense with focus on communication
  • Screen and roll, screen and pop, and slip screen
  • Passing (chest, bounce, skip, etc.)
  • Boxing out and position rebounding
  • Court awareness and spacing
  • Screening (off-the-ball, on-the-ball, rotations)
  • Team motion offensive drills, with skip and swing spacing concepts

Valley Stars Basketball Academy’s coaches strive to make our classes enjoyable for every player by building an encouraging and positive environment.

Schedule:

Mulholland Middle School
  • 17120 Vanowen St. Lake Balboa CA 91406
  • Mondays 6:00 p.m.-7:25 p.m. younger/beginner class
  • Mondays 7:30 p.m.-8:55 p.m. older/advanced class
Gaspar De Portola Middle School
  • 18720 Linnet St.
  • Tarzana, CA 91356
  • Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:25 p.m. younger/beginner class
  • Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.-8:55 p.m. older/advanced class

Fridays at Mulholland Games tba in week prior.