B.E.S.T. or Basketball Elite Skills Training offers a variety of programs from top Basketball coaches in Chicago, IL.

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Fall Basketball Starts Saturday!

www.BESTbasketballChicago.com

 

B.E.S.T.'s Early Fall Sessions are right around the corner...LIMITED Spots Remain

 

REGISTER HERE

 

What?

B.E.S.T. Basketball Chicago’s collection of Professional, College, and High School coaches will lead 3-hour Skill Development clinics (with games) for 3rd-12th grade players. Each age/skill group will receive tailored coaching with unparalleled experience.

 

Where?

CSO Sports Multiplex     1301 E 47th St     Chicago, IL 60653
(conveniently located 2 blocks west of Lake Shore Dr @ 47th St exit)
 
When?
Saturday 9/18 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 9/25 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 10/2 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 10/9 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 10/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 10/23 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 10/30 9:00am-12:00pm
 

Cost?

SESSION I FEE: $245 
FAMILY DISCOUNTS:
$245 1st Child
$220 2nd Child
$145 3rd Child
$0 4th Child

 

COVID-19 Policy:

For your safety and ours, all coaches have been vaccinated!

Facemasks required for all Players and Coaches – AT ALL TIMES

Temperature Checks REQUIRED for entry to the facility

 

About B.E.S.T. Basketball Chicago:

We are a 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organization based in Chicago leveraging Basketball to promote growth amongst Chicago’s youth. Our coaches have experience at every level from High School through Professional Basketball, and bring their skill development expertise to each player through high-repetition, focused coaching. We inspire players on and off the court through hands-on coaching, thoughtfully planned webinars regarding High School and College Basketball, and intentional mentorship.

 

REGISTER HERE


by posted 09/08/2021
Exciting, Fun, and Effective Youth Basketball Training Program

www.BESTbasketballChicago.com

We are a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization

 

HEALTH SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES WILL WEAR MASKS THE ENTIRE TIME

TEMPERATURES WILL BE CHECKED UPON ENTRY TO THE FACILITY

 

SESSION I - Early Fall Clinic and Game Information

 

SESSION I FEE: $245

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS:

$245 1st Child

$220 2nd Child

$145 3rd Child

$0 4th Child

 

CSO Sports Multiplex - 1301 E 47th St Chicago, IL 60653

(conveniently located 2 blocks west of Lake Shore Dr @ 47th St exit)

 

Saturday 9/18 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 9/25 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 10/2 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 10/9 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 10/16 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 10/23 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 10/30 9:00am-12:00pm

 

REGISTER HERE FOR EARLY FALL SESSION I

Space is limited for BOTH SESSIONS

 

 

SESSION II - Late Fall Clinic and Game Information

 

SESSION II FEE: $245

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS:

$245 1st Child

$220 2nd Child

$145 3rd Child

$0 4th Child

 

CSO Sports Multiplex - 1301 E 47th St Chicago, IL 60653

(conveniently located 2 blocks west of Lake Shore Dr @ 47th St exit)

 

 

Saturday 11/6 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 11/13 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 11/20 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 11/27 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 12/4 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 12/11 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 12/18 9:00am-12:00pm

 

REGISTER HERE FOR LATE FALL SESSION II

Space is limited for BOTH SESSIONS

 

 

Each week your player will participate in a skills mini-camp consisting of large group drilling, skill-based smaller group detailed drilling, and competitive games. Players are challenged according to skill level. Every session is a three-hour skills development session that includes at least one game for every player.

B.E.S.T. Introductory Level Recommendations: 

Typically 3rd-4th grade athletes, but also less experienced older players. Learn fundamental movement skills & build overall motor skills, introduce team principles & concepts, play a 3-on-3 schedule plus group skill competitions.

​B.E.S.T. Foundational Level Recommendations:

Typically experienced 5th-7th grade basketball players, but also very experienced younger players and less experienced older players​. Learn fundamental & basic basketball-specific skills, spending ~2/3 of time on individual fundamental training and ~1/3 of time on actual game competition.​ Learn all position concepts, play 5-on-5 games, and play group skills & smaller team games (1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3, skill games).

​B.E.S.T. Advanced Foundational Level Recommendations:

Typically experienced 8th-12th grade players, but also very experienced younger players. Further develop & consolidate overall basketball skills and knowledge. Learn more targeted position concepts, play full court 5-on-5 games, and play group skills & smaller team games (1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3, skill games).

 

Who is B.E.S.T. Basketball Chicago?: We are a cooperative of Chicago-based professional, college, and high school coaches and players (current and former). We all love to inspire Chicago's basketball community to love the game of basketball. We are a 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organization and welcome donation and corporate partnerships to keep our mission going strong.

Questions/Donation Inquiries to: SignUp@BESTbasketballChicago.com

 

by posted 08/22/2021
Aspiring College Player Info

 

 

Aspiring College Player General Info Page


Virtual counselor (free college admissions site):

http://www.collegevine.com

 

College Athletic Recruitment Service (lots of great free resources/information on its website and YouTube, and you could choose some fee-based additional help):

https://www.ncsasports.org/who-is-ncsa/what-does-ncsa-do/what-does-ncsa-cost-how-much

 

Fall Recruiting Checklist (HS Freshmen – HS Senior years):

https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/managing-recruiting-process/fall-checklist

 

NCAA Resource Center:

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/CBSA.pdf

 

NAIA Resource Center:

https://play.mynaia.org/media/1091/naia_guide_college_bound_student.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2rzuJa_AiKj9EtcfgXS7YzeOggcGywPQ6RPSGq5p8IwzvR-Dm_iOUGK8k

 

Career interests and potential college major exploration survey:

https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

 

College Navigator (US Dept. of Education college search tool):

https://www.gobigrecruiting.com/recruiting101/mens_basketball/positional_guidelines

 

Power Ranking of Basketball Colleges (NAIA and each of the 3 NCAA Divisions by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, IPEDS graduation rates, IPEDS average cost after aid, etc.):

Women: https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges/best-womens-basketball-colleges

Men: https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges/best-basketball-colleges

 

Basketball Video Highlight Guidelines/Tips (by position):

Women: https://www.ncsasports.org/womens-basketball/highlight-video

Men: https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball/highlight-video

 

YouTube video-making and posting tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nCxsbwA-ac&t=219s

 

NCSA’s Tips for Contacting College Coaches:

https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/contacting-college-coaches

 

Efficient mass e-mailing coaches tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlKpQrBME6xJ6k71ifmYKzWm8MNgkAOZm


by posted 02/18/2021