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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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 II - Late Fall Clinic and Game Information

 

SESSION II FEE: $245

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS:

$245 $210 1st Child

$220 $185 2nd Child

$145 $110 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

 

 

SESSION I - Early Fall Clinic and Game Information

 

SESSION I FEE: $245 $56 (pro-rated fee)

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS:

$245 $21 1st Child

$220 $0 2nd Child

$145 $0 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

 

 

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