The MBA Team Program is designed to be a competitve youth basketball program. The Maryland Basketball Academy (MBA) provides a safe, positive, instructional environment for motivated players to develop and reach their potential.
Prime Teams: MBA practices and games need to be first athletic priority. Players attend all practices and games regardless of schedule conflicts with non-academic activities. Prime teams are the most competitive teams we have in each grade. Our MBA coaching staff invites players to join these teams after tryouts. We only have one prime team per grade. Most Prime Teams practice two days a week for 90 minutes each day although some practice three days a week for 60 minutes. The schedule is based on our gym permits and coaches schedule each season.
Core Teams: Core Teams are the largest component of our team program. We typically have up to five core teams per grade. Coaches invite players to each team after they are assessed during our tryout process. Most Core Teams practice three days a week for 60 minutes but some teams may practice two days a week for 90 minutes. The schedule is based on our gym permits and coaches schedule each season.
All MBA teams are offered at least 3 hours of practice each week. During the 2017 spring we were able to include 1-2 hours of additional training each week for all our MBA Teams. These optional sessions allowed motivated players to get extra training while providing a makeup session for players who had to miss a practice.
We believe our teaching and training based team program is the best solution for elite players looking to make their high school teams as well as beginners.
Players from our Prime and Core teams have enjoyed success playing with their High School JV and Varsity teams. Our academy provides a strong foundation for players looking to play for their middle and high school teams.