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Carlos Strong Summer Basketball League

Carlos Strong Summer Basketball League

June 11 - July 25

The Carlos Strong Elite Summer League is a league dedicated to helping individuals and teams who truly want to improve and get to the next level. It’s a way to continue to improve your game against high level competition during the Summer. Our exclusive program consists of 6 weeks of organized, competitive practices and officiated games.

Individual players:

  • 6 practices / Clinics
  • 6 game season
  • League playoffs
  • Game Jersey
  • Official referees
  • League MVP for each division
$200.00 PER PLAYER
-INCLUDES 6 PRACTICES, 6 GAMES, JERSEYS AND WATER BOTTLE

8-10 player Teams:

  • 6 game season
  • League playoffs
  • Game Jersey
  • Official referees
  • League MVP for each division
$500 PER Team
-INCLUDES 6 GAMES, JERSEYS AND WATER BOTTLE

If you wish to PAY BY CHECK IN PERSON, please register online using Pay In Full and enter promo code SBPAYLATER. You will have a zero balance online but a bill at the UTSC front desk.

To receive registration forms or for more information, email basketball@utscenter.com.

 
 

Carlos Strong Adult Summer Basketball League

Carlos Strong ADULT Summer Basketball League

JULY 10th –August 21st (7 games plus Play-offs)

Open league: 18 & up

This is an open League which is open to everyone 18 & up.

30 & up open league:

This is an open League which is open to everyone 30 & up.

Industrial League:

Where all players on the team are employed by the same company. 18 & up

Church Leagues:

Where all team players are members of the same church. 18 & up

Teams will play (1 to 2) games per week.

Games are played Monday / Wednesday (church) and Sundays (workers)

Fee: $500 Per Team
-INCLUDES 7 GAMES PLUS PLAY-OFFS

If you wish to PAY BY CHECK IN PERSON, please register online using Pay In Full and enter promo code SBPAYLATER. You will have a zero balance online but a bill at the UTSC front desk.

To receive registration forms or for more information, email basketball@utscenter.com.

 
 

Carlos Strong Developmental League

Carlos Strong Developmental League - FALL

August 13 - Oct 9

The fall CSDL is designed to provide Kids 2nd-12th grade the opportunity to get ready for their schools or premier basketball tryouts by improving their basketball skills physically and mentally, by attacking each player's weaknesses with intense drills and high-level instruction that will transfer over to the games.

CSDL is a 6 week program that helps kids develop the skills and confidence to be successful in the game of basketball through team play combined with high- level instructional clinics.

Teams will consist of 8-10 players so that each player will get the maximum attention and amount of playing time needed to improve their abilities and knowledge of the game. CSDL will consist of one skills practice and one game each week .

The team practice will be to prepare the players for game situations as a team, teaching them the importance of team work as well as the skills needed to be productive with 4 other teammates on the court.

The skills practice will give each participant the time needed to work on individual skills. Through technical instruction, intensive drill sequences, and guided game situational play each participant will become better. CSDL goal is reached with highly refined training methods; the player’s skills will seamlessly translate from the practice court to game competition.

The CSDL will have weekly coaches meeting that will be to discuss the weaknesses, strengths and overall progress of each player. This will allow CSDL to cater each weekly instructional clinic around the player’s weaknesses to insure improvement during the games.

Each player will receive a CSDL Jersey.

The 2019 Fall CSDL is a great program for players to continue to grow as a basketball player during the spring and summer months without travel.

The CSDL will consist of 1 practice & 1 game each week along with 2 specialty clinics held by Carlos Strong and the CSDL coaches. Each player will receive a CSDL Jersey.

Divisions: A (3rd & 4th); B (5th & 6th); C (7th & 8th); D (9th - 12th); E All Girls

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register before August 1 and pay only $250 per student! After August 1, cost is $300 per student. USE CODE CDSLFALL2019 to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

If you wish to PAY BY CHECK IN PERSON, please register online using Pay In Full and enter promo code SBPAYLATER. You will have a zero balance online but a bill at the UTSC front desk.

To receive registration forms or for more information, email basketball@utscenter.com.

 
 

Carlos Strong Basketball

Junior NBA League 2019-2020

STARTS NOVEMBER 2019

This is a great opportunity for boys and girls ages K-12th Grade looking for the total basketball experience - skill training combined with competitive game play. We help players develop individual fundamentals, learn team strategy, strengthen their game play and improve as overall athletes.

This program provides young players with a "real" basketball season experience: Practices concentrating on individual team development and competitive games. Our coaches are USA certified teachers of the game! All of our players are treated with respect!

Practice times are Wed 5:30-8pm and Sunday 4:30-7pm.

Ages - K-12th grade

Jr. NBA League Cost: $150.00

REGISTRATION STARTS SOON

To receive registration forms or for more information, email basketball@utscenter.com.

 
 

Basketball Training

Carlos Strong Basketball Training

Coach Carlos Strong offers basketball training programs for youth, helping young athletes from elementary to high school age.

Check out Coach Strong's Youth Basketball Leagues - CLICK HERE

There has never been a more decorated basketball player to come out of Athens than Carlos Strong. As a stalwart of the Cedar Shoals team, he (along with teammate Terrell Bell) was one of the most sought after players in local prep history. Just about every major college came knocking on the 6 foot 8 inch tall power forward’s door. Eventually Carlos signed with the University of Georgia and led the Bulldogs to post-season tournaments under Hugh Durham. One of the few McDonalds All-Americans, Carlos played professionally for many years in the NBA and in Europe. Recently, Carlos Strong was inducted into the Athens Hall of Fame.

Since all player goals are different, Carlos Strong training sessions are designed to give each player the individual attention needed to improve their basketball ability and take their game to the next skill level. Sessions focus on developing strategies and drills that build on existing abilities and strengthen areas of weakness. Sessions are intense and players are pushed hard to accomplish goals and achieve new skills. However, it is Coach Strong’s approach that differentiates his coaching style. With a calm and encouraging manner, Coach Strong carefully guides your player through short but direct drills. Each drill builds on the previous and has a purpose. Slowly and methodically, your beginner player will master each techinique with confidence. The practices are fast paced to keep the action going, but not so fast that the student gets lost. For intermediate and advanced players, Coach Strong garners the same admiration and respect from his students, but of course the expectations are higher, the challenges harder, to match the players ability and learning style.

1 on 1 Training

Private 1 on 1 training consists of 4 sessions, 1 per week. We offer training programs for both advanced and beginner players. Since all player goals are different, training sessions are designed to give each player the individual attention needed to improve their basketball ability and take their game to the next skill level. Sessions focus on developing strategies and drills that build on existing abilities and strengthen areas of weakness. These sessions will cover both perimeter and post play that will make you a well rounded player.

4 session Package - 1 hour long session per week
8 session Package - 2 hour long sessions per week

Based on availability - First come, first served. Please keep in mind many clients choose to continue their sessions so a day/time slot may not come available on a monthly basis.

For additional questions regarding Strong 1 on 1 Training Packages, email basketball@utscenter.com.

Group Training (10 Player Max)

Group training consist of 4 sessions (1 per week) and are designed for the advanced and beginner player. The sessions are unique in the fact that each player gets hands-on attention and training along with the chance to compete against other players with similar skill levels. These sessions will develop the skills and give confidence to the beginner player and take the advanced player out of their comfort zone and push each player to strengthen all of their weaknesses. These sessions will cover both perimeter and post play that will make you a well rounded player.

Package Information:
Training Groups (3rd – 5th), (6th - 8th) and (9th -12th) grades
Boys & girls groups will be separate
Each package consists of 4 Sessions, 1 x per week for a total of 4 weeks
1 ½ hours per session - 6 hours total
Cost: $130.00 per player
We will not accept any registration once the session has begun.
THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE ADVANCED and ONE BEGINNER SMALL GROUP TRAINING SESSION FOR EACH AGE GROUP PER MONTH.

For additional questions regarding Strong Group Training Packages, email basketball@utscenter.com.

Team Training

Our experienced staff will provide your team with a truly unique basketball experience through training and competition. Designated team practice times and live games against high-level players, including College players (when available), provide teams with an opportunity to prepare for their upcoming competition while also developing individually. Your team’s program will be completely customized to fit your player’s weaknesses, with direct consultation from the team’s coaching staff and management. We will integrate any and all concepts that the coaching staff would like to implement and focus the training on areas that the team’s coaches have deemed deficient. Our training and team-building drills make this a one-of- a-kind opportunity for team and individual development. Together, we'll create your customized plan for the team making sure that the end result is players that are vastly improved in all areas, more confident and mentally stronger, and ready to compete. While the training will focus on individual improvement for each player, it will be built in the context of what the team needs that player to do to become a better team.

For additional questions regarding Strong Team Training Packages, email basketball@utscenter.com.