Vale Basketball Skills Academy

The Vale Basketball Development Pathway describes the road that we take in experiencing the game. The experiences that make up the pathway should be designed to promote “Basketball for Life”, which encourages everyone to continue on in the sport. Positive basketball experiences ensure that those who enjoy the game will continue to take part as players, and will also stay involved in the sport as coaches, trainers, administrators, fans, officials and referees.

Mission Statement

academy focus

*8 Basketball skills

  • Ball handling and dribbling
  • Footwork and body control
  • Passing and receiving
  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Screening
  • Read & React offensive concepts
  • Read & React defensive concepts

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Ed@valesc.com or (860) 930-8893

hOW IT WORKS: scroll down to register and for more info

Choose which session you'd like to participate in (there are 6 session to choose from) - each session is 4 weeks long.

You can decide which day you'd like to go on within that session and how many depending on which "package" you choose (SEE BELOW FOR PRICING AND PACKAGES). Once you set your schedule, you're good to go!

**ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT VALE (1280 NEWFIELD STREET, MIDDLETOWN)

**ALL CLASSES RUN MONDAY-THURSDAY (NOT FRIDAY OR THE WEEKEND)

Foundational

$99 or $175
4 Sessions or 8 Sessions
One session weekly over 4 weeks OR
Two sessions weekly over 4 weeks
Monday - Thursday 5:00-6:00pm

Advanced

$99 or $175
4 Sessions or 8 Sessions
One session weekly over 4 weeks OR
Two sessions weekly over 4 weeks
Monday - Thursday 6:00-7:00pm

Performance

$99 or $175
4 Sessions or 8 Sessions
One session weekly over 4 weeks OR
Two sessions weekly over 4 weeks
Monday - Thursday 7:00-8:00pm

SESSION 1

JULY 5 - JULY 30

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session 2

august 2 - august 27

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session 3

august 30 - september 24

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SESSION 4

september 27 - october 22

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SESSION 5

november 1 - november 26

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SESSION 6

december 6 - december 31

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foundational level

Grades 1-4

5:00-6:00pm

Learn all fundamental and basic basketball-specific skills, establish building blocks for overall basketball skills. 70% of time is spent on individual fundamental training and only 30% of the time is spent on actual game competition. Teach position concepts, but DO NOT assign player positions at any point in the level. Divide actual competition between special games (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, skill games) and 5x5 play, trying not to focus on actual 5x5 competition until later in the level. 

advanced level

grades 5-7

6:00-7:00pm

Build the aerobic base, build strength towards the end of the level and further develop overall basketball skills. Build the “engine” and consolidate basketball skills. Early in the level, 60% of the time is spent on individual training and 40% is spent on competition including 5x5 play, special games (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, skill games) as well as team-oriented practices. 

performance level

Grades 8-high school

7:00-8:00pm

Maximize fitness and competition preparation as well as individual and position-specific skills. Optimize the “engine” of skills and performance. Divide actual competition 50:50 between special games (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, skill games) and 5x5 play, focus on actual 5x5 competition in this level. 

lead skills trainers

brian johnson

2nd year as Head Girls' Coach at Hamden Hall Country Day School

Graduated from Sacred Heart University where he averaged 17ppg and 9rpg on the basketball team

Played Pro Basketball in Germany as well as Puerto Rico

david bradbury jr.

A former two-time All-State, State Champion, and Shoreline Player of the Year guard from Valley Regional High School 

4-year scholarshipped collegiate basketball player at Franklin Pierce University

Currently the Head Coach for Boys Basketball at Portland High School

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