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the vale basketball program

Our overall player development philosophy is driven by a deep-seated belief that better people make better athletes. Accordingly, we drive a commitment (and winning) culture that teaches the student athlete to be better problem solvers, and develops winning character traits through adherence to our Program’s three pillars:
1. Player and Skill Development in the Read & React System. Basketball fundamentals—both on the offensive and defensive side of the court--are the hallmark of our Program. Further, our overall basketball philosophy is conveyed through the Read & React System. In short, Vale Basketball players are not taught plays—rather, they are taught “how to play.” These Read & React skills and principles are transferable to all playing situations at all levels of basketball.

2. Age Appropriate Strength & Conditioning. We believe that you shoot the basketball with your core, you pass the basketball with your core and your overall endurance as a player is driven by the strength of your core. Accordingly, our age appropriate strength and conditioning philosophy is “Core 4” training which is conducted in the strength and conditioning areas in the rear of our facility.

3. Leadership Development. As we work to develop our next generation of leaders on and off the court, we focus the student athlete on the three principle qualities that all leaders must exhibit: (1) superior communications; (2) strategic thinking (and being an additional coach on the court); and (3) eternal perseverance.

Player Development Pathway

From Jr. Jumpshots, to our different levels of the Basketball Program, to our AAU program, each of the players gets proper development to work their way into and through High School and potentially on to the next level!

Through this pathway, the young ballers will learn plenty about the game of basketball and even more about the game of life. Maximize Potential in Life and Sport! 


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The finest basketball experience

Vale offers basketball clinics in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. This is a great opportunity for you to let our highly-trained coaches and our Director of Basketball Ed Battle work with the players and help them develop!




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Summer Vale Youth Basketball league

This Summer Basketball program is designed to keep players active over the summer months and get touches on the ball with training and play competitively in our Vale hosted league. We will be looking to get the most out of all of the players throughout the Summer months!

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Basketball clinics

Our basketball program offers clinics throughout the year. Pre-register for any clinic and receive a free t-shirt!

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Nurturing through the game

Vale Jr. Jumpshots is open to boys & girls in Grades 1 - 3 and is all about player development. Regardless of the player’s current skill level, everyone is welcome! The young athletes will learn the fundamentals of basketball and they will develop their skills in a safe, and fun learning environment. In addition to the learning of basketball skills, players will gain important life skills such as responsibility, respect to others, teamwork, and sportsmanship! Start your basketball journey with the Jr Jumpshots - Our Director of Basketball, Ed Battle, will be leading the program.

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Fall Jr. Jumpshots Program

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Location: Vale Fields + Courts, Middletown

Time: TBD

Dates: Saturday August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26

Cost: $80/player (Pre-register and receive a t-shirt at no cost!)

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“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”

Tim Duncan