Developmental / Academy

The Developmental Academy will focus on skill instruction & training. Upward Stars Developmental Academies utilize the Master Coach approach. Coach Chris Patriarco scripts & directs the training. The Assistant Coaches then apply the drills to the skill level they are working with. This approach ensures that each player is receiving the best instruction that is tailored to their skill level. This also ensures that there is continuity in language & techniques that are taught. Our Developmental Programs are for athletes of any skill level and experience. These programs build and enhance an athletic foundation that will prepare each athlete for long-term success. There is a high focus on fundamentals, individual skill training, and motor skill enhancement. We recommend each athlete participate in a Developmental program before participating on a Travel Team.

  • 3 vs 3 Winter League League Southeast (Nasa Area)

    Boys & Girls - Grades K-6 (players will be split up according to skill level)

    7 Weeks / Every Sunday / Starting December 23rd - January 27th / (Beginners Grades K-3 - 12:00 PM-2:00 PM) (Advanced Grades 4-6 - 2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Program Fee
    $125 (Includes 6 weeks of training 14 total hours of training and an Upward Stars Shirt)
    Selection Process
    All players will be evaluated and placed in the proper age/skill bracket. Within each age/skill bracket there will be teams of three. All players will train & play each practice.
    Master Trainer Coach Chris Patriarco & Certified Assistant Trainers/Coaches
    Practice Format
    Practice will be 1 night a week for 2 hours for 6 weeks. Each practice night will consist of our skill development training but now the kids will play 3 vs 3 games. By the end of this 3 vs 3 programs, players are expected to have improved fundamentally related to dribbling, shooting and passing with both hands. With our 3 vs 3 formats, it allows us to directly carry over skill development in gameplay. During the program, they will learn essential 5 vs 5 concepts such as movement and scoring off the ball. Ultimately players get more touches with the ball and more involvement in actions. It’s a great way to teach primary 5 vs 5 scoring tactics and gameplay. We will have an End of Season Tournament located at a centralized location. At this tournament will be ALL player and coaches from all Houston area locations. Details to come. This will be a full day of Basketball, food, trophies and Fun.
    Important Additional Information
    Gym Address: Gilruth Center 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
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