Summer Skills Academy

60 Minute Small Group Workouts

Our skills sessions are for recreational, developmental, CAL and travel level players (will be separated by ability) looking to improve their fundamental skills in a structured environment.  The focus of each small group session, directed by experienced coaches, is to incorporate proper shooting form, ball handling skills with both hands and moving without the ball.

 

 

 

Rising Grades = Grade entering in the Fall of 2024

  • Spots are limited.
  • Players will be separated at a basket by age and ability.

SAMPLE SMALL GROUP WORKOUT

6:10 Warm-up/conditioning
6:20 Ball handling and finishing
6:35 Shooting and moving without the ball
6:50 Individual offense
7:00 3 on 3 or 5 on 5
7:10 Wrap – up

QUESTIONS:

Please email Eric Simonelli: emsimonelli@gmail.com

DIRECTOR:
Eric Simonelli: President of Warwick Youth Basketball, Co-Director of Higher Learning Basketball and is an Independent Educational Consultant.  Former Director of College Counseling and State Champion Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at La Salle Academy and the Prout School. Division III All American at Endicott College and Former Collegiate Assistant Coach at Roger Williams and Salve Regina University.

HEAD COACHES:
Jim Garcia: He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Warwick Youth Basketball. Jim is the Head Coach for the Boys 4th Grade and Girls 6th Grade travel teams and is a former Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Warwick Vets.

Walter Davenport: He is a member of the Advisory Board for Warwick Youth Basketball and is an Assistant Coach for the RI Magic AAU Club. Walter is a lifelong Warwick resident and former high school player at Toll Gate High School.