Basketball Program (Youth)


The Des Peres Basketball Academy is a great way to introduce your child to the game or enhance their current skill set.  Both the Junior and Senior clinics will be taught by Leon Powell, Cedric Brown and Brandon Kennard.  Leon was a standout at Vashon High School and later at Southeast Missouri where he led all of Division I in field goal percentage during the 2010-11 season.  He later played professionally overseas in Luxembourg, Israel and Argentina.  Cedric is a former NCAA player and coach.  He has enjoyed success at every level of college basketball as a coach and is known as a dedicated teacher of the game.  Brandon joins our staff with a vast amount of teaching and playing experience.  Brandon was a former collegiate player and a current High School Coach.  Minimum 10/Maximum 20


All participants and coaches will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building.  All participants and coaches will have their temperature checked and be screened for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure prior to going downstairs to the gym area.  Participants will be allowed to take their masks off once they are downstairs on gym floor.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball.  If a participant does not have a basketball then one can be provided for them.  All equipment given out to participants will be cleaned/sanitized before and after use.

Cost: $75/Member & Resident; $90/Non-Resident
Days: Sundays
Instructor: Leon Powell & Brandon Kennard & Cedric Brown
Location: The Lodge Gymnasium


Our Junior Clinic is designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Children will learn basketball rules, shooting, passing and ball handling. They will also learn offensive and defensive skills like rebounding and team play.  This clinic is suitable for both newcomers to the game and those who have played before.  With multiple instructors, participants will be grouped by age and skill. Minimum 8/Maximum 30 
Ages: 5 - 9
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Session: #4922 April 11 - May 16


Our Senior Clinic focuses on core basketball fundamentals for all players of all skill levels.  Areas of concentration include shooting mechanics, speed and control dribbling, on-and-of-the-ball defense, footwork, and offensive and defensive principles.  Minimum 8/Maximum 30
Ages: 10 - 16
Time:  3 - 4 p.m.
Session: #4923 April 11 - May 16

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