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 and his staff.  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.  Minimum 10/Maximum 25

Cost: $85/Member & Resident; $100/Non-Resident

Days: Sundays

Instructor: Leon Powell & Basketball Staff

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. 

Ages: 5 - 8

Time: 1 - 2 p.m. 

Session:  #3256     March 10 – April 21   (No Class March 31)


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.  

Ages: 9 - 16

Time:   2 - 3 p.m.

Session:  #3257     March 10 – April 21   (No Class March 31)