MIND, BODY, SKILLS Academy

PROGRAM GOAL


The Mind, Body & Skill (MBS) Basketball Academy provides comprehensive basketball training including mental, physical and technical instruction for highly motivated players. 
The MBS Academy prepares young players to compete at the highest levels while helping kids fulfill their basketball potential and teaching them skills that will positively impact them throughout their entire lives. 

PROGRAM FOCUS


The principal focal point is development. MBS is committed to ensuring that young student athletes have an extremely safe, balanced and impactful development program that will allow them to reach their fullest potential in basketball.


The MBS Basketball Academy curriculum incorporates the key facets of  young players’ lives:

1. Family and friends
    a. Educational clinics on creating and maintaining a balanced schedule.
    b. Instruction on the benefits of efficient time management.

2. Health 
    a. Sleep & Recovery education and monitoring. 
    b. Nutritional Fueling instruction and menu guidance. 
    c. Injury Risk Screenings, Proactive Health Care & Athletic Development Training. 
    d. Breathing, High Performance Psychology & Meditation instruction.

3. Academics
    a. Time Management clinics and advising. 
    b. Coordinated Training program.

4. Skill Development
    a. Professional Level instruction including film analysis. Emphasis on the fundamentals and game execution:
    b. Shooting mechanics & footwork. 
    c. Passing
    d. Dribbling 
    e. Defensive footwork & awareness. 

5. Tournament Coordination
The MBS Coaching staff will work with players who are members of another club team by focusing their training on development and coordinating their program to allow them to excel at the prominent club tournaments. 
 

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Mind

Mind-Body Skill (MBS) Training recognizes the profound impact players mental game has on their physical game. The stronger the mind, the better the performance.

MBS will teach players basic components of High Performance Psychology to improve their skills in competitive breathing, focus meditation and court resiliency to help them become mentally tougher, better balanced and more resilient on and off the court.

 

Body

MBS focus is to build stronger, fitter players to attain the ultimate goals: 1) Enhanced Health; 2) Improved Performance and 3) Reduced Injury Risk.

Our emphasis is on building the body’s Core to develop a strong, sturdy foundation to allow for fluid, explosive athletic development to occur.

Exercises will aim to develop players’ abdominal and trunk strength, functional flexibility and dynamic power to directly improve their basketball skills.

Players will participate in bi-yearly N.B.A. Pro Combines to assess their basketball specific athletic skills, identify areas in need of improvement and measure their progress.

 

Skill

Professional Level instruction including film analysis. Emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball.

The foundation of MBS Skills Training is teaching functional Basketball footwork. Players will learn how to properly use their feet to make them better overall players while also participating in training exercises to improve their shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and defending skills. These will be taught in a game specific manner so players will develop their skills and their basketball I.Q.s.

Health

a. Sleep & Recovery education and monitoring.

b. Nutritional Fueling instruction and menu guidance.

c. Injury Risk Screenings  and Proactive Health Care & Athletic Development Training.

d. Breathing, High Performance Psychology & Meditation instruction.

 

Boys & Girls proposed schedule

Monday & Wednesday  (MBS practice) 6:00pm-7:30pm          
MBS format emphasis on hoop concepts 
Tuesday & Thursday (Skill Development) 6:00pm-7:30pm 
Emphasis on player development

3 Tier Team System 

Elite HS Training hours (15-20 hours)
Development Team (10-12 hours)
Incoming Frosh, Frosh, and JV 
Neo Prep (10-12 hours) 
12u,13u, & 14u
 

Coaching staff

Members of the Saint Ignatius Basketball Coaching Staffs and Murray Athletic Development LLC.

Girl’s Program Director: Mike Mulkerrins

Boy’s Program Director: Rob Marcaletti

Director of Skill Development: Ali Thomas

Directors of Operations: Eric Bringas & Ryan Munoz

Athletic Development Coordinator: John Murray

WHEN

TBD

Saint Ignatius High School Gymnasiums and Athletic Performance Center.

Additional Locations maybe used throughout the year.

Location