Five-Star Basketball Academy mission is to provide quality basketball training that fosters a love for the game and encourages development on and off the court among each and every player. Our programs are year-round and built to flow in concert with age, ability, and commitment level. We value participation, not only in basketball but all sports. At every ability level we believe value is intrinsic and not determined by how well a student performs. We move from general to specific and work to support student engagement insomuch as they are willing and able.
Five-Star Basketball Academy has worked diligently to develop an individual curriculum for each and every one of our programs. Our curriculum and commitment to its delivery is what separates us. When coaches come to Five-Star Basketball Academy they are trained to deliver our content and evaluated regularly to ensure that our high expectations are being met.
We care deeply about the students in our programs, and the coaches we bring on board. Our goal is to create an environment where our partners and students benefit from coaches who are passionate and professional. We believe strongly that the right coach is critical and we work diligently to hire the right fit.
Our weekly classes include 1-on-1 and team practices, club teams, after-school programs, shot performance, strength & power training, defensive clinics and many more.
SUMMER & HOLIDAY CAMPS
Five-Star Basketball Academy hosts day and overnight camps throughout the year, most notably our overnight Ball Out Basketball Camp and our Holiday Programs Multisport Camp.
Ball Out Camps camps are designed to help dedicated players improve core technical basketball fundamentals and conditioning, as well as develop a greater understanding of the mental toughness required to become a better athlete. Camps are designed by NBA Miami Asia scout, and Five-Star Basketball Academy Director of Instruction, Bob Pierce, and centres around a balance of on the court training and games with classroom-based video and theory sessions.
Five-Star Basketball Academy also offers an extensive educational day program, available for ages 3 years old and up, which is centred around the theme of letting students discover their passion! This is a holiday program schedule packed with a variety of classroom-based sessions, core sports and activities, as well as trip days.
The program is built around a core philosophy of not only providing students with a wonderful opportunity to try new activities, play and make new friends but to also create an optimal holiday program learning environment for students, which in turn provides the best platform to find out what they are truly passionate about.
1-ON-1 & TEAM PRACTICE
Since our founding we have worked diligently to train our coaches to deliver quality programs to meet the needs of market, community, and partners. We do not believe in “One Size Fits All”, and regardless of the situation Five-Star Basketball Academy has a proven track record of delivering quality coaching at all levels.
Weekly classes are the core of our program and is the starting point for each of our students. These classes foster a love for the game of basketball while building a solid, well rounded, foundation of skills using both their right and left hands. A level up, club teams are for players who want a larger commitment and basketball experience. Teams are divided into competition age groups and practice twice per week. It is from this club base that we see the most player growth.
Private training sessions are classes from 1 to 6 students working with one coach using an individualized training plan that best fits the needs and goals of the players. Sessions work to target skill development, physical conditioning and athleticism. In addition, we partner with many schools to offer basketball as an after school activity to their students. In a fun and structured atmosphere, our goal is to further the grassroots initiative and develop functional players with a love for the game. To add to the skill work, POWER+ is a training program designed to support sport-specific skills to enhance athlete development, give athletes a higher resistance to sport related injury, and promote long term physical and mental health.
TOURNAMENTS & LEAGUES
Five-Star Basketball Academy holds a variety of tournaments and leagues throughout the year, highlighted by our 3v3 Youth Player Tour and the South China Showcase. The 3v3 Youth Player Tour, officially endorsed by FIBA 3v3, sees nearly 500 players across five divisions in some of the highest level youth competition China has to offer. The South China Showcase is an international youth tournament hosted in Shenzhen and sees over 30 teams from Europe, Southeast Asia and all-across China travel to compete across five divisions in this full scale tournament. Learn more about these events here.
In addition, we routinely hold various tournaments and leagues during the school year and summer holidays for our students and outside teams to participate and compete in. These include one-off competitions held regionally, and annual events that we hope eventually grow in size to the level of our 3v3 Youth Player Tour and South China Showcase. All our events have signups open to both teams and individuals, and individuals will be assigned teams with a provided coach for competition.
OVERSEAS BASKETBALL TOURS
Five-Star Basketball Academy is proud to offer a number of high level basketball immersion tours to Europe and the United States each year. In the past, we have offered trips to Italy and Serbia in Europe, and Las Vegas and Dallas in the United States.
European Basketball Tours typically consist of a balance between basketball training, together with a full summer tour of the host country's most beautiful attractions. Students will participate in a week-long local basketball camp held and hosted by local coaches and teams as well as compete in games against local youth teams. This is all complemented with day trips to famous sights and culinary adventures of need-to-try restaurants.
US basketball Tours involve our teams playing in local summer circuit tournaments. The summer circuits are the go-to competition for young athletes to get scouted and recruited to NCAA and NAIA college programs. This level of competition involves facing the best of the best the world has to offer. These high-intensity basketball tours involve significantly more team practice and trainings than the European Basketball Tours, but also feature enough time for students to immerse themselves in the local city and try top attractions.
FIVE-STAR FULL-TIME ACADEMY
Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada (SCCSC) is a private, bilingual Chinese-Canadian high school where graduates earn both a Chinese high school diploma and a Canadian high school diploma from the province of New Brunswick, Canada.
Five-Star Basketball Academy has partnered with SCCSC to provide full basketball training for it's students and formulate the official school basketball team. Students are required to balance their rigorous coursework with daily morning individual skill development and after-school team practices. In addition, individual and team film sessions are held throughout the week along with weight and fitness training. Students learn first hand what it truly means to be a student athlete.