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Heat Basketball is a full service organization committed to helping student athletes grow both athletically and academically so that they cam be successful in every facet in life.

PROGRAM GOALS

PROGRAM GOALS:

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The primary goal of the Heat Elite Basketball Organization is to assist each student athlete in our program to improve their individual basketball skills by providing knowledgeable coaching, along with the opportunity to play with and against the highest level of competition.  An equally important goal of the program is to develop character, teamwork, and sportsmanship in an enjoyable basketball environment.  Student athletes also develop new friendships established through the travel, and competitive experiences. 

To provide an uplifting and inspirational experience for the student athletes involved

To have every student athlete leave feeling better about themselves build self esteem!

 To share our passion for the game of basketball, academics,wellness and life

 To teach the fundamentals of the game of basketball better than any other organization in the world

 To educate parents, teachers, and coaches on how to teach and make aware of the responsibility they carry because of the tremendous impact they have on these children's perception of their own self worth

 To provide a comprehensive performance training program that enables our student athletes to develop and maximize their potential and abilities

 To provide a structured program to take a student athlete from grass roots level to college and beyond if their talent allows

 To teach life skills that can positively affect lives of each and every student athlete

 Coaches: 

We take pride in the quality of our coaches.  Heat coaches are all knowledgeable, experienced basketball people who share a love for the game and a desire to teach its fundamentals.  Nearly, all of the Heat head coaches have college playing and or high school coaching experience.  The coaching staff also includes a growing number of former Heat student athletes.

 

Teams :  

 Heat Elite Basketball Club fields girls and boys teams on the 3rd-11th grade levels.  Along, with Elite National Travel Teams. Which provides student athletes travel and college exposure opportunity  if they have the skills to advance. Thus, providing the most competitive experience possible.

 Tryouts : 

All teams are selected based on annual open tryouts conducted by the Heat coaching staff.  Up to 10 players are chosen per team.  Tryouts are usually held anytime from August to March.  Tryout dates are published in the sports pages of local news papers and on this website.  Please check often!

 

Tournaments : 

Heat Basketball teams compete in at least six tournaments during the spring and summer.  These tournaments are generally held on weekends and could be at locations that necessitate overnight stay.  Some teams,  if qualified may compete in National AAU Tournaments and NCAA Certified Events at their respective age levels. 

 

Practices :

Team practice at least twice a week, usually on weeknights.  Practices are held at local Boys & Girls Clubs, Recreation Centers, Churches, YMCA, various middle school and high schools through out Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson.  Practice sessions provide time for the development of individual skills and team concepts.  Defensive and offensive strategies are covered.  Players are expected to learn the system during these sessions so that in game coaching can reinforce concepts, program philosophies, and procedures that have been taught. 

 

Playing Time:  

 Every Heat Basketball student athlete is a contributing member of the team.  They are challenged in practice sessions and are provided opportunities during game situations to display their basketball skills.  All student athletes recieve playing time.  However,  some student athletes may recieve more playing time than others.  The amount of playing time a player recieves is determined by several factors such as matchups, foul trouble, attitude, attendance at practices and games, work ethic and attendance of college coaches who are evaluating a student athlete. 

 Exposure :

 Many student athletes have aspirations of playing college basketball.  Heat Basketball provides those student athletes who wish to pursue a college basketball scholarship numerous opportunities to demonstrate their basketball abilities at AAU National Tournaments, and NCAA Certified Events attended by college coaches and recruiters.  Over the course of our existance.  Many student athletes have earned scholarships to further their education and continued their  basketball careers at Division I, II,III Colleges and Universities.  

 

Costs : 

 The cost for the season is $595, payable once your child has been offered and accepted a position on one of our teams.  Heat Basketball charges an annual player participation fee that is used to defray the cost of enrolling teams in tournaments, uniforms, gym rental, equipment, coaching stipends and other basic operating needs.  We have managed to keep this fee very reasonable compared to similar programs through judicious cost management and fundraising.  This fee is payable at the time a player is selected for one of our teams, and there will be No Refunds given in any circumstance.  The cost to travel to tournaments transportation,meals,lodging is the responsibility of each student athlete.