Fall Session Basketball Training 
Registration Now Open

Why: Prepare your child for school or recreation league play or just for general fitness training.

How: We will provide your child with basic basketball skills training combined with mentorship.

When: (2) Six week programs;

Session I beginning September 13th, 2022- October 22, 2022
Session II beginning October 24, 2022- December 10, 2022

Where: Michelle Obama Community Center


Fees: $149.00 for One Six Week Session


Beginner Skills

Tuesdays (Coach Rivers-Trainer)
3rd-5th                6:30-7:25 pm
6th-8th                7:30-8:30 pm


Intermediate Skills

Thursdays (Coach Rivers-Trainer)

3rd-5th                6:30-7:25 pm
6th-8th                7:30-8:30 pm


Advanced Skills

Saturdays (Donell Ausley-Trainer)

6-7th                   9:30-10:25 am
8-12th                10:30- 11:30 am

Register for Session 1
Sep 13 - Oct 22

Choose Your Child's Skill Level and Grade Below to Register.

Beginner Skills

Intermediate Skills

Advanced Skills

Register for Session 2
Oct 24 - Dec 10

Choose Your Child's Skill Level and Grade Below to Register.

Beginner Skills

Intermediate Skills

Advanced Skills


Coach Greg Ellison of Y.E.D.A. (Youth Education and Development Academy, a non-profit) has partnered with Coach Donell Ausley of Courtology to bring basketball and fitness training to your child. 

It is through this partnership that we're able to provide your child with a dynamic program that combines skills training with mentorship.


Our basketball training program is designed to teach fundamental basketball skills and athletic skills training.


Students can expect to learn and improve upon:

  • Defensive Positioning

  • Ball Handling skills

  • Basketball IQ

  • Shooting Mechanics

  • Fitness Strength & Conditioning

  • Dribbling skills


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Coach Donell Ausley

Coach Donell Ausley of Courtology brings years of experience working with the youth in developing the basketball skills needed to take them to the next level. Learn more.

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Coach Greg Ellison

Coach Greg Ellison is the founder of our non-profit Y.E.D.A. His vision to enrich the lives of the youth in the Chicago Southland has been the driving force behind the success of our ATHLETICS program.


Coach Donovan

Coach Donovan has been coaching for 10 years. His basketball experience, love for the game, and love for the youth ignites his passion to train and develop the next generation of student athletes. 

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Coach Andre Hogan

Coach Andre comes to us with a passion for restoring the communities he serves. Equipped with a set of old-school values and the desire to reach back and teach others, Andre enjoys spending time coaching, mentoring and tutoring the youth.​​

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Coach Rivers

Coach Rivers has 10+ years of experience coaching youth and he is certified in sports performance. Coach Rivers is currently the varsity assistant coach at T.F. South High School, and his coaching values and techniques focus on getting the student to appreciate hard work, patience, teamwork, while also building the players basketball IQ. Coach Rivers is also the director of IHustle Basketball Academy.