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TRAIN U School Year Programs

Train U: School Year Basketball Training

TRAIN U Basketball Training Sessions are intense workouts that are focused on getting players prepared for their upcoming school and travel basketball tryouts/season. The sessions will be focused on skill development and controlled, instructional game-play. 

Please click HERE to learn more about the Train U philosophy.

These sessions will be an intense developmental program focused on preparing every player for the winter basketball season.

Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of what each session entails.

  • Shooting mechanics: Teaching correct footwork, eliminating excess movement in each shooting phase, correct form leading to consistency & finishing with the proper follow through and balance.
  • Ball handling: Intense dribbling/combination moves to tighten up ball-handling capabilities, learning to use dribble moves to escape pressure situations and/or to create for others, along with breaking down a defender to score.
  • Passing: Develop the ability to make accurate passes with both hands with different types of passes and making correct reads in game situations.
  • Screens: Using on & off ball screens to create space & read a defender to either score or create a scoring situation for someone else.
  • Finishes: Different ways to finish at the basket, using correct angles to score and/or to draw fouls. Learning to be creative and using both hands to finish in different ways either around a defender or creating contact to finish through a defender.
  • Defense: Teach physical defense using the defenders body to cut the offensive player off and focusing on sliding the defender’s feet to contain the ball handler and “wall up” while contesting shots and layups.
  • Game-Play: Each session will end with controlled live game-play from 1v1 up to 5v5, teaching players to transfer the skills they have learned into game speed situations as they are coached and corrected by the staff.

Training FeeS

Flex Fee: $40/day
Players can purchase training sessions by the "day" and can drop-in to sessions. 

Training Packages: Training packages can be used throughout the entire winter season (11/7-3/7).

  • $450 for 15 days
  • $600 for unlimited training

Attendance will be taken at each session and a "day" will be deducted each time a training session is attended.

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Training Schedule

Scroll down to view the schedule for each season: fall & winter. The spring schedule will be posted before the end of the year.

All training sessions are held at Joy of the Game Sports Center (158 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015).

The TRAIN U trainers will break players up at each training session by age, gender, skill level, and position to appropriately challenge and develop each player.

Winter Training

Day Dates Ages Time Location
Tuesdays 11/7-3/6 2nd Grade-6th Grade Boys & Girls 6:00pm-7:15pm Joy of the Game
Tuesdays 11/7-3/6 7th-12th Grade Boys & Girls 6:45pm-8:00pm Joy of the Game
Wednesdays 11/8-3/7 2nd Grade-6th Grade Boys & Girls 4:00pm-5:15pm Joy of the Game
Wednesdays 11/8-3/7 7th-12th Grade Boys & Girls 4:45pm-6:00pm Joy of the Game

There will be no training on the following dates due to school breaks.

  • Tuesdays: 11/21, 12/19, 12/26
  • Wednesdays: 11/22, 12/20, 12/27