The Arizona All-Stars Basketball Academy (AABA) system focuses on the most important fundamental skill a basketball player can possess which is to be able to accurately shoot.
Excellent shooting can often make the difference between a player becoming successful or wallowing in obscure mediocrity. It can also take basketball teams with average athletic skills and turn them into championship contenders.
Unfortunately most of today’s players don’t truly understand or have limited understanding in the importance of accurate shooting. In addition, most club teams spend too much time on running plays and not enough time on helping their players to master the art of shooting.
There is no doubt that we have become a society hooked on slam dunks. Our game of basketball has been ESPNized. College and NBA coaches don’t care about the dunk. Foreign based players are being drafted into the NBA with more frequency. Why? Because these players have solid fundamental skills. These foreign players aren’t the quickest and they don’t jump the highest, but they know how to play. They know how to attack the basket, how to dribble and how to work with their teammates and most importantly, they all know how to shoot!
Don’t look now America, but the rest of the world is catching up because we have become very lazy and unfocused in preparing our athletes in the game of basketball. Too many players today couldn’t hit a free throw or jump shot when it counted let alone an open man. Soccer dominant countries are all of the sudden becoming the examples of the right focus on training the fundamentals of basketball.
At the AABA, we aim to become the premier basketball program that is known for its focus on "The Art of Shooting". All of our players must desire to know more than just plays, they must have a passion for the fundamentals to include ball-handling, passing, defending and, most important of all, the art of shooting.______________________________________________________________