Basics Sports covers all areas of training, development and competition from beginners to college players. We measure our players growth with quantitative and qualitative markers. (See our player competency guidelines below. Click HERE to learn more about the drills we use.) We are proud to have helped develop many of our area’s top players since 2006.
Mikan Drill Progressions: What is your kids skill level RIGHT NOW?
The Mikan Drill is regarded as the game’s most important skill drill. Identify where your son/daughter is in this progression to determine their level of skill. This is a college player (over 200X attending Basics) executing both the Mikan and Reverse Mikan correctly.
One minute drill (1:00), count the makes. The player MUST USE both hands independently or the make does NOT COUNT.
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Three AP Michigan High School Players of the Year
Abby Cole-University of Michigan
"When I first came to Basics, it was so clear my skills were behind. The repetition and support Basics taught helped me become the player I became. Thanks Basics!"
NOTE: Abby anchored the Grand Haven High School's back-to-back state championships in 2012-2013 and was named the 2013 AP Michigan High School Player of the Year
Evan Bruinsma-University of Detroit, pro ball now in Europe
"I never understood why so many kids traveled all over the state to play basketball when the best training in the state was right here on the Lakeshore. Basics taught me the primary skills required to compete, and then gave me a TON of repetitions to sharpen those skills."
NOTE: Evan anchored the 3-peat state championship teams at Western Michigan Christian 2008, 2009 and 2010. Evan was named the 2010 AP Michigan High School Player of the Year. (Wins Basics DUNK contest in last year!)
Taylor Richards-Cornerstone University
"I first came to Basics in 3rd grade and played with them through 12th grade. It's obvious the skills Basics teaches help players compete. At 6'1", I can dribble pass and shoot in large part because of the drills Basics teaches."
NOTE: Taylor scored over 2000 points in high school and was named the 2015 AP Michigan High School Player of the Year.