Skills Academy

3rd-7th Grade Workouts

Must Pre-Register to Participate

Skills Academy Training Sessions (evaluations available for team openings)

  • Registration:  Click here for more information and to register for this month
  • Who: 3rd - 7th graders in Fall 2021
  • Dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 10, 24
  • Time: 5-6:30 pm
  • Cost: $10 (paid online PRIOR to attendance)
  • What to bring: water bottle, basketball.
  • Format: The focus of these 1-hour sessions are to improve your athlete's skills including shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, and to provide them with an opportunity to use these skills during live play
  • Contact dre.jefferson@mnsuns.com for more info!

8th-11th Grade Workouts and Evaluations

Must Pre-Register to Participate

  • Registration: Click here for more information and to register for this month
  • Who: Grades 8th - 11th in Fall 2021
  • Dates: September 12, 19, 26
  • Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Cost: $10 (+ processing fee) 
  • Locations: Maranatha Christian Academy (9201 75th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.
  • Format: The focus of these 1.5 - 2 hour sessions are to improve your athlete's skills including shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, and to provide them with an opportunity to use these skills during live play
  • Contact dre.jefferson@mnsuns.com for more info!

Suns Team Workouts - Invite Only

Must Pre-Register Each Time to Participate- Click Dates Below

Format: These sessions are hosted by our 2021 MN Suns coaches for their teams and are invite only. If you want to have a team session, ask your coach to set it up! These workouts are a great opportunity to get to know your coaches and teammates. 

  • Registration & Dates: Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet. Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session!
    • Will resume in Fall 2021
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.

Open Gyms

Must Pre-Register Each Time to Participate- Click Dates Below

  • Who: Open to all players in 8th-11th grades.
  • Time: Saturdays 11-12:30 pm
  • Registration & Dates: Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet. Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session!
    • Will resume in Fall 2021
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.
  • Format:The focus of the open gym schedule is to give our players the opportunity to work on their game in live situations without being concerned about running plays or impressing coaches. Playing free-flowing basketball gives players the opportunity to expand their game and get more comfortable applying the individual skills they've been working on to game-like situations.

Post/Forward Player Development Small Group

Must Pre-Register Each Time to Participate- Click Dates Below

  • Who: Suns players 7th-10th grade that play post or forward.
  • Registration & Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet. Registration closes 24 hours prior to each session!
    • Will resume in Fall 2021
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.
  • Format: The focus will be on developing our posts/forwards into well rounded players that can score and defend both under the basket and from the perimeter. Coach Ameh will be running the sessions. Ameh played varsity basketball at St. Francis High School and went on to pursue her Criminal Justice degree while playing basketball at Waldorf (NAIA D2) where she finished her career with 1013 points and 517 rebounds. Ameh has been with the Suns for 3 seasons, coaching both a 6th grade team and 11th grade team last season. She also coaches at St. Francis High School and is a basketball trainer at The Lab Athletic.

INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP TRAINING

MN Suns will offer individual and small group fee-based training. For more information, feel free to contact one of our skills academy trainers.

  • Rachael Long- rachael@mnsuns.com, 612-385-3053 
  • Ameh Ogbemudia- aogbemudia@gmail.com, 612-240-8399
  • De'Ante Michaud - dmichaud14@gmail.com, 612-388-2304
  • James Fassett - jfassett@mnsuns.com, 612-205-3998
  • Dre Jefferson - Dre.Jefferson@mnsuns.com, 612-384-2909