SUNS SKILLS ACADEMY

Providing an environment where basketball players can improve and develop their skills.

8th - 11th Grade Opportunities

Must Pre-Register to Participate- Click Dates Below

Fall Open Gyms 

  • Who: Open to all current Suns players in 8th-11th grades.
  • 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.
  • Time: Saturdays 11- 1 pm
  • Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
    • September 19, 26
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • November 7, 14, 21
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.

Skills Academy Training Sessions 

  • Who: Open to all players in 8th-11th grades 
  • 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 understanding of what they should specifically be working on to bring their individual game to the next level. Coach Ameh will be the primary trainer at these sessions with assistance from our directors and coaching staff. 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.
  • Time: Sundays 5- 6 pm
  • Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
    • September 20, 27
    • October 4, 18, 25
    • November 15, 22
    • December 6, 13, 20
    • January 10, 24, 31
    • February 14, 21
    • March 7,14, 21
  • Cost: $10/ session ($100 season pass available to current Suns players, $150 for non-Suns)
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.

4th - 7th Grade Opportunities

Must Pre-Register to Participate- Click Dates Below

Skills Academy Training Sessions 

  • Who: Open to all players in 4th-7th grades 
  • 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 understanding of what they should specifically be working on to bring their individual game to the next level. Coach Rachael will be the primary trainer at these sessions with assistance from our directors and coaching staff. Rachael has been coaching and training this age group for 13 years with the MN Suns and currently is a varsity assistant & jv coach at Maranatha.
  • Time: Sundays 5- 6 pm
  • Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
    • September 20, 27
    • October 4, 18, 25
    • November 15, 22
    • December 6, 13, 20
    • January 10, 24, 31
    • February 14, 21
    • March 7,14, 21
  • Cost: $10/ session ($100 season pass available to current Suns players, $150 for non-Suns)
  • Location: Maranatha Christian Academy- (9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428)
  • What to bring: Reversible jersey, water bottle, basketball.

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