SUNS SKILLS ACADEMY

Due to MN Executive Order 20-99: No Skills Academy or practices from November 20th - December 18th

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

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 *Please note the updated time*
  • Registration & Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
    • November 7, 14
  • 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.

8th -11th Grade Sunday Skills Academy

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

  • Who: Open to all players in 8th-11th grades 
  • Time: Sundays 5-6 pm
  • Registration & Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
  • 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.
  • 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.

4th-7th Grade Sunday Skills Academy

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

Skills Academy Training Sessions 

  • Who: Open to all players in 4th-7th grades 
  • Time: Sundays 5-6 pm
  • Registration & Dates: (Click each date to fill out the sign-up sheet)
  • 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.
  • 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.

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)
    • November 7, 14
  • 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.

Team Workouts

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)
    • November 7, 14, 15
  • Cost: FREE
  • 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
  • Dre Jefferson - Dre.Jefferson@mnsuns.com, 612-384-2909