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About Us

OUR MISSION

  

  • Our focus is on the Student Athlete, preparing him or her for admission to a college or university based upon their athletic accomplishments. Our mission is to work with the Student Athlete and provide them with outstanding skills development, training, and exposure to college coaches and scouts. Planet Athlete Academies mission is to respond to the needs of elite level high school, and post-graduate student athletes who require additional educational guidance along with athletic training to prepare them for the next level. Planet Athlete offers a fully accredited and NCAA 48H Core Course Certified Program. Our Academics are delivered via a blended online program with a certified teacher in the classroom. We also offer the opportunity for student athletes with a learning disability to receive an NCAA Waiver, and retake up to three core courses, which count toward their GPA. 


  •  Our goal is to develop the best student athletes in the United States. Our rosters are filled with top athletes from around the country, and the world who come to Planet Athlete Academies to experience what playing for a college program is all about.  

PREP BASKETBALL

  

WHAT IS PREP BASKETBALL?


  • Prep Basketball is a year-long high school program that focuses on preparing the student athlete academically, and athletically for success during their high school years, which equates into receiving a successful athletic scholarship to attend a college or university. 
  • During the school year the student athlete will go through intensive athletic evaluation, which will allow our experienced coaching and training staff to develop a skill development plan specifically targeting areas that need improvement in order for the student athlete to be successful playing on a national level against the best high school and prep teams in the United States. 
  • In addition to basketball skills development we would focus on a strength and conditioning program specifically aimed at developing the strength and muscle mass for each student athlete. The strength and conditioning program are aimed at strengthening the student athlete’s core body and possibly increase of weight and muscle mass to prepare him to compete against national level athletes. 


  • Student athletes will play a national schedule against some of the best high school and prep teams in the United States. By playing the best prep players in the United States, our student athletes gain exposure to college coaches and scouts. 


  • The high school academic program consists of fully accredited and NCAA approved college prep courses, along with preparation for SAT and ACT college entrance exam preparatory courses. These courses are taking in a blended teaching environment, where student athletes are taking online courses on a laptop, while in a classroom environment with a certified teacher. The student athlete will receive an Arizona or a New Jersey High School Diploma. 



POST GRAD BASKETBALL

  

WHAT IS A POST-GRAD SPORTS PROGRAM, AND IS IT FOR YOU?


  • A post-graduate program is normally a residential program dedicated to increasing opportunities for post-graduate athletes to be recruited to play college baseball, basketball, and Football. Our Student Athletes have the unique opportunity to mature while getting physically stronger. They gain the experience of competing nationally against the top junior college programs, and post-graduate teams in the country. Our Students gain national exposure through events which attract various college recruiters from across the country. Many college programs endorse post-graduate programs thus positioning many of the players with an added advantage of being recruited over other athletes as these players have gained experience playing collegiate-level sports before becoming a college player.  

Work Out Video

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OUR PROGRAM

                    

Our program begins September 23, 2019, and during the over the next nine months, the student athletes will go through a demanding training schedule averaging three practices per day on non-game days. The  early morning practice will be a team strength and conditioning work out at our exclusive fitness facility. Our mid-morning practice will be a Team Practice focusing on schemes and concepts. The afternoon practice will be group and individual skill development. And our evening practice will be headed by Sid Sharma of Explosive Athletes, focusing on core body development, and explosiveness when going to the basket, which results on increase vertical ability. 


Outside of our daily practices, we will work on game IQ by watching film, and developing the understanding of the probabilities associated with each possession of a ball game.  We use video as a learning tool to help correct mistakes and develop a students mental game skills. By analyzing film, we are able to recognize tendencies and break bad habits. Requiring our players to watch themselves on film can make the difference between being a good basketball player and becoming a great basketball player.


           

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Housing & Meals

HOUSING: 

Our student athletes reside in furnished housing in Chandler, Arizona. A Team Coach is the Resident Supervisor at each home, and also oversees the meal program. 


Breakfast Menu

 Consists of Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Waffles, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt and Milk. 


Lunch Menu

Consists of deli meats, cheese, breads, peanut butter, jelly, ramen noodles, and all left over dinner meals. 


Dinner Menu 

Monday: Meatloaf/Pot Roast, potatoes, vegetables, etc.

Tuesday: Taco's, Burritos, Loaded Nacho;s, etc. 

Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meat Balls or other pasta dish

Thursday: Fish, rice and vegetables

Friday: Pizza Night

Saturday: @Pool - burgers, hot dogs, hot links, salads

Sunday: Baked Chicken, potatoes, rice, vegetables


*If student requires a special diet or meals due to religious beliefs or nutritional needs, special arrangements must be made at an additional cost to the student athlete. 





                                       




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TEAM PRACTICES & TRYOUTS

Monday thru Friday

Team Practice

9AM to 11AM

The Lab

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Monday thru Friday

Team Practice

Our home gym is the Lab - located at Warner Road & Route 87 Arizona Avenue in Chandler, Arizona. 

9AM to 11AM

The Lab

Monday thru Friday

Skill Development

1PM to 3PM

The Lab

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Monday thru Friday

Skill Development

Join us as we mix it up for practice night.

1PM to 3PM

The Lab

September

Local Tryouts

9AM & 1PM

The Lab

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September

Local Tryouts

We have Open Gym Tryouts for local student athletes for this week only! 

9AM & 1PM

The Lab

APPLICATION

Planet Athlete Student-Application-2019-2020 Basketball (3) (pdf)

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GAME SCHEDULE

PA 2019-2020 Coach Edition Final (pdf)

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW

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WHERE ARE OUR STUDENTS: 


We have placed student athletes at the following colleges and universities on scholarships: Boston College, Chicago State University, Murray State University, Loyola of Chicago University (NCAA Final Four 2018), University of Connecticut (UCONN), University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Adams State University, Angelo State University, Cal Baptist University, Queens University, Minnesota State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Northwest College Shaw University, Central Arizona College, Chandler-Gilbert College, Dawson College, Pima College, Western Arizona College, Odessa College, Malcomb X College, McCook College, Northwest Nazarene College, Northwest College, South Western Illinois College, Wabash Valley College, Wallace State College, Wentworth Military College, and too many more to list. 

In addition, we have students that are playing Professional Basketball in Europe and in Australia, and several more joining their ranks after next years college graduating class. 

The Planet Athlete Academy will assist all student athletes in obtaining a college scholarship based upon their skill level and academic records. We will also assist all of our graduates should they need to transfer between colleges, play Elite Summer Ball, Pro Am Basketball. and obtain opportunities to play professionally in the NBA or overseas.

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