Rise as One
2. How is Rise as One different from other AAU Basketball Organizations?
A Great Question we receive all the time. We differ from other AAU Programs in many ways.
A Teaching Academy
First, all Rise as One team programs understand and fully commit to being a teaching academy for the development of your child. The Basketball gym is our classroom, and in all aspects of what we do, lessons of work ethic, commitment, integrity, discipline, character, respect for one another, cooperation and accountability all in part contribute to our foundation of the full development of the best student-person-player an individual can become. We strongly believe that these life-long traits are tremendous differentiators from every other AAU Organization in the country.
Our organization began in 2002, was founded by Coach Kevin Houston, a former collegiate and European Coach with over 10 years experience at a variety of high levels. He continues to remain as the Executive Director supervising the Club growth and movement of the student-person-player development. Additional permanent staff has recently been added to ensure a professional leadership team that is dedicated and committed to the holistic development of every young player. Our esteemed leadership is comprised of basketball and business professionals from within the New Jersey region. It is committed to ensuring the sustainability and continuity of our mission.
Our Home Facility
In 2007, The House of Sports Facility is a 12,000 square foot multi court basketball training facility in the heart of Northern New Jersey. The location, owned and operated by The House of Sports will provide a consistent home for the AAU program. An impressive modern, state of the art basketball facility. By operating and maintaining our own facility, this provides an unparalleled advantage for our AAU participants of ensuring a positive, quality, and safe location for their basketball development. Moreover, our players tend to use the facility as their “base club” ; a place to congregate, hang out with friends, play games and foster friendships. Finally, having our own facility allows us to purchase and maintain state of the art technology equipment that is unparalleled in New Jersey. All our players have the opportunity to utilize the revolutionary training concepts, multiple Shoot-a-way Gun apparatus to impact repetition and perfection, Noah Shot Analyzer and many more.
Highly Competent Training Staff%
A tremendous advantage our players have is consistent close training and feedback with The Basketball Factory Trainers contracted to work with our teams. The Basketball Factory trainers will impact all teams through an unparalleled vertimax and resistance-training curriculum. Athletes will impact their strength, power, vertical jump, speed, acceleration and quickness with this advanced intensity driven training.
More Practice = More Improvement
Finally, our teams are scheduled for practice sessions up to 3x each week. With more practice and training, our players do improve; they do get better. Two sessions are scheduled on weekdays and one session is scheduled during the week. Saturday sessions are ultimately at the discretion of the Head Coach, as each weekend practice session will only be held on Saturday dates when they are not playing in a Tournament. Each team will be scheduled, and expected to take full advantage of these 3x a week practice opportunities unless a Tournament Game conflict would arise.