HBA

Heights Basketball Academy

The Heights Basketball Academy is a nonprofit program of the Youth Development Initiative, currently serving third to sixth grade basketball players in the Cleveland Heights area. Our program is gratefully based out of the Cleveland Heights Community Center.

We organize teams and offer group and individual training. In addition to the high-level basketball techniques, we emphasize “effort,” “decision-making” and “focus” as a foundation that is a transferrable mindset for anything that the kids do. In recent years, our teams have won travel leagues, numerous local tournaments and qualified for the AAU Nationals. More importantly, we have a very high retention rate, which to us means that the kids and parents have a good experience in our programs.

“Leaders have to search for the heart on a team, because the person who has it can bring out the best in everybody else.” -Coach Krzyzewski, Duke University

Up Next

TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Players interested in trying out for the upcoming season can do so as follows:

4th grade and under boys: Oct 15 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Oct 16 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Hts Rec Center

5th grade boys: Oct 14 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Oct 16 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Hts Rec Center

6th grade boys: Oct 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Oct 16 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Hts Rec Center

6th grade and under girls: Oct 8, 9, 10 at Cleveland Hts Rec Center at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Schedules

6th Grade Girls
Monday
Monticello East
Tuesday
OFF
Wedensday
OFF
Thursday
Monticello East
4th Grade Black
Monday
OFF
Tuesday
Monticello West
Wedensday
*US Gym
Thursday
REC 1 & 2
4th Grade Gold
Monday
REC 1
Tuesday
OFF
Wedensday
Monticello West
Thursday
REC 1 & 2
5th Grade Boys
Monday
OFF
Tuesday
REC 1
Wedensday
Monticello East
Thursday
REC 1 & 2
6th CH
Monday
OFF
Tuesday
Monticello East
Wedensday
REC 1 & 2
Thursday
REC 1 & 2
6th US
Monday
US Gym
Tuesday
OFF
Wedensday
REC 1 & 2
Thursday
REC 1 & 2

*6th Grade Heights & 6th Grade University to combine practices at US in the future
** Schedule will change once REC starts