The purpose of the Miller Basketball Academy (MBA) is to teach future Noblesville Millers (Grades 3-6) the right way to play basketball, encourage them to love the game, and help them develop their character skills.
The MBA will focus on teaching the necessary skills to become an excellent basketball player. We will emphasize the proper technique for shooting, dribbling, passing, catching, pivoting, ball handling, cutting, screening, rebounding, and defending. In addition, players will be introduced to the Noblesville H.S. varsity system, learning practice drills, offensive and defensive concepts, and terminology that is used at the NHS varsity level.
passion for the game
The MBA wants to engage and inspire each player so that he will develop a love and passion for the game of basketball. This passion will drive him to become the best basketball player he can be. A player who loves the game will continue to improve his skill level through years of repetition and then will potentially one-day play varsity basketball for the Noblesville Millers.
The MBA will emphasize the development of both performance and moral skills through playing the game. We will emphasize performance skills such as hard work, competitiveness, accountability, confidence, discipline, and resiliency. Moral Skills such as unselfishness, honesty, respect for others, humility, loyalty, and trustworthiness will be emphasized.
HOW MUCH TIME AND TRAVEL SHOULD WE EXPECT WITH THE MBA?
WHAT TYPE OF COACHING SHOULD WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
The MBA understands that the type of coaching your child receives is a major question most parents have. As with most youth programs, our coaches are made up of parent volunteers. Each parent interested in coaching a team are required to fill out an application and the MBA and Noblesville varsity staff review these. The selected coaches will be required to complete a Tier 3 background check provided by Noblesville Schools. Coaches will receive training through our coaching and skills clinics that will give them the tools to be successful.
TEAMS FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE MILLER BASKETBALL ACADEMY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INDY HOOPS LEAGUE.
No. Any team interested and qualified to play in the Indy Hoops league must be associated with the MBA. This is an all school team league.
PLAYERS TO PLAY IN ANOTHER PROGRAM WHILE PLAYING IN THE MBA.
Players can participate in another program as long as it does not interfere with their MBA commitments. If a player chooses to participate in another program and there is a conflict, we require the player to make the MBA the top priority. You cannot play for a team in the same division at the fieldhouse. This is a Fieldhouse rule not ours.
WHAT IS THE TRYOUT FORMAT AND HOW WILL MY PLAYER’S ROSTER SPOT BE DETERMINED?
MBA Director and Noblesville coaching staff will perform the evaluations. Evaluations are part science and part art form. We strive to get it right every time, but we will make mistakes on some evaluations. Our goal is to do our best to evaluate each player and place him at the appropriate level of competition in order to help him achieve the three goals of the MBA. It is important to remember that team placement in grades 3-6 does not guarantee or prohibit varsity success. The MBA goals are to teach the proper skills, develop a passion for the game, and develop character skills. The MBA believes doing this will help prepare players to become NHS varsity basketball players.