Hoops Academy


ACA Hoops Academy is an in-depth basketball learning experience — that empowers players of all levels to develop, train, and emerge as leaders. Our curriculum offers the rare opportunity to expand skill set, enhance basketball IQ, and compete at the highest level. Whether or not you’re an experienced player, ACA can take you to the next stage of your development, guiding you through specific challenges and ultimately helping you become better. ACA Hoops Academy runs year-round with Certified Master Trainers and Coaches. This program offers everything you need as a player and parent under one roof: skills training, team practice time, strength/conditioning and league/tournament play. Call Coach Dunkley, Program Director, @ (210) 771-6707. Register here for Hoops Academy!

Executive Team

Training & Development

State of Mind

We focus on the preparation and approach to the game of basketball and how to go about achieving individual and team goals. We work with players to establish an understanding for the game and the position being played.

Skill Set

Every player and coach is different… and we embrace that. Our first initiative is to provide fundamental skill development. Once we set a solid foundation for the particulars, we transition our focus to providing the necessary guidance and mentorship to enhance strengths while refining weaknesses. Ultimately, our goal is to give our students practical ways to “game” train at the highest level.

Strength & Conditioning

Being a complete player involves maintaining the ability to perform at the highest level… the only way to achieve this is to be in peak physical condition. We work with a variety of strength and conditioning coaches to create unique training platforms to expand physical capabilities while strengthening skill set.

  • General Program


    • Code of Conduct

    Players are expected to hold themselves to a high standard.
    Quality not quantity

    • Standard Code
      of Behavior

    Must be in good standing with parents and in school
    Team first, me second
    Be prepared
    Work Smart

    • Practice

    1.5 hours twice per week – pick your two days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday
    Skill Development
    Strength & Conditioning Basketball I.Q.
    Team Concepts

    • Tournament/League Play

    ACA Leagues
    Select Local Tournaments
    Regional Invitationals



    • Ongoing
    • Strength & Conditioning and Skill Development
    • Basketball IQ and Competition
    • Year-round


    • Ongoing
    • Strength & Conditioning and Skill Development
    • Team Practice and Playbook Execution
    • Year-round mostly for lower skill level teams
    • Each League includes 6 to 7 games)


    • Ongoing
    • Strength & Conditioning and Skill Development
    • Team Practice and Playbook Execution
    • Year-round mostly for higher skill level teams
    • Each Tournament includes 3 to 4 games)


    • Celebration
    • Recognition


    $25 p/player Registration Fee

    One-Time, Non-refundable, Includes uniform

    Monthly Fee – $85 = Standard or $165 = Gold or $195 = Platinum

    *Pay 1st day of every month. Standard=1 night/week. Gold=2 nights/week. Platinum=Gold plus Vertimax training

    $25 to $30 per event League Fee

    League Play *Due 1 week prior to League start date

    $15 to $20 per event Tournament Fee

    Tournament Play *Due 1 week prior to Tournament start date

  • Elementary I Division - 3rd and 4th Grade


    Ball Handling

    • Right hand dribble
    • Left hand dribble
      • Retreat dribble
        • Crossover dribble
        • Between the legs
        • Behind the back


    • Progression Steps
      • Release
      • Eyes
      • Seams
      • Fingers
        • The Ready
        • Catch
        • Follow through


    • Defensive Stance
    • Footwork
    • Hand/Palms
      • Angles
      • Eyes
      • Turn player
      • Press position
      • Man position

    Box Out/Rebounding

    • Stance
    • Position
      • Hands
      • Outlet


    • Two hand – left and right
    • Chest – left and right hand
    • Overhead – left and right hand
    • Bounce pass – two hand, left and right hand

  • Elementary II Division - 5th and 6th Grade


    Ball Handling

    • Crossover dribble
    • Between legs dribble
    • Behind back dribble
      • In and out dribble
      • Hesitation dribble
        • Attack dribble
        • Trouble dribble


    • Catch and shoot
    • Back board
    • Mid-range
    • 3 ball


    • Stance
    • Press position
    • Man position
    • Zone position


    • Offensive
    • Defensive
    • Put backs
      • Outlets


    • Off dribble (both hands)
    • Overhead
    • 1, 2 hand bounce

  • Middle School Division - 7th and 8th Grade


    Ball Handling

    • Head up dribble
    • Dribble pass
    • Off-hand only
    • Trouble moves


    • Off dribble shot
    • Off screen shot
    • Jab step shot
    • Step back shot


    • Box step back
    • Teammate box out
    • Box, turn, outlet
    • Free throw box out


    • Off dribble (both hands)
    • Overhead
    • Side bounce pass


    • Pick and Roll
    • Double team trap
    • Posture/energy
    • Zone vs Man


    • V, L, I,
    • Pick cut