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12 to 15 years | Boys and Girls

In the Team Hoopers Program, we look to refine previously learned skills, introduce more complex exercises, and present technical and tactical elements of basketball so that kids can better understand different game situations. We have also found that this age group is the optimal time for the development of maximum speed, acceleration, explosive strength, and coordination skills.

Program Membership Benefits
  • ‌ESMBA Official Kit Provided 
  • Professional FIBA Coaching by top coaches in UAE 
  • PE curriculum supported by PSSA Accredited Coaches
  • Complimentary ‘Baseline Testing’ provided
  • Personalized Training Programs provided 
  • Priority access & discounts to Basketball Camps
  • Priority bookings and discounts for International Basketball Trips 
  • Weekend Practice at Center of Excellence Venue 
  • Tournaments: Monthly schedule of tournaments and matches


Sportsmanship and teamwork are an integral part of all our basketball programs and academies.


At this age importance of space and basketball game is huge, position in 1x1 defense, box out technique or means of weak and ball sides.


All drills are executed with game situations in mind so that players can not only refine their skills, but also learn the best ways to apply these skills in games and at game-speed.

How your child will improve 
Motor & Movement Skills
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Change of direction
  • Stopping of motion
Basketball Skills
  • Ready position
  • Triple threat stance
  • Stationary dribbling
  • Moving while dribbling
  • Passing the ball
  • Many more


Tactical Thinking

Offense (5 on 5 offense, passing and cutting, spacing, penetration principles, react on defense, pick n roll, reading overplays, attack the basket..

Real Game Situations

Players at this age are going to be more involved in the decision-making process related to practices and games


Which age groups are participating in the Basketball Program?

We have three age group namely 4 -7, 8-11 and 12-15 (Boys and Girls).

What is the qualification of the coaching staff?

Our coaches are ex-professional players, professional coaches at the top levels and FIBA licensed. 

Why is ESM Basketball Academy a different Academy?

The Academy is offering Basketball Academy Program along with the many different projects such as: local and international tournaments, scholarship program, events and international trips. It is the fastest growing Academy in UAE. Our international networking is providing us with multiple opportunities to work and play outside the UAE.

Is there special requirement for joining the Academy (skills and level of playing)?

Our basketball programs are adjusted to all ages and levels (from beginner to professional level).

Does ESM Basketball Academy have basketball tournaments and events on international level?

Yes, ESM Basketball Academy has basketball tournaments on international level. This year we have joined Bigfoot Hoops AAU Tournament in Las Vegas together with more than 570 teams from US and rest of the world. During the next Summer we will also join the Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas with at least 2 teams (U15, U16) and in March we will join one of the most prestigious U14 tournaments in Barcelona, Spain.

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