Basketball Program (Youth)


The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy is a premier development academy in the St. Louis area.  Founded by former NBA player Larry Hughes, the Academy provides skill development, basketball education and leadership opportunities for youth athletes, girls and boys, grades K-12, of all skill levels.  Program development includes ongoing evaluation and feedback to acquire specific skills to best fit each players’ needs.  The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy believes basketball development will improve a young athlete’s basketball IQ, ball handling, shooting, passing, defense and footwork along with their balance, coordination, flexibility and reaction speed.  The curriculum is designed to build a deep mastery of the skills needed to be successful in the game of basketball and in life.  The Lodge Des Peres is proud to partner with the Larry Hughes Basketball Academy and offer the following two programs: Junior Skills and Drills (Grades K-3) and Senior Skills and Drills (Grades 4-8).
Cost: $75/Member; $79/Resident; $90/Non-Resident
Days: Sunday
Instructor: Larry Hughes Basketball Academy Staff
Location: The Lodge Gymnasium


Our Junior Skills and Drills program is focused on athletes between the grades K-3. These young athletes will learn the introductory fundamentals of play and body movement.  Programming will consist of exercises and activities that focus on basic athletic skills such as running, stopping, jumping, throwing and catching.  Athletes must have these basic skills to progress to basketball fundamentals.  It is also imperative at this age that athletes start to learn fundamentals of team play.  There will be basketball-specific activities as well as non-basketball activities that incorporate working together and building solid FUN-damentals.  Minimum 15/Maximum 40 
Ages: 5 - 9
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
#11368  November 10 – December 15


Athletes, grades 4-8, are given information to improve their basketball IQ and their game that is applied, implemented and worked on as often as possible to create habit and instinct in basketball functions.  There are up to 40 athletes in a session, so a very common talking point is to “compete not compare” and that competition is both individual and within the group.  Athletes are constantly reminded that their individual improvement is based on their work ethic and attitude, not the athlete next to them. Minimum 15/Maximum 40
Ages: 10 - 14
Time:  2 – 3 p.m.
#11369  November 10 – December 15

Click here to register online for this program