BOYS SPRING-SUMMER
SELECT PROGRAM
2022

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Style of Play

OSA teams have excelled over the years as a result of our commitment to position-less basketball. All players learn all positions and are encouraged to play on different parts of the floor. OSA is committed to excelling in transition, half-court offense and in special situations. Athletes have loved our commitment to getting up and down the floor and our fast and aggressive style of play! All of our athletes are encouraged to score from different areas of the court, and they are asked to step out of their comfort zone offensively and expand their game. Athletes at all levels will learn high level man to man principles that will help separate them from the rest! We don’t want role-players; we want to help athletes become COMPLETE PLAYERS!!!

Athletes who buy in and successfully complete the OSA Spring/Summer Boys Program can expect to dramatically increase their skill level and cerebral understanding of the game, further developing their love and passion for basketball.


OSA Leadership and Coaching

The OSA Basketball Program is run by Mitch Albers, Director of Basketball Operations and facilitated by our full time coaching staff, who all play a prominent role in the oversight and direction of our program. The OSA professional leadership is as good as it gets and is committed to working with your athlete to enable them to be the best that they can be while teaching them a love and desire for this great game! For high school athletes who aspire to play collegiately, our leadership and top-notch coaches will be instrumental in ensuring that athletes are recruited and then placed at the appropriate level.

COACH QUALIFICATIONS (MANDATORY):

DARKNESS 2 LIGHT TRAINING – As much as we are working to achieve success with our student-athletes on the floor, we must be diligent with addressing the details that impact their lives off of the floor as well. With that in mind, we must stay vigilant in addressing the perils in our immediate environment and sports community that could have an impact on the safety and well being of the student athletes we have been entrusted to develop.  As a result we have partnered with the child advocacy group Darkness to Light (D2L) to provide comprehensive training and information regarding issues that are designed for the protection and safety of our young athletes.  As a continual effort to proactively educate our staff on this topic, this online training is required to be successfully completed by each coach to continue to work with any of the young athletes at the Omaha Sports Academy. This includes all head coaches and assistant coaches of our teams.

OSA APPROVED BACKGROUND CHECKS – As a continual commitment to the protection and safety of our young athletes, we are constantly reviewing the conduct and actions of our coaches on a consistent basis. As a result, we have partnered with One Source to execute and monitor background checks on all of the coaches in the OSA Select Program. Background checks will need to be completed by all coaches who plan on working with young athletes here at OSA.

MANDATORY REPORTERS – In Nebraska, everyone is a mandatory reporter.  This means physicians, medical institutions, nurses, school employees, social workers or any other person who has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect is required by law to make a report to the CPS Hotline and/or Law Enforcement. (Nebraska Revised Statute 28-711).  Rest assured that our coaches and administrators will do everything possible to ensure the safety and protection of our young athletes and will work zealously to protect all young people from any possible signs of physical or emotional harm regardless of the situation. Our coaches and administrators are trained to report any sign of child endangerment and abuse to the proper authorities.

Interested in becoming an OSA Coach? Contact MITCH ALBERS at mitch.albers@omahasportsacademy.com OR 402-504-1222.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Mitch Albers at mitch.albers@omahasportsacademy.com or 402-504-1222


Tournament Schedules

Teams will be assigned to play a National Team or Regional Team schedule. We expect to have multiple teams for each grade level assigned to the national team schedule, and multiple teams at each grade level assigned to the regional team schedule.


Practices

Teams will practice twice a week throughout the spring/summer season.  Each practice will place a premium on high level skill development, short sided games, transition drills and schematic development. ALL players are taught ALL skills and are encouraged to utilize those skills in competitive situations.  All OSA team practices are run with great pace and consist of high energy, resembling upper level high school or collegiate level practices!  Note: High School teams will take June off from practices and competition to allow athletes to focus on their high school teams.

Exposure & Development

High School Athletes

Development: Our organizational philosophy will allow your athlete to flourish and take their game to the next level. Players will develop their skills and confidence by participating in highly organized practices where there is a heavy emphasis on skill development. Players will also develop by playing a competitive schedule that fits their team’s abilities.  OSA high school coaches are NCAA certified and are of the highest quality.
 
Exposure: No program in recent history has turned out the amount of players competing collegiately than the OSA Crusaders! OSA will lean on years of expertise and experience when creating a schedule that allows your athlete  to gain the appropriate level of exposure.  OSA will put its top prospects in front of the nation’s top division I coaches and programs, and we will get our division II, division III and NAIA prospects in front of their appropriate levels of coaches and programs. One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to have athletes travel hundreds of miles away to compete with the mindset that this is the best way to gain exposure. For most Nebraska athletes, playing within 3-4  hours from home has proven to be the best way to be seen by regional college coaches, as these are the schools that will ultimately be recruiting one of our players.  The OSA Crusaders currently has dozens of athletes playing at the NAIA, Division III, Division II, and Division I levels.  Past athletes have benefited from being placed in the right tournaments with the appropriate level of exposure. College coaches trust our staff when discussing and vetting potential prospects.
 
Almost all, if not all, tournaments that we participate in will be live streamed, which allows athletes the opportunity to create media for recruiting purposes, and most importantly, it gives college coaches the chance to stream games in real time or watch these games at a later time.   The OSA leadership has great relationships with college coaches at all levels all over the country, and if your athlete aspires to play collegiately, look no further than the OSA Crusaders!
 
There will be limited play or practices for most teams in June to allow players to focus on their high school team
 

Young Athletes

Development: Our commitment to teaching athletes all skills and position- less basketball has proven to enhance our athletes’ game and set them apart from the rest! In addition to having the areas top coaches, OSA leadership will assist your athlete’s team at practice and makes efforts to get to as many games as possible on a tournament weekend.  Our program oversight is second to none!!!
 
Exposure: Our teams and athletes will play a schedule that is challenging but fits their teams abilities.  Players will be challenged by competing against teams from the midwest and beyond and being exposed to different skill sets and styles of play. Players can expect to compete against a diverse amount of teams that play a variety of styles. If your athlete is looking to have fun, grow as a person and a player, develop their love for the game, and aspires to make an impact at the high school level, look no further than the OSA Crusaders!

21015 Cumberland Drive
Elkhorn, NE 68022
tel: 402-504-1222
fax: 402-504-1720

HOURS:

Monday | 12PM – 10PM

Tuesday | 12PM – 10PM

Wednesday | 12PM – 10PM

Thursday | 12PM – 10PM

Friday | 12PM – 10:30PM

Saturday | 7:15AM – 10:30PM

Sunday | 7:15AM – 10PM