Dear Future OSA Select Parents and Players:
We are excited that you have chosen to check out Omaha Sports Academy’s Fall/Winter Select Basketball Program! We are extremely proud of our OSA Select Program and what it has evolved into. Our players at all grade levels are learning to play the game the right way, and they are having fun in the process. Our program has three full time employees and three additional staff members in addition to each team’s assigned coach, who are involved in weekly practices and who get out on weekends to support and assist our teams to ensure that all teams and all players are improving and playing “The OSA Way!” Our goal is for each player to learn all positions on the court, not just one or two positions based on their current skills, athletic ability, or size. This will better prepare each player for high school ball, as we know their bodies will be changing throughout their youth basketball careers.
For the 2019-2020 season, we intend to offer the following number of teams at the appropriate age levels. Most of our current 3rd– 7thgraders have already re-registered for next season through our OSA Select Loyalty Program, which encourages early registration for our current members, and which allows them to bypass the tryout process this spring (they will still participate in the evaluation process for team placement in August.)
For the 2019-2020 season, we intend to offer the following number of teams:
3rdGrade Boys: (8) 3rdGrade Girls: (2)
4thGrade Boys: (6) 4thGrade Girls: (2)
5thGrade Boys: (10) 5thGrade Girls: (2)
6thGrade Boys: (6) 6thGrade Girls: (3)
7thGrade Boys: (8) 7thGrade Girls: (3)
8thGrade Boys: (8) 8thGrade Girls: (2)
It goes without saying that our program is in very high demand. This demand has only increased with the success of our program, the success of former players competing at the high school and college levels, and the buzz about our great new facility and all the “bells and whistles” it offers! Each year we have minimal spots open and 40-50 players competing for them. This can only be a testament to the high demand to play at OSA.
We are committed to ensuring that your athletes have the best possible experience while participating in our program. Regardless of ability, it is our goal to facilitate each athlete’s growth, both on and off the court, and we will do everything we can to make sure they have fun throughout the process. We are more committed than ever to teaching the game, ensuring that our players develop fundamentally and improve significantly by teaching high level, yet age appropriate schematics which allow players to play offensively and defensively in all positions on the floor! There are not many programs throughout the country that have the amount of staff members overseeing practices, hustling to get to as many games as possible, and more importantly, who have genuine care and concern for each young athlete regardless of their age or ability level. WE ARE COMMITTED TO ALL PLAYERS AT OSA!
As you well know, it is difficult to make a high school program. As stated earlier, we believe that when you are trying out over the span of a couple of days with 75 or more athletes, a player needs to have an edge. We firmly believe those who play at OSA will have that edge and will be able to separate themselves at a tryout. It is always fun for us to see the results of the high school tryouts – each year we have a range of players who, at the youth level, probably wouldn’t have thought they would make a high school program. These same players end up making a high school team at some level, and some end up playing on a JV or even Varsity team as freshmen. In most of these cases, families would tell you that the training and experience they received from OSA was instrumental in expediting their careers! It is our goal for players to play a level or two higher than they would have had they not played Select through OSA.
We would like nothing more than for your athlete to develop their basketball career with us at the Omaha Sports Academy. We strive to teach every athlete the key fundamentals and components of the game in a way in which they will develop a love and passion for the game. Sometimes we sacrifice the short term with the long term with the mindset that without the kids having fun in the process, it will really be all for nothing. Whatever your end goals may be, we strive to help you achieve them. We are proud of the sense of community that OSA has become and of the fact that a high level of our players take pride in wearing the OSA uniform. We look forward to continuing to build on the success of the OSA Program! If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
402-504-1222, ext 1