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, what it has evolved into and for what the future holds. Our players at all grade levels are learning the game, growing as athletes, and having fun in arguably the top youth sports facility in the Midwest! Our program has exceptional full-time employees 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 athletes are improving and playing “The OSA Way!” We will continue to reinforce all skills with all players and take an approach that will not only benefit the players immediately, but in the long term as well. We accomplish this by teaching athletes a wide skill set, where they learn to play all of the different positions on the floor and do not get “pigeonholed” into a specific position in their formative years!
For the 2020-2021 season, we intend to offer the following number of teams:
3rd Grade Boys: (8) 3rd Grade Girls (3)
4th Grade Boys: (6) 4th Grade Girls: (3)
5th Grade Boys: (6) 5th Grade Girls: (3)
6th Grade Boys: (10) 6th Grade Girls: (3)
7th Grade Boys: (7) 7th Grade Girls: (3)
8th Grade Boys: (8) 8th Grade Girls: (3)
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 our great new facility! 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 that they have fun throughout the process. As always, we are highly committed 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 multiple full-time 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 AND TEAMS AT OSA!
For those who aspire to participate in junior high and beyond, it goes without saying that it is difficult to make a high school program. 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, and that those who play at OSA will have that edge and will be able to separate themselves at a junior high or high school 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.
Whatever your athlete’s end goals may be, we strive to help achieve them. We are proud of the sense of community that OSA has become and of the fact our players take pride in wearing the OSA uniform. We look forward to continuing to build on the success of the OSA Program!.
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