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The Ventura County Spartans is a club
basketball program comprised of both boys and girls
teams, 5th grade through High School. Spartan’s
teams play in elite tournaments throughout Southern
California, as well as out of state. In addition,
High School teams play in college viewing tournaments
in both the fall and in the spring/summer.
Please call Stuart Hicks with any
questions @ 805-383-0384.
Welcome To Spartans Basketball!
Hello Future Spartan!
I am more than excited to welcome
you to the Spartans Basketball Program! I created
this program for the development of youth basketball
players in Ventura County. I am excited to share
the knowledge I have accumulated with over 20 years
of playing, training and coaching experience. I
started training athletes in 1986 in East Lansing,
Michigan and the athletic landscape has completely
changed since then. Athletes are training and learning
much younger. Our program starts as early as fourth
grade and trains all the way through high school!
These younger athletes now have access to the kind
of systems, programs and fundamental training that
propel them into advanced movement much earlier!
How awesome! By the time a Spartan athlete reaches
high school they are advanced in basketball fundamentals
How Does Spartans Basketball
The first thing I need you to do is
to get ready to add to your basketball knowledge.
We believe in learning and training first. We want
our athletes to increase in basketball ability over
100% each session!! The worst thing for you to do
is enter a club program and not radically improve!
Let’s face it, each athlete is trying to figure
out how to get to the next level! So much of the
information offered in the basketball community
is not focused on your personal development. It
is predominantly focused on winning championships
and learning court structure and plays. These are
very important. However at the youth level learning
beginning fundamentals pushes each athlete towards
intermediate fundamentals and then advanced –
This should be the priority! This is our priority!
Remember my priority is to make you play better!
A lot better!
No Tryouts In The Ventura
County Spartans Basketball Program!
You’ll never play better than
after you have completed a year in the Spartans
Program. Our program offers training and club basketball
opportunities year round to boys and girls 4th grade
through high school. I don’t believe in tryouts.
I believe it is a coach’s responsibility to
be able to offer an opportunity to train and develop
any athlete who has the desire to play this magnificent
game! We believe as coach’s we are here to
meet the ever increasing needs of athletes. When
you make a decision to be a Spartan we know that
you chose us not vice versa. No matter what their
age, skill or ability level, as long as the athlete
has the inner desire to learn and progress the opportunities
are endless and they are welcome in the Ventura
County Spartans Program!
How Do You Develop Basketball Confidence?
If you make a decision to grow in
your basketball education, your playing will become
faster, stronger and you’ll play with a much
clearer mind! Do you know what produces basketball
confidence? Correct education. Correct education
from a coach who is a teacher on the court, an educator
first and believes strongly in the standards of
basketball education produces amazing results for
the basketball student. The same way you get confident
learning math, reading or science is the same way
you get confident learning basketball. You study.
The more you study the more you learn. The more
you learn the more confident you become.
Do You Know It Takes A Year
To Get Past The Phases of Beginning Basketball?
Correct basketball education should
be easily recognizable, efficient and instantly
effective. This produces confidence. Some people
say confidence is produced through playing. Although
playing is fun and has its benefits, you are very
limited in your development. It takes a year of
training, tournaments, scrimmages and countless
experiences to understand all the nuances of basketball.
How many minutes are you actually spending on dribbling,
shooting and correct defensive footwork. How many
habits are you developing that are wrong? Shouldn’t
you be spending this time under correct guidance
and tutoring? Make a decision to grow in your basketball
education and your playing will become confident,
accurate, faster, stronger and you’ll play
with a much clearer mind!
Parents! We Know This Is What
You Are Looking For!
Our proven approach backed by hours
of research and development of countless successful
athletes in Ventura County allows us to keep having
vision for more and more basketball players! We
provide you with constant resources, tips, content
and all the tools along the way that you will need
for the success of your athletes. If you look at
our section of signed athletes you can see the type
of success we look forward to in the Ventura Spartans
Basketball program. Go to our Parents
Reference section to take a look at a list of
extremely satisfied parents. Unfortunately some
of you have spent money, traveled long distances
and experienced club basketball programs that lack
the ability to educate your athlete. I believe that
will change when you come to the Spartans Basketball
Thank you for trusting in our program.
Our passion and mission is to help you succeed in
your basketball life. If you bring the will to learn
then we promise that we won’t let you down.
Ventura County Spartans Basketball