Programs

Excel Programs

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At Excel Sports Academy, we offer many options in order to fit your needs. Our goal is to ensure each student athlete is given the opportunity to grow and excel in every area of his or her life. To support our goal, we have developed our membership packages and curriculum to accommodate individuals attending the academy in two distinguished groups, team and non-team memberships. Please see the vast curriculum also included in membership opportunities with Excel Sports Academy.

Special Events

Birthday Parties

Start a new party tradition with a fun-filled basketball coached game AND a bouncy house. Experience a relaxed, no hassle birthday party at Excel Sports Academy.

Click Here to view Birthday Party Packages

Tournaments

Excel is proud to participate in some of the local and regional top tournaments. Excel tournament play is essential and key to helping to shape and continue the development of our student athletes. With our year round programs, student athletes can expect to compete at a high level and experience selected tournaments even on a national level.

Excel facilities are great destinations for hosting tournaments in Basketball and Power League Volleyball play.

Classes

Life Skills

The entire staff at Excel Sports Academy is committed to the overall development of the student athlete. We believe there is more to an athlete than simply athletic abilities. We focus attention on building and fostering character, attitude and strength of mind to form well-rounded student athletes. Life skills are not hereditary; they must be taught. With that in mind, we at Excel continue to develop our curriculum around building social and emotional fitness, helping to shape the complete person and student athlete.

In addition, we foster a feeling of empowerment and confidence in our students, assisting them in achieving their full potential while living life to the fullest. Our primary goal is helping our youth see life through a positive lens and have the confidence they can succeed when they put their tools and know how to work.

One way we achieve this goal is our life skills courses. We are delighted with the opportunity to engage student athletes and their parents in navigating life skills curriculum.

Excel offers monthly life skills seminars for students and their parents focusing on a host of subjects including money management, navigating conflict resolution, time management, skills building, nutrition and healthy eating, respecting cultural differences, parenting, and building self-esteem.

Additionally, every quarter we feature a special guest keynote speaker. These speakers highlight exciting and informative topics such as entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.
At the end of the day our message at Excel Sports Academy is simple, the more you know, the further you will go , and the brighter your life and future will be.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Fall 2015 Series: Personal and Academic Workshops

We are committed to developing the whole individual. Therefore, focusing on personal and academic skills are just as, if not more, important as athletic skill development. Excel will be offering weekly personal and academic workshops to assist student athletes in academic improvement, appreciation of lifelong learning, and the continuing development of self-confidence.

Stephen Coates PictureStephen Coates-White is a counselor at South Seattle College, and has worked in higher education for over 20 years. He teaches college and life success skills at South as well as Tacoma Community College, where he is an adjunct instructor. He grew up in South Tacoma (Parkland), and is the first in his family to attend college. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, running, and hanging out with his family.

Come join Stephen at his weekly workshops. Prepare to be challenged and have fun!

All workshops will be held Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, at Excel Sports Academy and are open to 7th – 12th grade student athletes. To be eligible for these workshops, you must be a member of Excel. Please note: if your membership is on pause due to your athlete participating in another sport, he/she is eligible to attend these workshops as well.

October 7- Introductions and Defining Success
October 14 – Diving Deep: Creating Patterns for Academic & Life Success
October 21 – Active vs. Passive Learning: Getting your Head in the Game
October 28 – Perseverance/Emotion Management: Creating Your Future
November 4- Study Strategies: Critical Thinking
November 11- Veteran’s Day – no workshop
November 18- Study Strategies: Reading
November 25- Thanksgiving Break – no workshop
December 2- Study Strategies: Note Taking
December 9- Study Strategies: Learning Styles
December 16- Motivation: The Economic Value of Education
December 23- Winter Break – no workshop
December 30- Winter Break – no workshop
January 6- Goals and Commitment (Part I)
January 13- Goals and Commitment (Part II)
January 20- Stress Management

Nutrition

Nutrition an integral role in staying in shape to play and performing to your full potential. Our nutrition seminars are centered on increasing knowledge, awareness and positive eating habits with our student athletes. The seminars involve students in interactive learning activities that are creative, fun and highly informative.

Educational seminars on nutrition for athletes including such topics as:
– Meals and snacks to keep you energized for practices and games
– Foods to help you recover from workouts and long tournament days
– How much and what to drink to stay hydrated
– Answers to questions about protein drinks, vitamins and mineral supplements, and more!

Students and parents are invited to bring questions to these interactive sessions and speak directly with a Registered Dietitian about using food to stay at the top of your game.

Leadership & Service

Excel student athletes will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through community service and humanitarian projects. Our goal is creating tomorrow’s leaders who are challenged and ready to lead.

Academic

The staff at Excel Sports Academy is committed to the overall development of your student athlete. There is more to an athlete than simply his or her athletic abilities. Statistics show there are more individuals who receive college financial support for academics than for sports.

Excel Sports Academy provides structure and accountability to ensure grades are a top priority. We offer academic mentor support to assist our student athletes in being accountable and accepting responsibility for their school curriculum and coursework. Depending on the student’s needs, our mentoring and academic coaching includes weekly meetings, study plans, progress evaluations and resources to foster strong study skills and overcome learning barriers.

At Excel, we offer academic enrichment through literacy programs. Academic enrichment offers student athletes a chance to discover and promote reading and their art abilities while reviewing academic lessons.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Fall 2015 Series: Personal and Academic Workshops

We are committed to developing the whole individual. Therefore, focusing on personal and academic skills are just as, if not more, important as athletic skill development. Excel will be offering weekly personal and academic workshops to assist student athletes in academic improvement, appreciation of lifelong learning, and the continuing development of self-confidence.

Stephen Coates PictureStephen Coates-White is a counselor at South Seattle College, and has worked in higher education for over 20 years. He teaches college and life success skills at South as well as Tacoma Community College, where he is an adjunct instructor. He grew up in South Tacoma (Parkland), and is the first in his family to attend college. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, running, and hanging out with his family.

Come join Stephen at his weekly workshops. Prepare to be challenged and have fun!

All workshops will be held Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, at Excel Sports Academy and are open to 7th – 12th grade student athletes. To be eligible for these workshops, you must be a member of Excel. Please note: if your membership is on pause due to your athlete participating in another sport, he/she is eligible to attend these workshops as well.

October 7- Introductions and Defining Success
October 14 – Diving Deep: Creating Patterns for Academic & Life Success
October 21 – Active vs. Passive Learning: Getting your Head in the Game
October 28 – Perseverance/Emotion Management: Creating Your Future
November 4- Study Strategies: Critical Thinking
November 11- Veteran’s Day – no workshop
November 18- Study Strategies: Reading
November 25- Thanksgiving Break – no workshop
December 2- Study Strategies: Note Taking
December 9- Study Strategies: Learning Styles
December 16- Motivation: The Economic Value of Education
December 23- Winter Break – no workshop
December 30- Winter Break – no workshop
January 6- Goals and Commitment (Part I)
January 13- Goals and Commitment (Part II)
January 20- Stress Management

Tutoring

Excel Sports Academy also offers subject specific tutoring opportunities. Currently math tutoring is offered on Thursdays and Friday’s with alternating Saturdays. Azana Hyneman-Henderson is the math tutor at Excel Sports Academy and offers tutoring for all levels. Please click here to see a brief bio of Azana.

We also offer study hall sessions on Saturdays focusing on homework assistance, SAT preparation, and college essay writing.

Basketball Camps/Clinics

Upcoming Camps/Clinics

Free Girls Clinic FlyerExcel Sports Academy and Alex Montgomery seeking girls in 2nd grade – High School to join us for a free all girls clinic. This local hometown girl and WNBA star has joined Excel Sports Academy in her off season, as a coach and elite trainer and is hosting a pre-tryout mid-fall skills clinic!!!

Clinic Dates:
November 10th: 2nd – 8th Grade Girls Only

November 11th: 7th – High School Girls Only

Clinic Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each day

Location:
Excel Sports Academy
2818 69th Ave W
University Place, WA 98466

Register at:
https://www.excelsportsacademy.com/event-signup/

 

Day Camps

Summer Day Camp June 15-August 28

Starting June 15, 2015 – Ending August 28, 2015
Days:

Monday – Friday

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost/Price Point:

$175.00 per week

$220.00 per week with field trips

Activities: Basketball, Fun Fitness, Volleyball, Frisbee Football, Flag Football, Soccer, Dodge Ball, Kick Ball, Whiffle Ball and Inflatable Jumping Houses. Also with our weekly activities special guest visitors and movies during lunch can be expected as well.

Click Here to view our flyer for the Summer Sports Day Camp!

Did you know…

If you are not a current Team Member or Non Team Member – (Training only) at Excel Sports Academy and want to participate in events such as Camps, Clinics and Seminars, please see our Basic Membership Account below.

In order to sign-up for any at event by Excel Sports Academy, you have to have an account setup. The basic membership account allows for pay-as-you-go event registrations.

Excel Sports Academy is your destination for elite sports camps, clinics and skill development. Come tryout for one of our teams during any season year-round for court play and AAU tournament competition.

Excel in Academics, Excel in Sports, Excel in Life.

Scholarship Program

Excel reviews it’s scholarship program each season. We offer selected scholarships and are excited about the opportunity to continue to enhance this area of our academy. To obtain more information on the types of scholarships and its criteria, please email info@excelsportsacademy.com for more details.

Youth Sport Opportunity

We at Excel are proud of the opportunity that our members/student athletes enjoy with elite specialized basketball training, sports conditioning and AAU tournament play. However, Excel is proud to be associated with other Youth Sports organizations offering Youth Sports Opportunity in Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Baseball.

Rental Program

Excel facilities offer a unique opportunity to rent first rate facility space for Basketball/Volleyball Tournaments, Sporting Events, and Kid Birthday Parties. Please email us to inquire about availability and rental fees.