Prime Skills: Virtual Dribbling/Finishing Academy

Academy Overview

Prime Skills Virtual Dribbling/Finishing Academy will develop ball handling and finishing skills through consistent repetition, four days a week. Workouts will be conducted through Zoom software enabling our coaches to instruct and interact with participants. Players will be challenged with a variety of dribbling routines and a focus on finishing with efficiency and creativity around the basket.

Few players take the time or understand how to regularly work on their dribbling skills despite it being one of the most important skills in basketball. Academy attendees will see improvement in their handles, but will also leave with an understanding of how to continue working on their ball-handling skills on their own. Players will be pushed and motivated to dribble harder and faster, while establishing great habits and enforcing our mantra, “It’s not what you do it’s how you do it.”

There will also be an emphasis on finishing around the basket as we reinforce the fundamentals at the rim but also advance to creative finishes, either hand, either foot, power layups, etc.  Being effective around the basket is necessary to be an efficient scorer, and our Academy will teach players how to drill and repeat these skills each day on their own.

Next Academy Starts
May 31!

Virtual Dribbling/Finishing Academy Details:

  • Academy runs two weeks, four sessions per week
  • Cost: $80 total for the eight session academy
  • 45 minute sessions
  • Takes place Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Sessions take place at 2:00 PM PST, 5:00 PM EST
  • Next Academy starts Sunday, May 31st

The Virtual Dribbling/Finishing Academy is led by Frank Allocco, Jr.

Quick Facts About Coach Allocco:

  • Director of Prime AAU Teams and ASA Basketball
  • Former Division 1 All-Conference Point Guard at Saint Mary’s College
  • Current Head Coach at Clayton Valley Charter High School
  • Coached at De La Salle High School for 13 years – during this time DLS won 89% of their games
  • As Director of ASA/Prime Basketball and as Head of Player Development in his time at De La Salle, Coach Allocco has trained over 100 players who have gone on to play college basketball
  • Assistant Director of the Excel in Basketball Camps