Frequently asked questions

A&K Skill Development

How long are your sessions?

Individual and group skill sessions are 1 hour

Coached scrimmages are 2 hours

Performance training is 40+ minutes

All time lengths are approximate*

What can I use my purchased sessions for?

Sessions can be used for:

Individual/ Small group sessions

Coached Scrimmages

Performance sessions

What dates and times do you operate?

We pride ourselves on operating year round and our current times are as follows:

Hours of operation:
Monday: 5:15pm-8:15pm,
Tuesday: 5:15pm-8:15pm, Wednesday: 5:15pm-8:15pm,
Thursday: 5:15pm-8:15pm,
Friday: 5:15pm-8:15pm,
Saturday: 9:00am-11:00am**
Saturday: 11:00am-1:00pm

**Coached Scrimmage

What can we expect our child to receive from A&K Skill Development?

You can expect your child to receive quality training that is individual and personalized to each player. This means that your child will not only development new skills but have the knowledge to understand how to use them in game situations. If your child is a starter or first timer then your child will develop the ability to understand basketball concepts and achieve the proper fundamental foundation needed to succeed in the game of basketball.

What separates A&K Skill Development from other programs?

A&K Skill Development is different from all other programs because we get to know our kids. We understand that each child is different and cannot be coached the same way. We also have great connection between the services we provide, a typical player can improve their skills and athletic ability but we also show them how to use their skills and abilities in game situations. We take our time to personalize workouts for our clients producing maximum results. We also send home basketball homework to aid in the child's development. One thing that we pride ourselves on is giving 110% each and every workout. We believe that," Success isn’t given its earned"!

What does a training session consist of?

Sessions are tailored to the skill level of the player.

Beginner: If you are a beginner then your workout will consist of basic basketball fundamentals including triple threat, shooting form, and ball handling etc. Giving them a

Intermediate: If you are an intermediate player we start to work on rips to the basket out of triple threat, shooting on the move, and a more difficult version of ball handling.

Advanced: If you are an advanced player then we have the option to do a variety of things. Some things we like to do is multi-step moves getting to the rim, also advanced technique shooting ( which include adding spin to the ball while finishing and getting the release quicker) and also ball handling with multiple balls.

These training sessions are not set in stone and fluctuate based off the child's strength and weaknesses. If the child is stron in one area then we really work on another area while polishing off the area they are already good at.

Where do you do your training sessions?

We do our training sessions at St.Benedicts Community Center. The address is 320 East 10th st Erie, PA 16503

How much does it cost?

Our prices are as follows:

Individual Player

Single session: $40

5 sessions: $150

Group Session (minimum of 3)

Single session: $30 per player

5 session: $125 per player

What kids are eligible to train in the program?

All kids are eligible for A&K Skill Development. All that we ask is for them to bring the attitude and we will provide the knowledge.

How does the group pricing work?

In order to qualify for the group prices you must bring a pre-organized group (minimum of 3) This group must stay togther for all of their sessions.

How does the individual pricing work?

If you purchase the individual session price we will keep your child in an individual workout until they are ready to progress into a small group with approximately 2-3 players who are at the same skill level. This give them the chance to develop their skills first before competing.

Basketball is a team sport and it is necessary to eventually get into a competive setting.