Minnesota Youth Athletics Services



The Rising Stars Basketball Academy was founded to provide youth basketball players, parent volunteer basketball associations and their families a place to develop crucial life skills such as; teamwork, leadership, learning to cope with both failure and success, and learning to compete in a positive and productive manner.

In addition to these core goals, players, associations, coaches and parents will have an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge which will help improve the youth basketball experience as a whole while creating synergy between the youth and high school basketball programs the community feeds into as they get older.

Please take the time to READ what is expected of you as a parent and for your athlete when attending our sessions as we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health during COVID-19:


  • EVERY athlete's temperature will be taken at the door upon arrival
  • Anyone with an "insistent cough" will be asked to leave
  • Bring your own ball
  • Bring plenty of water! We would rather you have more than enough, than not enough. Both water fountains and vending machines will not be available until it is completely safe to do so
  • Athletes and coach will sanitize their hands at the beginning, during and after each session
  • We will have sanitizer available or you can bring your own as well
  • Click HERE for more health and safety resources related to COVID - 19

Mission, Values and Goals

Academy Promo Video


  • $55 per session


  • Clarence Fields at clarence@myas.org

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Development Layout

At the Rising Stars Basketball Academy we maximize our time with each participant and minimize the opportunity for stagnant, stand around time during training sessions and practices. Our progressive basketball curriculum will challenge each athlete's mental and physical capacities by combining high-level performance training based on sports science of functional movement with fundamental basketball drills and exercises. 

Unit 1--Defensive Footwork, Ball Handling and Finishing Moves

  • Saturday, July 11th - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday, August 9th - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00

Unit 2--Defensive Disciplines, Triple Threat Footwork and Shooting

  • Saturday, July 18th - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday, August 16th - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00

Unit 3--Basketball Acumen - Team Offensive and Defensive Disciplines

  • Sunday, July 26th - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday, August 23rd - 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00

Unit 4--In Game Skills

  • Saturday, September 12th - 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday, September 13th - 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-3:30
  • Saturday, September 19th - 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday, September 20th - 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-3:30
  • Sunday, September 26th - 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00

Session Times and Training Groups

  • 9:00am-12:00pm, Grades 3/4 (Co-ed)
  • 12:30pm-3:30pm, Grades 5/6 (Co-ed)
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm, Grades 7/8 (Co-ed)


Bonus Virtual Session

  • Every Thursday before each weekend session in July and August from 3:30pm-5:00pm, there will be a virtual onboarding session to prepare athletes for their live session for the upcoming weekend.  This will allow us to familiarize the athletes with our curriculum so the upcoming live session can be as effective as possible
  • Click HERE for the virtual training details




  • Grades 3-8 (2020-2021)
  • 30 athletes max per session
    • 10:1 Athlete to Clinician Ratio
    • 3 courts with 10 players per court
  • Clinicians will be High School Coaches, Former Gophers and Trainers from Around the Metro
  • Improve Mental and Physical Skills
  • High Volume Repetitions


Camp attendees can access the MYAS network of hotels across the Twin Cities by clicking the following link: https://issuu.com/wisconsinsportsservices/docs/2020_hotel_guide_w_maps/14



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