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    CBA ON-COURT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

     

    FOUNDATION. LEGACY. TRADITION.

    The Chicago Basketball Academy's Tuition Scholarship Initiative (TSI) awards academic and athletic scholarships to prospective students applying to attend CBA from any income level.

    GLOBAL EDUCATION

    UNICEF WORKSHOPS

    CHICAGO, IL

     

    Academic & Athletic Excellence

    EDUCATING YOUR PASSION

    Academic-Learning. Athletic-Fun.

     

    ATHLETICS AT CBA

    CBA @ USA Basketball Youth Development Clinic

     

     

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  • FINANCIAL LITERACY

    LEARN FINANCES THROUGH-AND-THROUGH

     

    Financial Literacy Institute (FLI) at CBA is partnered with Wells Fargo Hands-on-Banking program to provide students and student-athletes with various courses for the 21st century financial learning workforce. Our FLI instructors provide real world learning assignments and interactions that enhance financial literacy for students ages 5-18. Our FLI offers detailed instruction for students that wish to pursue a career in investments, financial management, philanthropy and more. Our FLI is an awesome institute for those inspired to become financial professionals.

     

    FLI courses offered - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

    Hands on Banking (HOB) workshop at Wells Fargo

     

     

  • GLOBAL EDUCATION

    TeachUNICEF

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is excited to collaborate with the Chicago Basketball Academy to inspire global citizenship among students and create opportunities for them to make an impact on areas of the world in need of development

     

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF will conduct TeachUNICEF workshops with the Chicago Basketball Academy to educate students on global issues and involve them in solutions to international problems

     

    Our goal is to empower students to educate, advocate, and fund-raise around UNICEF’s work

     

    UNICEF Workshop

    CBA Leaders and UNICEF Fellow discussing global issues at UNICEF corporate office in Chicago, IL

    UNICEF's Whitney Cross and CBA Leaders during workshop

    UNICEF Sports for Development workshops in Chicago, IL

  • ACADEMIC APPROACH

    Brain-Based. Harkness Method. Experiential Learning.

     

    Discussion-Based at CBA

    FAQ's

     

     

     

    Q: How can I apply?

    A: Send us an email to begin application process

     

    Q: What are the costs for academics/athletics at CBA?

    A: Costs vary per applicant email us for information

     

    Q: What are the age levels to participate?

    A: We have programs for ages 5-23

     

    Q: Are high-school courses state aligned, and can I get into college?

    A: Yes, all courses are state aligned and meet the requirements needed for college admissions

     

    Q: Are courses only online, or can I to take them at a facility?

    A: Both options are available depending on your enrollment plan

  • PERSONALIZED EDUCATION

    ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC APPROACH

     

    Academic Enrichment (AE) at CBA integrates a dynamic online and in-class model for 3-week sessions throughout the year, providing students with brain-based learning for the 21st century work force. Our program is designed for junior high, high-school, college, and grad students. Students study in a world-class 360 degree learning environment with personalized administrators and instructors.

     

    AE courses offered - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

  • PREP ADMISSIONS

    Grades 9+

    academic partners. enrollment info and more.

     

    CHICAGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY

     

    At CBA we educate our learners on problem-creating,

    collaboration, problem-solving, creative expression, critical thinking, discussion-based interactions, effective reasoning, and innovation

     

    Learners have an important role in relating historical work with

    understanding the teaching needed to reach new heights

     

    At CBA your learner will:

     

    -Acquire insight based around new developments

    -Acquire skills needed for effective research

    -Think in depth using imagination, collaboration, and environments

    -Build autonomy from independent study sessions

    -Develop sound ideas that create platforms to connect with others

    -Decipher main components and discoveries, and more

     

     

    2017-18 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

     

    APPLICATION

    FINANCIAL AID

     

    leadership. value. direction.

     

    K12 International Academy

    Solutions for a competitive edge

     

    K12 at CBA provides a structured yet flexible solution for talented individuals to learn without any compromise

     

    Every student is challenged with competitive instruction designed to prepare him or her for college success

     

    As an accredited institution, we offer an extensive curriculum of 120 classes including electives, AP and Honors courses

     

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    ThinkCERCA

    CCSS-aligned academic courses integrated with CBA's Harkness Method, & Brain-Based Learning Types

     

    ThinkCERCA encourages our learners and instructors to -

    ThinkCRITICAL. ThinkCOLLABORATION.

     

    ThinkCERCA helps our learners build and discover new ways of learning through digital assessment technology

     

    ThinkCERCA helps our learners understand the importance of

     

    Claim

    Evidence

    Reasoning

    Counterargument

    Audience

    2017-18 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

    APPLICATION

    FINANCIAL AID

    leadership. value. direction.

  • your questions. our answers.

  • ATHLETICS AT CBA DELIVERS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES WORLDWIDE (AGES 5-23) AIMING TO REACH THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL ON-AND-OFF THE COURT

     

    REACH OUT BELOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AN INSTRUCTOR TODAY

  • ON-COURT OFF-COURT SESSIONS

    CBA Leaders during on-court BEI session

    DISCOVER BASKETBALL LIKE NO OTHER

     

     

    Basketball Economy Institute (BEI) is an stimulating academic & athletic program that educates student-athletes about the business of basketball. With various courses and sessions throughout the year, BEI was formed for individuals aiming to pursue career opportunities in the field of basketball. BEI students receive hands on instruction infused with complex functions of the nature, and business of basketball. Students learn how and why the 'Basketball Economy' will remain a $200 billion dollar annual mega-empire. BEI is fantastic for aspiring team owners, executive management personnel, team operations, and professional basketball players.

     

    BEI academic courses - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

     

    BEI athletic program enhances performance through personalized coaching, training, and development

    BEI Off-Court Academic Session

    CBA Leaders examining professional contracts during off court BEI session

  • IMPROVE YOUR FUNCTIONS AND MECHANICS

     

    Sports Science Institute (SSI) at CBA has innovative academic & athletic courses, and sessions throughout the year for students and student-athletes pursuing a career in the field of sports science. Our SSI students experience real world interaction geared around treatment, prevention and therapy. Our SSI students shadow patients, to collaborate, build ideas, share data, and engage in Harkness Method discussions with instructors. Students attending SSI gain instruction in areas of functional movement, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and more.

    SSI Balance Test

    CBA Sports Science Director showing CBA Leaders an example of a balance test during biomechanics session

     

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  • SUMMER PROGRAMS

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    summer fun. summer learning.

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Registration

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    1. Complete registration before 7.10.17

    2. Summer Programs begin 7.17.17 ends 8.4.17

    3. Weekly schedule available 7.21.17

    4. Contact info@chicagobasketballacademy.org for assistance

    Ages 5-11, 10am-2pm

    • Basic Fundamental Skill Lessons
    • Academic Games & Contests
    • Surprise Basketball Excursion
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA Youth T-Shirt 

    Ages 12-17, 10am-2:30pm

    • Academic & Athletic Courses
    • Meet & Train with Professionals
    • Tournament Play
    • Activities & Excursions
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA T-Shirt & Handbook
  • your questions. our answers.

  • FOUNDATION

    MAKE PLEDGE

  • USING BASKETBALL FOR GLOBAL PEACE

    #RefugeesWelcome

    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:12 AM

    CBA Media Relations, Contributor

     

    Today, the Chicago Basketball Academy announced the emergence of the 2017 Aleppo Peace Games - a humanitarian initiative using the game of basketball to welcome Syrian refugees in America, and in other parts of the world. As a social-enterprise, the Chicago Basketball Academy established partnerships with NBA Cares & UNICEF to present the Peace Games, and to award Syrian refugee-students with full-boarding scholarships to attend CBA in 2017. Former American professional basketball players that played in Syria before the war will participate in the Peace Games; which includes sport development workshops, a 5-on-5 Charity Game, skill contests, and other various activities. Entertainment will be led by 5x Grammy Award Winner, Malik Yusef. At the end of the Peace Games, an award ceremony honoring participants, supporters, and sponsors will take place. The Peace Games set to begin in Chicago during March Madness, and will continue in Europe and Asia throughout the summer. Tickets and sponsorship packages will launch during the 2017 NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans.

     

     

    ALEPPO PEACE GAMES INFO

    PLAYERS & PARTICIPANTS

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    Email today for full guide.

     

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    Photo of Syrian refugee scholarship recipients Talal and Omar at CBA in 2014.

  • NFL STAR JOINS CBA FOUNDATION

    Nathan Palmer, NFL Linebacker & Chicago Native Joins CBA

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    Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:21 AM

    CBA Media Relations, Contributor

     

    Nathan Palmer, Chicago native and NFL star join CBA's Giving Circle as a “3-Point” level Social Sponsor. His contribution will support CBA's L3C identity and social mission. Palmer, a former Illinois State Redbird and Greenbay Packer, is now a member of the Tennessee Titans and is an avid supporter of social enterprise. Growing up on Chicago’s south-side he understands having access to safe & reliable resources are important for the community he grew up in as well as in others around Chicago.

     

    “I play professional football, there is a lot of money that flows through that and it takes a lot of money to participate in a sport,” Palmer said. “I figured it’s the same way with basketball. Now we’re talking about kids from less fortunate communities having to come up with ‘x’ amount of dollars, this is an area that needs more funding.”

     

    His sponsorship will provide selected students with access to CBA’s programs and facilities, and help improve differences most Chicago youth and families face on a day-to-day basis, which is access to high-quality education.

     

     

    Email today for full release.

     

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