• HANDS-ON. LIFE-CHANGING.

    Change Lives Today

    LEARN. APPLY. IMPROVE.

    CBA ON-COURT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

     

    FOUNDATION. LEGACY. TRADITION.

    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

     

     

  • CHICAGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY

    FOX Interview.

  • BASKETBALL ECONOMY EDUCATION

    business. sports science. financial literacy.

  • 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 various programs for all age groups

     

    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

  • PREP ADMISSIONS

    Grades 9+

    apply. learn. succeed.

    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.

     

  • ON-COURT OFF-COURT SESSIONS

    college-prep. pro-prep. life-prep.

    CBA Leaders during on-court BEI session

    DISCOVER BASKETBALL LIKE NO OTHER

     

    Basketball Economy Institute (BEI) stimulating academic & athletic programs that educate student-athletes on the business of basketball. Individuals aiming to pursue career opportunities in the field of basketball can register for BEI courses throughout the year. BEI students receive hands on instruction, infused with complex functions of the nature and business of basketball. BEI students learn how and why the 'Basketball Economy' will remain a $200 billion dollar annual enterprise. BEI courses are designed for aspiring team owners, executive management personnel, team operations, and professional basketball players.

     

    BEI courses enhance performance through personalized coaching, training, and development

     

    Email for registration

    BEI Off-Court Academic Session

    CBA Leaders examining professional contracts during off court BEI session

  • IMPROVE YOUR FUNCTIONS AND MECHANICS

     

    Sports Science Institute (SSI)

    innovative academic & athletic courses for students and student-athletes pursuing a career in the field of sports science. 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.

     

    Email for registration

    SSI Balance Test

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

     

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY

    workshops. courses.

    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 examples that enhance financial literacy for students. 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.

     

    Email for registration

    Hands on Banking (HOB) workshop at Wells Fargo

     

     

  • PERSONALIZED EDUCATION

    engaging minds. ThinkCERCA.

    ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC APPROACH

     

    Academic Enrichment (AE) 

    integrates dynamic online and in-class instruction, providing students with brain-based learning for the 21st century work force. In this photo, CBA students attend study workshop in a world-class 360 degree learning environment at ThinkCERCA.

  • CBA PREP ROSTER 2017 

    leaders in action.

    CBA LEADERS

     

    Maurice Barnett, POSITION: Athletic Guard/Forward HEIGHT: 6'5 WEIGHT: 208lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Illinois

     

    Mohammed Mahmood, POSITION: Dribble Threat/Point Guard HEIGHT: 6'0 WEIGHT: 162lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Dubai

     

    Quinlan Bennett, POSITION: Point/Forward HEIGHT: 6'2 WEIGHT: 169lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Elijah Moreno, POSITION: Shooter/Playmaker HEIGHT: 6'1 WEIGHT: 164lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Florida

     

    Jarquis Medley, POSITION: Power Guard/ Defender HEIGHT: 6'3 WEIGHT: 206lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Illinois

     

    Joel Guzman, POSITION: Point Guard/Scorer HEIGHT: 5'10 WEIGHT: 168lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Ohio

     

    Jaylin Washington, POSITION: Guard/Slasher HEIGHT: 6'5 WEIGHT: 214lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Illinois

     

    Patrick McNeal, POSITION: Guard/Forward HEIGHT: 6'4 WEIGHT: 183lbs GRADE: Senior HOME: Ohio

     

    Jim Cordero, POSITION: Forward HEIGHT: 6'3 WEIGHT: 194lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Mohamed Chaabane, POSITION: Guard/Forward HEIGHT: 6'1 WEIGHT: 164lbs GRADE: Freshman HOME: Qatar

     

    Samuel Hawkins, POSITION: Power Forward/Rebounder HEIGHT: 6'5 WEIGHT: 214lbs GRADE: Junior HOME: Illinois

     

    Xavier Canada, POSITION: Dribble Threat/Point Guard HEIGHT: 5'10 WEIGHT: 161lbs GRADE: Sophomore HOME: Illinois

     

     

     

    CBA STAFF and COACHES

     

    Damond Williams, Chief Athletic Officer

     

    Christian Drolett, Associate Coach

     

    Jalida Bennett, Special Assistant

     

    Jeff Thomas, Assistant Coach

     

     

  • ATHLETICS AT CBA DELIVERS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR  ATHLETES AIMING TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL ON-AND-OFF THE COURT

     

    REACH OUT BELOW TO TRY-OUT AND GET IN TOUCH WITH CBA TODAY

  • CBA SUMMER PROGRAMS

    summer fun. summer learning.

    CBA SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017

    Registration

    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

    CBA Summer Programs 2017 Costs and Fees

  • GLOBAL EDUCATION

    #childrenfirst

    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

  • summer learning. summer fun.

  • FOUNDATION

    MAKE PLEDGE

    events. community. support.

  • USING BASKETBALL FOR GLOBAL PEACE

    #playforsyria

    Feb 24, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

    CBA Media Relations, Contributor

     

    Today, the Chicago Basketball Academy announced the emergence of Play For Syria - 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 viable partnerships to present the , and to award Syrian refugee student-athletes with full-boarding scholarships to attend CBA in 2017. Former American professional basketball players that played in Syria before the war will participate in Play For Syria; which includes sport development workshops, a 5-on-5 Charity Game, skill contests, and other various activities. Entertainment led by 5x Grammy Award Winner, Malik Yusef. At the end of the event, an award ceremony honoring participants, supporters, and sponsors will take place. Play For Syria is set to begin in Chicago during March Madness, and will continue throughout Europe and Asia.

     

     

    PLAY FOR SYRIA INFO

    DONATE NOW

     

     

    Email today for full guide.

     

    DONATE NOW

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

  • NFL PLAYER JOINS CBA GIVING CIRLE

    Nathan Palmer, NFL Linebacker & Chicago Native Gives Back.

    See Live Interview

    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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