Learn to play and enjoy the sport of basketball

Savannah Skills Academy is where young basketball players come to hone their skills and achieve their full potential on the court. Our expert coaches provide unparalleled instruction in shooting, dribbling, passing, and having fun. Our greatest joy is empowering kids to become their best selves as athletes and as individuals!

Savannah Skills Academy

Welcome to Savannah Skills Academy, the ultimate destination for young basketball players seeking top-tier training and guidance. Our renowned coaches specialize in teaching basketball fundamentals and advanced skills, while emphasizing the value of teamwork and sportsmanship to children ages 6-14.

We take pride in creating a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable learning environment for all of our students. At Savannah Skills Academy, we are committed to fostering a culture of hard work, dedication, and excellence. Our coaches are passionate about helping each player achieve their full potential on the court, while instilling lifelong values of resilience, respect, and responsibility.

Join our dynamic community of young athletes and experience the transformative power of our expert coaching and training programs. Your child will have the opportunity to develop their skills, build lasting relationships, and discover their passion for basketball in a fun and supportive setting. Let us help your child reach new heights of success and become the best basketball player they can be!

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Services

 Individual Basketball Training

Individual Basketball Training

Looking to improve your basketball skills and take your game to the next level? Look no further than our expert coaches who provide personalized training to develop basketball fundamentals, team play, and shooting accuracy. Our programs cater to different ages and skill levels, so whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, we have something for you. Plus, our specialized one-on-one training can help you hone your skills even further. Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your game - click the link below to schedule a session with us today!  

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Group Development

Group Development

Our group sessions offer a supportive and engaging environment where participants can learn from each other and build lasting friendships. Through a variety of small group games and drills, participants have the opportunity to put their newfound skills into practice and take their game to the next level. Our focus on teamwork and sportsmanship ensures that each participant not only improves their skills, but also develops a strong sense of community and self-confidence.  At Savannah Skills Academy, we are committed to providing a truly immersive and fun basketball training experience. 

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8 Week Summer Program

8 Week Summer Program

Discover the ultimate summer basketball camp experience at Savannah Skills Academy! Our 8-week program offers the perfect blend of discipline, fundamentals, and structure to help young athletes develop their skills and reach their full potential on the court.

Led by our expert coaching staff, our camp offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes daily skills development, strength and conditioning training, and game situation simulations. Our players participate in daily scrimmages, where they have the opportunity to put their newly acquired skills to the test in a competitive and supportive environment.

Join us this summer and give your child the gift of basketball excellence. We look forward to welcoming you to Savannah Skills Academy!

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Comming Fall 2024/ SSA 5th Year Porgram

Comming Fall 2024/ SSA 5th Year Porgram

Our comprehensive 5th-year high school program is thoughtfully tailored to cater to the unique needs of student athletes and their parents who recognize the value of an additional year of education. Our fifth-year program is meticulously structured as an intensive 10-month curriculum, meticulously crafted to provide each student athlete with the necessary academic and athletic preparation before advancing to a prestigious four-year college.

Leagues and Tournaments

3v3 Middle School Tournament

3v3 Middle School Tournament

The Savannah Skill Academy Middle School 3v3 Tournament is an exciting and immersive two-day contest that unites middle school basketball players from the Savannah and low country regions. This captivating event provides a platform for participants to improve their abilities in essential basketball techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and teamwork. Through a dedicated focus on these foundational aspects of the game, our tournament strives to nurture the progress and advancement of young athletes within a joyful and encouraging setting.

Tournament Location: 101 Turnberry Street Port Wentworth Georgia 31407

Tournament Date: july12th & 13th

Time: 5 - 9PM

 
 
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High School 3v3 Tournament

High School 3v3 Tournament

The Savannah Skills Academy High School 3v3 Tournament presents a thrilling chance for high school basketball players to engage in competitive play, highlighting their talents and aiming for deserving recognition. Spanning two days, this event guarantees an exhilarating and enjoyable experience for participants and their families, uniting the community in a festive ambiance. With a strong emphasis on fair play and sportsmanship, our tournament establishes a platform where players can showcase their skills while fostering a spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable and dynamic family affair!

Tournament Location: 9520 Ferguson Avenue Savannah Ga. 31406

Tournament Date and Time:

July 14th from 4-8PM

July15th from 9-5PM

 

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Adult 3v.3 Tournament

Adult 3v.3 Tournament

The Savannah Skills Academy Men's 3v3 Tournament offers a unique opportunity for adults in Savannah and the Low Country to engage in a competitive style of basketball without the constraints of practices and coaching. This platform allows like-minded individuals to form teams of five and compete while enjoying each other's company. It's a place where players can play, and families can cheer, fostering a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere

Tournament Location: 101 Turnberry Street Port Wentworth Georgia 31407

 



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SSA Staff

David Thomas/ SSA Head Coach

David Thomas/ SSA Head Coach

David Thomas is an accomplished individual who graduated from Bethesda Academy in 2011, demonstrating a diverse range of athletic prowess by actively participating in basketball, football, and track during his time at Bethesda academy. With a passion for coaching, David has devoted a significant portion of his career to honing his skills in this field. He has amassed six years of valuable experience as an assistant coach, followed by two years as a Head Coach, solidifying his expertise in guiding and mentoring athletes.

Throughout his coaching journey, David has had the privilege of working with athletes spanning various age groups and skill levels, from grade school to college-level competitors. This extensive range of experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals at different stages of their athletic development.

David approaches his role as a coach and mentor with utmost dedication and professionalism. He takes immense pride in his ability to positively impact the lives of his athletes, instilling in them a strong work ethic, discipline, and the drive to achieve their goals. With each passing day, David eagerly embraces the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those he coaches and mentors, fostering growth, and fostering a lifelong love for sports.

 

Quincy Scott/ Assistant Coach

Quincy Scott/ Assistant Coach

Quincey Scott, an esteemed former student of Bethesda Academy, is a highly accomplished individual known for his leadership and loyalty. Graduating in 2012 as a distinguished student athlete, he earned recognition for his exceptional dedication and inspiring presence. After completing his education, Mr. Scott pursued higher studies in New York before embarking on a fulfilling career with the United States Army. Serving with honor and distinction, he specialized in Heavy Machinery operations, showcasing his expertise and commitment to excellence.

Following his retirement from the army in 2019, Quincey Scott turned his attention to managing his family business and embracing the role of a devoted full-time father. His unwavering commitment to both his professional endeavors and his family exemplifies his strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. Additionally, Quincey actively engages in community activities, striving to make a positive impact on those around him. With his remarkable character and values, Quincey Scott continues to inspire others and contribute to the betterment of his community.

Jonathan Joseph/ SSA. Intern

Jonathan Joseph/ SSA. Intern

Jonathan Joseph, an accomplished individual and active football player at Presbyterian College, demonstrates a profound passion for sports. As a consistent member of the Dean's List, he exemplifies his commitment to academic excellence alongside his athletic pursuits. Jonathan's involvement as a student athlete and his valuable experience assisting the women's basketball program have honed his coaching and playing skills.

Motivated by his experiences, Jonathan aspires to pursue a future career in  coaching social work. His ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of athletes while contributing to the success of sports programs. Additionally, as a Sociology major with aspirations of becoming a social worker, he recognizes the power of understanding human behavior and social dynamics to create positive change within communities.

Jonathan's dedication to combining his passion for sports with his desire to help others drives him to contribute to the growth and well-being of individuals and society as a whole.

Londen Berksteiner / College and Recruting Specialist

Londen Berksteiner / College and Recruting Specialist

Londen Berksteiner, hailing from Savannah, Georgia, possesses an impressive background in both education and sports. His educational journey commenced in the Chatham County Public School system, where he completed his primary education, before moving on to Bethesda Academy for his high school years. Graduating from Bethesda, Londen's exceptional academic performance earned him an academic scholarship to Morehouse College. Throughout his four-year tenure at Morehouse, he demonstrated his strong leadership abilities as the Operations Manager for the basketball team, leaving a lasting impression with his commitment and organizational skills.

Presently, Londen holds the vital role of College and Recruiting Coordinator at Savannah Skills Academy, where he combines his extensive experience and unwavering passion for the sport to nurture young talent and contribute to the overall success of the program. With his diverse educational background and notable achievements in sports management, Londen Berksteiner remains a driving force in the basketball realm, making a profound impact at both the scholastic and collegiate levels. His dedication and expertise continue to shape the future of aspiring athletes while enhancing the reputation of Savannah Skills Academy.

 
 
 

 

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