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RISE AS ONE
is the best AAU basketball program
in Sussex, MORRIS, & Bergen COUNTIES

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Are you looking for a great place to play AAU basketball? Rise as One Basketball Club in Sparta, New Jersey is the best youth basketball program in the Northern New Jersey area. Our mission is to develop a positive environment for youth athletes to train in which will aid in their ability to reach their full potential. At Rise as One we know that the best way for youth athletes to improve is to provide them access to the best training tools in the industry. 

 

While there are a lot of AAU basketball programs spread throughout New Jersey, Rise as One has proven time and time again why our organization is the best youth sports training facility and AAU program in Northern New Jersey. The list below is the top 10 reasons why you should choose RA1

DISCLAIMER

For most players and parents It is common to see programs offering – 2 practices per week for an hour and games on the weekend. This is fine for learning the basics of the sport but does very little to help players improve. Real skill development in any sport happens between 6-10 hours per week. Skill development is a complex process that requires constant feedback delivered by skilled coaches who know how to identify deficiencies and technical errors that lead to bad habits.  

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10. YEARLY PROGRAM

Parents who put their child in an AAU program at a young age look for a complete player development program that is designed to help athletes reach their full potential in all aspects of the game. When they are signed up for the Rise as One Yearly development program, players have an opportunity to become the best version of themselves. Best of all, Rise as One AAU Yearly program is affordable. If you compare what we offer to our competitors you will see a value and opportunity that simply cannot be matched. 

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9. ORGANIZATION

Running a basketball team can be very challenging. There are many factors you have to keep track of, everything from game schedules, game results and stats, practices, player management (schedules, fundraisers, fees), uniforms, and equipment management. We take care of all those things for you with Google Classroom no reason to recreate the wheel.

THOS RA1

8. STATE OF THE ART FACILITY 

You have your own facility at The House of Sports in Sparta, New Jersey. You can train, play, and compete all under a single roof, with all the trainers and resources, you will be setting yourself up to play at a higher level than ever before. No waiting, No sharing, No scheduling conflicts with rec centers and school facilities like other programs.

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7. SKILL DEVELOPMENT

We offer young players opportunities to develop their shooting mechanics with our shooting gun machine during our private basketball training programs or group team training programs. This enables athletes and teams to work on fundamental shooting skills in a highly-effective, efficient, and game-resembling practice setting.

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6. PLAYER IMPROVEMENT

At Rise as One you will learn methods from the best of the best! we are serious about teaching what it takes to reach your full potential! Whether you want to improve your vertical jump, basketball skills, or want to become stronger –RA1 has it all.

“I’ve been through many workouts with a lot of different trainers in the USA and Europe, 

none compared to Kevin and his staff. The workout was only for an hour and focused on every aspect of basketball.”

 

IAN HANAVAN HEAD COACH OF PHOENIX BRUSSEL (EUROPE)

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5. INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

We have the only Basketball Sports Performance Center in Northern New Jersey & we have a Basketball Specific Program to make athletes stronger, faster, and jump higher. Our players year after year make significant gains on increasing their vertical leap ability at our facility. To be successful in any sport you need a specific program that includes all aspects of athletic performance: Speed, Strength, Speed Endurance, Agility, and explosive power.

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4. BEING ONE TEAM

We are dedicated to developing team players who will work toward a common goal rather than individual goals. We teach values that will last a lifetime, such as building character, integrity, and leadership skills in a competitive environment. Tryout for our Boys AAU and Girls AAU to be a part of our culture 

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Our Program Director Kevin Houston brings over 25 years of basketball experience to the Rise as One Basketball Program. Not only was Kevin a

two time FIBA EuroBasket Most Valuable Player in Belgium and Austria his stellar college career in which he played for the University of Miami FL and Saint Bonaventure upstate New York he earned 2nd team All-Atlantic 10 and set a school record in 3pt field goals made (77). 

 

 

During his 10-year career as a professional basketball player, he was part of two championship teams. His jersey was retired as a player for Seward County Community College in Kansas where he was a 1st team NJCAA All-American alongside NBA players Steve Francis (Houston Rockets) Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) And Pete Mickael ( New York Knicks)  The Saints inducted Kevin into the Seward County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

 

 

With a history of success as a player at all levels, Kevin Houston has been able to transfer that experience to his coaching career, and he’s been able to help the players in the Rise as One program learn to play the game the right way. The New Jersey Herald did a cover story featuring coach Houston’s tremendous accomplishments in the Northern New Jersey area.

 

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3. REAL LIFE VALUES

We teach student-athletes the fundamentals of basketball and help them build character, teach important life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline.

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Rise as One Basketball has quickly been recognized as one of the premier basketball programs in Northern New Jersey because of our philosophy and state-of-the-art training facility. Our 12,000 square foot facility allows us to provide our players with the best possible training environment. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology to help our players reach their full potential on the court.

 

At Rise as One in Sparta, our focus is on teaching our players the responsibilities of being a part of a legitimate basketball program such as practicing hard, being prepared, knowing their role, and what is expected of them on the court. We believe that by teaching players accountability they will gain a better appreciation for the game of basketball and ultimately become better basketball players. It is an opportunity to be coached, to be taught, and to be challenged! Find out more about Who We Are

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2. EXPOSURE TOURNAMENTS

Rise as One tournament exposure schedule goals are to provide a platform at the biggest tournament in the country for young athletes to showcase their talent. We provide a premier stage for our top middle school and high school basketball players to compete and display their skills to fans, college coaches, and scouts.

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1. ELITE COACHING STAFF

The Rise as One Coaching Staff has been with Kevin Houston since the start of RA1 in 2015. Our dedicated staff of coaches and trainers is devoted to helping each athlete reach their goals. We have no daddy coaches, our coaches are paid, experienced professionals! The most important thing to us is that the athletes always remain the highest priority. Check out our coaches, about our staff.