BALL OUT UTAH 


FALL REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN
Monday Nights @ Vista Heights Middle

August 22nd thru October 24th
K-2 Grades - 4:30-5:25pm
3-5th Grades: 5:30-6:25pm
6-8th Grades: 6:30-7:25pm

9-12th Grades: 7:30-8:30pm






 

2022 Sponsors

If interested in being a 2022 Ball Out Official sponsor, please email us at balloututah@gmail.com or text (208) 283-0773

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"Mike is a tireless worker who wants nothing more than to see others succeed both on and off the court. He knows how to make the game fun for all ages. He has a high IQ, knows how to develop players and has seen what it takes to become a D1 college player"

 BYU Men's Basketball Head Coach

Mark Pope

Basketball Skills Academy

K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12th Grades

Boys and Girls

Mondays and Wednesdays

Vista Heights Middle School

Assistant trainers are local varsity players

 

A WEEKLY BASKETBALL SKILLS ACADEMY FOR ALL ABILITIES.  ENABLING KIDS TO SUCCEED BOTH ON AND OFF THE COURT

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9-12th Grade
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2 Ball Dribbling Drills

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ABOUT US

Ball Out Utah is the first and only youth basketball skills academy in the Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs area. Entering it's 4th year, Ball Out was founded and run by local resident Mike McDonough. Mike is a former player and coach having more than 25 years experience in basketball. After his playing career he moved into a collegiate coaching role, first as an assistant men’s coach at Westminster College and then as part of the coaching staff at Utah Valley University. For the last 9 years Mike has been teaching private basketball sessions to athletes all across Utah, Idaho, Arizona and California. He holds a Master's Degree in Sports Management from Drexel University.

Mike is assisted by his wife, Shannell McDonough. Shannell starred at Hagerman High School before playing collegiately at Southern Virginia University and Walla Walla Community College.

OUR FOCUS

Ball Out Utah will focus on three important pillars that will help kids learn how to succeed both on and off of the basketball court. These three dynamics are: skills, fun and community. 

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SKILLS

-Fundamentals and knowledge of the game

- Practice skills that challenge and push each player

- Shooting, passing, ball handling, post play, individual defense, etc...

-Focus on the player's development and improvement

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FUN

-Instill a love for the game of basketball

- Games, contests, prizes and rewards

- Random special guest appearances from former collegiate/pro athletes and coaches

- Positive and uplifting teaching environment

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COMMUNITY

-Assistant trainers are local varsity basketball players from Westlake, Cedar Valley and Rockwell High Schools

-The first and only local basketball skills academy

WHY A BASKETBALL SKILLS ACADEMY?

"Teams are made during the season but players are made in the offseason, perfecting their individual skillset"

Reason #1

 

Focus on the individual

 

At Ball Out Utah, we focus and give all our attention on the individual player. No wasted time giving long lectures and 15 minute walk-throughs of basketball concepts. We instruct, implement, repeat and build upon each drill. Muscle memory is created by doing, not by watching. We keep our classes small so that each athlete gets various repetitions with a trainer watching each drill.

Reason #2

 

Proper mechanics/technique

 

We focus on creating proper basketball muscle memory. Learning bad habits from an early age can stunt progression and instill doubt in the player. We teach proper techniques through demonstration, implementation and repetition. Training to shoot/dribble/move correctly without a conscious thought is necessary to being a successful player. Learning proper mechanics builds the player's skillset and confidence going forward.

Kobe Bryant

"I just think European players are way more skillful than Americans. They are taught the game the right way at an early age. It's something we have to fix. We have to teach our kids to play the right way"

"In America.. we're not teaching players to play all-around basketball. Teach players the game at an early age. Give them instruction"

Kevin Garnett

“Our league now is at a point where you have to teach more than anything. AAU has killed our league. Seriously, I hate to even say this, but it’s real. From the perspective that these kids are not being taught anything."

Charles Barkley

"They're killing the game. AAU is the worst thing to happen to college basketball ever. I hate AAU more than anything in the world. These kids aren't getting good coaching. They're playing too many games and not working on their game enough.

 

WEEKLY SESSIONS - GROUP

VISTA HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL

2022 Sessions

Fall Registration Open

Fall Session Begins August 22nd, 2022

2022 Fall Costs
$65/Month for 1 day a week
Walk-In Fee - $20


 
Walk-in to sign up 10 minutes before session start. Payment required upon check-in. Cash/check or Venmo accepted (single session only)
 

K-2nd Grade

K-2nd Graders will learn the fundamentals of basketball through games and fun competitions. These will include games such as dribble tag, minefield dribbling, cows in the pen and MANY MANY more. Focus will be on dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive stance. Focus will be learning while having a blast. All abilities are welcome

Fall K-2nd Grade Schedule

August 22, 2022 thru October 24th 2022

MONDAYS Only 

4:30-5:25pm

 

3-5th Grade

3-5th Graders will continue to focus on their fundamentals while being challenged to progress their skills into more advanced drills and training. The focus is to challenge each player to develop and master the fundamentals while introducing them to a higher level of training that will challenge them without overwhelming them

Fall 3-5th Grade Schedule

 August 22, 2022 thru October 24th 2022

Mondays Only

5:30-6:25pm

6-8th Grade

6-8th Graders will continue to focus on their fundamentals while being challenged to progress their skills into more advanced drills and training. Will introduce them to basic high school drills and concepts. Focus will switch from training to do a drill until they get it right to doing a drill until they don't make a mistake

 

 

 

6-8th Grade Schedule

August 22nd, 2022 thru October 24th 2022

Mondays Only

6:30-7:25pm

9-12 Grade (or advanced 7/8th Graders)

 

9-12th Graders will focus on more advanced training designed to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. This group training will be prepared for High School Basketball and will introduce both Varsity and Collegiate drills/principals. Our main goal is to prepare this age group to be successful in their High School programs.

9-12th Grade Schedule

August 22nd thru October 24th

 Mondays ONLY 

7:30-8:30pm

Private Individual or Small Group Sessions

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Prefer private individual, small group or team sessions for your child? We have you covered. Schedule your private session today where our focus is squarely on your child. Sessions will be taught by Ball Out Utah founder Mike McDonough. 

Email or text for open times and dates

(208) 283-0773

balloututah@gmail.com

COST

Email or text for pricing

* It is the client's responsibility to reserve their own basketball facility for a private session

** If outside of Saratoga Springs we will charge $.40 per mile for travel. Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs locations are at no extra charge

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 "Mike relates well with my kids and they respond to his encouragement. I love that he cares about my kids and desires for them to improve. Mike is a positive influence on my kids and they have gained confidence and basketball skills under his direction "

Susie - Parent of 15 and 17 year old clients 

CONTACT US AT BALL OUT UTAH

Email: balloututah@gmail.com
Cell:  (208) 283-0773 (Feel free to call or text)

 

For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

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