Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


The Rising Stars Summer Basketball Camps have been cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19!  We are monitoring the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines related to when we can offer these camps. Stay tuned for more updates on when these sessions will take place.  

This summer the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services will introduce its version of what 'basketball preparation training' should look like, BUT With the emergence of COVID-19, we have made some adjustments to the format.  We have changed the times and pricing as well as several other things based on the health and safety guidelines suggested by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Please take the time to READ what is expected of you as a parent and for your athlete as you attend our camps.


  • EVERY athlete's temperature will be taken at the door upon arrival
  • Anyone with an "insistent cough" will be asked to leave
  • Bring your own ball
  • Bring plenty of water! We would rather you have more than enough, than not enough. Both water fountains and vending machines will not be available until it is completely safe to do so
  • Athletes and coach will sanitize their hands at the beginning, during and after each session
  • We will have sanitizer available or you can bring your own as well
  • Click HERE for more health and safety resources related to COVID - 19


Our progressive basketball curriculum will challenge each athlete's mental and physical capacities by combining high-level performance training based on sports science of functional movement with fundamental basketball drills and exercises. 

$55 Per Session
5 sessions for $225







Individual Skills Academy Dates

  • Saturday 7/11,  9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 1)
  • Saturday 7/18,  9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 2)
  • Sunday 7/26,  9:00-12:00. 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 3)
  • Sunday 8/9,  9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 1)
  • Sunday 8/16,  9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 2)
  • Sunday 8/23,  9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 (Unit 3)

In-Game Skills Academy Dates

  • Saturday 9/12,  12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday 9/13,  9:00-12:00 and 12:30-3:30
  • Saturday 9/19, 12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00
  • Sunday 9/20,  9:00-12:00 and 12:30-3:30
  • Saturday 9/26,  12:30-3:30 and 4:00-7:00 

Session Times and Training Groups

  • 9:00am to 12:00pm, Grade 3/4 (Co-ed)
  • 12:30pm to 3:30pm, Grades 5/6 (Co-ed)
  • 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Grades 7/8 (Co-ed)

Virtual Onboarding Sessions - (Individual Skills Academy Only)

  • July 9th, 16th and 23rd - 9:30am-11:00
    August 6th, 13th and 20th


Individual Skills

  • Unit 1 - Defensive Footwork, Ball Handling and Finishing Moves
  • Unit 2 – Defensive Disciplines, Triple Threat Footwork and Shooting
  • Unit 3 – Basketball Acumen - Offensive and Defensive Disciplines
    • 1 on 0, 2 on 0, 3 on 0, 4 on 0, 5 on 0
    • These will be NON-CONTACT sessions until permitted by the MN Dept. of Health.


Mental Training and Preparation

  • Get In The Flow:
  • How to get focused and learn!

In-Game Skills Covered

  • 1 on 1 Offensive and Defensive Principles
  • 2 on 2 Offensive and Defensive Principles
  • 3 on 3 Offensive and Defensive Principles
  • 4 on 4 Offensive and Defensive Principles
  • 5 on 5 Offensive and Defensive Principles



Format of Virtual Training

  • Videos include dynamic warmups, stabilization exercises instructing athletes on duration/sets/repetitions per exercise
  • Unit or entire program access to simplified videos that demonstrate basketball skill sets and movement patterns
  • Coaches will be right there in the session with the athlete providing next level feedback
  • 50 athletes max per unit
  • In addition to the virtual workouts athletes will receive:
    • Workout plans with video access to drills for additional workouts inside each unit
  • With access to workout plans and videos, there will be NO MAKE UP SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER due to inclement weather

Zoom Details

  • Sessions will be live streamed through Zoom video conferencing and the link will be sent via email prior to your scheduling session (free account & download)
  • The Zoom unit link provided on the Thursday before the Friday of the start of each new unit
  • The Zoom link will open at 5 minutes prior to each session beginning




  • Grades 3-8
  • 30 athletes max per session
    • 10:1 Athlete to Clinician Ratio
    • 3 courts with 10 players per court
  • Clinician will be High School Coaches, Former Gophers and Trainers from Around the Metro
  • Improve Mental and Physical Skills
  • High Volume Repetitions


Camp attendees can access the MYAS network of hotels across the Twin Cities by clicking the following link: https://issuu.com/wisconsinsportsservices/docs/2020_hotel_guide_w_maps/14



Christopher “CT” Thomas

Lead Clinician 

A modernizer in the world of basketball training, CT is founder and owner of "100% Hoops, LLC" which has created a standard for combining high-level performance training based on sports science of functional movement with fundamental basketball drills and exercises.

Clarence Fields

  • Serves as Trusted Coaches, Director of Business Development
  • 100% Hoops - World Domination Master Trainer
  • Played Div I college basketball at McNeese State University (95-97)

Jean Paul Frederich

  • BS degree in Health and Human Performance, University of Wisconsin-River Falls (2017)
    • K-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification
    • Minor: Adapted Physical Education
  • Coached Boys and Girls 8th Grade A teams at Hopkins North Junior High 2017-2020

Rudy Ruffin

  • BS degree in Business Administration, Minnesota State University (2010-2012, 2015)
    • Member of the Women’s Track and Field team
  • BS degree in Business Management (Pursued), Bethany Lutheran College (2012-2014)
    • Member of the Women’s Basketball team
  • Freshman girls head basketball coach for Eden Prairie High School (2019-2020).

Deontae Henderson

Justin Baker

  • Coach, Educator, PhD Candidate at University of Minnesota
  • Founder, Mindful Power LLC
  • Played Division I Tennis at University of Wisconsin

Tryon Terry, Sr.

  • BS degree in Business Administration, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2019)
  • Played collegiately at the University of Texas – San Antonio, North Dakota State University, and Valley City State University.
    • Dick Vitale Preseason Diaper Dandy (Freshman Player of Year) in the Southland Conference.
    • Voted captain by peers both junior and senior years
    • All-Conference selection senior year

Ebony Livingston

Jonte Flowers

Youth Sports Done Right