Our mission

The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy mission

To deepen our athletes’ commitment to personal success, using the development of basketball ability and basketball IQ as the platform for enhancing their aspirations, disciplines and life skills.

The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy is a premier training academy in the St. Louis area. The Academy provides skill development, basketball education, and leadership opportunities for young athletes, girls and boys, ages 5-14. At the Larry Hughes Basketball Academy, young athletes are given opportunities to maximize their talent, grow within the sport of basketball, and develop leadership qualities for success both on and off the court.



Who participate in sports to be with friends


Said they wouldn’t care if no score was kept in their games


Would prefer to be on a losing team if they could play rather than warm the bench on a winning team


Said they see other kids act like poor sports frequently

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