Nittany Valley Sports Centre’s state-of-the-art basketball facility is proud to provide 6 basketball courts to the Centre Region! New basketball programs coming to The Centre below:

At The Centre Basketball Academy, we believe in a “Basketball for All” approach. This means that we want to offer programming for our beginners who are just learning to play, to our middle school players looking to learn the game and stay active, and to those players seeking a spot on a college roster.  


Basketball Director Richard Ciambotti will lead the program along with middle school and high school level coaches.


    • Basic footwork: Pivots, jump stops, utilizing triple threat
    • Fundamental Ball handling; using both hands, change of pace and direction, protecting the ball, jab steps, and rocker steps
    • Passing techniques; Ball fakes, creating space, crisp passes, check, bounce, and post feed
    • Shooting fundamentals; BEEF, Form shooting, technique, shooting off the pass, off the dribble
    • Rebounding; positioning, high point, put backs, chin, and outlet, locating the ball in the air
    • Screening and cutting: On the ball, away screens, cutting off screens
    • Defense: Basic positioning, on ball, gap & help spots, slides, and footwork, contesting shots, playing defense without fouling

Grades: 2-4 
Boys & Girls – All Levels
Tuesdays: 6pm-7:30pm
Sundays: 2pm-3:30pm
Sept 13-Nov 6th
15 Sessions
Register HERE

Grades: 5th-8th
Boys & Girls – All Levels
Thursdays: 6pm-8pm
Sundays: 4pm-6pm
Sept 15-Nov 6th
15 Sessions
Register HERE