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About Us

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A game changing basketball program. Made to provide the ultimate “experience” in basketball skill development. Players will be given all of the necessary tools needed to perform at an Elite level.

Players will be shown techniques designed to show a player the “gaps” that are missing in their game through our mistake driven drills. They will be shown some of the most overlooked details necessary to for a player to reach their full potential.

Big Break Academy creates a high energy, positive, challenging environment. Where athletes will not only learn from each other but challenge and push each other to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Our athletes look forward to not only being in the gym but look forward to seeing our coaching staff.

Where athletes will not only learn from each other but challenge and push each other to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Our athletes look forward to not only being in the gym but look forward to seeing our coaching staff.

Athletes will receive and learn life lessons that will help shape their lives long after their playing career is over. In order for our program to have maximum impact on the lives of our athletes, we focus on building STRONG relationships with all of the athletes. 

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Big Break Academy creates a high energy, positive, challenging environment. Where athletes will not only learn from each other but challenge and push each other to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Our athletes look forward to not only being in the gym but look forward to seeing our coaching staff.

Where athletes will not only learn from each other but challenge and push each other to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Our athletes look forward to not only being in the gym but look forward to seeing our coaching staff.

Athletes will receive and learn life lessons that will help shape their lives long after their playing career is over. In order for our program to have maximum impact on the lives of our athletes, we focus on building STRONG relationships with all of the athletes. 

MEET OUR TEAM

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TERELL JOHN

Head Trainer and Co-Founder

Terell John is a dynamic and creative teacher of the game. As a trainer he has trained a variety of different basketball players ranging from 2nd grade to D1. His love for the game started at from the age of 5 when a basketball was first placed in his hands. From there his love for the game only blossomed and grew with time. 

As a player he starred at Larkin High School where he averaged 15.7 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game his senior season. En route to earning numerous awards including All-Area and All-Conference honors in 2009. After a brief stint, at Elgin Community College. Terell starred at Division II Purdue North Central where he averaged 15. 8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while leading the Panthers to the winningest year in school history and earning All-Conference honors his senior season. .

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ELIAS BANKS

Head Trainer and Co-Founder

Elias is a very impactful aggressive basketball teacher/trainer of the game, he has been working with players/athletes of all ages for 4 years. As a player he has been playing basketball since the age of 8, playing at Kimball Middle School for 2 years, 2 years at Larking High School both in Elgin, IL. He redshirted for 1 year with Elgin Community College (ECC) learning the ins and outs of the college basketball level game and gaining more knowledge about the sport in general. 

Elias has a very widespread background in working camps, clinics, personal 1on1 training, group training, AAU coaching, park district coaching etc. Elias has the ability to breakdown a player/athletes strengths and weaknesses. His reason for teaching is to build a player/athletes confidence and improve both their skill development and understanding of the game, and ultimately helping them grow to become a better player/athlete and person.

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