ELITUS ACADEMY CENTRAL OKINAWA CLASS
栗野 譲 代表
About Elitus Academy Okinawa
Hi there! I'm Jo Kurino, representative of Elitus Academy. Welcome to the Elitus Basketball Academy home page! I serve as the main basketball instructor for the Okinawa location.
As I reflect on my career, I gained competitive experience playing the game in the home of basketball America, and then had to the opportunity to play professionally for 15 seasons in Japan's Top Leagues. I not only want to teach what I learned from the JBL, bj League, NBL and the B.League in Nagoya City but I also would love to do so in Okinawa also.
Okinawa is one of Japan's major hoops hotbeds. There have been numerous school-boy stars and professionals that have come from the island. Okinawa basketball is also known for its distinct playing style. Lastly, with the large U.S. population in Okinawa, the region is very diverse culturally and there's no need for Japanese players to go to the U.S.。I will embrace such characteristics and coach primarily in English; this making our practice environment a global one where all athletes can learn basketball in a culture-academic environment.
Let's raise the excitement of the game together!
Teach in English
Basketball Course for youths between 8-13 years old.
We place an emphasis on teaching fundamentals, exercise and the fun aspects of the game.
We also teach life skills and discipline, but helping players develop basic physical development such as coordination and introducing different athletic movement.
Ball Control and Handling
Dribbling and Passing
Fundamentals of Basketball
Introductory 1-on-1 Moves
60% Skill Work・40% Game-like (USAB Youth)
This course is for Junior-aged players between 10~15 years old.
Players will be taught fundamentals along with basic concepts of the game.
We place an emphasis on players being able to control their body-weight, learn different exercise movements and being to play basketball with rhythm, speed, and with poise.
1-on-1 Offensive/Defensive Situations