“My son thoroughly enjoyed his first AAU season as an Elevation team member. Coach Rick did an amazing job working with the kids and teaching them the skills they need to improve their game, while also keeping it fun. From his vast experience as a high school coach, Rick is well aware of the bad habits that some players can develop early on, and he worked hard to teach the kids how to avoid picking up those habits. I was impressed with the structure of the practices and the clinics, and with how well the team improved over the course of a single season. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team improve so much in such a short period of time.”
-Steve from Concord
Here's what people are saying about Elevation Basketball Academy
I am so grateful for Coach K’s basketball programs! My son has participated in Coach K’s skills clinics, leagues, and vacation programs for the last four years, and his skills and confidence grow with every experience. Coach K’s approach to developing foundational skills keeps the kids engaged and interested. He gets to know his players, and provides a positive and supportive environment where they advance their skills, build confidence and experience the joy of the game.
- A grateful Acton parent
"This was my sons' second year in the summer camps and league. They enjoyed it immensely, especially when special guest coaches, like Joey Flannery. Not only did they improve their skills, they also made friends and had so much fun playing the game. What a great way to spend their summer!"
-Cindy from Acton
Since my son was heading into high school this fall, he was looking for somewhere he could get valuable court time and work on his skills before next season. He got all of that and more with Elevation Basketball. The coaching he received not only challenged him as an individual player but taught him to be a better teammate. He was given the opportunity to experience a more competitive level of play while learning the importance of fundamental basketball. His growth as a player was in large part due to the support and knowledge given to him by the Elevation coaching staff. It was such a positive experience that he will not forget when he moves on to high school.
-Katy from Townsend
My son played AAU with Elevation for the first time this spring after playing for several years with another club. We were blown away by the program. Superior coaching, organized and well run practices, and great communication with parents. Overall a terrific experience.
-Mary from Littleton
My sons are obsessed with basketball, in large part due to their frequent participation in everything Rick Kilpatrick offers! They have participated in many of his Elevation Hoops programs (clinics, summer league, camps, and two seasons of AAU) for the past several years and have loved each and every one of them. Participating in these programs has fueled their love of basketball, improved their skills, and greatly improved their confidence. My sons have loved the personalized approach and the valuable feedback they have received. The AAU seasons gave them the opportunity play at a high level of competition, improve a ton, and get lots of playing time through tournaments. We are so grateful for all of these wonderful basketball opportunities!
-Emily from Acton