Spring Registration Open Now!

The First Step Basketball Academy was founded in 1991 and has always provided great intructional sessions in a fun environment to kids of all ages.

You can always create your own class. All you need is 7 friends and we will do the rest. Your child gets to attend for free. Give a call to get more info! 301-838-4455



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  • Hoopstars
  • Little Hands & Feet
  • Intermediate Steps
  • Premier Steps
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With its comprehensive curriculum, Hoopstars is a fun and exciting child development program that helps children develop balance, coordination and fine motor skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Each class will feature age-appropriate instruction based on our progressive curriculum, and our experienced coaches focus on the effort being made as well as the result of that effort. Our staff strives to help children reach physical and emotional milestones throughout each session of Hoopstars.

Our classes work to help speed a child's development in athletic avenues as well as social situations. Some topics that are covered in Hoopstars include: hand-eye coordination, listening to directions, understanding boundaries, teamwork, balance, social awareness, and fair play.

Little Hoopstars, Ages 4-5

Spring Session:
Saturdays: Apr. 5 - Jun. 28, 2014 (no class 5/24), $150 for 12 weeks


Rising Hoopstars, Ages 6-7

Spring Session:
Saturdays Apr. 5 - Jun. 28, 2014 (no class 5/24), $150 for 12 weeks


Shinning Hoopstars, Ages 8-9

Spring Session:
Apr. 5 - Jun. 28, 2014 (no class 5/24), $150 for 12 weeks


Click on your chosen age, date and session to register.
Little Hands & Feet

Ages: 4-6 (1/2 basketball & 1/2 soccer)

Our innovative program combines all of the fun elements of soccer and basketball into one exciting class for your budding athlete. This instructional class will combine 25-minutes of soccer and 25-minutes of basketball games to develop basic coordination, individual skills and teamwork. Parents can actively participate by encouraging their child's development through social interaction. Or parents can simply drop their kids off, relax, run some errands, and let the coaches do all the rest.


IntermediateStepsBoyAges: 6-8       Cost: $150, 12 weeks

The Intermediate Steps program will give kids a better understanding of the essentials of the game of basketball. Dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and the all important first step on offense will be introduced to young basketball players in a fun-loving atmosphere. Short, noncompetitive games will emphasize the skills learned in class and will encourage team play.


Spring Session:
Tuesdays, Apr. 1 - Jun. 17, 2014, 6-6:50pm
Fridays, Apr. 4 - Jun. 20, 2014. 6-6:50pm

PremierStepsBoyAges: 9-12       Cost: $150, 12 weeks

Premier Steps is designed for players who want to improve their individual and team skills. Areas of concentration include ball-handling, shooting, team play, 1-on-1 skills, rebounding, defensive position, team defense, cutting and setting picks, foot work, post player moves, skills development drills and mental preparation. Premier Steps will stress fun, fitness, and fundamentals, as well as develop confidence, composure and concentration.


Spring Session:
Tuesdays, Apr. 1 - Jun. 17, 2014, 7-7:50pm
Fridays, Apr. 4 - Jun. 20, 2014, 7-7:50pm

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