Thornton

Top Elite Year Round Middle School Basketball Club:
North Metro Denver

As the top basketball and character development program for middle school athletes in North Metro Denver, Colorado Lightning integrates strategic skills training and faith mentoring to transform 6th-8th graders on and off the court. Our year-round club gives athletes an elite edge entering middle school and high school basketball.

Uniquely Tailored Basketball Training for Each Grade

With 11+ years of player development expertise, our experienced coaching staff precisely targets each grade’s needs:

6th Grade Program

We smooth the transition from elementary by instilling improved handles, shooting range, defensive lateral quickness, screening, basketball IQ and confidence to compete at higher intensities.

7th Grade Training

Players gain advanced ball protection skills and passing vision needed to overcome more aggressive defenders. We build the resilience and leadership required for this stakes-raising period.

8th Grade Tryouts

Talented athletes join our premier Colorado Lightning travel squads focused on hardcore positional enhancement, mental toughness training and implementing high school schemes. Our battle-tested formula elevates players wanting to excel at school and club basketball.  Note:  Not all teams travel out of state.  To qualify for out of state travel a team must win all of the top regional leagues.

Unparalleled Player Development with Christ-Centered Mentoring

We rent courts at Adams 12 schools and The Courts to conduct club team practices, skill sessions and tryouts. Players receive high repetition, focused training tailored to accelerating abilities and knowledge. Skills develop rapidly through tireless effort.

Equally important, our faith-based approach builds character by applying principles like responsibility, discipline, continuous self-improvement and selfless leadership. Mentoring occurs during team talks, practice, and through coordinating service opportunities. Players mature into confident young men ready to positively impact their communities.

About Our Coaching Staff and Scheduling

Contact Colorado Lightning Basketball to learn more about our experienced coaching staff focused on each athlete’s goals and our practice schedules catered around school obligations. 

Customized Player Development Approach:

6th Grade Basketball Program
7th Grade Basketball Program
8th Grade Basketball Program

We hold practices in the North Denver Metro area at Adams 12 schools and The Courts. Serving the communities of: Broomfield, Thornton, Northglenn, Denver, Erie, Westminster, Lafayette, Arvada, Louisville, and Commerce City.

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