Elite Training Partners

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Our Location

Elkhart Sports Center
1162 Fremont Ct

Elkhart, IN 46516

Phone: 574-294-5050
Email: tm3sports@gmail.com


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ESC Hours

April - October

  • 5PM - 9PM Tuesday - Friday 

November - March

  • 4PM - 10PM Monday - Friday
  • 7AM - 11PM Saturday & Sunday


All hours and days are subject to change

New Photo Gallery

Check out some of the pictures from our recent events.

Tipping Point Basketball Leveled Curriculum from 3rd grade - High School Players
Tipping point logoTipping Point basketball has seen significant growth over the past 2 years serving the basketball youth of our community and surrounding communities. As we have continued to grow, we also need to continue to refine our training to better suite the participants, from the beginner to the advanced, to the elite player. We have now taken another step towards refining our program.
Beginning with our November 3rd/4th grade academy training program, all camps, clinics, specialized training programs will be structured around our new training philosophy. All sessions will be separated by levels. Each level of training will have a criteria that will need to be met to participate in a particular class. (this will be addressed below) The goal is to get kids training with other kids of a similar skill level. This will allow each player to get the most out of each training session.
For more information on programs offered by Tipping Point basketball, continue to check our the Tipping Point website atwww.tippingpointbasketball.org and the Elkhart Sports Center website atwww.elkhartsportscenter.com 

Training Levels for all participants

The Academy - 3rd & 4th grade boys and girls - All skill levels

Requirements - A desire to learn the game of basketball and one day play for a school basketball team

Level one Beginner- 5th - 8th grade basketball players

Requirements - Currently not on a team, a desire to improve basketball skills,  looking to make a school team

  • 4th grade advanced - must pass skills testing evaluation from the Academy training program
  • 5th - 6th grade Boys - own class
  • 5th - 6th grade Girls - own class
  • 7th - 8th grade Boys - own class
  • 7th 8th grade Girls - own class

Level two Intermediate -  5th - 8th grade basketball players  

Requirements - Currently on a school team, must pass level 2 skills testing evaluation - can be moved to level one if requirements are not meant

  • 5th - 6th grade Boys - own class
  • 5th - 6th grade Girls - own class
  • 7th - 8th grade Boys- own class
  • 7th - 8th grade Girls - own class

Level three Advanced 6th - 8th grade

Requirements - Invitation only, must pass level 3 skills testing evaluation, coaches reference, AAU or travel ball experience, desire to play college basketball

  • 6th grade boys - own class
  • 6th grade girls - own class
  • 7th - 8th grade boys -  own class (can advance to level four)
  • 7th -8th grade girls - own class (can advance to level four)


Level four  - Freshman and JV basketball players 

Requirements - Must pass level 4 skills testing evaluation can be moved to level 5 based on testing

  • 9th - 10th grade boys
  • 9th - 10th grade girls

Level five advanced - Freshman, JV, and Varsity basketball players

Requirements - must play for a team, must pass level 5 skills testing evaluation, coaches reference, stat sheet, if requirements are not meant players will be moved to level four

  • 9th - 12th grade boys - Own program
  • 9th - 12th grade girls - Own program

Level six Varsity Elite - High School Varsity  basketball players Only

Requirements -  Invitation only, college bound prospects,  must pass level 6 skills testing evaluation, coaches reference, varsity stat sheet, recruiting profile,  AAU organization name,  one-on-one meeting with Craig and parents

2014 - 2015 Boys & Girls Programs will Include


  • Attack to Score dribbling Academy
  • 1000 shot club shoot to score Academy
  • Repetition with purpose all skills academy
  • Private one-on-one training
  • 1% Elite training basketball skills sets & speed & agility
  • The Academy Junior High 45 minutes skill sets 45 minutes 5 on 5 full-court game play
  • High School Boys & Girls AAU Summer program - Exciting news to be announced shortly
  • Summer Camps
  • Shooting gun shootout - competitive drills on the shooting gun limited to 6 players

Lead Trainers


Dean Foster - Basketball Coach


Playing experience

  • Elkhart Central - 2 year starter, captain, MVP lead team in assists and steals
  • University of Cincinnati - led team in assists & steals junior & senior year, Captain of team senior year

Coaching experience

  • Taft High School Cincinnati - Head varsity coach 5 seasons
  • Bremen High School - Head varsity coach 13 seasons
  • Elkhart Central (1992-1998) Record 99-42- Head varsity coach 6 seasons, 3 sectional titles, 2 regional titles, 1 semi-state
  • Penn High School (1998-2008) Record 166-70- Head varsity coach 10 seasons 5 sectional titles, 4 regional titles, 1 semi-state 


Craig Bush - Founder Tipping Point Basketball/Head Trainer


Playing experience 

  • Northwood High School - 3 year varsity starter, 1st team All-NLC, 1st team All-Area, All-state HM , recruited by over 150 colleges including:  Butler, Little Rock Arkansas, University of Southern Indiana, Air Force, Bethel College, IPFW, Youngstown State
  • TEAM USA High School selection- Played for team USA in Australia right out of High School
  • Dave Krieder's All-American Selection Cincinnati 
  • Blue Chip Top 25 All-Star Kentucky/Indiana
  • NCAA Division II University of West Florida - Pensacola Florida Bachelors Degree

Recent Training Experience 2012-2014 - 12 years professionally

  • 6 recent 1000 career + point scorers Indiana - Head shooting instructor 2012-2014
  • Head basketball trainer South Bend Adams girls varsity program 2014-2015
  • 4 recent NCAA Division I and II players signing to premiere college programs - Head basketball trainer 2013-2014
  • 6 recent high school boys/girls players committing to NAIA, NCAA Division III programs - Head basketball trainer 2012-2014
  • 9 All-Conference player selections Indiana -  Head basketball trainer 2012-2014
  • 3 All-State Honorable mention selections - Head basketball trainer 2012-2014
  • 3 /40 + single game high school varsity point scorers - Head shooting instructor - 2013-2014
  • Los Angeles Lakers NBA draft pick - Larry Turner - Head basketball trainer 

Upcoming Tippping Point Training

For more information and to sign up for Tipping Point training and camps, click on the Tipping Point Logo.

Tipping Point Basketball

Tipping Point Basketball.  We are Michiana's number one - player development training resource for boys and girls basketball players of all ages and skill levels - The proof is in the results! Do not miss out on this life changing opportunity!


For more information on Tipping Point Basketball visit their website at - http://www.tippingpointbasketball.org

Craig Bush - Owner and Director of Tipping Point Basketball


Tipping Point Basketball offers you the opportunity to increase your skill level and knowledge of the sport year round. Don't worry if you don't have experience, all levels of ability are welcome!  Professional basketball trainer Craig Bush has spent the last 12 years developing the T-point training system that equips athletes to take their game to the next level. From beginner level players to professional athletes, high intensity reps taught the right way in a controlled safe environment not only teaches discipline and accountability, it put's the athletes in an environmet where they are not afraid of failure.  Whether you come in 1 time or 50 times over, you will walk out those doors a more confident player!

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