ESC/MBA Youth Training  
 Basketball League
A true skill development basketball program that provides basketball training and game time play led by MBA Select professional training staff.
 Boys & Girls - Grades 1st-4th grade
TRUST me, so that I can LEAD and INSPIRE you to be the best that you can be!
Features for 2019 - 2020
  • New Professional training partner,  MBA Select w/ multiple professional coaches/trainers that will be engaged with the kids in showing them not only the skills but how and why to implement those skills
  • New lower cost
  • 2 basketball courts available to handle more kids
  • Training/games are ONE day per week, so you are not making multiple trips
Youth training leagues are for all players, regardless of ability, to get high quality training sessions and can then incorporate what we learned in training sessions to live game play.  Our coaches thoughts are that players need to learn how to play competitive pick up ball where officials and coaches do not control every move that players make.  It has been an awesome experience and we are tied up to bring it to the court this fall and winter.
Our session one training league will start November 9th running for 6 weeks to December 21st with a max of 32 players in each session.  Session 2 will start January 11th running for 10 weeks to March 14th with a max of 32 players in each session. We will start with 30 minutes of skill development and then break into teams and play 5 on 5 for 30 minutes.  MBA staff will be using 2 courts and have access to 6 baskets for each group.
Each player will get expert training from our professional training staff.  The focus of our training will be on offensive development with perfect technique.  If players can learn to master the offensive skills  with great form, we know that the sky is the limit to your success! 
Development skills:
  • Shooting work - spot, on the move, off the 1 on 1 move, off the pro position, and step backs
  • Ball handling drills both stationary and on the move
  • Pro Position (Triple threat) and how to use this position to your advantage.
Remember that in basketball, it is a marathon not a sprint, keep your mind focused on the end fame but stay committed to the process.  It will all be worth it, I promise you that.
Rod Creech
MBA Owner
  • 1st grade & 2nd grade co-ed - 9AM - 10AM
  • 3rd grade & 4th grade co-ed - 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Training/Play Dates:
Session 1:
  • Saturday's starting November 9th and running through December 21st (NO training on November 30th) 
Session 2:
  • Saturday's starting January 11th and running through March 14th
Cost: (includes a MBA Select reversible jersey)
  • $79 / player for session 1
  • $129 / player for session 2 
  • $189 / player if you sign up for both sessions up front and pay in full at checkout.

Midwest Basketball Academy is coming to the Elkhart Sports Center!!




Elkhart, IN (August 14, 2019)—Midwest Basketball Academy (“MBA”) is bringing the very BEST in basketball training and competitive team play to the Elkhart Sports Center. (“ESC)  


Co-owner Troy Baughman says, “As the Elkhart Sports Center continues to strive and provide our community and surrounding communities the BEST in training opportunities, the addition of MBA truly fits this objective. MBA, and owner Rod Creech, have been the go-to program in Northern Indiana for basketball training and travel basketball for the past 27 years and we are proud to now call them our partner.” 


Midwest Basketball Academy offers skill development camps, skill development training clinics, training leagues, Rod Creech’s Elite Basketball Training dealing with small group training and the top travel basketball program in Northern Indiana.  This past year, MBA SELECT was contracted by Adidas to participate in the Adidas Gauntlet series at the high school boys and girls level.  MBA SELECT had teams playing in the Platinum, Gold and Silver Gauntlet series.  The Adidas Gauntlet series in one of the top two circuits in the world and offer MBA SELECT players the opportunity to play in the best tournaments and against the best competition and in front of a whole lot of college coaches. 


MBA has also produced some of the best players to come out of this area including but not limited too former Indiana Mr. and Miss Basketball runners up, Demetrius Jackson, Melissa Lechlitner, and Sydney Smallbone. They have also had 6 boys Indiana All-Stars and 20 girls Indiana All Stars.  Rod Creech was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 1987 Silver Anniversary team. 


MBA owner Rod Creech says, “to impact this community of basketball players that are eager to learn this great game of hoops, we need a place that the kids can come and call home, a place that is recognized as the go to gym if you want to be a baller.  There are a lot of “gym rats” out there that love this game and want to live in the gym.  The Elkhart Sports Center provides just that, an awesome facility, owned by awesome people that want to invest in this community and be difference makers.  It takes a village to grow champions and I truly believe that MBA and ESC will be a special place to develop champions on and off the court.”


MBA programming will begin at the Elkhart Sports Center the week of August 18th, 2019.  Tryouts for MBA SELECT teams 3rd– HS boys and girls will take place at Elkhart Sports Center on September 8th, 2019. Here are the tryout times and age groups:


·       3rd– 6thgrade boys and girls Elite and Developmental teams – 12 – 1:15PM

·       7th– 8thgrade boys and girls Adidas Jr. Gauntlet, Elite and Developmental teams – 2 – 3:15PM

·       High School boys Adidas Gauntlet Gold and Silver teams – 3:45 – 5PM

·       High School girls Adidas Gauntlet Platinum, Gold and Silver teams – 5:30 – 6:45PM


Rod Creech bio: 

·      Lead Penn High School Basketball-Sectional, Regional Champions 1987

·      Lead Penn High School Basketball-Semi State Runner up

·      NIC Conference Player of the Year 1987

·      Penn High School record holder for Most points scored in a Single Season 1987

·      USA Today High School All American 

·      AP 2nd Team All State

·      College Basketball Scholarship to Saginaw Valley State University 1987-1992

·      1987 GLIAC Conference Freshman of the Year Award

·      In top 10 at Saginaw Valley in career records: assists, steals, Free throws and games played

·      Played Professionally with High Five America 

·      Division I NCAA Women’s College Basketball Official 2001-present 

  • Owner of C5 Personal Performance Training 

MBA select creates a culture that builds upon teaching the fundamentals of the game properly.  They build confidence through competence and their staff believes basketball is all about having a solid fundamental base, a foundation to stand on so that success can happen.  MBA goal is to make sure that every player, from beginning to advanced level, has the opportunity to take advantage of the quality and professional services that they have to offer.

Elkhart Sports Center is a premier athletic facility committed to providing the Michiana community with the highest level of competition, training and excellence for its youth and adults through sports and physical activities.  


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Elkhart Sports Center
1162 Fremont Ct
Elkhart, IN 46516

Phone: 574-294-5050


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ESC Hours

April - October

  • 4PM - 8PM Monday - Friday (depending on business)
  • Closed Sat. and Sun.

November - March

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


All hours and days are subject to change

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