Playmaker Sports Brand is the Official Basketball Trainer of Elite Sports Group. Our mission is to maximize the potential of our players and develop them into the best versions of themselves through private training and small group sessions. We do this by sharpening basketball skills, teaching game-like actions/situations from all levels, and preaching the right mindset on and off the court.
We have a wide range of experience in training players, from those who are just getting into the game of basketball to those who have been playing for years. We train experienced high school players pursuing the next level, college players transitioning into professionals, and professionals looking to gain an edge.
Mondays: Playmaker x US Basketball University Skills Academy: Playmaker Sports and US Basketball University will be running an Academy every Monday evening! This Academy is designed for boys and girls of all skill levels. This 60 minute training session will cover all areas of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, speed and agility. Players will be coached by former College or Pro Players.
- Grades 1st-4th: 6pm-7pm
- Grades 5th-9th: 7pm-8pm
Membership Price: $75/month
Tuesdays: Playmaker Shooting Academy: This is a 4-week session (focuses restart every 4 weeks), attend all 4 or pick and choose your days. This Academy is an all-shooting class! Looking to get more repetitions before spring and summer basketball? This is what you are looking for. We will break down shooting techniques and get a ton of reps in. All skill sets of players that can shoot on a 10ft hoop are welcome!
Thursdays: Small Group Training: Consists of a maximum of 8 players for a semi in-depth training. Players will receive personal development, learn to play with others, and gain an understanding of spacing, ball movement and read and react situations. These small groups will take place on the dates below or you can create your own small group option.
Private 1 on 1 sessions: Customized to each player’s needs and personal development areas. We will dive deep and breakdown every drill in order to maximize understanding and execution. This is open to beginners or the more advanced, as we tailor every workout to the individual.
- Elite or Beginners level training
- Request time and date that work best for you
- Buy multiple session packages and save!
Please reach out to Garrett Lever at Garrettl@elitesportsaz.com
Director of Player Development
Leads all Elite’s basketball personal training initiatives.
He is a native of Arizona that recently moved back after a 7-year stint as an Assistant Coach for Weber State University Men’s Basketball and 4 years playing collegiate basketball. In his time at Weber State, he was a part of two Big Sky Championship teams and took two trips to the NCAA Tournament. One of his main roles was leading the player development program. The players he
worked with included NBA Draft pick Joel Bolomboy and Jeremy Senglin, Weber State’s all time leading scorer and All-Conference player Jerrick Harding. Overseas professional’s Brekkott Chapman, Davion Berry, Cody John, and Jordan Dallas. All conference and Arizona Natives Richaud Gittens and Ryan Richardson.
As a Player, Garrett started at division 2 Nebraska-Kearney and finished at division 1 Seattle University. He earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and he led the country in steals at Nebraska-Kearney. Then transferred to nationally ranked Midland College where they were National Champion runners-up. Lever then received a scholarship to D1 Seattle University where he finished his career as top 5 steals leader in school history after 2 years.
Garrett is also the son of former NBA all-star Lafayette “Fat” Lever who played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Fat was a two time NBA All-Star and ranks 22nd in NBA history in career steals.E