WILLIAM JENKINS, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Hometown: Glendale, WI
High School: Nicolet High School, Glendale WI
•Nicolet High School Athletic Hall of Fame
•All-State Basketball, All-Conference Basketball, All-Conference Baseball, All-State Baseball
College: Valparaiso University
• Division 1 MBB 4-year Scholarship
•ESPY co-winner, 'The Shot', Valpo vs Ole Miss, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament 1998
• Valparaiso University Athletic Hall of Fame
• Professional Basketball, Europe (Portugal, Italy
•USA Youth Basketball Certified Coach
•Head Coach, Kids Basketball, YMCA 2015-Present
•Head Coach, Glendale Little League, 2018-Present
JENKINS ELITEHOOPS Academy is the labor of love of its Founder, local professional basketball standout and three-sport athlete, William Jenkins. A Glendale native, William began garnering athletic accolades early in his life, culminating in being named to the Nicolet High School Hall of Fame for his academic and athletic achievements in basketball, volleyball, and baseball. Following high school, William was awarded a four-year full scholarship to play at Men’s basketball powerhouse Valparaiso University where he was an integral starting member of the Cinderella team that prevailed in one of the most famous NCAA Men's Basketball tournament games of all time resulting in the ESPY award nominated ’The Shot' Valpo vs Ole Miss.’ Continuing his basketball prowess after graduating college with a degree in Business & Psychology, William played professional basketball in Europe. Today, you can find William coaching his children and helping young athletes to learn, develop and master basketball fundamentals.
The ELITEHOOPS Difference
Jenkins ELITEHOOPS academy is unlike any other. We are not solely focused on packing as many kinds into a gym as possible, rather keeping our Skill Sessions & Private training smaller so that each player gets the attention they need.
We understand and respect that each player may be at different skill levels, and therefore each player has specific areas of his/her game that may need improvement or focus.
At JENKINS ELITEHOOPS we help youth basketball players learn, develop and improve to master the fundamentals and increase basketball IQ--- We work hard, play hard and HAVE FUN!
SKILLS TRAINING & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
ELITEHOOPS has adopted the USA Basketball Player Development curriculum so we can progress all player through the sport by developing their skills, rather than relying on their age, grade, height or gender.
• Ball Handling and Dribbling • Screening
• Footwork and Body Control • Shooting
• Passing and Receiving • Defensive Concepts
• Rebounding • Offense Concepts