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Intro


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Intro


"There is no point at which performance maxes out and additional practice does not lead to further improvement."

Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool [PEAK-Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise]

 

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Overview


Overview


Who we are..

LoneStar Basketball Academy is a year-round, low-profile, high-quality, basketball technique development service established in the year 2000 and devoted to improving the skill sets of highly motivated young athletes.

What we do..

We teach the details of fundamental and advanced footwork, ball handling, shooting mechanics, and efficient body control and movement principles designed to improve performance.

Who does it..

Rick Allison is the owner/founder/principal trainer for LoneStar Basketball Academy.

Rick retired from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in 2012 after employment since 1982 as an Avionics Network Design Engineer. Rick holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.  Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Rick spent 6 years as a Recording Engineer at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida working on sessions for artists such as, the Bee Gees, Stephen Stills, Allman Brothers, Pure Prairie League, Michael Bolton, Harry Chapin, John Cougar Mellencamp, FireFall, and Julio Iglesias.  Why is this relevent? Mainly to give insight into why synergy with technology is a driving force in our training programs.  An early background in state-of-the-art multitrack recording and years of work in high-technology aerospace computer applications and integration has given Rick a keen interest in applying computer and video technology to the field of basketball player development.  This background has also provided Rick with an uncommon analytical approach to player skill development. He was an early adopter of Dartfish video analysis software and Dr. Dish shooting machine technology applied to basketball skill development. He has been influencial in the development of some of the features in Dr. Dish's recent Skill Builder upgrade, such as, sequencing custom programs together and custom spot locations.  Rick spends a large portion of his free time staying abreast with current research in skill acquisition, motor learning, and movement mechanics applicable to basketball performance improvement.

Rick was a high-school basketball standout for three years at Miami Edison High School.   He was recruited to play basketball at West Point by Bobby Knight and Dave Bliss, but got diverted into the Army during the Viet Nam war years while at the West Point Prep School in Fort Belvoir, Va.   Rick went into the music industry as a recording engineer upon leaving the service and did not return to basketball until his daughters became interested in playing the game.  He has coached AAU girls’ basketball at the highest levels for 10 years and has passionately pursued the study of basketball skill development in a quest to become a top on-court clinician and teacher of the game.  He is obsessed with helping young athletes master the skills to improve their game.  Rick is a master of the hook shot and is on a lonely crusade to bring back the perimeter “skyhook” to the game of basketball.

Where we do it..

Fort Worth: St. Paul Lutheran School, 1800 West Freeway, Ft. Worth, TX

Irving: The Highlands School, 1451 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX

Midlothian: TBD

When we do it..

For scheduling details refer to the training calendar link at the top of the page or here. Typically, training is conducted Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Saturday morning in Ft. Worth. Occasionally, training has been conducted Wednesday evenings in Irving, TX when schedule permits.

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How we do it..

Most training is private, individual, 1-hour, sessions or very small, 1-hour, group sessions. Occasionally, we offer team training and/or special clinics when schedule permits.

We use the Dr. Dish shooting machine and Dartfish Video Replay Analysis in training sessions when applicable.

Most client communication is handled by text messaging for timeliness and convenience. Clients can look for available sessions times on the training calendar and request to reserve available spots by text message.

Call or text:     eight one seven- eight four six- seven nine nine three