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Congratulations to FBA Student Andrea Fichter.In 1998 she began training at the Fundamentals Basketball Academy as a seventh grader. Through consistency and diligence she honed her skills and had a very successful career at Memorial High School. She was recruited by several Division I and II schools and signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Indiana Wesleyan University (2005-2009). The Fundamentals Basketball Academy is very proud of her success and excited to watch her and her game grow at the next level.
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ANDREA!!!
Her Indiana Wesleyan team was MCC Regular Session and Tournament Champions.
Their team went 38 and 0 and was crowned
Division II National Champions for
the 2006-2007 season.
"Thank you for all you have taught Caleb but most of all I thank you for what you are. I am grateful that Caleb learned his most important basketball lessons from a Christian man. When he was interviewed in the paper after scoring his 1000th point, he was asked who his greatest influence in basketball was and he said, 'Troy Sowders.' So thank you for your teaching that allowed him to achieve his goals in life up to this point, but most of all for what you are, and what you stand for!" (Parent - MK)
March 30, 2002 Caleb began training at the Fundamentals Basketball Academy. Through persistence and dedication he honed his skills and had a very successful high school career. Caleb was voted first team All Conference, third team All-State and first team All- Southern Illinois. He ended his career by scoring over 1,000 points. He shot 44.4% from the three point line, 48.7% overall from the field and 81.2% from the free throw line (we worked very hard on his developing his shooting ability). Caleb set a school record for three pointers made in a game by hitting 11 out of 12. Caleb ended his career ranked 22nd in state history for three point field goals made (223). Caleb also won the All-Staters All-Star Classic three point contest by hitting 11 out 15 attempts, including his first seven attempts. He signs with Washington University of St. Louis (Division III) who finished third in the nation in 2007. Washington University is one of the top academic schools in the country and Caleb was one of 1,300 applicants granted admission out of 22,000 applications. Caleb, who was an Academic All-American and a Who's Who Among American High School students, plans on studying pre-med as the first step in his pursuit towards becoming a doctor.
Caleb was recruited by several bigger name basketball schools but made the decision to pursue his academic dream of becoming a doctor while playing basketball for a top-notch Division III basketball program. The Fundamentals Basketball Academy and Kingdom Sports staff thanks Caleb for the opportunity to help him develop his basketball ability and pray God's richest and best as he moves to the next level and pursues his academic and athletic dreams. Good job, Caleb!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CALEB!!! His
Washington University of St. Louis team was crowned
Division III National Champions in
back-to-back seasons (2007-2008 and 2008-2009).
"From the personal training to the league
play your program was great at preparing my son all aspects of the game
of basketball. He has developed on both the offensive and defensive
ends of the floor and has gained more confidence as his playing ability
has developed. Numerous people have commented on his skill development.
After not making the freshman team to training and playing with you for
a year he has now made the JV team is playing in the rotation. My
son still can't believe its real! Thank you for all of your guidance."
"Your program is well organized. I
liked the positive environment and the amount of playing time each child
gets during the game. The kids are usually moving or doing something
constructive during practice at all times rather than just standing around.
I have noticed an improvement in my sons confidence, skills and basketball
knowledge. Even the grandparents say my son has improved." (Parent
"This program was different from other programs
we have done in the past because the children get so much more instruction
here. The instruction was great and always positive. I would
recommend this program to anyone." (Parent
"Your basketball program is great!
It is nice to see a program that works with all the kids." (Parent
What can I say, "WOW!" Thanks to your
personalized student training, patience and attention to the small details
my daughter has become one of the top players in the city and now plays
for the top AAU girls team in the state. (Parent
"You guys do an excellent job of teaching
the fundamentals to all age groups. You the names of all the children
and the kids feel great about themselves. My son really enjoys his
time in this league and in your program. My son has developed more
in this program than I thought he could as a 6 year old. The staff
does an awesome job of relating to and teaching these kids while being
extremely patient with all of them. I can say that my son has gained
a "LOVE" for the sport of basketball. My entire family has noticed
my sons improvement. The best thing for me is to know that my child
now understands the rules of the game. By the end of the first hour
of practice I had seen improvement. This is the best league I have
ever associated with. (Parent - DL)
"I like the attention to detail. The
training challenged my in a positive way. There was individual time
spent on his weaknesses and much focus was spent on the development of
skill level. His shot , ball handling, and physical and mental strength
have improved. My wife and I noticed the improvement right away.
Our coaches noticed also and suggested moving him up to a higher goal height.
Because of the results he is more excited about practicing and using the
things he has been taught. Thanks to your great, friendly, and knowledgeable
staff that takes the time to show and teach without being critical my sons
confidence level is growing along with his skills." (Parent
"What I like most about FBA is the personal
approach Troy takes with each student. He not only teaches them about
basketball but he teaches them about life. Troy is able to share
his experience and is available to discuss the ups and downs during the
"What my kids and I like the most is Troy, and the positive role model he has become for my children. He is committed not only to improving my kids basketball skills, but to being their friend and encouraging them to strive to be their best and to experience the rewards of hard work through setting and accomplishing goals. He takes a personal interest in each student and very much cares about helping them improve their skills while obtaining a positive self image."(Parent - CS)
"I could see improvement in both skill and
confidence level right away, yet they both continue to improve all the
"The thing I like most about the Fundamentals
Basketball Academy is the 1-on-1 attention and the different drills designed
to fit each individual student. Within the first three months I saw
improvement...the training has made my son more confident, a better shooter,
and has given him better individual moves." (Parent
- BR; Student: CR)
"My game is better, attitude is better,
shot is better, etc..."
"I saw immediate improvement and I continue
to see improvement in all area's of my game."
"The Fundamentals Basketball Academy works
with you all over the court, teaching you the correct shot fundamentals,
working with you on your speed, dribbling, individual moves, and helping
you understand when and where to take the shot. It took about 3 to
4 weeks to really see improvement while just training one hour once a week,
but once the adjustments have been made you can see and feel the improvements,
and you know you've taken the step to the next level. I have made
tremendous improvement. My shot has improved dramatically.
My free throw shooting, three point and jump shot, and my jumping ability
have all improved."
Troy: “As a seasoned professional
in the area of basketball instruction my goal is simple: Provide
you with all the tools and resources needed to help you advance in the
game of basketball. This will require hard work and dedication, but
the results will be well worth the time invested! So I invite you
to join me and my staff at the Fundamentals Basketball Academy where we
will assist you taking your game to the next level. So get hooked
up with the Fundamentals Basketball Academy and stay connected…while we
both work together to accelerate your full basketball potential as we strive
to assist you in "turning your weaknesses into strengths and strengths