In every one of our workouts we believe in challenging the way you think about practice. We want to change the way you think about skill development and the way you think about the status quo. We do this by having you perform the same, dynamic, cutting edge and innovative drills used by NBA, NCAA and elite high school players that we train — but on your level. We break the drills and concepts down so that you can have the same edge over your competition that they do. Our goal is to take your mind and body to a place you have never been.
It’s Not Just A Workout — It’s An Experience
HOW & WHAT WE TEACH
All training programs are designed to maximize player skills, game carry over, and basketball IQ. This is accomplished through dynamic teaching, progression and process based training philosophies, and the utilization of our tested and proven Skill Development Curriculum – The Blueprint – which has been sold internationally and throughout the United States.
Each session is designed to develop the core and positional skills within our Skill Development Curriculum. Through this progression we are able to continually develop and enhance each player’s skill set regardless of his or her stage of development.
Everyone knows that practice is a major key to improvement, but specific kinds of practice can increase a skill up to 10 times faster. To maximize improvement, each training session uses a specific teaching process:
By using this process we are able to not only teach players how to do a skill, but also when to do it, where to do it, and why to do it.
Everything we do has a purpose and is directly related to game situations. There are no fluff or filler drills used, ever.
Services We Offer
- Small Group Training (2-6 players)
- Individual Training Sessions and Evaluation (One player with one trainer)
WHO WE TEACH
Boys and girls, grades 6 and up, who are motivated to improve, passionate about the game, and driven to maximize their potential within the game of basketball.
This training is not for you if you:
- DO NOT spend time playing the game and training on your own (without being organized by a coach or parent)
- DO NOT spend time watching basketball live and/or on TV
- Consider basketball a fun thing to do on occasion
Certified Skill Development Training Staff
All training sessions are conducted by Mike Lee Basketball certified trainers. Each of our trainers has played collegiate basketball and completed several training requirements that include:
- Minimum of 20 hours of on court training
- Completion of a written exam on the Mike Lee Basketball Skills Curriculum
- Completion of an on-court exam
- The ability to properly demonstrate all the skills we teach
Mike Lee, Founder and National Lead Trainer
Founder Mike Lee is a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Basketball Entrepreneurship. From 2001 to 2006, Mike participated as a player and Assistant Coach of UW-Stout’s Men’s Basketball team. Head Coach Ed Andrist comments that “if everyone worked as hard as Mike, we would win a national championship every year.” As Assistant Coach, Lee was responsible for individual instruction and scouting reports. The team, under instruction of Andrist and Lee, achieved the best record in school history, earning the program’s first ever NCAA tournament birth. During his final year at UW-Stout, Lee was awarded a scholarship to attend the Coach K and Duke University Leadership Conference in Durham, North Carolina.
While attending UW-Stout, Lee formed Mike Lee Basketball in the summer of 2003. Now known throughout the United States for his individual skill development and instruction, Lee has been a featured speaker at several events and has expanded his modes of training through DVDs and miSkillz Online Basketball Training. Mike Lee is the director of his highly regarded training camps, where he has provided instruction for over 8,000 athletes and coaches, some which perform currently at the collegiate Division I level. Lee is also the assistant director for the Stephen Curry Skills Academy and a member of the Nike-sponsored Ganon Baker Basketball Services in addition to his continuous work at Mike Lee Basketball.
Lee has worked with elite collegiate and professional players in preparation for both the NBA draft workouts and NBA summer leagues.
Luke Meier, Camp Director, Lead Skills Trainer, Milwaukee Division
Luke Meier is a 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Coaching. While at Eau Claire, Meier was a four-time letter winner and led his team in three-point FG percentage in two seasons, as well Field Goal and Free Throw percentage in two separate seasons. During the 2008-2009 season, he also served as an Assistant Coach responsible for individual instruction and film breakdown.
Upon graduation Meier joined Mike Lee Basketball full time as a Skill Development Trainer and Camp Director, developing a reputation as one of the detailed and energetic skill teachers in the Midwest. During his tenure at Mike Lee Basketball, Luke has trained thousands of players ranging from the middle school to professional level.
Drew Windler, Camp Director, Skills Trainer
Drew Windler is a 2014 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville where he majored in Exercise Science. While at Belmont, Drew was a member of the men’s basketball program. In his senior season he started every game and led the team in three-point FG percentage. Prior to Belmont, Drew attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he was among SoCon Conference leaders in five statistical categories while earning Third Team All-SoCon honors.
During his collegiate career, Drew spent his summers in Milwaukee working to develop his game with Luke Meier. He also served an internship with Mike Lee Basketball during the summer of 2013 and joined the staff full time in the spring of 2014. Drew’s wide array of playing experience at the highest level paired with his attention to detail and passion for the game of basketball and the players he works with make him an extremely valuable part of our team.
Ben Fischer, Skills Trainer
SMALL GROUP TRAINING
Players are grouped based primarily on skill level, then by age and size. Signing up for the appropriate class ensures that each small group training session has players of similar skill level.
Small groups consist of 1-6 players and are formed by individual players signing up for appropriate classes online. By limiting the groups to four players we are able to provide necessary individual attention to each player, maximize their repetitions and customize each session to meet the individual needs of each player.
All training sessions are 55-60 minutes long and are conducted at our Milwaukee – West location.
Small Group Training Classes
Offensive Skills Essentials
- These sessions focus on developing the core ball handling, dribbling, footwork and finishing skills of our Skill Development Curriculum.
- Typically players in these classes range grades 6-9. Any first time client should start in this class – then recommendations will be made by staff regarding the best class moving forward.
Advanced Offensive Skills
- These sessions focus on more advanced, position specific skills and game situations.
- Players are required to be able to perform the core skills of the Offensive Skills Essentials workouts before participating.
- Typically players in these sessions play at the junior varsity, varsity, or collegiate level. If you are a first time client, begin with a Offensive Skills Essentials class before signing up for any Advanced classes.
- Dedicated solely to developing and reinforcing proper shooting mechanics – stance, balance, lift, follow through
- Available to players grade 6 and up
High School In-Season Workout
- Game specific ball handling, finishing, and shooting workouts designed to provide valuable in-season skill work.
- High School Players Only.
Available Training Packages
4 Sessions = $200 Buy Now
*1 Year Unlimited Sessions package can only be used by a single individual. 1 Year Family Unlimited Sessions package can be used by two or more individuals.
** Each package has an expiration date calculated on players attending sessions at least once per week to ensure consistent and beneficial training i.e. 4 sessions = 1 month expiration, 12 sessions = 3 month expiration, 24 sessions = 6 month expiration, 48, 96, 120, and unlimited = 12 month expiration.
All Individual Training sessions scheduled personally through Mike Lee Basketball. Each session is 55-60 minutes in length and is conducted at the Mike Lee Basketball facility.
Individual Instruction Classes
Individual Skills Workouts
- Individual Shooting Instruction: Address and adjust a players shooting form. The one on one format allows for constant and continuous feedback on every single shot. Each session features shot breakdown, film breakdown, and mental training techniques for shooting and mechanics.
- $75 per session
Individual Skills Workout + Written Evaluation
- Customized training session designed to evaluate 12 specific skill categories and 4 intangible categories. Upon completion of the training session, players receive a written evaluation outlining their current skill level, comments, planning and goal setting.
- $95 per session
What Class Should You Sign Up For?
First time attendees in grades 6-10 should sign up for ‘Offensive Skills Essentials’ classes. Varsity level players should sign up for the ‘Advanced Offensive Skills’ classes.
In some cases, depending on the stage of development for the player, staff will recommend that a players sign up for a more or less advanced training session. If possible, staff may also make recommendations for specific days/times to join particular groups that would be a good fit for the player.
How Often Should I Train?
Frequency of training is different based on each player’s personal goals and current stage of development. As general rule, “train in proportion to your aspirations.” In other words, the better you want to be, the more you need to train.
Our expectation is that players train with us a minimum of once or twice per week. Consistency of training plays a major role in the results you will receive. The more frequently we are able to work with a player, the quicker you will see improvement. To ensure consistency, each workout package has an expiration period based on the player attending at least once per week (ex: 12 sessions = 3 month expriation, 48 sessions = 1 year expiration). Players are also expected to practice the skills of each session on their own.
- Sample Training Program
- 2 days per week – Mike Lee Basketball training sessions
- 2 days per week – 60 minute workouts on your own
- 2 days per week – 25 to 30 minute ball handling workouts
- Our website, train.mikeleebasketball.com, allows you to purchase sessions, sign-up for classes, and view the available class schedule.
- Clients are also able to purchase and schedule training sessions using the Mindbody Connect App, which is available for iPhone.
Check or Cash
- We also provide the option to pay using cash or check. In these cases, we would schedule your first training session for you. Payment is due at the first session. Once payment is received, the workout package is credited to your online account allowing you to schedule any future sessions online.
If you prefer to pay by check or cash or have other questions please contact Luke Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.255.6718
2016-17 Spring Hours: March 13 – June 7, 2017
To view the complete training schedule click here
Milwaukee – West: 5510 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee
Monday – Thursday: 3:30 – 7:45pm
Sundays: 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Skills Training is available year round – Summer hours TBA
LocationsMilwaukee – West The Milwaukee – West facility, located at Woodlands School, features a brand new high school length court with high school, college, and NBA three point lines, as well as, a Dr Dish shooting machine. Woodlands School
5510 West Bluemound Road
53208 Mequon The Mequon facility, located within Athlete Performance, offers a new half court floor with high school, college, and NBA three point lines. Athlete Performance 10448 N Port Washington Road Mequon, WI
Parking & Entrance Directions to Woodlands School
1. From I-94, exit on Hawley Road and head north (less than 1/2 mile).
2. Continue one block north of Bluemound Rd and turn right (East) onto Michigan Ave.
3. Michigan Ave. is labeled as a dead end but flows into the Woodlands parking lot.
4. The entrance to the gym faces the dumpsters to the left.
Wesley Matthews (Marquette University/Portland Trail Blazers)
Darington Hobson (University of New Mexico/Milwaukee Bucks)
Jon Brockman (University of Washington/Houston Rockets)
Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette University/Los Angeles Lakers)
Jae Crowder (Marquette University/Dallas Mavericks)
Chris Grimm (Marquette University/Switzerland/France)
Lazar Hayward (Marquette University/Oklahoma City Thunder)
Dominic James (Marquette University/Turkey)
Steve Novak (Marquette University/New York Knicks)
Maurice Acker (Marquette University/Holland)
David Cubillan (Marquette University/Venezuela)
Paul Jesperson (University of Virginia)
Seth Curry (Duke University)
Andre Dawkins (Duke University)
Connor Miller (Samford University)
Kim English (Missouri University)
Khris Middleton (Texas A&M)
Ethan Layer (Liberty University)
Jesse Sanders (Liberty University)
Avery Smith (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/IBL)
Jerry Smith (University of Louisville/Springfield Armor/New Jersey Nets)
Joah Tucker (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/France)
Derrick Wimmer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Greece)
Zach Malvik (Winona State/Australia)
Myles McKay (UW-Whitewater/Cypress)
Jake Thomas (Racine Saint Catherine’s/Marquette University)
Reid Koenen (Texas State)
Drew Windler (Belmont University)
Joe Werner (Uuniversity of Wisconsin-LaCrosse/Chiba Jets-Japan)
Zak Showalter (University of Wisconsin)
Austin Arians (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
How many players train together?
Training groups range from 2-4 players. Limiting each group to four players ensures that each individual player receives detailed instruction and personal attention.
How long is a training session?
Each small group training session is 55 minutes in length.
What ages do you work with?
Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Collegiate and Professional aged players.
*Players too young for small group training are encouraged to attend one of our age appropriate camps. You can find information on various camps here.
Where are training sessions held?
All training sessions are held at our basketball training facility in the Woodlands School (5510 West Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee). For detailed driving and entrance directions click the tab titled “Location”.
When are training sessions?
We have training sessions almost every day of the week. Click here for the most current schedule.
How do I set up a training session?
You can do all scheduling and purchasing online here: www.train.mikeleebasketball.com If you prefer to pay by check or cash contact Luke Meier at email@example.com or 414.255.6718 to setup your initial training session. Afterwards you will be provided a username and password to schedule all future sessions online.
Can I get a discount on training?
Yes! The larger the workout package you purchase, the more money you save per session. Purchasing a package of 8 or 12 training sessions saves you over $40.
Have more questions?
We’d be happy to answer any other questions you might have. Please contact Luke Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.255.6718
Contact Luke Meier for more information.
Ready to Sign Up?
Visit www.train.mikeleebasketball.com to sign up for a workout.
If you prefer to pay by check or cash contact Luke to setup an initial training session. After your initial session we will provide you with a username and password to schedule all your workouts online. Simply sign into your account and click on the session you would like to attend.