May 18 | 9AM-4PM | Milwaukee, WI
Where we take you beyond the X's and O's
And empower you with the skills, drills and concepts to unlock your team's potential


  • How to Develop Your Players Basketball IQ
  • Team Drills for Individual Improvement
  • Corrections for Common Shooting Myths and Mistakes
  • How to Optimize Your Player's Mind for Peak Performance
  • NBA Ball Screen Concepts for the High School Level
  • And, MUCH more!


Over 750 middle school through NBA coaches from 14 states and 3 countries can't be wrong

Praise from the NBA MVP

“It was a pleasure to work with Mike Lee at the Stephen Curry Skills Academy. He brought innovated skills work, and combined this with hands-on enthusiasm for what he’s teaching to make every camper better, including myself."

Who's Presenting?
Mike Lee
Mike has directed camps in 25 states and worked with players from 5 different countries.  His passion lies in working alongside coaches to help develop their players and program.
Luke Meier
A former college player, he only wishes he was taught the skills and concepts he now teaches to middle school through NBA players.
“Luke Meier is one of the best young teachers of basketball in the state. He is a class act with tremendous character and has a great ability to motivate young players. I had the opportunity to watch Luke when he spent a day at my basketball camp. I was impressed with his energy and I know he made our kids better players. I would strongly recommend him.”
Jerry Petitgoue
Head Boy's Basketball Coach, Cuba City High School | Wisconsin's All-Time Winningest Coach

  • 12 Months miSkillz 2.0 Online Training (NEW)
  • Blueprint: Coaches Guide to Skill Development
  • UN/TRAIN Book
  • 7 DVDs on Demand
LEVEL II | staff pricing*
2 | $344     3 | $487     4 | $597
  • 12 Months miSkillz 2.0 Online Training (NEW)
  • Blueprint: Coaches Guide to Skill Development
  • UN/TRAIN Book
  • 7 DVDs on Demand
You are protected by our
1 Year Gaurantee
"I met Mike when he was working with Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder for their Pre Draft workouts. I was impressed with his ability to connect with, and challenge, elite level players, but at the same time keep the drills, skills and concepts very game applicable. Whether you are a pro or are in middle school, if you’re looking to take your game to the next level, I’d highly recommend working with him and his team."
Buzz Williams
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Virginia Tech University
Learn More
 You'll learn how to teach your players to:
  • View Pressure as an Opportunity  
  • Have More Confidence
  • Play Relaxed in Pressure Situations
  • Focus on the Process over the Outcome
It's What You Teach Inside the Drills That Matters Most
  • How to Develop Your Players Basketball IQ
  • Team Drills for Individual Improvement
  • Corrections for Common Shooting Myths and Mistakes
  • NBA Ball Screen Concepts for the High School Leve
“Mike Lee worked with me on many basketball instructional projects. His teaching methods are state-of-the-art, and he gets student-athletes to improve their fundamental skills, while having fun doing it."
Brian James
Associate Head Coach, Northwestern University | 14 year NBA assistant
Why Skill Development Matters
When you look at teams who win state championships in high school, and national championships in college, they have players who go on to play at the next level. Because when the offense breaks down, and it eventually will, you need guys who can make plays.

And even though every offense looks great on paper, when it really comes down to it, your success will depend on the execution of the offense.  No matter which system you run, if your players can’t pivot and pass with contact, finish in traffic, separate from pressure and shoot the basketball, the offense will not produce results.
We give you more resources to take home than any other Coaches Event in the country.
In fact, you're about to receive over $500 worth of innovative drills, skills and concepts. All included with registration. 
Discover Why Mindfulness is THE Key to:
  • Realizing you’re NOT actually chasing success
  • Uncovering your truest, most authentic self
  • Truly understanding your “Why”
  • Growing your influence with those you lead and love
  • Unlocking the greatness within you
  • Tapping into the zone
  • And, much, MUCH more!
Your complete guide to individual skill development
  • The Talent Code: How to Build a Basketball Powerhouse  
  • Breakdown of 6 Different Pick N Rolls
  • 13 Short Stories to Inspire Your Team
  • Point Guard, Wing and Post Workout Outlines
  • + over 350 moves, drills and concepts we use
The most underrated aspect of individual skill development
  • 15 Situational Breakdown Drills
  • 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 games from the NBA, NCAA and Nike Skills Academies
  • Specific game situations for quick game carryover
How to develop aggressiveness against pressure
  • 5 teaching points for creating space
  • Drills to emphasize correct driving techniques
  • Partner Pressure Drills for team practices
How to maximize practice time with multi skill drills
  • Shooting and Ball Handling drills that transition to 1 on 1
  • Simple multi skill drills that combine defensive footwork and offensive skill development
  • And more!
The essentials of offensive skill development
  • 5 ways to finish from the wing
  • 1 and 2 ball moving drills
  • Creating Space off the dribble
  • Over 50 drills and moves
Advanced Skill Development
  • 5 Ways to Finish using the Euro Step
  • 15 Stationary and moving tennis ball drills
  • 5 ways to set your feet to score
  • 5 reads off the ball screen
  • Steve Nash inspired scoring series
Shooting Mechanics — Simplified
  • 3 parts of the shot you need to master
  • Common myths and mistakes that might be hurting your shot
  • Game Speed Drills we do with NCAA and NBA players
  • Correct footwork off the dribble and off the catch
Details, Teaching Points and Moves to Handle the Rock
  • 9 dribble moves and teaching points
  • 1 stationary and 1 moving drill to work on each move
  • Common mistakes when trying execute dribble moves
  • The World’s BEST Between the Legs Drill
Train Anytime. Anywhere.
  • Step by Step Workout Plans
  • Skills and Performance Training
  • Fundamentals to Game Situation Drills

Disclaimer: This is not an iPhone App, but a mobile responsive site.  All content can be viewed on any device with an Internet connection.

Over $500 of resources are included with Registration!
If this isn't the best coaching event for skill development that you have ever attended we'll refund your entire purchase. No questions asked. And you keep all the Coaching Resources.

Why This Decision is a No Brainer

We've spent the last 10 years doing ONE thing — trying to find the most efficient ways to develop individual offensive skills. Attending our COACHES ACADEMY gives you access to the experiences We’ve had without all the car rides, airfare and let’s be real — a ton of sweat.
  • Attending NBA and NCAA Individual Skills Workouts
  • Working with and learning from NCAA DI and NBA players
  • Observing the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy
  • Receiving a scholarship to the Coach K Leadership Conference
  • Serving as the Assistant Director for the Stephen Curry Skills Academy
  • Consulting with NBA and NCAA coaches.

Praise from the NBA...

 "Mike Lee is committed to developing the player to become the best possible player they can be...All levels of basketball development could use more Mike Lees, which would make all coaches’ jobs easier.”

— DEE BROWN, NBA Assistant Coach, 12 Year NBA Veteran
You get access to all of this experience.  And, maybe more importantly, get to bypass so many of our mistakes. We charge up to $500 per hour for skill development work. That might sound crazy to some of you, but it’s really just supply and demand. If we were to provide the content of the COACHES ACADEMY and Resources, in person, it would cost well over $20,000. 

Could you find all of the information we're going to present? Probably, about 80% of it. But only if you want to spend tons of time searching on Google, attending practices and writing notes until your hand cramps up. 
Chicago, IL
Coaches Academy Location

5510 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI


Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee - West Medical Center 
11111 West North Avenue 
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

Airport Information

Milwaukee (MKE)

“Mike Lee is outstanding in teaching the fundamental skills of basketball. His teaching methods are innovative and thorough. His Coaches Academy is the best I’ve seen in my 53 years of coaching.”
Gene Pingatore
Head Boy's Basketball Coach, Saint Joseph's High School

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If we were in the gym right now (or having a cup of coffee – I’m addicted to Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee) here are the answers about the Coaches Academy I’d share.
Will I receive anything in the mail?
No. We'll distribute the Blueprint and UN/TRAIN books at checkin.  You will get INSTANT ACCESS to the entire Digital Blueprint Package and miSkillz 2.0 within minutes of making the decision to register. The good news is that you will not have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. 
What happens after I register?
You will be immediately taken to a page with a link to create your Online account, which contains all the Resources. Here you can access all of the content — 16 hours of video, 20 PDF Workouts, and download the Blueprint eBook
How much overlap is there between this and your other events?
There might be a little overlap if you have attended before, but we've updated The Blueprint, added 2 new DVDs and I've written a new book — you get all of these.  Along with any new drills, teaching points or concepts we've added.  One thing is for sure — we never stop trying to improve.  And that includes what we share with you at our COACHES ACADEMY.
What if this doesn’t meet my needs?
No problem. We offer a 1 year, 365 days, no questions asked, full refund. Zero hassle. You have our word on it. 
How do I get a refund?
Just reply to the order confirmation email and we’ll get you a refund within 24 hours. 
What if I am already a successful coach?
The longer we do this the more we realize that great coaches NEVER stop learning.  Just look at our testimonials above from Jerry Petitgoue and Gene Pingatore — to me it speaks more about THEM than us.   If those guys are still trying to improve we think anyone can.  
How long will I have access to the resources online?
Forever. Or at least as long as the Internet exists. You can download the Blueprint eBook or even save to your iPhone or iPad. The videos are available anytime you have an internet connection.
Can I view this content on my iPhone, iPad or Android device?
Yes. All the content is available on almost any device that has access to the Internet. If for some reason your device isn’t compatible, we’ll issue a full refund
What if I have a question or need support?
We are here to help. Simply drop us an email at or 414.255.6718
Can I record the event?
Yes, absolutely.  We want you to get as much out of the day as possible.
What should I bring with me?
A pen and a notebook. You'll be taking a lot of notes!  And, of course your staff — we have group registration discounts available!
Here's a Summary of What You Get
  • On Court Demonstrations
  • The Blueprint, our 220 page Skill Development Manual
  • 7 Skill Development DVDs on Demand
  • 12 Month Subscription to Online Training (NEW)
  • UN/TRAIN Book
  • Open Q & A after the event
Praise from past attendee!
“Mike Lee’s Coaches Academy was a first class event. Coaches at every level are constantly looking for new ideas on how to teach the game and how they can improve their player’s skill level. Mike’s lineup of speakers each had great insight to the game of basketball. Their ability to come up with drills that simulate game situations really set this clinic apart from others. I strongly encourage you to attend one of his events if you’re looking for more advanced instruction and drills for the skill development aspect of the game.”
Austin Hansen
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, University of South Dakota
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