The Wildcat Basketball Academy is held in the spring and provides elite instruction to players and coaches in the Eagan Youth Basketball Program. It includes contests, prizes, guest speakers, and an awards ceremony!
Each year, the winners of the Wildcat Basketball Academy awards and contests will be posted here to honor our youth players' achievements. Congratulations! Go Wildcats!
Academy Day 1 & 2:
Academy Day 3:
The Wildcat Basketball Academy is focused on educating our Eagan Youth players and coaches. The Academy includes an expert speakers session featuring players and coaches who speak on leadership, community, and how to elevate your basketball skills.
SPEAKERS FOR 2022:
MACALESTER COLLEGE HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH ABE WOLDESLASSIE TO SPEAK AT THE WILDCAT BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Sign up today for the Wildcat Basketball Academy and hear from speaker Coach Abe Woldeslassie!
Coach Woldeslassie just finished his fourth season as head coach of the Macalester Scots Men's Basketball team. He has coached in the NCAA tournament and developed players playing professionally across the globe. He is currently coaching former Eagan graduate Lucas Leiter ('18). Sign up for the Academy to hear a dynamic speech from Coach Woldelassie!
Coach Woldeslassie is scheduled to speak to the boys grades 3-8 on April 3, 2022. Stay tuned for more announcements for additional speakers.
HAMLINE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH ALEX FOCKE TO SPEAK AT THE WILDCAT BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Sign up today to see Coach Focke speak to our Eagan girls basketball players and coaches at the 1st Annual Wildcat Basketball Academy. Coach Focke has led the Piper program for the past 5 years, coached numerous All-MIAC athletes, and elevated the program to a record-setting season this past year with a 19-7 record. Coach Focke is schedule to speak to our 3rd through 8th grade girls on April 3, 2022.
EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL HEAD BOY'S BASKETBALL COACH KEVIN MCKENZIE
The Wildcat Basketball Academy is pleased to announce Eagan Boy's Basketball Head Coach Kevin McKenzie will speak to boys youth campers and coaches. Coach McKenzie has extensive experience coaching across the United States in college and for local high schools. Coach McKenzie will also provide players and coaches in attendance instruction on the High School offensive and defensive schemes during the Academy. Thank you Coach McKenzie for leading our youth.
EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL HEAD GIRL'S BASKETBALL COACH JESSE MADSEN
The Wildcat Basketball Academy is pleased to announce Eagan Girl's Basketball Head Coach Jesse Madsen will speak to girls youth campers and coaches. Coach Madsen is coming off one of his most successful seasons for the Wildcats. Coach Madsen will also provide players and coaches in attendance instruction on the High School offensive and defensive schemes during the Academy. Thank you Coach Madsen for leading our youth.