Save + Support A Worthy Cause!

Passion 4 Youth is the foundation in which T.R.U.E Skills Academy is built on. Our team of coaches and volunteers are dedicated & motivated to giving back to the youth! T.R.U.E skills academy donates $5 from every participant of skill sessions offered. Be a part of the P4Y TRUE Club and receive discounts on private training & skill sessions.

SPRING/SUMMER TRAINING

We understand what it takes to be successful. Our approach is simple, our coaching is focused on always teaching in a positive environment,
our mentality is 'anything is possible' as long as your willing to work for it. Our system will make you better!
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TRUE Skills Academy Basketball Training

DRILLS & SKILLS

Skills Training | All Skill Levels

Sessions: 1 or 1 1.2 hours. 6 Skill levels which always include developing fundamental skills and tailored drills that increase in intensity and complexity. Players will learn dynamic movements and proper footwork for both defense & offense. Learn more below... [Most Popular]

PRIVATE TRAINING

Advanced Players

For players who are seriously committed to improving and working hard. Private training is a combination of strength & conditioning, skills & drills, as well as game play for the high level athlete. [Evaluation Necessary] To inquire, please contact us. [Dates Varies]

SMALL GROUP/TEAM TRAINIG

Tailored instruction catered to meet the need(s) of small group of players or team focused on developing game-time skills & decision making. [Great Value]

SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE

Your participation in our Skill Training supports the Passion 4 Youth (P4Y) initiative to provide high-level skill training
at an affordable cost, it's a way to "give back" to the youth and make dreams possible!
For every $25 spent on developing your child's basketball skill, $10 is donated to Passion 4 Youth.

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6 LEVEL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

Coach Q James(Bballlife) player development system allows for your child to start their skill development & game play at age of 7 yrs old(elementary) through teen(high school). Each level will focus on perfecting fundamentals and as the player improves, they move up a level which will include more intense and complex drills tailored to their area of play(position). In order to move through the 6 levels, players will be evaluated and placed in their proper level to compete & grow at a pace that allows for maturity & leadership skills to be built properly.

Fundamentals

Level 1: Beginner 7-10 yrs old // Focused on core fundamentals: Ball handling, Shooting, Footwork, & More.

Champion

Level 2: Experience 9-12 yrs old // Players who have some experience, continue to improve on skill.

Prime

Level 3: Middle School 11-13 yrs old // These workout will be the beginning of H.S. preparation.

Power

Level 4: H.S. Experience 13-15 yrs old // High School Experience Learn the proper triple threat position(Shoot, Pass & Dribble) and read & react.

Playmaker

Level 5: College Prep 14-17 yrs old // Take your game, physical play and game IQ to the next level.

Game Changer

Level 6: Advanced Player 17+ yrs old // High complexity and intense workouts that will challenge you mentally & physically.

Gallery

Check out the players who are putting in the hard work day after day to get to the next level.

NJ State Champs

Coach Audrey Taylor, Franklin HS
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Skills Clinic

Ballin' In the Park FREE Skill Clinic
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Group Training

Co-ed group training session
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Skills Session

Stationary ball-handling drill
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Event

Raffle Giveaway!
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Winter Clinic

SR Rec winter basketball clinic
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Skill Training

Skill training session
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Group Workout

Co-ed group workout

Coach Audrey Taylor

The T.R.U.E program is about mentoring basketball players to strive for excellence and believing in themselves and their ability to improve. By participating in any of the true program, you will be serving 2 purposes, developing your basketball skills and supporting a worthy cause to give back to the youth.
"I am constantly focusing on improving which allows me to innovate while others stay stagnant. I believe in the fundamentals and building a core foundation. I believe there’s a need to take ownership and accountability to improve. I also believe there are core values in seeing improvement and they are respect, understanding and effort."

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Coach Audrey Taylor - CEO, Founder
USA Today All-USA Coach of the Year

I BELIEVE I’m here to teach the game of basketball and that will never change. I am a mentor, passionate leader and coach who appreciates the concept of giving back.

I am constantly focusing on improving which allows me to innovate while others stay stagnant. I believe in the fundamentals and building a core foundation. I believe there’s a need to take ownership and accountability to improve. I also believe there are core values in seeing improvement and they are respect, understanding and effort. We need more focus on establishing player positions & players contribution to their team. I believe in saying no to playing with a bunch of teams, find a coach and team that focus on teaching and commit. Lack of commitment adds confusion and conveys the wrong message. I believe there should be more value put on communication and leadership as these attributes will allow players to achieve what others cannot. Not everyone will believe what I do but I can only speak on my experience coaching, training and playing.

Based on my experience and beliefs the Passion 4 Youth organization was founded and it is the foundation in which T.R.U.E Skills Academy is built on. My team and I are dedicated & motivated to giving back to the youth! The skills academy programs are focused on mentoring players and goal-oriented, purposeful skill development training.

Many coaches can teach skill but leaders and mentors can develop triple threat athletes. Athletes who work hard to achieve goals, value education and are confident leaders. Not every athlete will be a professional or play at the highest collegiate level but that doesn’t limit their success.

Our Process

There's a method to our madness! With over 15 years of coaching & D1 college level experience, I have developed a process that has proven to be successful.

1

EVALUATE

2

MEET

3

PLAN

4

DEVELOP

5

REPITITION

6

COMPETE

Meet The Team

We provide goal-oriented, purposeful skill development training & mentoring.

Audrey Taylor

Coach Taylor

Founder & Skill Trainer

Franklin HS Girls Varsity Coach;
Over 15 years of coaching experience, as well as D1 playing experience.

TJ

Coach TJ

Basketball Trainer

Post play specialist;
Over 7 years youth coaching experience & and over 15 years playing experience.

Curtis Q James

Coach 'Q' James

Director & Skills Trainer

6 Level Player Development System;
Bio coming soon...

Eric Osman

Coach Osman

Soccer Trainer

15 years of elite soccer play including his stint at William Patterson University. 8 years coaching experience.

Sports We Cover

BASKETBALL
SOCCER
FOOTBALL

Faqs

Each skill session is open to boys & girls from 9 - 17.
No worries! We have great skills training classes for all skill levels.
Yes, we do except day of walk-ins. Please bring cash payments.

Fun Facts

WOMEN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
MEN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
HIGH SCHOOL TO NCAA (WOMEN)
HIGH SCHOOL TO NCAA (MEN)

Packages & Saving

There are affordable options for all athletes. If you can't find something that fits in your budget, give us a call.
You can save on all training options by donating $5 or $10 a month to Passion 4 Youth.

  • $325 per Bundle
    TRAINING BUNDLE
    8th Grade & Up
  • 1 hour or 90 min sessions

  • 5 Session Bundle
  • Customized Workouts
  • 8th Grade & Older
  • All players must go through an evaluation and be coachable
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  • $200 per Bundle
    TRAINING BUNDLE
    4TH - 7TH Graders
  • 1 hour sessions

  • 5 Session Bundle
  • Customized Workouts
  • 4th - 7th Grade
  • All players must go through an evaluation and be coachable
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  • $115 per bundle
    Walk-In Bundle
    Schedule Varies
  • Open skill sessions offered 2 or 3x a week.

  • 5 1-Hour Sessions
  • Fundamental skills: Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing & More
  • Great for BEGINNERS!

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TRUE Club Membership

Join the T.R.U.E Club

This is to bring to your notice that Effective April 1st TRUE Skills Academy will be adjusting its price structure with regards to discounted training. With that being said, we are excited to announce the new P4Y TRUE Club membership!

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Our t-shirt brand delivers a positive message that is universal for athletes around the world in all different sports, and that message is “we are more than just athletes!”

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Spring League

Spring Skills League

Your child will get to work on skills, play in non-stop games for at least one hour per session and our coaches will also be able to stop play and give pointers on many different things!

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Contact Info

TRUE Skills Academy
South River, NJ 08901
P: (732) 339-3019