HARD WORK, LIFE SKILLS,
CREATIVE, COMPETITIVE, FUN
12 MONTHS A YEAR
The Cleveland Basketball School becomes an Affiliate of Ganon Baker Basketball the #1 Basketball Skills Trainer in the World.
Message From Ganon Baker: Let's Welcome Robbie and Paul Haught! They have a wonderful basketball program out of Cleveland. Paul brings a wealth of basketball knowledge, wisdom ,and experience to us. Robbie is our YOUNGEST skill coach, and I am excited to grow with them. Their program is one of the Best on the East Coast. Their program gets results and I have heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone! Welcome aboard!
CBS will be working the May 12-20, 2013 NBA Pre-Draft/Elite Training in Hiltonhead, NC
CBS to Travel to Kenya for 12 days to train the Kenya Basketball Federation Teams July 29 to August 9 2013
The Cleveland Basketball School is
Currrently Training at 3 Locations with a
4th Cleveland Location Coming Soon:
Brecksville, Medina, Twinsburg
CBS skills training for half-sessions (4 two-hour classes-$100) a month are available some months. Please contact Paul for availability at 440-570-6861.
CBS has trained students from across the country & internationally with attendees coming from Mansfield, Toledo & Columbus
as well as California, Michigan & even Canada as well as training the Belize, national Team in Central America!
I have attended many high profile camps over the past three years (Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NBA top 100, All American Camp) and have the priviledge of working out with many great people. I thought that those workouts would be the best that I have ever had, until I went to see Robbie (Cleveland Basketball School). It was more intense and a much harder workout than I ever imagined. The dribbling skills were incredible and he never seemed to let us rest, he was constantly teaching. I believe that he is one of the best "dribbling teacher" that I have ever worked with. Besides working hard every minute we also had fun. I would highly recommend all basketball players of all ages to sign up for his classes, it is well worth it. I hope that these skills help me over the next four years while I am playing in College.
2012 Michigan State Basketball Recruit
2012 Michigan State Recruit Kenny Kaminski with Coach Paul Haught & CBS Head Trainer Robbie Haught
Coach Paul and Robbie work first event with Ganon Baker at National Girls Skills Select,
March 23-24, 2013 Columbus
Mihai Raducanu (No Limit Performance Canada), James Turner (Dominate The Lane), Ganon Baker (Ganon Baker Basketball), Coach Paul, (Cleveland Basketball School), Jessica Brokaw (Bluefield College, Va. ,Women`s Basketball)
CBS Travels to the Country of Belize, Central America to train their National Teams and College Players
Dear Paul, I just want to let you know what an incredible job you and Robbie did on your visit to Belize. As the Director of Basketball for the country of Belize,one of my jobs is to improve skill development throughout the country and what the Cleveland Basketball School did in those 5 days was incredible. The players are still talking about how intense, organized and challenging the drills were. They were amazed at Robbies ballhandling skills and how hard he worked at them. Once again thanks for everything. You guys opened eyes for Belize Basketball.
Coach Bernie Tarr
Director of Bball
Belize Central America
How refreshing it is to see CBS teach players, no matter skill level, about the fundamentals of the game of basketball while mixing in life skills. Coach Paul and Rob's enthusiasm for the game rubs off quickly on the players and in turn makes the players want to work hard and have fun while doing the drills. What sets CBS apart from most other basketball schools is that Coach Paul and Rob show the players that they care about their progress and well being by giving special attention to each player no matter if their the best player or a player just starting out.
Director of Athletics
Head Basketball Coach
Belize, Central America
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I have been in or around basketball my entire life. Having grown up in Indiana, some of my fondest childhood memories are of my Dad sharing the stories of the teams, coaches, and players that made "Hoosier Hysteria." God was the most important person in our household, followed closely by Bob Knight. When I played, I participated in camps, clinics, and classes, but nothing I ever did or witnessed prepared me for what I saw Robbie put my 15 year old son through. Because my son attends an out-of-state boarding school my first opportunity to enroll him in Robbie's dribbling class was during my son's most recent Spring Break. It was only an hour class, but the drills he learned are ones he has taken back to school with him because he recognized that doing what Robbie taught him was the only way he is going to get better. My son's school's Headmaster (who incidentally was captain of his Yale basketball squad) was so impressed with the drills my son brought back that the he is requiring the entire team to do them.
Now, my son looks forward to coming back home for summer break for more than the obvious reason of school being completed; he wants to get back in Robbie's gym. As a parent (who funds my son's dribbling classes), I especially appreciate that Robbie has a well thought out plan for every class and there is no downtime. The entire hour is focused as it should be; on excellence.
Every once and a while you find a treasure – that something in life you are so beyond thankful you found. That’s how we feel about Cleveland Basketball School! Coach Paul, Robbie and his staff are amazing. They teach kids the fundamentals not only in the game of basketball, but in the game of life. They have found the perfect balance of teaching ball handling, shooting, drills, etc. while emphasizing character qualities, hard work, effort and perseverance. They give kids confidence to believe in their own abilities and teach them good work ethics. Our son has grown through these sessions not only in his skills and confidence, but in his passion for the game. Coach Paul and Robbie have made a huge impact in our son’s life. Anyone who wants to develop as a player and as a person should go to the Cleveland Basketball School.
My daughter in the eighth grade has shown steady improvement in ball handling, agility, footwork and running the floor. She has been with you and Robbie for twenty sessions over 10 weeks, starting the third week in December and going thru the end of February. Teammates have asked how she is getting better at dribbling drills in practice. Parents of other players have notice her improvement. Just last week a referee told my daughter at the end of the game that her play had improved 110% from the fall. What started out as a basketball activity at CBS while the school was closed for the Christmas break has turned into a 4 hour weekly commitment that is exceeding my expectations. Over the last few years my daughter has attended numerous basketball summer camps and none have shown the improved results as your skills sessions. I highly recommend your basketball skills program, as my second daughter in the sixth grade, who started in February, has received notice with regards to her improved skills.
I don't know if I should shake your hand, hug you or give you a kiss. From our short discussion a few nights ago, I could tell there was something different about your philosophy. Still, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this, Joe’s first session with CBS. As a shorter kid, he’s used to “looking and playing up”. I want him to get even more used to it and what you put him through today was levels above the countless camps, training, practices and games that Joe's experienced to date. And I mean that with regard to not only skills but also in terms of pace and intensity. Not that it could possibly be much needed, but feel free to give my name/number to any parent that wants to talk about CBS.
I think you should train coaches and teachers (you probably do). I didn't have the opportunity (or probably the ability, either) to participate in sports when I was young, but I'm so glad it's an option for more girls today. I love sports now and really do recognize so much value in the tenets that you and other great coaches impart. Skills and technique are certainly important, but drive, self-esteem and perseverance make such a huge impact on success. Molding these kids is a huge responsibility and, sadly, so few educators, coaches and role models get that.
Thanks again and see you on Saturday.
I am blown away every time I see Robbie run ball handling drills at your camp. The hand and eye coordination needed to pull off some of his drills is simply awesome to watch. My son who will be playing JV as a freshmen has benefited immensely from Robbie's teaching. He goes in knowing he will not be able to duplicate Robbie's drills immediately but to see him practice at home afterwords speaks louder than words. Robbie's dribbling training goes above and beyond by building hand and wrist strength, quick foot work, low body balance, and most of all confidence to have the ball in their hands at crunch time. My only concern is that Robbie will not be around long once the college and pro programs snatch him up. Something he truly deserves. Again, hats off to the BEST all around basketball training center I have come across in 30 plus years.
In basketball the correlation between ball-handling and self-confidence on the the court is unmistakable. As a former high school head coach, I see a player's court awareness and all parts of their game elevate when they attain a high level of proficiency with the ball.
I enjoyed watching two junior high athletes, one boy and one girl, grow in all phases of the game as a direct result of attending the Cleveland Basketball School's classes. After performing the intricate skills in Coach Paul's sessions, the ball-handling necessary in a game became basic and effortless for each of them.
This is the best basketball learning situation I have had the pleasure to witness, and only wish it had been available to me and my teams when I was coaching.
- Rhonda Funkhouser,
Claymont High School
The pressure for year round league play continues to increase for our children at a very young age for all sports. Basketball is different than most sports, skills have to be learned and practiced, extensively. All experts agree the development of fundamental skills continues to diminish for our youth in basketball.
Paul Haught and The Cleveland Basketball School understand this and provide a great avenue for skill development in a fun, upbeat, hard working environment. Not only will your child improve their skills, fundamentals and confidence in basketball, they will be developing skills and lessons to succeed in life. The Cleveland Basketball School is a “must do” for the basketball player looking to take their game to the next level.
- Jim H.
My son Brian is 10 yrs. old & one of the youngest in your class.
He comes home & states that he’s slightly intimidated by all the skills & knowledge thrown @ him all @ once & how you don’t take any slacking off from any of the class attendees.
I keep telling him that this is one of the best “ life lessons” he’s going to get other than from his parents. I just tell him to keep trying his best, don’t give up & all will be fine!
I really think your program is terrific & hope to sign him up for the next session.
Thanks for all your efforts in trying to make our children better athletes & members of society!
- Jerry L.
I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how solid your training sessions are. You and Robbie push these kids with incredible drills and enthusiasm which allows the boys to set realistic short and long term goals for the upcoming basketball season. I played in the 80's and went to many camps but your program is the best I have seen.
You cover every facet to create a well rounded basketball player. Your shooting, core body development, dribbling, and defensive drills become part of the boys daily routines when they go to the gym. To see my son's basketball skills, work habit, and tenacity increase during his short time with you only drives him more in both basketball and life. He definitely stands out because of you and Robbie. Keep up the great work and we'll see you in the upcoming weeks.
you were a wonderful coach and I hope all of those kids and their families can appreciate your knowledge of the game. I learned so much from you and not just the game of basketball. As an adult/parent, when I look back, you taught me so much more than just basketball. There are so many things, but what stands out most are the values of being committed, working hard for your goals and being responsible for all that you do, gosh Paul and I hope we can use sports to teach our kids the way we were taught.
Lu Batcho Mayhan
Coach, This Saturday Kasey and Kyla competed at the Great Lake semi nationals of the Elks Hoop Shoot. They both faced the state champion of Michigan and Indiana. Kasey and Kyla both won in their age divisions and are heading on an all expense paid trip to Springfield Mass. on April 28th to compete in the nationals.
Kasey also won best shooter of the event award of any age. According to the Elks they are both 1 in approx 70,000 who entered in their age divisions throughout the 3 states. Thank you coach for taking the time to work with Kasey & Kyla the week leading up to this contest. It is truly appreciated.