NBA Legend Craig Hodges Teaches The Kids How To Shoot!

Craig Hodges played in the NBA for 10 seasons and led the league in 3-point shooting percentage three times. He won two NBA championships with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, and along with Larry Bird, is one of only two players to win three consecutive Three Point Contests at the National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend, winning the competition in 1990, 1991, and 1992. Recently he stopped by to give some knowledge to the young generation here at the academy, stating the key to shooting is foundation, form, and follow through! Cant wait to see our great friend Mr. Hodges back here this summer!

May 03, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Zion Harmon Putting In Overtime At The Academy

Zion Harmon has been putting in overtime at the Pat The Roc Skills Academy.  His hard work and dedication has allowed him to rack up the stat sheets.  He is currently ranked top in the country as he continues to dominate the circuit.  He averaged nearly 20 points a game as a middle schooler playing Varsity basketball.  His work ethic and humility is second to none!

November 18, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy

Bball Star Aquille Carr Trains For The NBA At The Academy

Basketball star Aquille Carr continues to train with Coach Pat The Roc at the academy as he prepares for his debut in the NBA.  Already having offers from the Houston Rockets, Aquille shows that size doesn't matter.  At just 5'6, his ability to score at will has earned him comparisons to players such as Allen Iverson and Mugsy Bogues!

November 17, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy

NBA Star Donald Sloan Hosts Camp At The Academy

NBA star Donald Sloan stopped by the Academy to host a ball-handling clinic for the kids.  The players had a chance to work up close and personal with an NBA point guard, working on numerous fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, defense and shooting!  Donald has experience with numerous NBA teams such as the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets.  His message to the kids was, never give up, if you can dream it, you can be it!
August 15, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy

WNBA Star Skylar Diggins Brings Shoot 4 The Sky Camp To Pat The Roc Skills Academy

WNBA star Skylar Diggins teamed up with her dribbling coach, Pat The Roc, to host her "Shoot 4 The Sky" basketball clinic at the Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy in Maryland.  Skylar has dedicated her offseason to a multi city clinic tour showcasing some of her signature drills to youth across America.  Skylar is a true role model for young athletes of today's generation, setting a positive example on and off the court!  Check out more info on Skylar at    
March 07, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy

NBA Legend Steve Francis and Pat The Roc Teach The Crossover Dribble!

NBA legend Steve Francis aka the "Franchise" and NBA skills trainer Pat The Roc teamed up with legendary actor Clifton Powell at NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto to film an exclusive video showcasing the "DC"crossover dribble, a move that originated in DMV area with players such as Allen Iverson and Steve francis.  The film took place at an exclusive Brand Jordan basketball court and showcases the players laced in the new Air Jordan #AJXXX.

March 04, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy

Pat The Roc Plays In NFL Super Bowl 50 Celebrity Bball Game

Pat The Roc scored 30 points at the NFL Super Bowl 50 Celebrity Basketball game in San Francisco, CA.  Pat and teammate, NFL Star Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens led the team to an overtime victory.  Pat and T.O. have been participating in this charity event since 2003.  All proceeds from the game benefited Juli's Kids Foster Program.  

February 29, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy


One of the #1 teams in the nation, Future Star Guards, a six-year-old youth basketball AAU traveling team squad from Detroit, drove 8 hours to Rockville Maryland to train with coach Pat at the renown Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy. The young ballers went through a 3-day intense training camp to prepare for their upcoming tournaments. Head Coach Sam Cannon, proves that his junior ballers are “On A Mission” to be the best. Future Star Guards is known to have some of the top 6 year old basketball players in the country. At the basketball skills academy Coach Pat and the team were in the gym at 6am every day working hard to take their skills to a higher level. Pat The Roc showed the boys how to sharpen their ball handling and game moves. Check out highlights from their sessions. 

January 24, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy


Coach Colvin Gantt stopped by the Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy and inspired the kids with his moving motivational speech. Coach Gantt was Pat The Roc’s basketball coach when Pat was a youth. The kids listened to Coach Gantt’s story of his life and message of hope, to never give up!

January 24, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy


WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro stopped by the Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy to share her amazing journey on the basketball court.  Ticha is the all-time leading assist record holder of the WNBA.  Her passing ability was compared to some of the greatest, such as Magic Johnson and Jason Williams.  Her advice to kids was to dream big and never quit on your goals!

January 24, 2016 by Pat The Roc Academy