Who We Are
The key to any successful basketball development is consistency and repetition. Utilizing today’s modern technology, our athletes train on advanced equipment, that offers an un-biased analysis of their current game. We then give them the consistency, repetition and accountability needed to develop weakness into strength.
“We utilize technology to substantially expedite the learning curve,” stated Elite Skills Academy Director, Duane Koski. “Our athletes now receive immediate statistical feedback, identical to what is utilized by most NBA and the best D-1 college organizations. We looked at what was being used today, to successfully improve basketball players and enable them to gain the repetition necessary for improvement in a fraction of the time!”
We work with players of all ages and abilities from Jr. Jazz to the NBA. We’ve worked with current Jazz star Jeremy Evans. Former University of Utah standout & current European pro, Shaun Green. Former Weber State sharpshooter & current European pro, Scott Bamforth. As well as many current top High School players in the state.
Coach Tim Drisdom
Tim was the California player of the year, twice in his High School division. He was a three time first team all-state player and four times he was named first team all CIF. He was the Academy League player of the year all four years and won the John R. Wooden award. He led his High School team in every major statistical category, getting over 2,000 points and 1,500 assists in four seasons.
Tim had an illustrious career at the University of Utah, playing under the former great coach, Rick Majerus and beside #1 NBA lottery pick, Andrew Bogut.
Tim also played professionally overseas in Europe before returning to live in West Jordan, Utah.
He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the game of Basketball and is second-to-none in being able to communicate and teach those skills to players of all abilities.
Coach Cedric Martin
Coach Cedric played HS basketball for Washburn. He led Washburn to the 3A State Championship in 2009 and was named the tournament MVP. Ced was a first-team all-state selection and Mr. Basketball in Minnesota. Cedric led Washburn in scoring as a senior with 16.5 points per game to go with 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals. He scored over 1,000 points in his high school career and was a two-time all-Minneapolis City Conference selection (2008, 09) He was Minneapolis City Player of the Year in 2009 and two-time MCC Defensive Player of the year (2008, 09) …played in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-State Game and the Inner City All-Star Classic in 2009. Cedric played for the premier Howard Pulley Basketball Program. In 2008, took a European basketball tour with HP and won a dunk contest in Belgium.
Cedric then played for Lee College and was named a Region 14 all-conference Honorable Mention selection for them in 2011. He was also the team captain.
After Lee College Cedric played for the Utah Utes. He Started all 31 games, finishing as the team’s third-leading scorer at 7.4 points per game. He also averaged 3.2 points and 1.9 assists and was third on the squad with 22 steals. Cedric was the second-best 3-point threat, making 49-of-132 (37.1%). In Pac-12 games, numbers improved to 8.1 points per game with 3.8 rebounds while leading the Utes in 3-point shooting at 38.1% (32-of-84) Cedric posted career highs of 19 points twice (vs. Oregon State and Idaho State), eight rebounds twice (vs. California and Washington) and seven assists (at Arizona) He also made five 3-pointers in a game twice (vs. ASU and ISU) Cedric was one of the team’s best defenders and was versatile enough to start at both guard positions as well as the `3′.
After Cedric left Utah he played professionally for the Idaho Stampede, leading the team in many statistical categories.
Cedric’s passion and love of the game show through in each and every workout. His ability to connect with all of his students is remarkable. He motivates and pushes his players to reach places they didn’t believe where possible.
Coach Glen Dean
Glen graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2008 and spent one year at the Laurinburg Institute (NC). He averaged more than 14 ppg as a three-year starter at Roosevelt, scoring 954 points. Glen received first-team All-Kingco 4A League honors as a senior, second team accolades as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore. He averaged 15.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a senior, while shooting 53% from the floor.
Glen started his collegiate career at Eastern Washington University as a second-team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2010-11 after earning Freshman of the Year honors in 2009-10. Glen led Eastern Washington in scoring and assists both years … as a sophomore, averaged 13.3 points per game and 4.2 assists per contest. He was the team’s top 3-point shooter, knocking down 41.6% from beyond the arc (41-113) and finishing third on the squad from the free throw line at 77.8% (77-99). He also chipped in 2.7 rebounds per game, while adding 20 steals. As a freshman, Glen averaged 12.2 points per game, 4.4 assists per contest and was the team’s third-best 3-point shooter at 42.9% (48-112). Glen also added 2.6 rebounds per game and made 26 steals. He was a two-time Big Sky All-Academic Team honoree.
Glen then transferred to Utah and played one season before finishing his collegiate career at Idaho. He lead both teams in several statistical categories.
Glen is a born leader and his personality is infectious. He really understands how to teach the nuances of the point guard position and always goes the extra mile in helping his students learn and understand life and basketball.
Coach Aaron Dotson
Coach Dotson was one of the most recruited basketball player to come out of Seattle. AD Transferred from Garfield High after his sophomore season and led Rainier to the Class 3A State Championship in 2008 with a 24-1 record. Aaron averaged 13.5 points as a junior, and led his team in scoring and rebounding as a senior.
Aaron was recruited by most of the big name college programs in the country including, Kansas, Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and several others. He chose to attend LSU. As a sophomore at LSU in 2010-11, he played in all 32 games, making 31 starts and averaging 23.6 minutes. Aaron scored 13.8 points per game to go with 2.7 rebounds and went 21-56 from 3-point range and made over 70% from the free throw line. Aaron posted a career-high 26 points against Northwestern State and registered his SEC-best 19 points on the road at Mississippi State. He scored double figures seventeen times and recorded a career-high eight rebounds vs. Arkansas. In 2009-10, he became the first freshman to start a season-opener at LSU since Anthony Randolph in 2007-08 He scored double figures three times. As a freshman he averaged 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game and played in 29 games, making 17 starts.
Aaron was projected to go one and done, but a severe injury keep him out of the NBA.
After rehabbing his injury, Aaron transferred to Utah and played one season with the Utes. After college he played professionally in the D-Leauge for the Idaho Stampede.
Aaron has a remarkably high basketball IQ and is able to instantly understand and assess a players strengths and weaknesses. He is dedicated to hold players accountable for executing his detailed improvement plans and for performing each and every rep correctly. Top high school, collegiate, and professional players train with him every year in the off season because of his ability to instantly correct flaws in their game.
Coach Terry Schriver
Coach Schriver was a standout High School Basketball player and wanted to pass on his knowledge and experience to the youth in Utah. He attended Weber State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in P.E. / Health Education. Later he attended the University of Phoenix where he received his Masters degree in P.E. & Health.
Terry is currently the coach at Roy High School, where he has led several successful teams and developed players for the next level. Terry is an excellent skill-development trainer, that is constantly challenging himself and his players to get better.
Owner – Duane Koski
Duane has been around Basketball his entire life and career. He has started, owned and operated several successful AAU programs in Utah that are still going strong today.
Coach Koski developed the concept at the Elite Skills Academy of Superior Technology+Superior Training= Superior Results.
“We use the best technology available today, along with the very best skill development trainers in Utah, to drastically expedite development of all skill levels and all ages of basketball players. Whether you’re a beginner, or currently playing in the NBA, we can help you develop the skills needed to dominate on the court in a fraction of the time.”