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China’s First Grassroots American Basketball Academy



  President of Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada (Center Right) with CEO of Five-Star Sport Hong Kong Ltd (Center Left) pose together with Coach Bob Pierce (Second from the left) and colleagues at the CCSC campus which is to host the new Five-Star American Basketball Academy.


SHENZHEN: Five-Star Sports and Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada have entered into a groundbreaking partnership to form a first-of-its-kind American Basketball Academy here in Shenzhen. This Academy will give local Chinese students the opportunity to receive a top level education on and off the court. Student athletes who join in this program will be challenged upon graduating to compete athletically and academically at the next level in the USA, Canada and China.


  This partnership was formally announced on Saturday, May 26, 2018 when the Concord College of Sino-Canada held their first of four open house events, revealing both their summer remodeling project for the school’s campus and informing incoming students about the offered programs at the school.


  Five-Star Sports CEO, Joel Haines, tells why he felt there was a need for this groundbreaking program. “With over 3000 students in our training programs, we continued to see a drop in attendance with kids aged 14 and up, as academic pressure increases and time constraints don’t allow for continued development on the court. This program is a solution to this problem and will allow Chinese student-athletes to continue to develop, comparable to their American counterparts. I’ve had an excellent relationship with CCSC since I arrived in China in 2006, and as leaders in China’s education space, they immediately saw the value and impact this could have on the lives students and wanted to contribute.”


  Different from other cooperations between basketball entities and education, this program will help students use basketball as a tool for their higher education goals. With multiple studies showing the benefits that physical activity and participation in team sports have on higher academic achievement, this program aims to continue this enriching academic experience with high school aged kids.

  In addition to receiving the same high quality education as their school mates, these student-athletes will take part in intense Basketball training and education program. This program includes, team training daily, individual skill development, and in classroom training that will touch on a wide variety of topics, from learning to referee to taking entry level sports psychology classes. This all made possible by the cooperation between CCSC, Five-Star Sports, and the Shenzhen Basketball Association.


  Five-Star Sports Director of instruction, Bob Pierce, a lifetime basketball coach and current scout for the NBA’s Miami Heat will be overseeing the program. With reference to his approach to the program, Bob states that “we’re going to give them the best coaching we can possibly give them. They’re going to reach their deepest potential year after year, having the best high school experience that they can have academically, as well as playing basketball”.


  Head Coach Bennie Mozingo, who played Collegiately in the USA is also excited to get on the court with students who enroll in the program—“After coaching in China for 4 years I am excited to be part of a program that brings the structure and knowledge of an American basketball program to China. I believe my experiences playing collegiate basketball will help me provide our players with the opportunity to learn what it takes to play high level basketball.” Bennie Mozingo Head Coach.


  Five-Star Sports, has already sent over 30 students abroad to play basketball in the USA and Canada.   The opportunity to be able to continue working with students who wish to experience high level basketball training in China is a dream come true for the company.


CCSC Open House Information:

June 23, 2018 9AM-12PM

June 30, 2018 9AM-12PM

July 14, 2018 9AM-12PM

Address: No.166, Nanguang Rd.,Nanshan District,Shenzhen



Students can enroll through the CCSC Admission or:



About Five-Star Sports

  Founded in 2013, Five-Star has grown to become China’s premier grassroots basketball training program, with over 3,500 weekly students in their various programs. Using a comprehensive curriculum for each age and ability level, and professional foreign coaches, the company has seen great improvement in their students as they strive to close the cultural gap between China and the USA basketball development system. Five-Star Sports has continued to build new programs to fit the needs of the youth players and basketball culture, and has expanded their reach to five cities in China.


About Concord College of Sino-Canada

  Shenzhen (Nanshan) China-Canada School is a Sino-foreign cooperative residential high school. They are the first Chinese-foreign cooperative school of Shenzhen, and in 2009 were named a Guangdong Province top level school. For more than 15 years, under the care of national, provincial, municipal and district leaders, and under the guidance of Chinese and foreign educational experts and scholars, the school has worked hard to practice the idea of "pioneering the New World of Education" by Chairman Peng Jianhua, actively integrating the essence of education, exploring the internationalization of education, and education modernization.


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