Farewell and Best Wishes to Fern!
It is with great pride that we wish Fern congratulations and good wishes as he relocates to Washington, DC to be a Retail Coordinator at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnerships groups in all of sports.
Fern has been a valued member of A&K since 2018 having started as a part-time training growing into his current role as Manager/Head Trainer. Fern wants to tell all A&K participants, “The memories I will cherish the most are the connections that I built with the kids, parents and staff the most from my time working at A&K”.
A’darius commented, “Fern showed a tremendous investment toward the players in the program. He has recently aided in successfully sending a few players to play at the next level. Fern allowed A&K to continue to grow with his presence and attention to the customer experience. He brought alternative perspectives and allowed us to implement additional drills into our A&K curriculum.”
Current players and new members will not experience any interruptions in their training as A’Darius will be the interim Manager.
Make sure to send Fern a congratulations as he heads to Washington on November 25, 2022. Congrats and best wishes Fern!
What is A&K Skill Development?
Basketball Program for Kids in Erie, Pa.
A&K Skill Development is a year-round basketball training program open for any player regardless of age or skill-level. All that we require is for the child to want to improve at the game.
After training in close relation with the Erie Bayhawks, Millcreek Youth Athletic Association, Gannon University, and other parties across the Greater Erie Area, we have developed an effective yet unique style of teaching. We offer tailor-made sessions for individuals, small groups, and teams; these sessions are focused on teaching children the fundamentals of basketball as well as integral life traits throughout the process. We use our passion, experience, and knowledge to prepare kids’ minds and bodies for the highest level of success.
Bring the Attitude. We’ll provide the knowledge.
The Best Basketball Training Resource for Kids in Erie, Pa.
Why We Value Customer Relationships
The impact A&K creates with our clients and the desire we have to keep up with their development helps us form a relationship conducive to not only basketball advice, but life advice as well. We excel at reaching our clientele beyond the court. With such an experienced staff on-hand, we have the flexibility it takes to impact each and every one of our kids.
Developing Skills & Knowledge About the Sport?
A&K’s goal is to deliver the best basketball training product in Erie while ensuring our players have fun. With constant access to the ever-evolving game of basketball, we are capable of doing thai while discovering new and exciting ways to teach fundamental concepts. Through drills and the process of observing other players, we are consistently updating our program to better convey the reasoning behind each move we teach.
Our staff contains players that have performed at nearly every level and stage of the sport; our coaches come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences, including Division 1, 2, and 3 processes, semi-pro leagues, rec leagues, and even overseas professional leagues. We also have an outstanding reach with coaches at the university level. For us, basketball extends beyond the court; we network in adjacent areas including marketing, management, operations, and beyond to our clients reach their fullest potential.
"I've coached for over 24 years and I can assess when people have a passion for the game. A&K Skill Development not only has the knowledge to teach the game but also a love for our community. They intend to provide elite level training for anyone willing to learn no matter age, gender, or size.”
Gannon Men's Basketball Coach
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Thank you for your interest in A&K Skill Development. We have worked with numerous children and families that have all described our services as exceptional while recommending us to friends. We hope that yours will be next.