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FBA Skill Development Clinic

The FBA would like to invite you to join in a Skill Development Clinic on Friday, December 11th, from 7:30-9 at the Oak Street Gym. The session is limited to 32 players- first come first served - and the cost is just $5 per player.  If interested, please sign up by paying via the PayPal link below.

The clinic will be run by Franklin's own Joe DiCruttalo*, local coach, trainer and ex- FHS and Westfield College player.   

Program Overview

7:30-7-45: Dynamic Stretching and other basketball strengthening movement/core                                strengthening exercises.
7:45-8:10: Shooting/Scoring 
                 Mini Games designed to produce as many shots as possible.
                 Cutting, filling lanes, being ready for a pass and other ways to set your self up to                  be in position to score
8:10-8:40: Dribble Drills and Attack Moves

                 Set up yourself for a shot, shot fakes, pivots 
                 Isolation moves and dribbling with a purpose
                 Scoring from the Wing
                 Scoring in Transition
8:40-9:00  Cross-Fit Hoops
                 Scoring, conditioning and team building. Working on scoring while fatigued. 

Come on out and join in on developing the fundamentals of the game at game speed all while having a blast doing it! And if turnout warrants it, this may grow into a weekly occurrence...


* Joe Dicruttalo a 2006 graduate of Franklin High School was a pivotal piece of two Franklin HS Hockomock League titles in his 3 year Varsity Career. After playing for FHS, Joe went on to play four years at Westfield State University and was named captain his senior year.  Since college, he has coached at both the college and high school levels. Starting out as the Associate Head Coach at Dean College, Joe was tasked with player development and scouting for the Bull Dogs. He helped guide the team to back to back successful seasons, placing multiple kids into colleges after they graduated with their associates degree. In doing so, Joe gathered a lot of insight into college placement and player development. In 2012 he began traveling the country with the New England Playaz, an Adidas sponsored AAU organization and was tasked with identifying talent and placing players into collegiate situations that matched both their academic and athletic aspirations. During his time with the New England Playaz, he began working as the Junior Varsity and Associate Varsity Basketball Coach at the St. Mark School in Southborough, MA. After gaining experience with helping place high school players into college programs, Shooting Touch, Boston's Largest Non-Profit Basketball Organization, hired Joe as their first ever full-time employee. Working to develop camps and curriculums for basketball students across MA, Joe helped grow Shooting Touch's brand into one of the most recognized basketball organizations Boston. After serving for 3 years on the Shooting Touch team, he then was hired at Mass Premier Courts as a special events director, a position that was created specifically with Joe in mind. 

Having worked with players from 3rd grade all the way to the professional ranks, Joe has identified several strategies, techniques and teaching styles that best prepare players of any level to maximize their potential by focusing on the specifics that lead to on court success. Being tasked to recruit and place players into different collegiate programs, he has also come to understand what is important to collegiate coaches, and how to help players throughout their journey maximize their potential by focusing their work habits on the areas that matter most.