Real basketball for everyone...
Real basketball for everyone...
During her years working for staffing and computer training firms, she was responsible for successfully marketing and delivering qualified technical talent and training programs to Fortune 1000 firms. Her HR background allows On The Court to recruit quality coaches and maintain the highest quality staff.
Wendy has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and saw the opportunity to change the paradigm in youth sports clinics. She would bring basketball clinics directly to schools and community centers at the end of the school day. These clinics would provide children a fun, fitness opportunity without any additional travel for kids or parents. This led to the start of what is now On The Court X-perience.
Focus on the mastery of basketball skills
Stress teamwork and leadership
Provide positive feedback to players
Respect the dignity and value of every athlete
Treat all athletes as equals regardless of ability
Instill a love of the game of Basketball
Consider an athlete's health as a top priority
Make basketball a fun and rewarding activity
Jim Manaskie,COO, Director of Development
USAB Coach License #32972499
Coach Jim is a graduate from Lafayette College with a degree in Engineering. Coach Jim is an experienced basketball instructor and coach. He played for the Division I Leopards under legendary coach Dr. Tom Davis and Hall of fame coach Gary Williams. Jim has played basketball in High School and College where he gained his appreciation for the game.
FYI : For our younger players, a youth size Lite80 basketball is used. To purchase a ball for home use, click below.
We offer on-site basketball programs in conjunction with local school districts, community centers and other organizations that will enhance their afterschool enrichment programs. All of our programs are designed to inspire young players to get out of the stands and onto the court.
We believe athletics is a vehicle to provide children with an opportunity to grow and create new possibilities in their lives. Our programs build self confidence, improve self image and build character through education. They will develop sportsmanship and athletic integrity, and gain an understanding of the game of basketball. We provide a firm foundation in which children develop strong civic values.
On The Court, LLC offers afterschool enrichment programs, weekend clinic and summer camps. Our recreational basketball programs foster character education and team building. We provide activities to support a childs' entire emotional and physical well-being that are fun and safe experiences.
We combine real world basketball activities, competitions and skill building sessions with professional coaches in all our clinics and camps. Our mission is to provide fun educational basketball activities for school districts, communities and organizations around the globe.
After college, Jim started a computer training firm to educate employees of major Fortune 1000 companies on the use of personal computers. At the time, most were first time users. Jim developed some of the earliest curriculum for personal computer learning.
Jim currently combines both his basketball and training experience by teaching real basketball at every level. Coach Jim has developed and created curriculum and is involved in all aspects of program development for On The Court. Jim also trains coaching staff and regularly coaches basketball clinics. He believes that an important part of coaching is teaching life skills that will be useful beyond basketball.
Wendy Manaskie, CEO - Director of Marketing
Wendy is a graduate from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She brings a wealth of professional experience in Business Development, Human Resources, Staffing Solutions, Sales and Marketing to On The Court.