STARS Basketball Club

STARS Academy

South Hub Location: TOA Sports Performance Center
215 Gothic Ct, Franklin, TN, 37067

An 8-week, 14-session, transformational, player development program for rising 7th grade and 8th grade boys (2024-2025 school year).  The STARS Academy is an invitation-only program, attracting high-potential young leaders to a dynamic and challenging experience. Each two-hour session will challenge athletes to grow in areas of:

  • Skill Development and Position Play
  • Speed, Strength, and Agility
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Sports Psychology
  • Leadership Training
  • Spiritual Development

The STARS Academy will build upon previous concepts and growth each week and conclude with an Academy Graduation at the end of the summer. Each athlete will learn and grow with other athletes in their grade level. We will have separate sessions for rising 7th grade and 8th grade athletes. STARS Basketball Club is pulling all resources together to make this the most complete, focused, and impactful player-development program we offer.


This program is not for everyone! In fact, we are capping the number of athletes at 24 per grade level. If you are serious about taking your game to the next level and growing both on and off the court, then STARS Academy is for you! Where else can you join 20-24 like-minded individuals who don’t want to settle for being average in any area of their life? Athletes who are eager to learn and willing to get outside their comfort zone will graduate different than when they arrived!


STARS Academy Schedule

Week 1: June 11, 13

Week 2: June 18, 20

Week 3: June 25, 27

Week 4: July 2

Week 5: July 9, 11

Week 6: July 16, 18

Week 7: July 23, 25

Week 8: July 30

*All sessions hosted at TOA Sports Performance Center unless otherwise noted


Rising 7th Grade Athletes:

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) *Consistent weekly times unless noted above.

Rising 8th Grade Athletes:

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) *Consistent weekly times unless noted above.


Ted Quinn

A veteran coach and growth-minded leader with more than 25 years of experience in player development, team building, culture change, strategy execution and character growth. Coach Quinn has been the Director of Player Development for STARS since 2020 and will oversee the structure, content, and direction of the Academy.

Omar Mance

Coach O brings over 16 years of NCAA college coaching experience mainly at the Division 1 level. A former player and coach in the SEC, Mance was a starter as a freshman at LSU and was an All-Conference performer at Rice University.  He has coached at Vanderbilt, Rice, Liberty, Army and D2 Trevecca.  Coach Mance first came to Nashville and got involved with Stars Basketball as a coach at Vanderbilt University on Bryce Drew’s staff in 2016. That season Mance was on the coaching staff of Vanderbilt’s last NCAA team in 2017.  Mance has also played and coached in 8 different countries overseas with professional teams/tours and sports missions. He has served with Athletes in Action, Nation of Coaches and at the Final 4 as a speaker.


Additional guest coaches and speakers in areas of nutrition, sport psychology, leadership, goal setting, and former college/professional players sharing their experiences!

STARS Academy Program Cost

$549 Total Cost

Includes: Access to all 14 sessions, Athlete Notebook, Academy Curriculum, Academy Shirt and other Academy experiences. 


The STARS Academy is an invite-only program and has a short application process. See below for link.


All applicants should expect to hear from STARS within 5 business days of submitting the application.