Our Approach

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Never Outworked

There are elements of the game you can’t control. You can’t change your height or your opponent. There is only one thing you can control and it’s the only thing that matters; the work you put in. Surprise Blaze Club Basketball players are taught early the value of hard work.

Our training teaches the foundational movements and techniques.  The Surprise Blaze coaching staff are personable and wants the very best for their athletes.  We cater programs to each player’s abilities and areas for improvement. Surprise Blaze Club Basketball takes players beyond their potential and into greatness.

02

Point Guard

Each hour at our training sessions accounts for .6% of your week. You will learn the skills to transform your game. Then we will teach you the work ethic required to be elite. What you do with the remaining 99.4% of your time will determine the player you become.

03

meet our team

Surprise blaze coaching staff

Van Hardy – Owner & Founder /  Direction of Player Development

Lorna Romero – Club Manager / Director of Finance

Coaches & Trainers

Renee R. / Day B. / Damien T. / Ed. Mc. / Steve R.

04

meet our teams

surprise blaze - surprise campus

Surprise Blaze Club Travel Ball is our competitive U9-U14 division that fields boys and girls teams to compete locally and around the West Coast regions. 

We hold Open Tryouts throughout the year to fill openings on teams, and OFFICIAL Tryouts annually to reform teams for competition.

Surprise blaze - peoria campus

Peoria Blaze Club League Ball is our competitive 6th – 8th grade division that fields boys and girls teams to compete locally in West Valley Basketball Leagues throughout the year.  

League Ball players have an opportunity to develop their skills through league play and also have the opportunity to be placed on a Travel Ball team after an evaluation process.  

We hold Open League Ball Tryouts throughout the year to fill openings on teams, and OFFICIAL Tryouts annually to reform teams for competition.

If you’re interested in joining a League Ball team, please contact us at surpriseblaze@gmail.com.

building a solid foundation

Surprise Blaze Club Basketball  is a comprehensive, multi-faceted development program that will give your player a solid foundation in fundamental and advanced techniques. Game IQ, scoring, defense, leadership, strength and conditioning are standard aspects of this course. 

 – – Training is held weekly year-round  – –

Acceptance into either League Ball or Travel Ball is by evaluation completed by our coaching staff.