The Uptempo Academy is the premiere Post-Grad Program located in Houston, Texas that prepares student athletes for the next level.
A Post-Grad (Grad meaning Graduate) Program is designed for student-athletes who graduate high school and want to take up to 2 years to mentally and physically prepare for college basketball without losing any of their 4 year NCAA eligibility.
The Uptempo Academy starts the beginning of September and ends in April. Academic enrichment support and tutoring continues until the second week of May.
Student athletes must be high school graduates or GED equivalent and have played on their high school basketball team or on a recognized organized basketball team (AAU, league basketball, etc.). Out of state and international student athletes must submit a video to the Academy prior to applying.
The Uptempo Academy offers the following to all its student-athletes:
We provide our services to high school graduates who want to invest time in training and developing before attending a college or university of their choice with aspirations in obtaining a basketball scholarship. High school graduates can be in state, out of state, or international students. Interested student athletes must fill out and complete the academy application, pay the $50 application fee, submit three letters of recommendation and participate in an in-person try out before being admitted. International students must submit a basketball video and a recommendation from a reputable basketball coach.
The benefits for student-athletes attending The Uptempo Academy are abundant. Here are the Top Five :
1. Academic and athletic collegiate experience before attending a 4-year college or university
2. Professional coaches and staff with college experience and knowledge ready to develop student -athletes
3. One-on-one academic enrichment throughout the college transition process from start to finish
4. Access to high quality facilities, academic tutoring and Standardized test preparation
5. Students athletes will be prepared and eligible once completing the Academy and be able to apply to a
4 year college or university of their choice (overseas professional placement is also an available option)
The total cost of The Uptempo Academy is $15,000 for out of state and international student athletes (Housing, Meal Plan and Transportation included) and $10,000 for local student athletes.