Power Up basketball serves area with leagues, training, camps, clinics, etc
March 22, 2016
Pikeville, TN — The Power Up basketball program is a year round program that reaches out into the community to offer basketball training, basketball league and plenty of expertise from Roy Pankey. Roy has been doing for over 24 years overall and 9 years full time and has seen a lot of young people come through the program.
Just recently, Roy and John Herd completed the 8th season of their league they offer every year in January-February time frame. This year there were teams from Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Cumberland and Hamilton county participating. The league offers flexibility as teams practice on their own courts and come to play on Saturdays. The week I attended the camp, I had a chance to watch two teams from Rhea County play. This is great opportunity for players to play higher level competition. The rates are quite reasonable and the location is not far for the teams.
Just last week Power Up conducted a clinic for prospective players for Force AAU teams with 20 High School girls in attendance.
Power Up also offers camps in the summer. In July there were 32 campers at the power up camp and another 27 at the advanced camp. Pankey’s staff usually includes ex-Power up participants who are now playing College ball somewhere. Roy has trained several players who have gone on to play at the College level.
Power Up runs year round with individual training lots of information being dispensed via the Power Up facebook page to help motivate and train.
Roy Pankey brings 24 years of expertise to the court and he is excited to see players really put in the work to be the best they can be. Roy has also been very involved in AAU over the year, coaching several very successful teams. Roy also brings his faith to the court. He is respected as fine Christian who shares his faith with his players and the community.
Roy recently said in one of his posts on Power Up basketball, “Our goal is to be the absolute best that we can be in each element of the game.”
“I am seeing a lot of rapid improvement and kids pushing and encouraging each other.”
“Success is never guaranteed, but if you’re sitting on your rear, letting time pass you by, you will never know success.”
Roy added, “I’m so blessed and privileged to work with these kids and I thank all the parents for trusting me to help with their development.”
“I do not turn anyone away who cannot pay fees. I feel that each kid that wants to be in the gym working on their game deserves that opportunity.”