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Sole Ball Above All Academy

Age Groups: 8yrs under, 10yrs under, 12yrs under, 14yrs under, 16yrs under, 19yrs under, also open to adults men and women. 



Session Price: varies pending on packages chosen upon registration. Range is 85aed-120aed per session. 

Basketball Academy

SBAA Academy provides basketball coaching across all age groups and skills levels. 

Coaching sessions are designed to improve a player's basketball and leadership skills.

Players will gain the confidence to take their game to the next level by learning skills, drills, dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting to name a few. They are also a great way to stay fit while having fun and learn more about the game.

Our coaches experience range from Fiba approved, EX Pro and years knowledge in basketball. They are professional, knowledgeable and well experienced to evaluate the player's current skills level, develop a practice plan and continually assess progress, shifting focus as needed to address shortcomings in development.

SBAA can provide a gateway through our partners to the NBA & NCAA (United States), NBL & ABA (Australia), LBL (Lebanon) and have connections to the UAE Professional League to the capable elite athletes.

SBAA Elite is the only Expat Team that was permitted to play in the UAE Vice President Cup (2017 Runners Up) and Dubai International Tournament.

Meet the Coaches

Belal Abiad Founded Sole Ball Above All Sports in Australia and United Arab Emirates. Ex Professional Player and Fiba Level 2 certified Coach with over 20yrs experience in basketball.

Coach Tarek El Merhabi is the Head of coaches and is an expert in advancing players skills on and off the court. His passion to the game is contagious. He played professionally in Lebanon for many years.


Coach Abubakar Yusuf is from Nigeria. He is a certified coach, an expert in coaching all age groups and well equipped to asses and improve any player's skills set. Played professional basketball for many years on international level.

Coach Danial Mushtaq is from Pakistan. He is a certified coach who is passionate about the game and enjoys teaching it.