Raising the temperature of water by one extra degree means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine – a beautiful, uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor- consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task we undertake. 212° serves as a forceful drill sergeant with its motivating and focused message while adhering to a scientific law – a natural law. It reminds us that seemingly small things can make tremendous differences. So simple is the analogy that you can stop reading right now, walk away with the opening firmly planted in your mind and benefit from it for the rest of your life.
-Sam Parker & Mac Anderson (212° The Extra Degree)
212° Academy is a High School and Post-Graduate basketball program in Sarasota, Florida. Our Post-Grad program is focused on serving as a ‘Gap’ between a high school graduate and college basketball. Our goal, by the time you leave our program, you will have the experience and skill set to have a leg up on the competition.
212° Academy works daily on fundamentals and teaching the game of basketball. We pride our program on players with great character and high on the court IQ.
We provide each student athlete with instructional and developmental training geared towards helping him reach their full potential on and off the court. We stress ‘Giving the extra effort, going the extra mile and doing more’ to our players in our program.
We will not only help you become a better player on the court, but mold you off the court as well. In addition, you will be required to do Community Service, attend Life Skills sessions, and personal development sessions.
Concerning recruiting, we are constantly talking to our players about finding that “fit” for their secondary education as well as their basketball fit. We want our players to go where they are wanted, where they have their major, and are most comfortable. We have a plan, and we work the plan the whole time the student athlete is enrolled with us. Once you are a player of mine you will be part of my family forever.
– John Mahoney (Founder and Head Coach)