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We strive to make players great. Our staff has years of experience with some of the best coaches and trainers from around the world. Our job is to provide you with the opportunity to be the best player you can be. NO EXCUSES. We want to teach you the game the right way.

Our individualized approach focuses on improving a player's mindset, conditioning, basketball IQ, and offensive and defensive skills through innovative drills that prepare players at all levels of the game.

Want to be the best player you can be?

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As a former D III basketball player in the MIAC conference, Mike Glennon has been active in the game of basketball since his youth in Chicago.  Playing collegiately and coaching in the high school ranks in IL led him to begin training and teaching players to hone their individual skills to help their teams.

As a member of the Ganon Baker Basketball training team, Mike has had access to the best skill development teachers around the globe.  Through countless hours of camps, training sessions, and continuous learning about the game he has built a unique system of working with players to bring out their best.  An individualized approach that focuses on improving their mindset, conditioning, basketball IQ, offensive and defensive skills, and innovative drills prepares players at all levels of the game.

As a sought after trainer in Chicago, Mike has impacted players at all levels including NBA hopefuls and current Miami Heat SG Max Strus.


Mike Glennon Jr. has been a hooper all his life and was taught from an early age by his father. Mike played basketball all four years at Brother Rice High School where he was captain of the team freshman, sophomore, and senior year. Throughout his career, Mike has been able to learn from some of the best coaches and trainers around the world: Ganon Baker (Top Skills Trainer), Jim Tracy (IHSA HoF), Pat Richardson (IHSA HoF), Bobby Frasor (Former UNC Guard), and his father (Elite Skills Trainer).


Mike attended Saint Louis University and graduated with a degree in Marketing in 2020. Even though Mike's playing career ended after high school, he is still a student of the game and has a love and passion for it like no other. 

Mike has been the Freshman (B) coach at Brother Rice for 2 years and spent the past season as a Varsity Assistant Coach with Conte Stamas at Brother Rice. Mike helped lead the team to a Regional Championship and an appearance in the Sectional Championship. He will be joining the Varsity staff at Mt. Carmel High School for the 2023-2024 season. Mike is the Head Skills Trainer for Mike Glennon Basketball and is also the Program Director and Head Coach for the MGELITE 16u team. 




Tom Alvarez is a passionate basketball coach who currently serves as the 16u Assistant Coach for MGELITE. Tom has a strong background in basketball, having played the sport in high school and then going on to study at the University of Illinois, where he was actively involved with the basketball program.


During his four years at college, Tom covered the Illinois basketball team as a student journalist, deepening his understanding of the game and developing his expertise in the sport. Tom's love for basketball and his continuous learning about the game have made him a knowledgeable and dedicated coach who is committed to helping young players develop their skills and reach their full potential on the court.

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