Pursuit Basketball Academy was founded on the belief that sports provides an ideal environment to teach young people the values that will serve them well both inside and outside of the athletic arena - hard work, perseverance, discipline and teamwork. When these values are fostered in a positive and productive learning environment the results can be truly amazing.
At Pursuit we know what makes elite-level basketball players. More importantly for our students, we know what steps these elite players took along the way to get to that level because we’ve worked through each step of the journey with them. So whether a student comes to us as an accomplished player about to realize a dream, or a new player just starting to get serious about the game, we’ve been there before and know the most effective path towards reaching their goals. We firmly believe our method of teaching the skills of the game gives players at all levels a far greater chance for success.
John Addison - Director and Lead Instructor
Former D1 player and college coach, John Addison has over 20 years of experience working with players and teams at every level, from youth leagues to the professional level, in both a coaching and consultative role. During these years he's spent thousands of hours working with players in one-to-one, small group, team and camp environments.
John most recently served as the top assistant at NCAA Div.II William Jewell College from the 2012-2013 season through the 2014-2015 season. Read more about Coach Addison.
David Birch - Instructor
David Birch brings an incredible level of basketball experience to Pursuit Basketball Academy. A highly decorated high school player at Olathe East, David went on to have a record-breaking career at Ottawa University. David still holds six OU records including points in a career with 2,258. He is the only player in OU history to score over 2,000 points. Since college, David has played for several professional teams around the world, most recently as the Player-Coach for the Washington Generals on the Harlem Globetrotter tours from 2013-2015.
David has coached players from all levels from elementary school through professional. David has worked with players all over the world in skill groups, team settings and camp environments. Read more about Coach Birch.