One Up on the competition

One Up Basketball

"Train Hard or Go Home"

Basketball Training & Development

One UP Basketball is fundamental foundation building training, not only for basketball but for athletes ready to push themselves to the next level. Athletes will be trained and mentored first hand by former Xavier University and NBA point guard, Michael Hawkins. Coach Mike’s dedication and hard work to persevere made him the athlete he became. He wants to instill and teach that same level of dedication to the youth athletes of today.

Our mission is to provide today's athletes with the lost art of fundamental basketball. A lot of players today rely so much on their God given talents and NOT enough on their skills. Here at One Up Level Basketball I want to build on the player's skills and ability to be mentally and physically tough each and every session we have together. My vision is to teach or refine your athlete the necessities of what it takes to be competitive at each level in this game, which is having a good attitude, a tremendous work ethic, dedication, and the basic fundamental skills.

Building Skills

Here at One Up Basketball I want to build on the player's skills and ability to be mentally and physically tough each and every session

Potential & Growth

"I want to feed athletes the valuable information they need to help them grow mentally and physically as an athlete." -Coach Michael Hawkins

Unlocking Potential

Desire to compete fuels his desire to teach and give back the fundamentals of next level Athleticism to our next generation of youth, unlocking the potential and gifts that are there inside them.

Coach Mike Hawkins

  • Xavier University
  • PG 1991 - 1995
  • Over 1,000 Career Points as PG
  • Tied Xavier 3pt Record
  • Team Captain 94 - 95
  • 1995 BA Graduate
  • 94-95 Midwestern Collegiate Conference
  • 2nd overall in Assist
  • 8th overall in 3pt FG
  • 8th overall in Free Throws
  • 10th overall in Steals
  • NBA
  • Point Guard for the Boston Celtics
  • Point Guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • FIBA
  • Team USA World Games 1996 (Team Captain)
  • Pan American Games 1996 (Team Captain)
  • USA Basketball 1998 Pan American Silver Medalist
  • USA Basketball 1999 World Games Bronze Medalist
  • Held FIBA assist record
  • League Champions - Barcelona and Idea Slask Teams

Boston Celtics
Sacremento Kings
Barcelona Spain
USA Basketball

Hawks Nest

  • Motivation
  • In the words of Coach Hawk
  • Jan. 25, 2017
  • Hello everyone, I was fortunate enough to come across this you tube video of Denzel Washignton truely expressing his feelings with a group of inspiring actors and actresses. His motivating words ripped through me like a lighting bolt. I was so fired up and inspired by his heartfelt words I was ready to go out and achieve my next goal. And this speech is so awesome it can easily listened to every time we are feeling a little discouraged along our way through life , because it can be applied to anyone who sees themselves "Shooting For Stars "to keep pushing on.

    Coach Mike Hawkins

  • Keys to Success

Friends of One UP

  • Healthy Solutions
  • An authorize distributor of AdvoCare. Promoting a healthy alternative to commercial brands of Electrolytes, and other performance beverages. Healthy diet solutions as well as elite performance supplements.
  • Self Defense
  • Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Jeet Kune Do training and self-defense. One-on-one or group training.
  • Basic Self-Defense
  • Edged Impact Weapons
  • Womens Self-Defense
  • Fitness / Conditioning
  • Elite training and conditioning with an Olympic Gold medalist Derrick Brew.
  • Agility / Speed
  • Vertical Jump
  • Strength & Power


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