CP Basketball Academy provides a fun, yet challenging environment for girls and boys ages 7-13 who want to improve their competitive game in a friendly environment with honest and supportive coaching.
Our focus on building a strong foundational knowledge of technique combined with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership attracts the best talent. We’re proud to say that many of our athletes have gone on to play at the highest levels in college.
This is a dynamic program that teaches skills to students that will last a lifetime—both on and off the court. We don’t just play: we learn.
- A different daily “skill of the day” for organized, intensive learning
- Team building activities, games and skill work create an engaging atmosphere.
- Video analysis develops an understanding of technique
About Coach Parker
Carl Parker, is currently in his 5th year as Sandy Spring Friends Head Men’s Basketball Coach. In his short time at Sandy Spring Friends, Carl has led the Beests to a yet another record-breaking season and regional recognition competing against WCAC, MAC, and IAC opponents.
Carl has orchestrated the best season in 36 years with the 2018 Regular Season Championship and 2018 PVAC Tournament Championship banners and the first undefeated season record in school history (23-0).
Carl grew up in New York City playing high school basketball at Northeastern Academy and later went on to play college basketball at Columbia Union College where he simultaneously ran a summer basketball camp for kids. It was his experience as a team member of the NCAA Division II Basketball and Track teams that forever forged the basis of his philosophy on character, integrity, discipline, and spiritual intelligence.
From 1994-1995, Carl accepted his first position as Assistant Coach for the Division II women’s basketball team at Columbia Union College. After college Carl began working in the tech industry as a software consultant for Fortune 500 companies– all while coaching Takoma Academy Tigers Varsity Basketball.
Carl returned to coaching full-time as a high school Athletic Director and Varsity Head Coach from 2003-2011. He was later hired as the Director of Basketball Performance and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Washington Adventist University and helped lead the Shock to the 2013 USCAA National Championship.
A kid from the Bronx, Coach Parker resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his beautiful wife, Sarah, and their five children: Imani, Mecca, Malakai, Luke and Hunter.