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Student Preparatory and Athletic Development Enrichment Program

What is the S.P.A.D.E. program?

The demands of a student-athlete are intense. SPADE is a college preparatory program that provides academic and athletic success initiatives through a number of different enrichment modalities that focus on intellectual, physical and interpersonal growth.

By opening the door to free opportunity and challenging youth to focus on developing skills necessary to be successful student-athletes. SPADE participants will establish the common goal of developing into high character leaders inside and outside the classroom.

The SPADE program is motivated by the success rate of each student-athlete participant and measures the progression of each participant with the intent to provide high quality student-athlete support services and activities using a variety of research and evidence based resources and techniques proven to aid in successful student-athlete outcomes.


  • Self-Awareness and Development
  • Combating Negative Influences
  • Respecting the Past
  • Looking to the Future
  • “Habitude”
  • Student-Athlete Mentoring
  • Recruiting
  • Interviewing for the Next Level
  • Community Involvement and Supporting Charities
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Mind Training


Student-Athlete Facts

  • “There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes and most of us will go pro in something other than sports.”
  • 98% of student-athletes do not participate in college athletics!
  • 59% of high school basketball and football players believe they will get a scholarship.
  • Less than one out of every 100 high school athletes receive a scholarship of any kind to a Division I school!
  • Only 1 in 16,000 high school athletes attains a professional career in sports!


SPADE student-athletes are given the tools to beat the odds with the belief that “Opportunity plus preparation equals the likelihood of success.


Our Mission

The mission of the Student Preparatory and Athletic Development Enrichment Program (S.P.A.D.E.) is to be the catalyst that transforms the young student-athlete into high character leaders both on and off the court and/or field of life.


Our Vision

To promote individual student-athlete growth and success based on resilience, empathy, ambition, work ethic, patience, academic stamina and self awareness so that each student-athlete may be empowered to reach their maximum potential in order to ensure a better quality academic and athletic experience filled with purpose and direction.

Our Philosophy

People learn 10% of what they hear, 50% of what they see and 80% of what they do. Our approach to developing the student-athlete as a whole person is grounded in experiential and brain based learning opportunities.
Helping student-athletes gain a better understanding of life skills they will need to be successful while enhancing their athletic experience through body-mind training.



Student-athletes need and deserve every opportunity to be successful both academically and athletically. Athletics provide a great educational experience because they teach important values for dealing with circumstances of life. Here at SPADE we focus on:

  • Teaching student-athletes to value academic goals just as much as athletic ones.
  • Developing an identity beyond that of being an athlete.
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Community Enrichment
  • Student-athlete welfare initiatives
  • Athletic training and combine prep
  • Training the student-athlete’s mind for success


Positive athletic experiences don’t occur by chance. They are the result of a structured educational environment created by the coach. Our coaches and counselors have high expectations of our student-athletes. Our Student-Athlete Profile Assessments will allow for systematic approaches to teach comprehension of skills and techniques, know and understand each student-athletes abilities and vary teaching and coaching strategies accordingly, while approaching discipline through prevention whenever possible.

For More Information Contact
P.O. Box 16246 Baltimore, MD. 21210
Website: www.spadeprogram.com
Email: info@spadeprogram.com
Phone: (443) 453-3641
Fax: (443) 708-4046


(quotes noted on the brochure)

“Opening the door to free opportunity.”
“Building Responsible Citizens for Today and Tomorrow.”
“Opportunity plus preparation equals the likelihood of success.”