We offer special clinics, online courses, and league resources for coaches.

Play with H.E.A.R.T.



Coaches, if you’re struggling with:

  Developing your player’s individual skills.

  Putting practices together

  Creating a winning culture.

  Getting your players to communicate.

  Building your player’s basketball IQ

  Bringing out the best in your team

Top of the Key gives you the training that you deserve!

A new playbook for coaching

With our coaching courses and easy-to-use guides you’ll get everything you’ll need to be the leader you were always meant to be. Our coaching courses are an invaluable resource for youth basketball coaches of any skill-level or experience.

You’ll learn everything you need to know and do, as well as the things you had no idea you needed to know. Things that separate a frazzled mediocre coach from a pro. With over 20 years of experience we’ve seen it all, and we’ve got a game-plan for every situation.

Message from Coach Debbie

Check out this inspiring message from our founder Olympian Debbie Miller-Palmore about what it means to be a part of the Top of the Key family.

Learn why it’s so important to play with heart and what you can truly accomplish when you give your best to the game.

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Play with H.E.A.R.T.

Discover this inspiring children’s story by Author and Olympian Debbie Miller-Palmore.

Keenan is getting ready for his very first basketball game. A little unsure of what to expect, Keenan talks with his family and friends to gain the confidence he needs to battle his nerves. This book takes you on a journey with Keenan as he learns to focus on the most important things about playing sports to make friends, have fun and to play with heart. Play with H.E.A.R.T., is the first book of this 6 book series that intentionally teaches character through sport.

League Resources

Check out two leagues that are managed by Top of The Key

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Clairmont Basketball League

The Clairmont Basket Ball League is a fantastic league for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten to 12th. This league is located in the Toco Hills area of Atlanta and all the practices and games take place at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. This league has been very popular for many years and last season maxed out at 64 teams.

You can use this link to register on their site when they re-open in the Fall.

Haygood Hoops Basketball League

The Haygood Hoops Basketball League is an awesome league for athletes in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12th. This league is located in the Morningside community of Atlanta with an emphasis on fun and sportsmanship in a friendly, laid back, family atmosphere. Haygood Hoops is hosted by Haygood United Methodist Church and included 92 teams in 5 locations last season. 

You can use this link to register on their site when they re-open in the Fall.

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Special Projects

Top of the Key offers special coaches clinics for league events. Our founder, Debbie Miller-Palmore, is much sought after for motivational and public speaking engagements.

Contact us to learn more, or book an event.