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

When Top of the Key was founded, Coach Debbie thought hard about what character traits helped her throughout her career and what traits she wanted to pass on to the next generation of ballers.  That’s where  “Play with H.E.A.R.T”  was originated! We want our players to grow as people and as athletes because the two go hand in hand.

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Acknowledging your strengths as well as the strengths of others.  

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Doing your best in all circumstances.

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Being thankful for the people and opportunities in your life.

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Not making excuses or blaming others. Handling your business.

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Never giving up!

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Our founder

Coach Debbie

From Olympian to community leader, Debbie Miller-Palmore, has had an extraordinary and record-setting career in basketball and is an All-American cum laude graduate from Boston University. To her, the court is more than a place to practice your game; it’s an opportunity to get better as a person.

Driven by honesty, hard work, faith, and family values, Debbie has been teaching kids and coaches, at all skill levels for nearly 20 years.



For every kind of player

We’ve been unlocking the potential of young athletes in a fun and uplifting environment. That’s why we’ve been in business for the last 20 years. It’s that simple.

Our training program will do much more that help you master your skills, it will help you master yourself. Not everyone can play in a pro league, but everyone can be a champion. Let’s cut to the chase. If you want to become the champion you were meant to be, we need to get started.

To see what training with us is like choose one of these options:

Free Assessment

Get valuable insight into your game. We walk the talk when it comes to the quality of our training. See for yourself by signing up for a risk-free assessment. This includes a 2-hour training session for you to get to know us and see if we are the right fit to help you improve your game. 

You’ve got nothing to lose, except sweat.


Our training is incredible with many options are available.  Whether you choose group, one-on-one, or the most popular, combo package, players get the undivided attention of our committed basketball coaching staff.  Sessions are comprehensive and designed to help you reach your personal goals. 

How we get you to your best

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Trainers that care

Coach Keenan


Trainer Carl


Trainer Danielle


Trainer Donovan


Trainer Josh



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Designed to help you improve

We offer training designed to keep you growing (instead of keeping you busy) in an uplifting and supportive environment. We are proudly the premier provider of youth-based, Christian-centered, developmental basketball camps in the country. Our camps run during school breaks in the winter, spring, and summer.

Download the App

You can’t always get to the court

Luckily there’s an app for that. Download the Top of the Key App to get reminders, notifications and updates, about training and camps directly to your phone.

Keep your skills sharp with workouts, and access to virtual training.

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What Covid-19 precautions are in place for training?

We will be abiding by the guidelines recommended by the state and local authorities, the CDC, Bright
from the Start, and Presbyterian Church. They will be posted on site when you check in. 1. All students must be registered and sign a waiver. 2. Temperatures are taken at the door. 3. Hands sanitized, and all equipment must be cleaned after every use. 4. One coach/one player/one goal (except siblings and pre-approved partners) for one-on-one training. One to four ratio of Coaches to players in the group sessions 5. Everyone must enter from the lower gym level. 6. Everyone must wear a mask. 

Do you provide food at the camps?

No we do not. To avoid any allergies, each student must provide their own lunch, snack and water

Why is there a 90 day commitment for training?

There is a 90 day commitment because we only want to work with students who are serious about improving. We also believe we can produce visible results in that minimum time period.

If I am a returning student, do I have to commit to 90 days again?

Returning students can come in and out of the program as often as they like provided space is available.

What is the relationship between Top of the Key and AAU, Recreational and Church leagues?

Top of the Key is the training arm of many programs. We provide courses, clinics, evaluations, support and resources for youth and school programs.

Do you have any competitive teams?

Not at the moment. We are considering adding this option in the near future.

How can I get Olympian Debbie Miller or Top of the Key coaches to come and help me with my team, host a clinic or speak at my school, church or event?

Simply send an email request to

How can I get the Top of the Key tax I.D. # for tax purposes?

Send an email to stating the student’s name, dates attended and amount
spent. We will respond with the tax I.D. # and/or a formal receipt if needed.

What is Top of the Keys payment policy?

Top of the Key training is a subscription program. I understand that my credit card will be charged every month for the amount of the package I have selected. I am committing to this re-occurring charge for a* minimum *of 3 months. I understand that even after 3 months, the monthly charge will continue unless I give a 3 day notice to cancel or discontinue training via email (

What is the refund policy?

Top of the Key does not offer refunds.