Golden Touch Basketball Academy is a company that offers sports camps for boys and girls in grades 1-9. The company was started after the Union Grove Bronco Basketball, Volleyball, and Football camps lost their sponsors.

Golden Touch was designed to give kids in the Union Grove/Racine area an opportunity to develop their individual skills in a variety of sports. While most youth coaches don’t have time during their respective seasons to develop individual skills while they are working on plays, philosophies, and chemistry, our camps give kids a chance to get their individual skills improved so they can compete at a higher level.

The philosophy of Golden Touch Basketball Academy is to help kids develop their individual basketball skills. Our focus is on ball handling, pivoting, jump stops, and shooting. We allow kids to learn at their own pace and offer a series of drills that we feel will give kids the best opportunity to develop their individual skills. We use a Four “F” philosophy of fundamentals, footwork, form, and fun.

Our mission is to teach young kids the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, safe, upbeat atmosphere where they can learn at their own pace and enjoy the game of basketball.


David T. Pettit graduated St. Catherine’s High School were he had the fortune of playing on the 1985 State Championship Basketball Team and the 1987 State Runner-Up Team.

He graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1992 and has been teaching and coaching at the high school level for the past twenty three years. He has been the head boys basketball coach at Union Grove High School for the past 21 years. He has also coached baseball and football at the varsity level and is the current Athletic Director, which he has done for the past fifteen years.

He has been running basketball camps for twenty one years and has worked several college basketball camps at UW-Green Bay and Marquette University. He has been named Racine County Boy’s Basketball Coach of the Year three times, in 1995-96, 2006-07, and 2013-14.

Finally, Dave has run the Golden Touch Basketball Academy Club/AAU basketball program for the past six years, in which the 15U team won the NAYS National Tournament in July 2015.

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