PASSION. PURPOSE. POSITIVITY.
These three words resonate throughout every facet of the Basketball Jones organization. With every team, our mission is to promote the style of play that is synonymous with the style played by our founder, Gene "GENO" Cotter.
Known for his determined grit, fierce competitiveness, selfless passing, "Next Play" attitude and an up-tempo pace of play, GENO'S character as a player remains Legend to this day. The select members of our coaching staff embody his unbridled spirit of relentless passion and positivity throughout our program. We know that the true purpose of coaching basketball, is teaching life skills to our young players utilizing sport as our platform for service.
PILLAR I: COMPETE
In everything we do, we want to compete at our highest level. We look at the, "games within the games", the details within competition, to create a culture of detail-oriented performance.
PILLAR II: CONDITION
We look for every opportunity in practice to achieve higher degrees of physical and mental conditioning. We believe that there is no substitute for physical fitness. This disciplined approach to our practice, translates into producing, "Overtime" stamina.
PILLAR III: COMMUNICATE
How we speak to one another is priority number 1! When giving direction and positive encouragement, we believe that how we do this demonstrates a healthy communication style that extends into the household, the classroom, and on social media platforms. For our players, exuding a powerful, confident and positive presence through language expression, projects to others our culture of leadership.
PILLAR IV: CONTROL
Our attitude and our effort are the two variables we teach our players to control on individual levels. The game will expose our true character, and our goal is to maintain control of our emotion and decision-making choices that will most benefit our team and reflect the culture of our program.
THE CAPSTONE: CELEBRATE
In all that we do, whether we win or LEARN - (never lose), we want to celebrate the efforts of every member of our team! We take full advantage of this GOLDEN opportunity to show more LOVE for the good works being done by our teammates!