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Excel Core Values

The Core Values Excel Sports Was Founded Upon:

How Will Excel Sports Shape Your Child Both in Basketball and in Life?

  • Teaching Sportsmanship

    We teach our kids courtesy and good manners. They will show respect by giving a firm handshake and making eye contact with officials and opposing coaches. This immediately transfers over the the academic and working worlds. We also teach them sportsmanship by making sure they respect the opposing players.

  • Encouraging Teamwork

    We teach our players that "we over me" is what most often leads to "us over them," not only in team sports competitions but in any challenges that life throws at them. There's no "I" in TEAM! We encourage our players to champion during both losing and winning efforts!

  • Maintaining Positive Attitude

    We teach our players how to persevere through setbacks and still do what they need to do to succeed. Playing sports is one the best ways to practice overcoming adversity, which prepares them how to handle life's hard knocks.

  • Showing Respect

    We pay it forward and get it back. How a coach interacts with other adults--coaches, parents and officials--will naturally influence the behavior of our players. We are conscientious of role-modeling, insisting that our players respect coaches, officials, and opponents.

  • Facilitating Communication

    We conduct team meetings to set the tone, and we also provide individual and post game analysis. We give constructive and positive feedback, while also establishing specific goals for our players to improve. The ability to assess, evaluate, and communicate is essential in all life’s aspects.

  • Continuing Education

    We have a successful training program, and our coaching requires continuing education. We assure that what we teach is appropriate for the skill, age, and the maturity level of the players. We also use a variety of resources for improving their skills. They browse websites, read books, watch videos, and attend coaching clinics whenever possible. We never stop striving to learn more to help our youth!

Real Life Case Study: New Freshman Beats Unbelievable Odds and Makes the High School Team.

Congratulations to Excel Sports player Ari!AriFreshmanDV

Back in middle school, Ari tried out for the basketball team but didn’t make it. He was disappointed, so his mother signed him up for Excel Sports.

In her words, “Ari developed very rapidly. He went from having no basketball skills to being very good for his age and his grade level. I saw a huge change in Ari’s overall discipline, focus, and concentration because of Coach Mike.”


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What Our Memebers Are Saying

  • My husband came home smiling from taking our son Josh to the gym, He said, “The high school kids look at him and think they’re going to beat him because he’s a 5th grader. But every time they’re caught off guard when he wins! Since working with Excel Sports, he’s solid in his basketball knowledge and fundamentals. He’s become really, really good! - Excel Sports Parent    
  • Coach Mike’s three dimensional perspective really gives our boy a high basketball IQ. He understands the game of basketball through his coaching, referee and player experience. His basketball knowledge gives our boys their competitive edge. - Excel Sports Parent    
  • The drastic improvement Coach Mike and Excel Sports has had on my child’s skills has been invaluable! - Excel Sports Parent    
  • Coach Mike has a well rounded approach. He conditions them the importance of skill development. He challenges them both on and off the court. He grows them to become confident players. He teaches them the fundamentals and man to man defense. He shows them videos and they talk about the game. The boys review the videos and he gives them basketball links and things to watch. It’s been a great experience working with Excel Sports. - Excel Sports Parent    
  • My son’s weakness was defensive and they’ve come such a long way. He’s improved tremendously. We love Excel Sport’s philosophy. They’re attentive on the development side and doing it the right way. They really care! - Excel Sports Parent    

How Does a Parent Know When To Call Excel Sports?

  • You want your child to develop fundamental skills and a high basketball IQ.
  • You’re a competitive parent, and you want a coach who takes developing your child’s ability seriously!
  • You watch your child play with peers, and wish (his or her) talents were more developed.

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