June 26-August 28, 2019

Who We Are 

Let’s Get It Basketball is a non-profit basketball training academy dedicated to players who are motivated to listen, learn, and grow. We offer high-level basketball skills training in a low-stress environment at an accessible cost. We are an outreach ministry under Living Hope Baptist Church, serving the Lakeshore community. 

 

We want our players to

Make mistakes. We encourage players to make mistakes and want them to recognize that failure is the most important tool needed to improve at anything in life. The only way to learn and understand what is good is to recognize and admit what isn't. 

Be better. We not only challenge you to increase your basketball IQ, but also reflect on what it means to be a better friend, son or daughter. We encourage players to challenge mediocrity, whether they are on or off the court. We want athletes to feel confident performing learned basketball techniques with a high level of skill and proficiency. 

Be good examples. Our trainers are not only Certified Fitness Consultants and educated kinesiologists. They are mentors who recognize the need for respectable role models not just in the basketball culture, but in all of life. We want to build impactful relationships with our players through mentorship and training. 

Be productive. Our sessions consist of challenging, productive drills that are practical for in-game play. With every exercise and activity, our trainers aim to equip players with the tools they need to succeed. 

Know the truth. During our sessions, we talk about examples of humility, honesty, discipline, leadership, accountability, perseverance, patience and self-control, while sharing the truth about who the God of the Bible is. We believe that the gospel ultimately provides true, lasting transformation.

 

Our Rationale

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. - Romans 5:3-5 New International Version

When faced with adversity, the common response is to quit or find an easier solution. At LGI, we encourage youth to view their struggles as opportunities to learn, grow and celebrate. That is why we believe Romans 5:3-5 best reflects what our program aims to do with each training session.

We want to create a learning environment that promotes our youth’s basketball skill development and personal growth. In fact, we encourage mistakes and our program is designed to challenges players’ egos and produce struggles. We avoid drills that are unproductive and encourage complacency. We encourage youth to step out of their comfort zones with growth as the goal. We create experiences that help players persevere, learn humility and improve their skill with the tools and support we provide.

More importantly, we focus on helping youth understand more about Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. Along with our training, we aim to lead youth to hope during our group discussions. This hope comes from knowing that God loves us so much that he died for us, and wants to change us and be our ultimate source of confidence, dependence, strength and growth. We want to teach our players to pursue everything they do knowing that God uses every struggle and experience to build perseverance, character and, ultimately, hope in Jesus.

We are more than your average basketball program. We strive to equip athletes with what they need to succeed both on and off the court. We believe that there is more to life than just basketball. However, we use our passion for the game to teach youth how to make mistakes successfully, follow good examples through mentorship, be productive with every challenge, and know the truth about who God is and who they are. We want our players to no longer doubt themselves, but to trust their individual developmental process with hope in God’s plan for their lives.

 

Meet Our Trainers

Coming soon.

Our head trainer, Gil Garrovillo, frequently posts training videos on instagram

 

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