Education = Empowerment = Success
The mission of the Orange County Gym Rats youth basketball program is to plan, promote, organize and implement a comprehensive competitive spring and summer basketball program.
The objective of the Orange County Gym Rats youth basketball is to teach life skills to youth interested in pursuing basketball as a means of getting a college degree. The Orange County Gym Rats intend to promote and build positive conflict resolution and communication skills both on and off the court.
The Orange County Gym Rats stress an aggressive style of play that emphasizes the development of basic fundamentals. The team concept is an absolute necessity with tremendous intensity on defense. This demands that the student athlete be in great mental and physical condition.
Short-Term Goals (3 year plan)
Mentoring & Tutoring
Improving Grade Point Averages
Making sure kids are taking the correct courses to prepare them for college.
Promoting positive conflict resolution and communication skills.
3 Boys Teams
13 & Under,
16 & Under,
Senior Boys Division
Helping as many kids as possible get into and graduate from college.
After School Program
SAT & ACT Prep Classes
Nutrition & Hygiene Classes
Boys & Girls
12 Teams 9 & Under 12 & Under 14 & Under 16 & Under Junior Team Senior Team
Must have a 2.0 GPA to tryout
2.5 GPA for summer tournament play
Plans on going to college
Game Sneakers ( nike )
Game Uniforms ( nike )
Practice Uniforms ( nike )
Guidance & Counseling
School progress Reports
Mandatory study- hall/tutor sessions