The goal of the Lady Panthers Girls Basketball Association (LPGBA) is to make the sport of Basketball fun and safe for female athletes. LPGBA promotes the values and importance of physical activities in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of female youth. Our program is grounded in the Positive Youth Development Theory and is both a Prevention and Life-Skills based program. LPGBA leaders believe that participation in sports builds character and is a great venue to teach life skills.
LPGBA leaders and coaching staff will help female youth athletes to reach their full potential in life by teaching them educational and life skills, along with, the skills and development necessary to be successful on the court.
Our overall vision is to have a girls powerhouse Basketball program whose foundation is based on USA Basketball training and development and whose players are chosen to play on USA Basketball, as well as, FIBA and Olympic Basketball teams.
LPGBA is a 501(c)3 AAU Girls Basketball program, a USA Basketball Accredited Youth Organization, a Jr. NBA member organization, and part of the Mavs Basketball Academy (MBA) Coaches Association from Duncanville, Texas. We are also a USA Basketball 3x3 & FIBA 3X3 program.
April 10, 2017 was our program’s seventh-year anniversary!!
Our USA Basketball-, NCAA-, NAIA-, NFHS-, AAU-, AIC-, CIC-, NAYS- and NAYS Select-trained coaching staff uses the USA Basketball Youth Development Curriculum infused with Positive Coaching Alliance's ELM Mastery concepts. We want our players to master life skills, as well as, their craft and not just focus on winning games at all cost. When they master the skills needed to play the sport of Basketball, they will start to consistently win over a longer period of time than just winning to accomplish one goal (league division win or a tournament game win). This will provide them with steps needed to accomplish life goals set, as well.
In addition to the LPGBA programs coaches, our players are optionally trained by Tony Swindle of She's Up Showcase. We compete in some of the best tournaments in the within the state of Texas and nationally. Our goal is to provide a program that can consistently compete at the local, regional, state and national levels and provide fundamental training for as many players as possible.
We are setup to coach girls ages 5-17 years old. We are preparing our girls to play for some of the best Junior High and High School programs in the area that will hopefully prepare them to play for college programs at all levels, including Division I, II, III, NAIA and Junior College.
We are part of the Southwest Youth Sports Commission (SYSC), National Alliance for Youth Sports, Advocates for the President's Challenge President's Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) and we are part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move fitness campaign.