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"If I wasn't hooping coach I would probably be running the streets with a gang." - D.Durr
"If I wasn't hooping, I don't know what I would be doing." - D. Collins
"We will work collaboratively to ensure that each young man will be prepared for education, basketball, and life." - Coach Carlos
". . . Being part of The Regime was no guarantee that a kid would become a success. . .but dropping out of the program dramatically increased the odds that he wouldn't." - Coach Carlos
The Regime Basketball Program (official MN-non profit corporation) helps youth not only develop basketball skills, life skills and education skills, but tap into talents that were not seen before. The Regime Basketball Program works with a very small group of youth between the ages 10-17. The majority of our players reside in the Dayton's Bluff Community, which is one of the most impoverished communities in St. Paul. Many of the kids come from single parent, low income households with parents unable to pay the necessary traveling basketball team fees. Even when these families are able to find the funds to pay for their son's participation, they are faced with another obstacle; transportation. The organization that forms these traveling teams are usually located in the suburban areas. Often times, work obligations restrict single parents ability to transport their child to and from basketball practice. Not surprisingly, these kids tend to drift towards the streets, engaging in criminal activity because there is no positive ongoing organization within their community. My program works intensively with these children to prevent the perpetuation of this cycle. This basketball program contributes largely to help these kids make positive life choices and gain the knowledge and skills necessary in leading a life that will contribute to their community and personal growth.
Discipline, Dedication, and Determination.
Image: The Lion and the Hare. The lion creates no gaps in his way--his movements are too swift, his jaws too quick and powerful. The timid hare will do anything to escape danger, but in its haste to retreat and flee, it backs into traps, hops smack into its enemies' jaws.