Skillset Sports, home of the SKILLSET VIPERS, SKILLSET SCORPIONS AND SKILLSET LADY VIPERS travel teams. We train some of the top talents in Georgia. Surround yourself with positive dynamics and learn the fundamentals of the game. Our goal is to make you a better basketball player. We offer year round basketball training with some of the best trainers in Georgia.
Skillset Sports is a pending non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to develop children and young adults into successful basketball players, student athletes and outstanding citizens.
It is the mission of the Skillset Sports to strive to provide an environment that will compliment and enrich the overall quality of all student athletes’ experiences. The emphasis of this team is to provide opportunities that encourage the pursuit of lifetime goals, a sense of commitment and teamwork, and the development of personal character while maintaining an environment that values discipline and integrity among its student athletes and coaching staff.
Skillset Sports, Inc. is a professional basketball training organization modified for young athletes seeking a high level of training. Skillset Sports offers a year-round training program for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. We offer league play, Select/Travel basketball teams, premium basketball skill development, high-intensity athletic training and tutoring for all our basketball players.
Skillset Sports plans to begin a dynamic tutoring program comprised of highly educated instructors who to assist in the development of young and/or under privileged student athletes through group and one-on-one contact with the students. The academic goal is to guarantee that our group of student-athletes will continue or undergo significant improvements in the classroom.
Sports and Academic Training
- Ball handling & shooting & passing.
- Offense without the ball.
- Offense and defensive footwork.
- Shooting off the dribble and moves.
- Learning how to get past your defender.
- Defensive positioning.
- Position specific skill training.
- Raising your basketball IQ.
- Learn in a competetive environment
- Year round AAU / YBOA Travel teams for boys and girls
- Youth Leagues (Competitive)
- Individual and Team Skill Clinics & Camps
- Unparalleled Private Training
- Year Round Development
- SAT Small Group Tutoring & College Prep
We have assembled a staff of experienced coaches, many of whom have coached at the high school level, college level, AAU or have played at the college level. Our staff is the strength of our program; therefore we believe it was important to provide a coaching staff that has collected its knowledge from a diverse set of programs.
As a program that prides itself on preparing players for the next level, we believe that good coaching is one of the most significant elements of our player’s lives. Therefore, we started a coaching mentoring program to provide guidance to good coaches that are short on experience. This helps in support of our goal to prepare players to be successful at programs across the entire metropolitan Atlanta area.
Coach Paul Belcher
Phone (404) 840-4072
Coach Paul Belcher III brings a modern and dynamic approach to basketball training. He has not only gained knowledge from years of experience as a basketball player, but has gained coaching wisdom from mentors, such as former NBA stand out and former Atlanta Hawk, Charlie Criss. Paul has a unique training style which is rooted in fundamentals, but also adds a personalized flavor focusing on developing skill sets in ball handling, passing and offensive techniques which are designed to create scoring opportunities for individuals.
The drills developed by Coach Belcher builds confidence in young players and improves skill sets in older players seeking to reach the next level. Coach Paul believes that “In order to get better you have to be willing to put in the work”. His workouts are demanding, challenging and exciting as players are able to watch their skills develop through repetition and focus on fundamentals. Coach Belcher is truly one of the best trainers in the State today!
Coach Belcher is a Co-Director of Skillset Sports, coaches the Skillset 17U boys and is an instructor at Skillset Hoops Academy.
Coach Owen Wallace
Coach Wallace is presently the assistant coach of the 7th Grade Red & 8th grade Boys Skillset Vipers and Co-director of Skillset Sports. He comes from the YBOA national champion winning GA Spartans as an Assistant coach in 2012 guiding his teams to several trophies. Coach Wallace provides many years of head and assistant coaching & Director experience of youth Travel and Feeder competitive basketball. Coach Wallace facilitates Skillset leagues and tournaments.
Coach George Lee
Coach Lee is presently the head coach of the 6th Grade Boys Skillset Vipers Black Team & has coached Scorpion teams the last two winters for Skillset. Coach Lee provides many years of coaching & playing experience of youth Travel and Feeder competitive basketball and football. Coach Lee is an instructor at the Skillset Hoops Academy.
Coach De’Andrea Matheney
Coach Dee is from Quincy Florida, a small town outside of Tallahassee. She has played ball most of her life. After four years of Varsity basketball and two trips to the State Finals she went on to play two years at Pensacola Junior College where she received the team’s leadership award. Her last two years of College were spent at Stetson University, in Deland Florida, where her team gave the University their first Women’s conference Champions and first trip to the NCAA tournament. Coach Dee is very passionate about the game of Basketball and uses that same passion to teach good fundamentals to young athletes.
Coach Dee was an assistant Coach for the Atlanta Metro AAU girls program and formally a Head Coach for the Kell High School- Jr.Feeder girls Program in Cobb County. Coach Dee never passes an opportunity to assist young athletes to be successful on and off the court. This is Coach Dee’s 2nd season with Skillset and presently coaches our Lady Vipers 7th grade team.
Coach Phillip (PJ) Franklyn
A college graduate of class 2012 from a NAIA school called Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia. Coach PJ played many years as a point & shooting guard throughtout his high school days as well as playing AAU and YBOA.
As a student-athlete in college, he learned a lot from his coaches about the art of educating others about the game. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sports & Fitness with a minor in Coaching. Formally the head JV basketball coach at Kell High School in Marietta, GA, 2012 5th Grade Kell Jr feeder & Skillset 5th grade teams, Coach PJ is presently a trainer and coach of the 2014 7th grade Boys Black Team for Skillset Sports.
Coach Dave O’Connell
Coach O’Connell is the award winning coach of the 2012 YBOA National Champions GA Spartans. Coach provides many years of playing experience at Duke University and coaching basketball. Vast experience include coaching feeder basketball, the GA Knights, GA Elite, GA Spartans and currently the 7th grade Vipers Red Team head coach among others teams.
Coach Douglas Fuhr
Coach Douglas provides many years of coaching experience on many levels of AAU youth basketball. Coach Douglas is presently a head coach for the Milton Jr Eagles Jr Feeder program and has presently the coach of the 2014 8th grade Boys Skillset Vipers.
Coach Everett Dillahunty
Coach Everett has vast experience playing and coaching youth basketball, leading various AAU teams over the years in Arkansas, Texas and Georgia, He is presently the coach of our 6th grade Skillset Vipers & Scorpions teams.
Coach Winston Wicker
Coach Winston, an original native of the city of Chicago, provides many years of playing experience and is presently the coach of the 6th Grade Lady Vipers. Coach Winston was the 2013 Winter Scorpions Head Coach & 2013 Assistant Coach of the Skillset Vipers 4th Grade teams. Coach Winston also serves as on of Skillset’s recruiters.