Welcome to Southern Stampede Youth Basketball. I am Coach Al and this is all about your team: past, present, and you are hopefully our future.
Here’s a little bit about the program, the team, where we have been, and what our goal is for you.
We are a Nike sponsored program, currently entering our 9th season with the Stampede basketball team. We have come a long way since the start, back in August of 2003. Through much transformation and learning, we have established priorities to help players move on to high school and 4-year university level teams. Playing with the Southern Stampede is an opportunity to take the next step in getting ready for that next level. Players are expected to perform in the classroom, be responsible off the court, and give 101% on the court. Players that meet these challenges have opportunities to move on and further their student-athlete careers.
The Program/Nike EYBL
We are also members of the NIKE’s Elite Youth League. NIKE’s Elite Youth division is dedicated to providing a platform for the finest ballers in the nation and making a positive impact on cream of the crop high school players who strive to be the best. The goal of Elite Youth is to give top-flight ballers a positive outlet where they will receive superior instruction, personal mentorship and the on-and-off-court experiences that will help them reach their basketball potential and achieve their goals.
There are four main elements that Elite Youth has created and organized so that the best ballers in America can showcase their talent. From our NIKE Skills Academies with NBA stars LeBron James, Paul Pierce, Amar’e Stoudemire and others to the newly launched Elite Youth Basketball League for travel team programs to the NIKE Global Challenge with the world’s best talent to the King City Classic where the best compete in front of hundreds of college coaches, NIKE elite youth has the complete basketball curriculum.
We have a unique environment here with the Southern Stampede and an eclectic group of people involved in our program. Our current players consist of many who have moved on to become some of the best in the state of Georgia at their positions, earning basketball notoriety around the country.
The Southern Stampede believe academics should be a number 1 priority. That is why we have developed a unique partnership with Bright Minds to provide academic assistance/tutoring to our student athletes. Student athletes in the program also volunteer there time to mentor school age kids in the program. More info can be found at www.brightmindsinc.org
Aljami Durham CEO/President
Bright Minds Afterschool Program Inc.
P.O. Box 1037
Redan Ga., 30074-0633