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At Shooting For Success we don’t just develop better basketball players. We grow better people.
We are a youth and elite basketball organization dedicated to helping players develop the right mechanics, a better understanding of the game, and a set of core values to guide them on and off the court. Lead by our SFS Core Values, our organization provides a positive and encouraging environment where athletes foster a strong work ethic and discipline that will serve them well in life no matter where they go or what they do. Our coaches and trainers lead by example. We expect SFS athletes to do the same.
LEADERSHIP, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, DISCIPLINE, SPORTSMANSHIP, RESPECT, CONFIDENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, PERSEVERANCE, COURTESY, JUDGEMENT, WORK ETHIC, COMMITMENT.
SFS FOUNDER DAVID DJ JONES
As someone who came relatively late to the game of basketball, I had to work harder and faster than many of my teammates and opponents. Little did I know at the time, I was growing not only a love for basketball that would fuel me to play professionally, but a work ethic that would carry over to my life off the court, as much as on it.
Hard work earned me a scholarship to play basketball at Concordia University. Next, I had an opportunity to play basketball overseas, entering into a professional basketball career that would span over 13 years and take me to Germany, throughout Europe, and around the world. I have had the opportunity to play against true basketball greats such as Dirk Nowitski and have held records for 3-point shots and points scored per game throughout my career.
While playing professional basketball was an incredible dream conquered, I discovered my life goal, one day, when given the opportunity to coach a German youth basketball team. Working with up and coming athletes and sharing my basketball and life experience with them fulfilled me more than winning any game or coveting any new record ever could. Utilizing all that I had learned playing ball to teach others became my true passion. It became the foundation for Shooting For Success.
COACH DEANDRA HAGGRAY
I feel lucky to have come to SFS with a wealth of basketball experience, having played basketball from the third grade through college. I grew up in San Antonio and was named all-city point guard while a four-year starter at Douglas MacArthur High School. While pursuing my love for biology at Texas Lutheran University and later UTSA, I also discovered a passion for coaching basketball, helping kids achieve their dreams on and off the court by teaching them to train and play with integrity, discipline, and confidence.
COACH ISAIAH "ZEKE" TRAYLOR
Shooting For Success reminds me of the basketball program I grew up in. Like many of the youth in the SFS program, playing basketball and attending camps lit a fire in me, which over time, has taken me on an exciting journey from a small town in Mississippi to playing college basketball to traveling the globe and playing professional basketball with some of the world’s best. My path was no walk in the park. However, the values instilled in me through playing basketball enabled me to persevere through both the highs and lows throughout my basketball career.
Joining the Shooting For Success training team is an exciting new chapter bringing my basketball story full-circle. I welcome the opportunity to share my knowledge, skill, and experiences to help shape a new generation’s passion for the same sport I fell in love with so many years ago.