shooting for success
Discipline, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, Judgement, Work Ethic.
Coach David “DJ” Jones
As someone who came relatively late to the game, I had to work harder and faster than many of my teammates and opponents. Little did I know at the time, I was developing not only a love for basketball but an athletic work ethic that carried over to my school work and life off the court. I earned a scholarship to play collegiate ball for Concordia University. Following graduation, I was drafted to play ball overseas entering into a professional basketball career that would allow me to play for Germany and many other European teams. I had the opportunity to play against true basketball greats such as Dirk Nowitzki and held records for 3-point shots and points scored per game throughout my professional career. Later in my career, while still playing ball for Germany, I was given the opportunity to coach a German youth team. I quickly realized working with younger athletes was important to me. It became the foundation for Shooting For Success.
My initial goal for SFS was to train locally, specifically to young children who share my love for basketball. Twelve years later, SFS has become so much more. To date, SFS camps have been held locally in San Antonio as well as internationally. Our club teams have traveled overseas for exhibition games. I’ve been lucky enough to teach children how to shoot their first lay-up, as well as help professionals like Jermey Lin perfect their shot. I have even had the joy of training my own daughter at SFS, and, watching her pursue her dream to play at the collegiate level.
SFS is my home away from home. We work hard to make it yours too.