Wolves Basketball Academy is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, charitable organization that provides a fun, instructional and competitive environment where every young person can enjoy playing basketball and is given the personal attention to develop skills at his or her own pace.
To challenge and inspire special needs children by providing a safe, fun and engaging environment, with a focus on having the children play basketball with their peers.
When Coach Jeff’s oldest son was in kindergarten he noticed that youth sports was broken: The kids weren’t having fun, which is essential especially at an early age. It seemed that the “better athletes” would get the most of the coach’s attention while the other kids would get less, if any attention. Like anything else, all kids develop differently and at different rates. Some bloom early, while others take time. It seemed that the kids who got less attention lost interest in the sport or quit because of a bad experience with the coach. Coach Jeff knew this was wrong and set out to fix it. He started coaching and formed Wolves Basketball Academy. His vision, and WBA’s, is to provide a fun, instructional and competitive environment where every young person enjoys playing, and where every young person is given the personal attention to develop at their own pace.
Coach Jeff has been coaching basketball for 15 years. He is a certified NBA Clinician as well as a USA Basketball certified Coach. Jeff Founded Wolves Basketball Academy in 2013 with his two boys (Brett and Adam) and amazing wife Karen. “One of my favorite things about Wolves is we started this as a family.” My boys and my wife have had a significant impact on who we are today.
Five years ago, the first day Coach Jeff stepped on the court with these amazing children he was hooked. “I immediately saw these children having fun playing a sport. I saw how they were bonding with their peers and developing their basketball skills at the same time. I knew that this was just the beginning. As Coach Jeff watched several Wolves’ athletes develop their skills, he decided it was time to push the envelope. That is when Wolves Basketball developed their “inclusion league”. Each team is comprised of special needs athletes as well as non-special needs athletes. The league is a huge success and growing every year. During the Summer of 2018, we had over 100 children participating in this inclusion league.