OUR MISSION

The mission of the Fort Worth Young Warriors is to develop fundamentally sound basketball players on the court and citizens of high character off the court. We further believe that true character is rooted in the pursuit of a life that imitates our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We accept participation from players of all skill levels with the expectation that the player will be committed to progress.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

The Young Warriors were formed when Coach Stallings, who had been volunteering as a coach through the YMCA winter basketball league, decided that he wanted to coach a group of kids during the summer. With the help of Coach Ryan, they were able to put together two teams to compete in summer tournaments. Due to the positive experience by both the coaches and the players, the Young Warriors will continue to play in tournaments throughout the school year. The coaching staff has expanded and now includes multiple skills trainers willing to work one on one or in groups with players interested in getting better at basketball.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The 4:1 mindset was made famous by Texas Tech's Coach Beard, and is essential to the Fort Worth Young Warriors program. As Beard explains, “The mental is to the physical as four is to one—mental toughness in basketball just like in life, overcoming adversity.” 

OUR LEADERSHIP

Ryan Thomas: Co-Founder, President, Head MS Boys Coach

Ricky Gonzales: Director of Player Development, Coach

Alex Stallings: Co-Founder

Corbin Thomas: Head HS Boys Coach

DJ Cuthbertson: Boys Coach, Personal Trainer

Devin Dedeaux: Boys Coach and Statistician 

Isaac Lyles: MS Boys Coach

Victoria Lewis: Girls Program Director, Coach

Blake Farver: Asst. Boys Coach

Ashley Crenshaw: Team Manager

Ashlyn Mattingly: Multimedia & Marketing Director, Coach

Board of Advisors 

Paige Morton, Aaron Scarbrough, Donna Vallance, Jime Dixon

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