LIFT Basketball was created to redefine AAU BAsketball. LIFT Basketball is an organization that will get back to LIFTING the talents and skills of young players by going back to teaching fundamentals, team basketball and the skills needed for athletes to be successful at the next levels of basketball competition.....High School, College, etc.
To achieve this goal, LIFT Basketball will look to condense the number of players per team, LIFT the talent of the overall team and de-emphasize the strategy of ONLY highlighting the talents of a few. LIFT will be about HIGH LEVEL TEAM BASKETBALL that will exist by LIFTING the overall fundamentals of the team, LIFTING the overall skills of the team and LIFTING the overall Basketball IQ of the TEAM.
Finally, LIFT Basketball will aspire to accomplish all of the above goals at no cost to the families of the players. AAU Basketball should not be about creating profits for businesses or individuals. The LIFT belief is that we can assemble teams of high level players and generate sponsorships and fundraising that will help cover the cost of competing at the highest level. This includes tournament fees, practice facilities and uniforms. LIFT will publish season ending newsletters that will highlight the progress of the team, tournament results, players and/or team additions and all operating results. The operating profits will be re-distributed back to the families of all players to offset their fair share of costs for that season with the goal of a zero cost participation model.
Supporting athletes in Roseville, Rocklin, Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
LIFT Basketball operation of the players, by the players, for the players.
Soon you will be able to purchase apparel online! Stay tuned for items to hit the shelves! Sweatshirts, tshirts, hats and MORE!
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Shadi Kanaan has been coaching basketball for the last 16 years most recently with All Net and the Youth Basketball Academy (YBA). He started his coaching career as a senior project for Folsom High in 2005 and began coaching in the Folsom Youth Basketball Association (FYBA), coaching 1st through Varsity level boys.
Coach Kanaan will be leading LIFT as both the Director of the program and head coach of the 7th and 8th grade teams for the upcoming 2021-2022 seasons. With his experience and knowledge of the game, Coach Kanaan's high energy and fun way of teaching, will prepare any player at all levels. He sets goals and expectations for his players to work hard as they can and then to work even harder than that!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and allow signficant development of our youth on and off the court. Your generous donation will fund our mission. THANK YOU!