MISSION The mission of the Phoenix South is to provide the area's top student-athletes with a year round opportunity to develop advanced fundamental basketball skills, and to grow into accomplished, self confident basketball players and responsible young adults. Our goal is to develop basketball players who are actively recruited by college coaches from Division 1, 2 and 3.
DEVELOPMENT Development is one of the most important concepts that we undertake in our program. We will take the word "development" and give it special meaning. Not only will we teach you fundamental basketball skills for your development, but we will go one step further -- we will teach you life lessons that will build upon the foundation of your character and further develop you to succeed in your life.
ENVIRONMENT The coaches and parents strive to provide the athletes with a highly disciplined, focused, competitive, and fun-filled environment in which players learn the value of setting goals, working hard and achieving. The vigorous and fair coaching style is founded on constructive criticism and praise and is most effective in instruction as well as preparation for college coaching styles.
EXPECTATIONS The coaches value and respect each player and take an interest in the player's development in basketball and as a person. The coaches expect several characteristics from players, including effort, commitment to attend practice and games, and utmost respect for coaches, referees, parents, teammates and herself.
The parents should encourage and respect the development of their child and her teammates as well as the coaches' efforts to teach their child. Parents and players will be expected to participate in fundraising to defray team expenses. Players, parents and coaches must exhibit good sportsmanship towards one another, opposing teams and the referees as per the National AAU Guidelines.
HISTORY Phoenix South Basketball Club was founded in the Fall of 2006. The organization was created with an agreement between Delaney Rudd and Vince Jacobs. Phoenix South manages teams in the Charlotte and Rock Hill areas. In 2007 the first season Phoenix South started with 7 teams 6 Girls and 1 Boys teams.