WHO WE ARE
Asphalt Fundamentals is a members-only skill development program for youth ages 5-13. Sessions are held every Sunday at Lefferts Playground in Queens, NY. Designed to teach kids the game in a fun environment, ASPHALT FUNDAMENTALS develops foundational skills including shooting, ball handling, footwork, and passing. Lessons in leadership, communication, teamwork, math, and vocabulary are also incorporated into every session.
Lefferts Playground is located on North Conduit Ave. between Lefferts Blvd. and 122nd St.
Weekly Training Sessions
Receive a minimum of 2 hours of instruction per week from top coaches in organized group training sessions. Each player receives individual pre and post player assessments as a way to track their improvement.
Exclusive access to our members-only library of player development videos, tips, drills, and resources, as well as helpful tools for success off the court and in the classroom.
Each member will automatically get tickets to a 2018-19 Brooklyn Nets home game during the regular season. Members also receive special access to exclusive opportunities and discounts on camps, clinics, individual training, and products.
SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH
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HIGHLIGHTS: AKA Headache. Pro, international and streetball experience playing in the USBL, ABA, China, Iran, Puerto Rico, and England, as well as for the Harlem Globetrotters and And1. Served as an assistant coach in the ABA and NWBL, as well as with the Cincinnati State men’s and women’s basketball teams. Has also coached at high school and middle school levels. Helped create streetball mixtape, starred in Street Hoops video game and Doin’ It In The Park film. Extensive experience in coaching, training and mentoring athletes at all levels, including college, the NBA, and WNBA. Founded nonprofit Headache 13 in 2003.
I could have been another statistic, growing up in New York City and faced with crippling hardships. However, I broke the cycle and excelled despite numerous setbacks, using basketball as a vehicle to conquer. My goal is to strengthen communities by providing basketball programs and activities that promote education and excellence. I use my story to empower youth and athletes all over the globe by communicating through word and actions that every individual has a life that is indispensable, their choices significant, and the timeframe for all decisions are valuable. One Life, One Choice, One Time.
HIGHLIGHTS: Graduated from Queens College 2011, played professionally in Puerto Rico 2014, trained under Jerry Powell one of the top NBA trainers in the world, started coaching summer basketball camps at the age of 18. Founded Weatherproof Player Development in 2015.
I have a passion for pushing people beyond their comfort zones and assisting people to become the best version of themselves. My coaching philosophy is unique and personal- fueled by a passion for helping others succeed and a heart for the game of basketball. I value the relationships I have with all of the athletes I work with and use basketball as a tool to teach others to navigate through life with hard work, discipline, relentless determination, unselfishness, and love. My motto is you have to give it away to keep it. Work hard. Play hard. Do good. The Weatherproof Way!
Player Development Specialist
HIGHLIGHTS: Current graduate student at St. John’s University pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management. Served as Student-Assistant Coach with the women’s basketball team at Fisk University (2013-15). Founded Team Smile Basketball, a neighborhood basketball initiative in Chicago focused on building fundamental skills and character in youth.
I have a passion for seeing others reach their full potential. I believe that everyone can be where they desire if they simply work for it. My coaching philosophy originates from the notion of seeing others reach beyond their comfort zones, and my motto is “hustle until…” meaning do what it takes to get to your end goal. Basketball is a tool, that if used correctly, can help others succeed beyond the sport itself. My goal is to become a sports agent and a high school basketball coach, as well as produce a basketball academy.