American Ballers mission is to enhance the lives of individuals educationally by providing life skills while playing sports.
American Ballers conducts free national basketball clinics, football clinics, and education workshops teaching Careers, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Mental Health & Wellness, and Social Awareness to youth ages 10-17.
American Ballers clinics are coached by current and former NBA, NFL, and WNBA players. Our education workshops are taught by local professionals in the community.
Participants of American Ballers clinics have the chance to receive internship opportunities through workshop educators, and their organizations.
The Global Ballers Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and is the fiscal conduit for American Ballers to provide educational programs and events.
- According to the U.S Census Bureau, of the 19.7 million youth, 1 in 4 live without a father in the home.
- Youth who experience socioeconomic disadvantages, and fatherless homes are more likely to have low academic performance, more likely to be thrust into the school to prison pipeline, have higher rates of suicide, and are more prone to health issues.
- 48,000 youth in the United States are confined in facilities away from home as a result of the criminal justice system.
- Ohio University Master of Athletic Administration states that youth sports provides multiple health and social benefits just by participating in sports programs.
- 88% of youth nationally experienced an improvement in physical health, and 73% said that sports enhanced their mental health.
- 55% of parents say that sports will benefit their children academically, and improve their future careers.
- 7% of high school athletes play sports in college, with 1.8% playing at the Division 1 level.
- 1.2% of collegiate student athletes will play at a professional level.
- 98.8% of collegiate student athletes will not play professional sports.
- 78% of NFL players are broke two years after retirement, and 60% of NBA players are broke five years after retirement.
- Not every student will become a professional athlete, but every student can benefit from the core skills of life off of the court and field.