Colorado Connect is a grass-roots organization devoted to mentoring and teaching student-athletes life lessons through the vehicle of sport while providing access to holistic programming centered on academic achievement, life skills, and civic responsibility.
Colorado Connect’s mission is to inspire inner-city-at-risk youth to reach their full potential in the classroom, on the court, and in the community.
Colorado Connect has over century’s worth of coaching knowledge and experience on staff. Our players will compete in the best local, regional, and national tournaments as well as seasonal leagues to gain exposure from all different levels of collegiate athletic programs. Our students understand the principles of being an excellent student, a hard working athlete, and a socially responsible productive citizen in the community.
Colorado Connect has a mandatory GPA of 2.5, monitored on a regular basis via progress reports and report card compliance. Colorado Connect is partnered with undergraduate students at Denver University and Metro State for tutoring and mentorship in subject areas presenting challenges for our student-athletes.
The Colorado Connect basketball program is focused heavily on the fundamentals of the game. Core values impressed upon our young men are accountability, teamwork and hard work. Our style of play is fast-paced, uptempo with an emphasis on increasing basketball knowledge and basketball IQ.
All aspects of basketball are taught through intense, position specific station work, offensive and defensive schemes, focused fundamental skill drills, and position responsibilities.
Colorado Connect participants are required to volunteer time and assistance with community service organizations and Connect team-building functions.
Our philosophy is “It Starts In Practice“. We compete and work hard 24/7.