From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer adult competition leagues (volleyball, flag football, soccer and kickball). These leagues are ranked for tournaments that occur in Dallas, Baton Rouge, or Shreveport/Bossier. Proceeds from the league and the tournaments go toward helping school athletic programs and pay for camps for students who can’t afford summer university camps and junior Olympic leagues. We offer true athletic skills camps. We set up positional periods or clinics with certified coaches and college athletes so they can work on specific techniques with the kids.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I worked in education and coached for a while. I realized that not all schools and kids had the same privileges. I didn’t mind the monetary or time sacrifice for my personal children because I knew my kids would get college scholarships (both are on full volleyball scholarships). However, my students and their friends were just as talented without the same opportunities. So I started Mind Shift Sports so that I could open up the talent pool, eventually showing off the talent pool (2019). Hoping to expose more kids to full ride athletic scholarships. This is the beginning.
What do you love most about your job?
I love people and athletic competition. It is a dream come true to be able to help kids and families release the worry of college tuition. Lord knows it is a true blessing for me. I get to do all this while doing something I love which is playing sports and meeting new people in various communities.