A Chat with Diamond Mines Basketball
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We stand out because kids learn in a warm, nurturing environment where mistakes are encouraged, because the kids are encouraged to be innovative on the court. We use basketball to teach kids to find success not only in sports but in life. Poor grades equals no court time. Poor behavior equals no court time.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
We welcome boys and girls ages 5 to 14.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I started DMB because after watching our 6-year-old go through a few programs, I realized most coaches don’t really develop kids or teach the game properly. Kids come away unprepared for the next level. Having been a high school coach, I know what they really need to work on to be ready for anything
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most is when a child “gets it,” when the light comes on and they clearly understand their own abilities and how to apply them. I love hearing kids laugh, plus I spend my time teaching the best game in the world, basketball, to great kids.
11250 South Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60643