Most Popular Service: Kids basketball, self-development, yoga, and meditation
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Spalding, Gatorade
Pro Tip: Give it a try. You won't regret it and your kids won't forget it.
Founded by Yaroslav Korolev, former Los Angles Clipper and the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
Experienced coaches lead year-round clinics, camps, and competitive play for aspiring hoopers ages 3–17
Low player-to-coach ratios ensure that pupils receive personalized attention and teaching
School imparts basketball fundamentals such as teamwork, offensive moves, defensive strategies, and mental toughness
The Los Angeles of today is almost unrecognizable from the city that existed 125 years ago. A few things remain the same, however, including the pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility promoted by YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Since the first LA branch opened in 1882, the Y has worked to promote positive change in the lives and wellness of its members, both young and old.
The four core values: Caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
The locations: 25 branches spread across Los Angeles County
Group exercise: The Y's fitness instructors teach more than 90 kinds of classes, including yoga, group cycling, and high-intensity interval training
For the kids: Age-appropriate exercise classes, recreational sports, camps, arts programs, and childcare for when parents are in their own classes
For everyone: Fitness classes, swim lessons, sport leagues, and other programs that strengthen the bonds between parents, children, and community members
The National Basketball Academy's instructors host clinics, training sessions, and tournaments for various age groups. Their coaching helps participants improve all aspects of their performance on the court, from shooting to defense, and their youth programs nurture sports skills in children as young as kindergarten. They also set up teams and leagues that allow players to compete in a supportive, friendly environment.
Redondo Beach's Redondo Beach Youth Basketball Association is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Everything we do, we do for the kids.
We are in this business to give back to the kids in our community and help them learn the sport we love. Basketball is such a great sport and we want to make sure they learn it the right way with a smile on their face.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
The best tip for any new student is to do your very best.
Everyone makes mistakes and will have a learning curve, but if you give your all it will make the process so much easier!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Basketball kept me out of trouble when I was a kid and it helped me be a better person in everyday life. i played throughout high school but injuries kept me from playing at the next level. I wanted to find a way to stay involved in the sport and coaching was my first choice! The love for the game!
What do you love most about your job?
I love everything about what I do. i love helping kids that are new to the sport improve, I love seeing kids smiling after a great play, I love to see the passion that our kids have.
Seeing our players love the game makes me want to work so much harder for them.