Suncoast Basketball Club
Formerly known as Suncoast Youth Basketball, the Suncoast Basketball Club has developed basketball skills and physical fitness with kids in the Sarasota and Manatee area since 1999. We are thankful to have trained more than 90,000 student-athletes in our 22 years as an organization, led by Bill Ivey & B.J. Ivey
The Suncoast Basketball Club specializes in producing the highest quality basketball experience for kids in Sarasota and Manatee counties. From our youth basketball leagues for all ages and skill levels, to Nike-sponsored summer camps and competitive travel ball teams, our goal is to offer the most hands-on, personalized approach for every player.
Suncoast Basketball Club also offers group training sessions for boys and girls of all ages and skill sizes. Click below for more information about our upcoming small group training sessions.
3rd & 4th Grade Skill Sessions - 2:00 - 2:50
5th &6th Grade Skill Sessions - 3:00 - 3:50
7th & 8th Grade Skill Sessions - 4:00 - 4:50
High School Skill Sessions - 5:00 - 5:50
Suncoast Basketball Club has developed basketball skills and encouraged physical fitness with kids in Sarasota County and Manatee County since 1999
"The words 'thank you' seem so small when expressing deep appreciation for making Suncoast a great experience for the youth in our area over the last 20+ years. We are sincerely thankful for the parents who have chosen Suncoast for their kids - approximately 90,000 over the past two decades - as well as our coaches, officials and sponsors. Our program here at Suncoast is based on the philosophy of participation, fun, teamwork, fair play, family involvement and volunteers. Because of this our players can truly receive the best experience possible when it comes to exceptional skill-building, individual physical growth, competition - and course, learning how to play as a team and having fun. We strive to provide happy memories that will last a lifetime for every kid who participates, and for every person who cheers them on along the way."
- B.J. Ivey & Bill Ivey
Suncoast Basketball Club Co-Directors
Boys and Girls Ages 7 & 8 - Played on 8'6'' rims on a shortened court
Boys and Girls Ages 13 & 14 - Played on 10' rims on a full sized court
Boys and Girls Ages 15 to 17 - Played on 10' rims on a full sized court
Player evaluations, which are held before the start of every league session for each age group. This is where we do our best to create balanced teams for each division and foster the most competitive league environment
One weekly practice, which is run by at least one member of our highly qualified Suncoast Basketball Club coaching staff, in addition to each team's volunteer head coach. Each team receives two practices before their first game.
One weekly game, held either on Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon at one of our three local gymnasiums, which includes: Cardinal Mooney High School, Colonial Oaks, Arlington Park and the Sarasota
Before serving as the Director of Basketball Operations at Florida Gulf Coast University, B.J. Ivey served in the Sarasota County School District as a teacher and head basketball coach at Riverview High School. During his 13 years at Riverview his teams won a combined 270 games, eight district titles and appeared in the FHSAA region finals three separate times. In the classroom Ivey was named the 2017 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year, in addition to receiving the Shine Award by FL Governor Rick Scott.
Bill Ivey spent 12 years as a highly successful head basketball coach at both the college and high school levels. After his coaching career ended Bill went on to conduct nationwide basketball and football coaching clinics and during this span Bill hosted 75 of the nation's top coaches as clinicians in his camps, including the likes of Dean Smith and Roy Williams (North Carolina), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), "Red" Auerbach (Boston Celtics), Larry Brown (Detroit Pistons) and Mike Shanahan (Denver Broncos).
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