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Level Up LI Basketball

The program is in its 7th year and is one of the fastest growing youth travel AAU basketball programs in the tri-state NY area. We offer competitive teams, camps, clinics, and training for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Our mission is to create the top travel basketball teams focusing heavily on individual and team development for our players both on and off the basketball court. Our primary focus is to help our players reach their full potential. ALL of our coaches and trainers excelled at the college level as players or coaches. We have a young, energetic culture with a passionate staff for the game. We are Proud partners of the Junior Knicks.

We want to give our players an overall positive experience and something they look forward to, playing alongside players with similar goals and having coaches they can turn to and look up to as role models. We promote character development and help players have a safe and healthy outlet outside of school. We are involved in the community and want to give the underprivileged a hand offering scholarships to players that may not be able to afford the program.

Based in Long Island, NY.

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As a parent of a young teenage boy, and in my former role as the Director of Athletics at a Division I University, I have had the unique opportunity and privilege of living and breathing athletics on many levels. I have attended and participated in hundreds of youth basketball programs throughout the the United States. And I can say with all honesty and conviction that the Level Up Long Island basketball program is a shinning example of what youth basketball should entail. Level Up LI has created a classy and quality program. I was extremely impressed with the coaching staff, which consists of former collegiate and professional basketball players. Their knowledge and coaching skills are top notch. I am proud to say that my child is coached in basketball and life skills by the Level Up team. 

- Brad Cohen: Former Director of Athletics, LIU Brooklyn & Father of 9th Grade Boy

I wanted to thank you and the other coaches for the opportunity to tryout for your 9th grade AAU team! I really enjoyed the tryout and have already learned a few new things and enjoyed playing with the other strong talent at the tryout! I have previously played before on other AAU teams and I feel Level Up definitely runs the best and most organized tryout!  I was impressed by the coaches and their level of knowledge of the game and feel that I can learn a lot! 

- 9th Grade Player

When I first started my search for the best local basketball program for my two sons, I was made aware of Level Up LI, and immediately I liked what I saw.  Basketball is a challenging sport and for a frustrated young boy they could easily give it up and play something else. I wanted a supportive atmosphere that focused on the fundamentals and provided a structured approach to improving each of their players.  I needed a coach that could teach an athletic kid the proper footwork and positioning.  Level Up LI continues to meet my expectations for both my sons and it is reflected in their game.  Watching them play basketball the right way, with confidence, is all I need to know I made the correct choice.

- Father of 3rd & 7th Grade Boys

We just wanted to say thank you for the kind message that Level Up sent my daughter. We are both physicians and during the tough time we have not been home much. She has been really sad and misses us a lot and is scared. Your player evaluation email really brightened her day. She even printed it out and put it in her room. Being a coach is so much more than what you do on the court. Just wanted to say thank you!! You made her day and therefore ours too. 

- Parent of 4th Grade Girl 

I would like to thank all the Level Up coaches on The exceptional skills and development that you guys have instilled in both my boys. Your hard work and attention to each individual has raised the boys mental and physical game. Thank you for taking your time to evaluate them and help them Level Up their game!

- Luisa Mifsud: Mother of 3rd & 6th Grade Boys

We cannot say enough wonderful things about the Level Up program. Our 11 year old son, Aaron, has been a part of several teams over the years. We have never seen a program run so efficiently and professionally as Level Up. They are always proactive and one step ahead, from practices to games to clinics. The coaching is the best we have seen. They are knowledgeable, organized and always teaching and motivating the team. They make sure our son is challenged and constantly working to his full potential and beyond. Level Up even provides opportunities for clinics over school breaks, as well as at-home training through an online app. They make sure their players are always working on their skills, while at the same time making sure they are having fun. Our son asks to participate in all the clinics and looks forward to the practices and games. This organization is an example of the way a travel team should be run. They continue to amaze us each and every day with their new and innovative ideas. We are so grateful to be part of the Level Up Family and we look forward to watching Aaron continue to flourish as a basketball player through this incredible program.

- Adam Jacobs: Father of 5th Grade Boy

We've actually never met Coach Jesse and the Level Up LI team - in person. In fact, we don't even live in Long Island, NY. With the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we signed our son, Spencer, up for one-on-one skills training via the app, Famer. It has been a great experience we otherwise would not have had the opportunity to have. Spencer looks forward to new drill videos three times a week. He practices and then uploads a video of himself performing the drill. Within hours, he is provided with thorough and meaningful feedback. He is learning the details of the sport (at his own pace) and improving greatly. Most importantly, he is having fun and feeling good about his accomplishments. 
Training through the app has been technically seamless and Level Up LI is very professional. I applaud them for thinking outside of the box to continue to share their knowledge and love of the game. We definitely recommend Level Up LI for development at any level.
- Jessica Roppa: Mother of 5th Grade Boy

My son has been in the Level Up Program for 2 years.  The program has been invaluable in the growth and development of my son. We have done other programs as well as a comparison and hands down Level Up is the best program on Long Island. A large part of my sons growth is attributed to all the great mentoring and coaching Jesse and his expert staff has provided.  In addition, Jesse is always readily accessible to always speak in depth about the progress of your child. I would highly recommend this basketball program for any child that is serious about basketball and wants to learn and get mentored by the best in the industry. 

- Matt Dorf: Father of 3rd Grade Boy

My son Ryan has been training with Coach Jesse for a few weeks now. He actually plays with a competitive program in Long Island who doesn't have anything to offer digitally so we signed him to give him something to do as he was completely losing his motivation. This program gave him something to do each day. The accountability that's missing with no games, practices or team was hard for him since he's motivated by competition and the social aspect of playing basketball. Now he has that back. The two way communication and analysis gives him that sense of competition back. He wants the videos he submits to be perfect knowing a coach will review which forces him to practice and work hard and more importantly, work towards something. It also allows us to spend more time together while we're reviewing the drills and I'm filming him. I can definitely see how this could be used to help kids get better even when we're back on the courts together. Thanks so much for this. 

- Rich Abend: 7th Grade Parent

I’ve been training with Level Up now for 2 years! I started when I was in 2nd grade and played up in a 3rd grade league so it was harder to score, rebound, and pass. We lost in the semi finals and this made me motivated me to work harder and to start training a lot. I wanted my peak to start now, and it did. There could be a lot of time left in my peak but no one knows how long. This year in 2020 because of the covid-19, Coach Trevor started to come to my house to work on my left hand. Every time he comes I get BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER. He pushes me to be the best that I can be.

- Luca Perna: 3rd Grade Player

I want to thank the Level Up program! The coaches do a great job guys helping me learn how to play the game of basketball the right way and help make my moves and ball handling better.

- Michael Misfud: 6th Grade Boy

The Level Up program is one of a kind.  It has been an amazing experience for our son and I cannot say enough great things about it.  They have phenomenal instruction, and the coaches are highly skilled, professional, and engaging.  My son has formed amazing friendships, and we love watching the camaraderie between him and his teammates, at tournaments or just at practice, on and off the court.

- Doug Link: Father of 4th Grade Boy

Coach Carson has been coaching my 8th grade son Aidan for several seasons and we consider ourselves very lucky. He has the perfect balance of passion, enthusiasm, knowledge of the game and patience. Some coaches are passionate but lack patience. They yell and scream to try and motivate the players and demonstrate their passion but it rarely works. During a game, Carson yells and screams INSTRUCTIONS, not insults or complaints at his players. He never berates them after a game if they made a mistake but also doesn't forget the mistake they made. He addresses the mistakes at the next practice to make them a better player and us a better team. I think the fact that Carson's "day job" is as a school teacher helps. I'm sure his college education and his life experience as an educator has taught him how to balance passion and patience. He is the person you want "teaching" your child the game of basketball and the life lessons that come from it.

After a game, Carson is usually just as sweaty as the players because he bounces around (never sits) and often runs on to the Court (not sure if that's legal) to shout instructions to his players. As a former star college player and avid basketball fan, Carson knows the game and knows how to strategize. We have won more than one game when, with seconds to play, Carson called a time out, whipped out his coaches play board and devised a play on the spot.

One of my favorite things that Carson did was when he took the time to write individual evaluations of each player on the team (I guess that was the educator in him). I'm sure this took some time and he didn't get paid any extra for doing it but he did it because he cares. In each individual evaluation he first spoke about the players strengths. He then went on to a "Let's improve" section, purposely avoiding the word "weaknesses" because criticizing a player, not making him/her feel good about themselves, is not helpful. The evaluation was amazing. Having watched my son play since 3rd grade, no one knows him better. Carson mentioned EVERY strength and “let’s improve” item that I could think of. It was like he read my mind but put it down on paper more succinctly, accurately and positively than I ever could have. I am so grateful to have him as my son’s coach.

- John Colonna: Father of 8th Grade Boy

My son Cooper Smith has had the pleasure of being part of the Level Up program for close to two years now.  To watch the continued growth of the program over these two years has been remarkable as they continue to add teams and players all with the goal of improving the experience for all of the children.  Cooper has continued to mature and expand his skill set and overall game thanks in large part to the coaching and guidance that he has received from his coach (Carson) and the head of the program (Jesse). The progress made by the team and Cooper has been noticeable as they continue to grow together on and off the court. I expect Cooper's game to continue to improve and develop in-line with the overall program and the coaching provided by Carson (educates, disciplines, motivates) and look forward to the future.

- Chris Smith: Father of 8th Grade Boy

This Winter was our first experience with Level Up and it was a very positive one.  From the real try-outs with player numbers and evaluations to selecting teams based on their thoughtful process, we were off to a great beginning. Communication and organization was always good - mostly using a scheduling app. Coach was top notch and showed leadership, skill, and commitment in each practice and game. Team was competitive with a great group of boys. Can't wait to come back!

- Allison Muller: Mother of 6th Grade Boy

Level Up falls into the category of an elite program. Founder Jesse Winter brings a great mix of energy, discipline, fun, and a high level of instruction only former top college players and professional players can offer, which trickles downs to the rest of the coaches. He is patient but a very challenging coach that can bring out the best in your son or daughter. Kids are drawn to Jesse’s personality as he is able to push their skill level each time they are on the court in practice or especially in a game.

- Mitch Hassenbein: Father of 5th Grade Boy

Level Up is a well run and unique program that balances competition, camaraderie and player development equally, all the while ensuring that fun is the main objective. The training Level Up offers is second to none as the coaches break down the game seamlessly. They teach all the fundamental skills necessary to perform to your max in a game situation.

- Marc Bender: Father of 6th Grade Boy

Program Director Jesse Winter literally made my boys' weeks during quarantine. When they began his program on Famer and his zoom classes they felt that they once again had a schedule, a strong connection to a basketball coach they loved and respected, and felt motivated to practice and improve their basketball skills. This program and these classes were such an important part of their day and made them feel a sense of belonging to a basketball program that they had missed during the first month we were stuck at home. It is amazing how Jesse was able to foster happiness, meaningful connection, motivation, skill improvement and great physical workouts all virtually. That takes talent, understanding, patience and dedication.  I would recommend these programs and Jesse Winter as a coach to everyone.  You would be lucky to have him! 

- Jen Sussberg: Mother of 5th & 7th Grade Boys

My son, Philip La Rosa is a high school senior and couldn’t be happier with the coaching, mentoring and resource tools he has received from Level Up. The founder, Jesse Winter and Directors at Level Up embrace a business model which promotes a multi-faceted approach to developing young players and teams. During Covid-19 Level Up was a leader in rolling out virtual training videos and the Famer app to keep players active, motivated and in contact with their coaches. Level Up promotes a culture of respect and inclusiveness where the very best coaches are placed amongst all skills levels. We feel very fortunate he’s part of this basketball community who genuinely cares about its kids and remains invested and committed to the success of each player, both on and off the court. Level Up welcomes its players with a view to nurturing their progression over the long term. Level up also believes in broadening players’ perspectives with the launch of their recent podcast. The opportunities are great when you’re part of the Level Up program. My son has greatly benefitted from the seasoned advice of Level Up’s leadership as he embarks on his next journey and it’s gratifying to know he’ll always have a treasured relationship with his Level Up family.

- Klayre La Rosa: Mother of 12th Grade Boy

It’s not very often that you find a sports organization that truly feels like a family however that is what we have found with Level Up. I have 3 sons in the program and the level of instruction, individualized attention, and compassion is incomparable. It is a program where every coach has the ability and knowledge to bring out the absolute best in each child and they do. We have been with the program for 2 years and I know that we will continue for many more years to come. 

- Jamie Acquilina: Mother of 1st, 4th and 10th Grade Boys

The Polonia's are blessed to have Coach Jesse in our lives. A mentor to Alyssa and David and all around humble man. We thank him and the program for everything they do.

- Samantha Polonia, Mother of 7th Grade Girl & 10th Grade Boy

I am writing this email to let you know my kids have been playing with Level Up for years. The program is not a 10, it is a 12. The hard work and dedication that Jesse and his team provides is a true testament of the overall work ethic that the team provides from fundamentals to skill training. It is a program that children should not miss out on.

- Rob Kuppersmith: Father of 8th Grade Boy & 4th Grade Girl

Level Up LI is the perfect place to build basketball technique and confidence within the game. When I found Level Up, I was looking for basketball training for my son. Program Director Jesse Winter and his fantastic team of coaches provide more than just basketball training; they're teaching the kids how to reach their goals, how to work together, all while supporting and giving confidence to each child individually. The commitment Jesse and his coaches have to teaching the kids how to reach their potential is truly gratifying as a parent. Not only does Level Up work hard during training but they also work to provide unique and fun experiences for their members, including the Junior Knicks virtual skills experiences. Thank you so much to Level Up LI coaches for their advice, mentorship, and continuously keeping my son excited to train!

- Barbara Nasser, Mother of 7th Grade Boy

Just wanted to let you know I got to pick up a little early for Thursdays practice and got to watch the last 5 to 10 minutes of the team practice with Coach Scott Moses. The boys looked so organized, and were working so great together as a team. It was so fun to watch and so amazing to see how much progress they’ve made. It really is a wonderful program and I can see why my son loves it. I just had to let you know how impressed I was watching these boys and their understanding of the game, skill work and how well they work together.

- Parent of 3rd Grade Boy

Luke is trying out for the Middle School basketball team this week. The coach asked him where he plays travel basketball. Told Luke that he is really well trained, shoots and handles very well. Thank you Level Up for all your hard work with him.

- Parent of 8th and 10th Grade Boys

Thank you very much for all that your program did for Ryan. He was crushed last year when he didn’t make the JV team and made a conscious effort to work towards making the team this season. Your program went a long way in preparing him and he just found out he made the team!

- Adam Novak: Father of 10th Grade Boy

I wanted to express a strong desire for my son to stay with Coach Darren Davy. I can’t even tell you how much he is thriving this season. My son is the kind of kid who does phenomenally well when he is paired with the right mentor. Darren might be the best coach we have ever had, and let me tell you we have had many, throughout multiple sports.

He played for a different travel team last season, and by the end of the season he was convinced that he had absolutely no basketball talent and would not be continuing. This broke our hearts because he has always LOVED basketball. We encouraged him to try out for Level Up, which he did, and let me just tell you that he has more confidence and he’s happier than I have ever seen him. I can’t tell you how much this means to us. Darren has a lot to do with this.

- Mother of 6th Grade Boy

Just wanted to send a quick text and tell you how much Eliza is enjoying her Level Up team. Coach Erin taught her so much and she has improved tremendously. She just made her Middle School team (and the tryout was very competitive) and she is so much more confident on the court than we ever saw before. We have been very pleased and wanted you to know!

- Tara Elbaum: Mother of 7th Grade Girl

Girls Director Kelly Dempsey is absolutely fantastic! I’ve been around basketball my whole life, so I can tell you she is top notch. Very happy about all the fundamentals my kid has learned over the past couple months.

- Russell Lichtenstein: Father of 4th Grade Girl

I want to thank you for making him the best player he can be. We’ve loved these years with Level Up!

- David Wertheim: Father of former High School Level Up Boy

We were looking to LevelUp our 5th & 6th grade girls basic basketball skills when introduced to Jesse Winter.  
Through training sessions that are always enjoyable, improvements were immediately noticeable in fundamentals, ball handling, shooting and game IQ. Along with life lessons learned of commitment, patience, communication and teamwork.
Confidence and self esteem blossomed with developing skills and their ability to play on multiple competitive AAU travel teams at and above their age/grade level. 
Our girls benefited immensely participating with Level Up, which has contributed to High School success.
- Seth G.: Father of 2 High School Girls

Thank you for a great Fall season. CoachTrevor has been great with my son. There is a big difference in where he is today as a player compared to beginning of the season. His confidence and love of the sport have grown tremendously.

- Ithan Z: Parent of 4th Grade Boy

Thank you very much for taking Drew this season, he loved playing for Coach Chris and really made tremendous strides with his game. Chris really worked very hard teaching him and helping him to be a better player. Drew will definitely be back in the fall. Really hoping if at all possible he is able to play for Chris again it was such a great experience. I have been hoping to find a coach like Chris for Drew to play for. Anyway thank you very much again. 

- Ira Gordon: Father of 7th Grade Boy

My son and I wanted to thank you and your staff for running the (Summer) tryouts yesterday. 
He thoroughly enjoyed the process and it was very clear to us afterwards why so many boys were trying to get in. 
- Anonymous Parent of 4th Grade Boy 
Since enrolling my son up with Level Up, I have seen tremendous improvement in my son’s basketball abilities and basketball IQ. 
The Level Up coaching staff are patient, caring and determined to have your son or daughter succeed not only in basketball but in life. This program is by far the best program I’ve experienced in terms of teaching skill set and determination to get better year after year. Jesse and Trevor in particular made a huge impact on my sons overall attitude towards the game of basketball. I recommend Level Up to any parent who is looking for their son or daughter to achieve excellence and maximize their potential in the game of basketball. 

- Alphonse Trucchio: Father of 7th Grade Boy

We just want to thank you so much for the opportunity of a lifetime having (playing at Halftime of the Knicks Game)! Hunter is a boy of VERY few words but last night he came home from the Knicks game and couldn’t stop raving about how unreal it was.  

You have literally transformed Hunters love for the game. What started off as a fun sport to play, has become a passion. He always says, “I just want to play basketball with my teammates and Coach Trevor.” Thank you Jesse and Trevor so much for being mentors, coaches, and men that we hope he emulates when he grows up.  Thank you for helping to mold him into the player, teammate, and most importantly, human that he is. 

- Raquel Rabinowitz - Mother of 5th Grade Boy

I know it’s been less then 2 months but I wanted to say how impressed we have been with the communication, the coaching and the overall experience that our son is having with Level Up. We had a pretty poor experience with other programs and had sort of believed that that was going to be the status quo on Long Island. 

- Parent of 9th Grade Boy

Jesse Winter is a great trainer and better person. He helped train and advise my son in his successful pursuit of College Basketball.

Ryan Tansey - Father of College Basketball Player

I just wanted to let you know how great the boy’s coaches have been this season. They are always positive, fun and they give great feedback and encouragement. I was hoping that they will have the same coaches in the spring. They have really learned a lot. 

- Marla Hans: Mother of 5th & 7th Grade Boys

I wanted to acknowledge and thank Coach Ashley Jackson for a great season. Given the skill level of our team I think we over achieved and coach Jackson squeezed every last ounce of talent out of these girls. It was Samara's first time playing actual organized ball so she would ask me stay during practice which allowed me to watch coach pour her heart and soul into EACH practice and girl. I thought her ability to connect with the girls on a level they can understand was amazing and managed the roster accordingly during game days , every girl had an opportunity. 
I'm not sure how much longer Samara will continue to play this beautiful game but I'm glad it started here with level up and COACH JACKSON! 
- Munir Tahir: Father of 5th Grade Girl

My Ella has grown so much as a player with Ashley as her coach. My Ella is the type that needs to have someone who believes in her and coaches from the heart. She motivates Ella to be a better player and strive to achieve the next level. I never realized that Ella had the potential to reach the point she has gotton to so far.  Ella would not be the player she is today without Coach Ashley. Ella is not just a number, she is a name to this team and Coach Ashley. From day one till now we stay at this club because of Coach Ashley and the special person she is not just as a person but as a coach. I want to personally thank you for giving my daughter the gift of Coach Ashley as her coach.  Truly thankful.

- Josephine Jungkunst: Mother of 6th Grade Girl

Just wanted to let you know that we had such a great season on coach Brad's 5th grade team. Brad did such an amazing job with these boys and really turned the whole team around. We have been beyond impressed with how he has pushed Blake, the team, and pours his heart into it all.  Watching the kids on the court and cheering on the sidelines has been such a pleasure.

- Stacey Brewer: Mother of 5th Grade Boy

Thank you so much for everything! Elana had a phenomenal experience with Coach Ashley Jackson and loved playing with her Teammates. From a parental standpoint, it was wonderful - great communication, amazing coaching, totally organized and so much fun! 
Nothing beats seeing your child genuinely happy week after week, knowing you made such an outstanding decision. It’s hard - there are so many programs to choose from and you don’t always know what the right move is for your child…
I’ve had a lot of experience over the years with various programs and my older son, and his friends, and this experience was really the best! 
A huge shout out to Coach Kelly Dempsey (Girls Director) and her father who are true pillars in everything they do and I thank them for their constant support. 
Thank you to Jesse Winter (Program Director) for always being so responsive, and responding so quickly! Looking forward to the fall.
- Esther Alter: Mother of 5th Grade Girl
First, my reflection on the program. Everything was top notch - communication, facilities, scheduling, coaching. The practices were very well run and you could tell that it was well thought out. Coach Bobby Barry knew when to adapt to each kid and to the group. 
The coach had the group for 90 minutes and never just rolled out the ball. He held the kids accountable and artfully sold drills as a way to get better. He was great at finding spots to give props and I saw every kid improve VASTLY over the course of the summer. My son pushed through limits and had amazing growth. When he plateaued, Bobby recognized that and help him ascend from there instead of descend, which is more common. 
Level Up was a very worthwhile thing to spend the summer on. I’m really happy with the progress that Cam gained. I just wanted to drop you a line to praise Bobby and the program.
- Ryan Hogan: Father of 3rd Grade Boy

I thought I’d take a moment to share my thoughts and experience with you about our amazing coach. My husband and I got recommended to Level Up and Coach Ashley Jackson in particular by Coach Tex. Laila had been training with him and his colleagues and we wanted to find an AAU program with a strong coach that would continue to push her progress in the sport. Coach Ashley has far exceeded our expectations as “the” coach and mentor for Laila. Since we’ve joined your program in the Spring and through the Summer, it has been the happiest, most rewarding experience for our daughter. Her skills and confidence have grown in leaps and bounds.

Ashley has an inert ability to bring out the best effort and energy from her all girls, every time. She’s patient yet forceful, compassionate, kind and parents all the girls the same. She teaches that basketball is not just about the game but promotes an atmosphere of family and sisterhood that creates a safe space for the girls to learn and grow. For young girls/women, it is so important to find a female coach that offers the guidance, knowledge and support she gives, life lessons to be taken with them throughout their entire lives. We’ve been approached numerous times by parents on opposing teams this summer to inquire about our coach and our program. Respectfully saying that this LevelUp girls program is hands down THE BEST because of Coach Ashley.

In my humble opinion, and I think I can confidently speak on behalf of all the parents from our rising 8th team - she’s a keeper!

- Jenelle Harrison: Mother of 8th Grade Girl

I just wanted to thank you and your staff Coach Erin and Coach Ashley for a wonderful practice team experience . This was my daughter’s essentially first time being coached and trained in basketball and she had a great time. She was so excited to go to practice every Weds and learned so much, the coaches were fantastic with all the girls and I just wanted to give kudos to them!
- Vanessa C.
I'm very pleased to let you know that my son Michael made the HS team at Archbishop Molloy. As you know Molloy's basketball program is highly competitive. Michael was very new to basketball when he started training with Level Up and Coach Chris Montalbano in April of 2022. Michael has worked very hard to improve his skills, but I also credit Chris's skill and personal investment in Michael as a trainer and coach that enabled Michael to make such a competitive HS team.
Thank you for continuing to have Michael as part of the Level Up LI program. He's enjoying the season on Shamoy's 9th grade team and looking forward to the gains he will make during the HS season 
- Faith Gunning: Mother of 9th Grade Boy

Coach Bobby Barry is amazing. Spencer’s and the team’s growth has been great this season. Very impressed with Bobby’s knowledge and coaching approach, and while tough really connects with the kids. I sit and watch each practice to watch and learn from him - helps me with coaching in our Port Rec league.  Really great practices.  

- Steven Fields, Father of 3rd Grade Boy

Andrew really prefers Level Up, as he told me the coaches during the tryout session this past Saturday were much more attentive and taking more notes than those at other programs, which obviously is a sign of more responsible coaches and better overall club environment.
- Stephen Zhou: Parent of 7th Grade Boy

In sports, athletes always have that one coach (Chuck Santarelli) that they will always remember because of the impact they had on their lives. I can tell you that you have been that for L.B.! What you have been able to bring out of him is amazing. Level Up is a wonderful program and that is the reason why I LOVE this organization. They truly get to know the kids not only as a number but as individuals. YOU got to know L.B. not just as another number but as an individual. You made him feel special and valued, and that will go a long way. Thank you for being a wonderful coach, and we look forward to many more seasons with you.

- Ketia Brown: Mother of 6th & 10th grade boys 

I also want to express how satisfied I feel about Level Up as a program. The two coaches Jackson had this past summer and winter, Chris Coalman and Darren Davy, have been awesome with their basketball instruction and with their ability to work with kids. I’m both a high school teacher and CYO basketball coach, and I know when my own kid has been a part of a good thing.

- David Gordon: Father of 5th Grade Boy

I just want to say how impressed I am with the program thus far. Coach (Julian) is doing an excellent job teaching them the proper way to play basketball, we were involved in another local well known team before this and kids at this young of age weren’t being instructed properly to learn and play the game the right way, so bravo!

- Cathlyn Fagan: Mother of 3rd Grade Boy

My husband and I want to tell say how great of a coach Trevor is. We truly appreciate his influence with Ben and how his coaching has helped his confidence as a player and the bond he has built with the team. He really is one of the best coaches we have met.

- Christina Torres: Mother of 9th Grade Boy

Both boys enjoyed the year and looking forward to next year. I think my older son is a good testament to what your program has to offer, when he came to Level Up his basketball skills were limited, and after a couple years in the program he has grown as a player and was a starter/6th man on his high school JV team this year. I do appreciate the growth he has made.

- Father of 7th & 9th Grade Boy

Coach Chuck is a rarity in kids sports - he goes beyond the X’s and O’s - he is a players coach, an educator and mentor. He preaches hard work, discipline and most importantly, teaches boys how to be men both on and off the court. The bond he has built with Ari and amongst the team, goes beyond just basketball and due to that, has created an environment of comfort, growth and success”

- Dan Gofman, Father of 6th Grade Boy

Our son had a great spring season. His coach was really great, and the organization of Level Up was impressive. He plays with another club as well, and from my husband and my perspective, it was night and day in terms of communication and organization from the director level with you guys.

- Parent of 4th Grade Boy

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