Passion, knowledge, and commitment are three words that our Coach of the Week, Jerry Vincent, strives to live by while working in youth sports. For a total of eight years, Vincent, 42, has provided youth basketball players with an environment where they are learning not only basketball skills, but important life lessons, while having fun playing the game that they love.
He has worked with both boys and girls basketball teams. Two of those years were at a recreational level, and the other six were with AAU. He has enjoyed working with both sides, because it provided him with two different perspectives that have helped him become the dedicated coach he is today.
Currently, Vincent, is the coach of the Atlanta Select Diamond 10th grade AAU team in Gwinnett County, Georgia. “We are off to a great start,” commented Vincent. The Diamond’s are 7-2 and won their first championship at the YBOA Duluth Shootout on March 13th. Vincent’s goals for the team are to make it to both the YBOA State and National tournaments as well.
Outside of coaching, Vincent, is the proud father to five children, Tyese, 17, Jerry, 15, Jazmine, 13, Dereck, 7, and Nicolas, 1. His son Jerry is currently a freshman on the Diamond’s and is really proud of the way that his Dad passes on his passion of basketball.
Our Coach of the week states that Weplay has been key to his interactions off the court with his team. His whole team has found it to be a unique tool that enables them to stay connected to their coach. Vincent’s commitment to his team shines through in his valuable team feedback in his postgame and his positive reinforcement through props he gives to each player.
Your hard work and dedication to youth basketball shows in the success of your team. Congratulations Jerry on being honored as Weplay’s Coach of the Week. Good luck in all your upcoming tournaments. Go Diamonds!
Jerry Vincent’s Key’s to Success:
Have a real passion for the game you are committed to coach
Study and become a student of the game you coach
Love to work with youth athletes
Always remember to be a teacher as well as a coach
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