Greetings from Dream City Thunder Athletics
Dear Thunder Friends and Family,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share a little bit of what Dream City Thunder is about. My name is Coach Reggie Marsh Jr., The Head Coach of Dream City Thunder Basketball Team. I was an Assistant Coach under Coach Gaston Collins at Southern Lee High School, and learned over the years from Coach Larry Goins, Coach Reggie Peace and other coaches along the way. All of those coaches are about serving the community.
What is Dream City Thunder?
Dream stands for 'Desire to Reach Excellence Adds Motivation. City stands for "Christ Inspired Towards Youth." Our mission is to provide opportunities for our youth to be successful, and to teach and prepare each student-athlete about life. We will, also, be teaching them how serve the community as well. We follow the AAU guidelines. Dream City is Sanford-based that caters to all youth in surrounding areas as well. We are a Community based team because we do want to give back to the community. We're, indeed, starting from scratch. We are still applying for grants and sponsors and fundraisers to make "The Dream" happen. We are, also, big on networking and partnerships. It will be great to learn more from all of you during our first year of existence.
What are Our Goals and Standards?
Our goal is to provide to opportunities for our student athletes to have an opportunity to play at the next level. Ideally, we will have Boys and Girls Middle School and High School Teams. We're starting from scratch. We do have a Boys High School Travel Team (JV and Varsity).
We want to provide opportunities for all our students athletes to be successful. We're really BIG about The Family and Community Concept. This is a small part of the whole picture. Dream City itself will be more than just a travel team. Providing opportunities for everyone to be successful and having fun in the process. DREAM stands for "desire to reach excellence adds motivation." CITY stands for "Christ Inspired Towards Youth." This is, also,an avenue to give back to the community as well. Our student athletes will participate in community projects and events as well. They will learn how to be effective role models. This is a Select Team to acknowledge players for their dedication and efforts during the course of the season. Academics is key as well. Each student athlete must pass at least 3 out of 4 classes and /or maintain at least a 2.0 or better. This is especially for those who want to play at the next level at the travel team level. Having High Character is key as well for all students. This will be fun and we will provide tutoring and other avenues to be successful. But we're beginning our journey with basketball. I am excited for this opportunity. It's all about God, progression, making each other better, having high character and having fun! Who are we?! Thunder! What do we do?! Storm!
Any investment to our program will be greatly appreciated. We will have our own camps, fundraisers, applying for grants along with asking for sponsors because we are looking for own practice facilities and place that we can call home. The Basketball program is just a small portion of The DREAM Project. We are about serving the community young and old. We're here to create partnerships as well, and support those who have a vision. It will, also, provide a place for families to enjoy and grow. I'm excited for this start of Our Basketball Program, and I'm excited that it will definitely will benefit everyone. We will also advertise your program and recognized as a big part to Our Thunder Family. We will acknowledge you and your program to each camp and game. I can see this to be a solid partnership. Check out our Power Point of our overall vision. Thank you for your time. If have any ideas and/or questions, contact me at 919 353 8525 or email me at email@example.com.
Continue to be blessed,
Coach Reggie Marsh, Jr