I am a videographer and media consultant. I own my own business based in the same town as JLT Fieldhouse. So I have been around Antwaun Thompson, the founder, a while. I first met him years ago when he was a manager for the country club. He impressed me right away because he never spoke down to anyone or necessarily up to anyone either that I could tell. He spoke to someone as he found them. It is an admirable balance. And that balance is important because he is in a position to help young people find their place in the world and be the best they can be in it. On the surface it looks like a basketball camp but behind the veil it is a program about life skills. It is important for an client to know that. Going back to balance it is important for the sport of basketball but balance is important in life too. Antwaun's balance is the result of a rare mix discipline, confidence and vision rather than the all too common mix of unbalanced traits of sloth, self-doubt or even arrogance and the easy pursuit of short term gratification. The former is a solid foundation for growth. The latter is a recipe for nothing but an unremarkable life. JLT teaches the good balanced virtues. SO given a choice I would choose the route of the former and Antwaun Thompson's JLT Fieldhouse and his teachings. Therefore, I support JLT Fieldhouse and I ask that you do so too if you have the chance. He is building a better world one child at a time. Plus he and his team are really fun!
My son attends JLT fieldhousebboth for private lessons and camps and he loves it! Coach T makes them want to be better people first and foremost and better athletes second. He teaches them compassion, team work, and confidence all while making it fun and exciting. I can’t think of a better role model for my child when it comes to athletics. Coach T has taught him that he doesn’t have to be the best ball player but he does have to be the best version of himself on and off the court!
We have 2 sons that have attending JTL summer camps and clinics over the past 3 years. We cannot give enough high praise for this organization. All the coaches have taught my boys so much more thandr basketball. They have taught them how to be a teammate. We are grateful to Antwaun and JRJ Fieldhouse for all they do for our community!
When our son came to us and said he wanted to try out for basketball we knew exactly who to call. Antwan took the time to teach the fundamentals of the sport and found a way to relate it to other sports our son has played. Antwan’s positve coaching style builds self esteem and confidence in the athletes he coaches and mentors.
It is truly amazing when an organization led by an individual who devotes himself to the growth and development of our youth becomes a reality. His leadership combined with the skills of his spouse and his team of coaches and assistant coaches is magical for all participants in the program. The youth attending develop self-confidence, life skills, leadership strategies, team goals as well as basketball skills. What a marvelous opportunity for them!
Antoine and this program are everything to my 6 year old daughter. As a former college athlete myself, I wanted my daughter to learn the fundamentals of basketball at a young age and I wanted her to learn to love the game that I loved. Well Antoine ensured both of those things. He makes you work hard, he teaches in a way that a child of any age can learn and he does so with great passion. While basketball is what you go to learn, JLT Fieldhouse offers that and so much more. My daughter has become a great little athlete but even more, she has learned the value of hard work, committment, and team work—all values that will not just help her on the basketball court but also throughout her life! We love Antoine and all JLT Fieldhouse offers!
My 8 year old son loves basketball. I took him to the field house so that he could develop his game. After one year he has become much more confident, a much better ball handler, and his shooting has improved tremendously. I don’t have to wake him up Saturday morning for his private lesson, he’s always ready to go. 5 star rating!
JLT is an awesome program for basketball skills and life skills for our youth! The coaches are knowledgeable and care about each child they work with!
Coach T gave private lessons to my step son for over a year. It was amazing to see how much he improved not in basketball but as a person. There were days that my stepson just wasn’t “feeling it” and Coach T gave him a motivational talk and my stepson’s attitude changed during the lesson. My stepson also went several of the field house camps and Sunday open gyms. It really is amazing how well Coach T handles that many kids of different age groups all in one gym (and I’m a teacher who would not feel confident with that many different age groups). Coach T runs Fieldhouse with such a positive attitude it’s really hard for a child to leave any private lesson, camp, or open gym without a smile on their face or having learned something new!
A great organization!! truly has changed my life, through basketball and in life. I’ve learned so much through this organization!! the people that run this are truly amazing!! definitely worth the time to check out!
Thank you Madelyn! We are privileged to have you be apart of JLT Fieldhouse and look forward to several more years of working with you! Coach T
JLT Fieldhouse is a wonderful nonprofit. Our children have both received positive coaching that meets them on their level and challenges them appropriately. The lessons they learn apply to life on and off the court. Antwaun Thompson has fantastic leadership skills that have led to a strong and organized program.
Thank you for your kind and supportive feedback. Coach T
Coach Thompson at JLT field house has been working with both of my kids, a boy and a girl, for several years. He does a great job at teaching the fundamentals, but an even better job of building confidence in each kid. He really connects well with the kids. He can drive them to push themselves while keeping the atmosphere fun and entertaining.
Will, We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback about our programs. Appreciative also for the opportunity to work with both of your amazing kids! Coach T
I am a sports photographer and had the honor of being hired to document JLT's summer basketball camps for the last two years. I have been doing this for a very long time and can personally say that not all coaches and sports programs are the same. JLT Fieldhouse is an exemplary one. Antwaun and Ashley, are truly some of the most wonderful, caring people in their field. The kids, from the youngest to the oldest are there because they want to be. I was dumbfounded at the skill level, attitudes, and willingness to learn from them. Antwaun's coaching style is amazing. He uses his coaching skills to teach them to play better basketball but to also learn life lessons. He is firm but caring and you can see that he reaches them. I really can't say enough great things about this program, but if you have been searching, stop looking. This one's a winner!
Dana, It is a pleasure for us to have you work with us these past two years to document not only our programs, but also our growth. We look forward to working with you for many years to come! You capture every aspect of our operation and we can't thank you enough! Antwaun Thompson "Coach T"
My name is Malcolm Bo Meriwether I am a part of JLT FIELDHOUSE. My experience so far with JLT FIELDHOUSE life lasting. It's more than basketball with these kids. Teaching the kids about life and basketball is great. Being part of this program has helped me be a better person on understanding the game of basketball and kids. I would recommend everybody to get there kids involve with JLT FIELDHOUSE . PLENTY OF THINGS ON FACEBOOK TO CHECK OUT PLUS GO TO JLT FIELDHOUSE. COM TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GREAT PROGRAM.