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Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics (T.S.Y.A.)

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Causes: Basketball, Children & Youth, Sports, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics is designed to help develop youth in education and sport..

Results: Tacoma Shine ha just finished the 2015 season of Girls AAU basketball.. 5 of 5 of our 8th grade girls have tried out and me the Varsity team of their school.. A 100% graduate rate for our athletes. We graduated 10 seniors through our leg up Program and 7 received 4-year scholarships, 2 have received invites to IVY league schools and 1 is going to the marines.. T.S.Y.A. has had a successful session of education and sport and will continue to reach our goals..

Target demographics: develop education and athletic skills in today's youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 Pierce County Youth

Geographic areas served: Tacoma, Wa

Programs: Athletic Camps, Mentoring Camps and educational tutoring.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics has taught my young man how to be more responsible.. My son has grown up without a father and it really affects him.. Diago became my sons Big. Brother/ Father figure. He has heloed my son see things in a Mans way.. A way that I could never show him. He really has stepped it up around the house and helps me out tremendously.. I really appreciate Diago and his organization.. We need more Man like him.. Yesss to Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics..

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say Tacoma Shine has really helped me with my little guys. I am a single parent with 2 boys and was struggling with their behavior. Tacoma Shine summer mentor camp helped changed that.. They went on field trips and had good experiences they couldn't wait to tell me about.. They said they will work hard this year to get better grades and No trouble.. Soo far so good.. I even received a goox message home from teachers.. Thanks Tacoma Shine mentor camp.. You will have them again next summer. Lol.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciate Tacoma Shine and their staff.. We had come from another program that didn't seem to be going know where.. We played Tacoma Shine and lost.. They was our rival.. Lol. Now we are apart of the team and feel there is No place like home.. Thank you Coach Diago and Tacoma Shine players for accepting us.. We love it here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I come from Tri-cites, Wa.. To Tacoma Wa. For my daughters skill development because Coach Diago Hunter and his staff are Amazing. Over the past 3 years they have helpes mold my daughters attitude and work ethic for education and sports. My daughter is in the 9th grade and she is on a mission to get a scholarship from UCONN and the rate the Tacoma Shine has her.. I believe she can.. I played 4 years for UCLA. So I believe I know it ..when I see it.. Not just cause she is my daughter.. I appreciate you Tacoma Shine.. You really make them Shine!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been Coaching and volunteering with Tacoma Shine for 8 months now.. And I love it... I have made great relationships with Coaches and have learned new coaching techniques.. We have a great group of kids and I can't wait to get to practice just to help them get better and achieve their goals..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine and their Coaches are Amazing! They push my daughter in ways that has got her on her HS Varsity team as a Freshmen.. I am soo proud of her work ethic now and thankful for Tacoma Shine for pushing her..

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the luxury of having my son train with Tacoma Shine.. My Son Dave... Is 15 years old he plays Football, Basketball and runs track.. He has been working out with T.S.Y.A. since March 2017.. He has been running and training on Owens beach with them. My son says everytime he runs the beach he can feel his self getting faster and stronger.. His speed has increased and he even can dunk now.. I am soo proud of my son staying committed to Tacoma Shine.. The process has created great results.. Thanks Coach Diago and Bumpy.. You guys ate Amazing..

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my daughter to Tacoma Shine Basketball with very little knowledge of basketball.. Coach Diago and his team of coaches changed that quickly.. They let me sit in practices and I not only watched my daughter turn into a great basketball player but gained alot of knowledge of the game.. Tacoma Shine is a great atmosphere to learn Basketball.. Thank you Coach Diago and Tacoma Shine.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 4 sons and they have played sports for Tacoma Shine.. They have all developed into great players training and playing with Tacoma Shine. I love their summer Mentor camp which has helped my son who had behavioral issues transform into a kid that has not been in trouble at school since he has been involved. His grade have gone up and he continues to speak of his goals.. I love Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics.. I wish I could do half of what they did for my family for them.. Blessed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine is Amazing.. They have took in my daughter and have given her confidence in Basketball that she didn't have before. I really appreciate Coach Diago.. Good young man. Go T.S.Y.A.. Let's get it!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics has allowed me help create an environment where young people can come and grow to be outstanding adults. We strive to provide a safe haven for our pierce county youth.. Go Tacoma Shine!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics has given me the opportunity to continue my quest to help develop youth in education and sports. I love watching them grow and become great.. Glad we can help. Yess T.S.Y.A.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just want to say the coaching is soo good and knowledgeable I drive my daughter from Seattle to practices in Tacoma. Great program.. really explains the game. Thanks Coach!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have witnessed many kids start with T.S.Y.A as beginning or mediocre and and come out as top notch athletes 6 their class. Great coaches and trainers. .. Go T.S.Y.A!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine has helped my son gain his confidence through the summer mentor camp. He constantly talks about his counselors and how they influence him to do great things.. T.S.Y.A. has done great things in our community with the youth and has given my kid the confidence he needs to suceed. Thanks Tacoma Shine!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Get program for our young people. Prepares them for adulthood with team building activities.

2 Terrance T.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Tacoma shine is a great organization! Giving the youth a since of team and family, while teaching them team wrk accountability and commitment.

3 Zeke L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great program for young people. They're about helping develop young adults to be functional adults. The coaches are cool and laid back and are willing to work with you and your child to help them on lock their full potential.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics is a wonderful organization. They teach hard work and a positive attitude. I am so glad to have found this organization for my daughter. We need more organizations like this in the community. Thank you to the coaches and staff that continue to go above and beyond to help my child reach success!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tacoma Shine has started a 1st & 2nd grade boys team. They had 4 young man coaching and training about 20 of our boys and they was fantastic! They worked the boys and gave them great direction.. My son had so much fun a broke a sweat.. Can't wait for the next practice.. They had so much fun! Go T.S.Y.A...