Testimonials

“My two daughters (ages 10 and 12) have received invaluable experience from
attending JLT Fieldhouse clinics and sessions since its inception. First,
and most important, is a positive athletic experience that they look
forward to every Saturday. It is truly part of weekly routine because they
both love attending the clinics. The summer camps are filled with
enthusiastic coaches that provided days of hands on instruction along with
life lessons that will shine through our kids’ for their entire life . My
girls always look forward to their time with Coach T. and our community is
better because he is helping our youth become inspired on the basketball
court and more importantly, off of it.
Thank your Antwaun for doing what you do!”
Bryan Wymbs

“My son has benefited greatly from your clinics. He has gained
skills, confidence  and learning how to work with others. This is amazing
because he is very shy. He has learned to be a team player and loves the
game of basketball.  The skills he has learned  will last a lifetime. These
clinics have made a lasting impact for him.
Thanks,

Aimee Rabon

“Yes Coach T is awesome! He works very well with my son
and pushes him to the limits that he knows he can accomplish!! I have seen a
major change in my son skills in basketball and I respect coach T because of his
continued support throughout the year and his dedication to not only my
son but to any kids involved with him. I look forward to many years with
him and hope he does expand and blow up and be worldwide…he so deserves
it!!” Thanks

Shaletha Foggie              

“I can’t say enough good things about Coach T and JLT Fieldhouse as an
organization. What Coach T does for the kids and the community is truly a
labor of love. My 13 year old son has never really played basketball but
decided he wanted to learn. We started with Coach T in January with one
private lesson per week and clinics on Sundays. It’s now March and you
would NEVER know my son only has a few months of experience under his belt.
His skills have grown exponentially. But more than, that his confidence and
his self-esteem have skyrocketed. Coach T is an amazing influence and
mentor on top of being a great coach. He really loves the kids. You can
tell by how he relates to them, interacts with them and communicates truth
with them! You will not be disappointed.”

~Jennifer Cook

“I have witnessed a big improvement in my son’s basketball game since attending the Sunday afternoon clinics and open gyms held by JLT Fieldhouse.  Jake now makes smart passes during games creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.  Jake has become a better scorer by developing  confidence to shoot the ball more often and even led his team in scoring this season.  My son’s team had an excellent defense this year and I would again credit JLT Fieldhouse for a part of that as several players form the team attend clinics and open gym regularly.  I have been very pleased with Jake’s development as a player under Coach T and from what I see JLT Fieldhouse develops players to have a “team first” mentality which makes for a much more successful basketball team.  I recommend JLT Fieldhouse to the parents of all basketball players!”

Jeff McCrary

“Great Coach with my daughter! He is amazing. Knowing exactly what he is doing would recommend him to anyone.”

Brooks Tolar- CoachUP.com Client

“Antwaun Thompson, one of the best AAU coaches in world! You made the game exciting and fun to play! Your positivity and encouragement match no others. You believe in greatness and know how to relate to your players on all levels. Honored to have played for you! You made me believe!”

RJ Spelsberg
Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Monacan High School
2016 VSHL State Basketball Champions

“We started seeing Coach T a month ago and could not be happier with him, and the results I’m seeing. Not only is he a great instructed, but also a great person and mentor!! He goes over and above to accommodate all ages and skill levels. I see it in his camps and with his one on one training. If you are looking for some extra help. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!!!
Thanks coach T”

Thomas Oles

“Our son, age 9, first attended summer camp with JLT Fieldhouse this summer and absolutely loved it. We have seen improvement with his skills and he continues to love attending weekly clinics. Coach T’s enthusiasm is equally matched with the children’s energy level! Thank you Coach T and the JLT Fieldhouse staff for working with the children and providing such a positive influence for them!”

Kristen Barber

“Both our 9 year old & 6 year old sons have been attending JLT Fieldhouse basketball clinics on Sunday afternoons for the past few months and have also attending the summer camps. They absolutely love Coach T! They can’t wait to go every week and have learned so much. Not only have their basketball skills improved but they are also learning so much about team work. We love everything you guys are doing! We can’t thank you enough! By far the best program around!”
Meredith Brincefield

“My 8 year old son loves basketball. He has been working with Antwaun for about 2 years. We have had private lessons, attended summer camps and are now participating in weekly clinics. Antwaun is great with him. And I can tell that he has learned so much. I can’t wait for basketball season to start because I feel like he is so confident and will have a great season. Antwaun truly loves these kids and he truly loves the sport of basketball. He is a great role model for these children to look up to. We are lucky to have him working with our son.”

Penny & Chris Moss

“My son has participated In several camps and clinics here Antwaun is amazing with the kids and the best coach and does wonderful teaching these kids.”

Crystal Heath

“Our son Connor has always loved everything basketball. He has played since the age of 5, through recreational leagues and middle school program. Since starting lessons with Coach T, the improvement in his skills, both physically and mentally, is amazing! Whether in a private session, a clinic, or in basketball camp, Coach T and his staff show players how to make improvements while increasing their confidence at the same time. The summer basketball camp was awesome! At the end of the week, Connor said it was the best camp he’s ever been to. Each day, the players built on what they learned the day before, so it was never boring. Coach T’s knowledge of the game and his ability to draw players in and make them really WANT to learn and improve makes us feel very fortunate to have him as one of Connor’s mentors. Above all, the players have a great time. Thanks for all you do, Coach T!”

John & Diane Cox

“Coach Antwaun is awesome! Has great drills for all age levels and Samuel can’t wait to get back on the court again and learn from one of the best coaches I’ve ever worked with by far. Thanks Coach!”

-Brad Simmerson- CoachUP.com Client

After one session with Coach Antwaun Jacob said “I have found my coach.” He takes a very personal approach with each athlete. He assesses the athlete and then works on what he needs. He also listens to Jacob about what he wants to improve on. He notices little things that make a huge difference to the player. Jacob learned new skills and techniques as well as polishing some skills he already had. These sessions have prepared Jacob to be more competitive and confident in games. We will continue to work with Antwaun to improve Jacob’s game.

-Sandy Hendrix- CoachUP.com Client

“McAllister is is really lucky to have you as his role model and teacher as he pursues his passions. Your leadership in the sport is great, but your enthusiasm and leadership in life sets you apart. thank you! He is looking forward to coming to see you for years to come.”

-Kate Schofield

“It has been about a year now since I started having sessions with Coach Thompson. I didn’t know how productive these sessions would be in the beginning but they quickly and frequently challenged me to improve my skill set. Coach Thompson utilizes a variety of drills to make these sessions fun, productive, and challenging (ex: dribbling, shooting mechanics and defensive drills etc.). Coach Thompson keeps track of your progress and videos certain drills so he can show you your progress as well as the things you need to improve upon. The sessions can be personalized to each person’s individual skill set and goals to ensure that each person gains something from the experience. My primary focus with these sessions has been on improving my shooting and dribbling mechanics through repetition and new drills to keep me on my toes. I believe that I have improved significantly over the course of my sessions; my shooting form and percentage has improved as well as the speed at which I can perform specific combo dribbles. In addition to this I now know more about the mechanics of the game that will help me as I progress with the sport. Coach is consistently nice and patient during these sessions as he is willing to work at your pace and talk you through something if you are confused. I highly recommend these sessions with Coach Thompson, to anyone looking for a fun, challenging and ultimately rewarding experience that will improve your skills and basketball knowledge.”
-Logan Hammill-

Wow, I’m impressed. Great job. Can’t wait to see what he can do in a couple months. Nothing more gratifying then having wonderful teachers. Most people can coach if they have played the game, not everyone can teach though. Teaching is a gift which comes from the heart. Not only does a good teacher want to teach how to play the game, that teacher wants to bring out the best in that player. Self confidence, Trust, Loyalty, honesty, Being the Best you can be, win or lose. Be humble, and not only true to others but especially true to themselves. They will learn to not only live and respect the game, but others and themselves. Have lots of fun. Remember this, you do have a wonderful teacher. Most people go a life time and don’t even know there is a difference. If you are a part of this post, you have the best of both worlds. Grab hold, and run with it. It’s a once in a life time chance.”

-Gayla Traylor

“After only a few weeks of basketball lessons with Coach Thompson, we have seen our son’s skills considerably improve. During these lessons, Coach Thompson focused on the fundamentals of shooting and ball handling techniques, as well as many other aspects of the sport. Our son benefited tremendously from this experience and the lessons have had a positive impact on his overall game. Coach Thompson has also instilled a sense of confidence in our son that he will be able to use both on and off the court. We really appreciate Coach Thompson’s professionalism, his passion for the game and his dedication to his students. We would strongly recommend Coach Thompson to any player hoping to take his or her game to the next level.”

– Brandon & Teen Aron

“Our son Trey loves everything about the game of basketball. He’s had great coaches beginning early on with Upward Basketball through city league, elementary and middle school programs. As he continues to grow physically and mentally into a more mature player, his desire to become his personal best has become quite obvious. Antwaun’s passion for the game and commitment to developing young players seemed like the perfect fit for our son. We are very impressed with Antwaun’s knowledge of all the aspects of the sport and with his ability to communicate this effectively during energetic one on one sessions with our 13 year old, ever pushing him to excel.”

 -Graham and Susan Carlton

“We are fortunate to have the JLT Fieldhouse organization to offer coaching, leadership, and mentoring to children in this community. Coach Thompson and his staff devote as much energy and time to developing character and integrity in young people as they do to developing the skills needed for athletic growth.  He gets to know each participant as an individual and provides a caring environment for students to grow in their confidence and abilities.”

Beverly Fowler
Head of School
Salisbury Academy



7 Replies to “Testimonials”

  1. Our son Connor has always loved everything basketball. He has played since the age of 5, through recreational leagues and middle school program. Since starting lessons with Coach T, the improvement in his skills, both physically and mentally, is amazing! Whether in a private session, a clinic, or in basketball camp, Coach T and his staff show players how to make improvements while increasing their confidence at the same time. The summer basketball camp was awesome! At the end of the week, Connor said it was the best camp he’s ever been to. Each day, the players built on what they learned the day before, so it was never boring. Coach T’s knowledge of the game and his ability to draw players in and make them really WANT to learn and improve makes us feel very fortunate to have him as one of Connor’s mentors. Above all, the players have a great time. Thanks for all you do, Coach T!

  2. My son has participated In several camps and clinics here Antwaun is amazing with the kids and the best coach and does wonderful teaching these kids

  3. My 8 year old son loves basketball. He has been working with Antwaun for about 2 years. We have had private lessons, attended summer camps and are now participating in weekly clinics. Antwaun is great with him. And I can tell that he has learned so much. I can’t wait for basketball season to start because I feel like he is so confident and will have a great season. Antwaun truly loves these kids and he truly loves the sport of basketball. He is a great role model for these children to look up to. We are lucky to have him working with our son.

  4. Both our 9 year old & 6 year old sons have been attending JLT Fieldhouse basketball clinics on Sunday afternoons for the past few months and have also attending the summer camps. They absolutely love Coach T! They can’t wait to go every week and have learned so much. Not only have their basketball skills improved but they are also learning so much about team work. We love everything you guys are doing! We can’t thank you enough! By far the best program around!
    Meredith Brincefield

  5. Our son, age 9, first attended summer camp with JLT Fieldhouse this summer and absolutely loved it. We have seen improvement with his skills and he continues to love attending weekly clinics. Coach T’s enthusiasm is equally matched with the children’s energy level! Thank you Coach T and the JLT Fieldhouse staff for working with the children and providing such a positive influence for them!

  6. We started seeing Coach T a month ago and could not be happier with him, and the results I’m seeing. Not only is he a great instructed, but also a great person and mentor!! He goes over and above to accommodate all ages and skill levels. I see it in his camps and with his one on one training. If you are looking for some extra help. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!!!
    Thanks coach T

  7. This community is so lucky to have Coach T and the JLT Fieldhouse program. My son loves basketball and has been going to Sunday basketball clinics for a year. I have watched as he and the others in the group have improved their skills and knowledge of the game. But coach T doesn’t just teach the children how to get better at basketball, he teaches the importance of encouraging and supporting each other along the way. It is wonderful when you see these kids take those lessons outside of Sunday clinic and into the community. I am so proud of my son when I see him encouraging someone for trying, when he gives pointers, or says “you’ve got this!”. It is those skills that are fostered each week that I value the most. Much gratitude to Coach T for creating a space for improving skills and building character!

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