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Outside J's 3-on-3 Outdoor Basketball League

SAVE THE DATE.... 3-on-3 Tournament

Sunday, October 9th @ Crozier Courts

Ages: 9-15 (Boys & Girls) 

MEET THE FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

JALEN coleman

"I'm Jalen Coleman, and I'm a teenager with a passion of creating a bridge between children in the community and basketball. My love of serving the community grew out of watching my parents run  Urban Scholar Academy, an Inglewood academic non-profit organization. My love of basketball came at the age of six years old when I first started playing at the Inglewood Parks and Recreation Center  near my home. I did great that season and immediately told my parents that I love how the game of basketball was played. Thus, I continued to play recreational sports as the years went by. 
 

At the age of nine, I started to play travel basketball, where I would compete in weekly tournaments during the weekends. The price, the time, the traffic, and the travel for basketball became costly. I wondered why families had to travel 30+ miles to a basketball game when there are empty courts in every community?

 

Then Kobe died while traveling with his daughter and team to a travel basketball game. She and I were the same age. That tragedy hurt, but motivated me as well.

Now, I'm dedicated to returning basketball back to the blacktop. Up the block. Around the corner. Down the street. For the kids. For the community. For the culture."

 
Basketball Court

Benefits of 3-on-3 basketball...

"Ever since Ice Cube founded the Big 3 on 3 league,  I fell in love with 3-on-3 basketball, half court game with no coaches or plays; just sneakers screeching to the hardwood court and enjoyable moments for everyone. My goal with starting Outside J., a non-profit organization, is to make sure youth in my community feel the experience and fun of basketball at the local courts." 

 

-Jalen Coleman, Founder  

 
Basketball

SUCCESS STORIES

"I love having the ability to play the game that you love with your friends in a small setting." 

Malachi C.

7th Grader

"I always loved playing pickup basketball one of my favorite things to do. "

Louis P. 

11th Grader

"I love the mission for Outside J and can't wait for it to launch"

Benjamin D.

11th Grader

 

outside j., inc.

3-on-3 Basketball

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

8473 S. Van Ness, Suite 104

Inglewood, CA 90305

Tel: 310-343-5635

outsidej23@gmail.com

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