Motion Elite Youth Development Basketball Program
Motion Elite is a youth development program that uses basketball as a tool to develop each player. This program has three components as its core element, the game, quote work and life skills. These components, when combined together provide a safe place for the youth’s development that focuses on the whole player.
Basketball is a great way to get most youth unplugged from one of the many devices that keeps them from connecting with society.
Part of developing is taking time for human interaction which our quote work and life skill portion provides. We bring a holistic approach to the growth outcomes, while allowing the youth to engage in their own development process.
We are committed to helping our youth build a strong moral core, great sportsmanship, and a foundation that is essential for social engagement. Through one on one and group mentoring, the youth develop life skills around respect, responsibilities and consequences.
At the commencement of the programs, through basketball tournaments, camps, clinics, and leagues the youth are given the opportunity to showcase their acquired skills.
Our coaches set one very high standard for all to apply. This standard commands a reach for excellence that builds respect and positive expectations.
D’Lana O’Neal Certified Youth Development Practitioner
MOTION ELITE past projects
17U ----- 2017 TOURNAMENT @ WALKER ATHLETICS LISLE, IL
17U - 2017 TOURNAMENT @ WALKER ATHLETICS TOURNAMENT
16U ------ 2017 TOURNAMENT @ GYMRATS ATHLETICS FORT WAYNE, IN.
17U --- 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME @ GYMRATS ATHLETICS FORT WAYNE, IN.
13U ----- 2017 TOURNAMENT @ WAUKEGAN FIELD HOUSE WAUKEGAN, IL.
13U ---- 2017 TOURNAMENT @ BLOOMINGTON, IL.
13U ----- Gideon, Delight, and Tregon warming up before the Bloomington tournament
AARON PRICE JR. with D'LANA ONEIL @ THE BLACK BUTTERFLY AWARD CEREMONY
3 ON 3 2017 TOURNAMENT
3 ON 3 HS 1st place winners
3 ON 3 HS 2nd place winners
3 ON 3 MS 2nd place winners
3 ON 3 MS 3rd place winners
MOTION ELITE present projects
2018 UPCOMING UNIFORMS
THE VILLAGE SCHEDULE
THE VILLAGE satellite basketball program
As a teen I was part of the Young Simbas, an African Centered Mentor Program at the local church. I learned conflict resolution skills which aided in my ability to be thoughtful and open minded. I took on a role as a Volunteer Youth Mentor in the Young Simbas program. The passion to help others improve their way of thinking and better their situation, led me to branch out into other neighborhood outreach programs and youth sports leagues. To advance my career, I became certified as a Personal Trainer and obtained my Team Sports Coaching Certificate. In 2013, I simultaneously became the Director of Operations for the Team Flight Basketball AAU Travel Team and Boys Basketball High School Coach for Mather High School. In these roles I had the opportunity to coach multiple teams from 6th Grade to 12th Grade as well as organize and operate multiple basketball camps and clinics. My work in these roles and coaching expertise gained recognition from the Roycemore Private School Athletics Department which led to my current position as the schools Head Coach for the Boys Basketball Team. I, along with the founder of Local-Motions developed the Motion Elite Basketball Program to allow myself, and a team of coaches, the opportunity to groom individuals in a similar fashion of the program I was once privileged to participate in as a young man. Motion Elite prides itself with the ability to educate each member of our family on work ethic, critical thinking, respect, and self worth.
After playing basketball all four years at Senn high School (2008-2012), I attended Western Illinois University studying Athletic Training (2012-2013). My dedication for helping athletes improve didn’t stop there. For the past 5 years, I’ve coached youth basketball at many levels such as Park district leagues, High school teams, and AAU programs. I recently coached at St Benedict High school (2015-2016), as well as Mather High School (2016-2017. During the spring and summer, I dedicate my coaching to AAU for numerous age levels. Through all of my coaching experiences, not only have I dedicated myself to improving each individual as a basketball player, but more importantly as a person.