The DR32 5th Grade Girls 2021-22 team from the Lockport/Lemont area is a PERFECT example. In their first-ever year playing travel basketball:
Congrats to the girls, plus coaches and parents that worked together to “Go the Extra Mile” in preparation/practice and then to achieve this amazing accomplishment! ~ “Extra Mile on three! One, two, three… EXTRA MILE!!!”
The DR32 Basketball Club was started in 2018 by Coach Sam Rizzo, who is also the Owner and General Manager of All-American Basketball Academy. The goal was to utilize the expertise of AABA's best selling basketball programs in the area and to give players in the area another choice to use a program that was free of volunteer mom/dad coaches and decision makers which always lead to that clique and drama experience. At AABA and our DR32 Basketball Program (travel basketball teams) we only use coaches with at least 15 or more years of COACHING EXPERIENCE!
With the emphasis of “Go the Extra Mile” in all those associated as players, board, players, each season the players of the DR32 Basketball not only receive a high-level basketball experience, but they also learn the value of community as all club members work with and help local charities. We take what we teach serious for young athletes both on and off the court. We do this to honor the memory of our club namesake, a beloved life-long Lemont resident by the name of Danny Rizzo. Danny, who was also a member of the 2016 Lemont High School state championship team, was known by peers for his mantra of “Go the extra mile” in everyday items and especially when helping others. Danny’s #32 jersey was retired by the Lemont HS in 2019.
Danny’s God-Father and co-founder of All-American basketball Academy, Coach Sam Rizzo who has over 25 years of coaching experience recognized a big need for a basketball club in the Lemont, IL, area without drama, politics, and volunteer parent coaches. It was just after Danny’s passing he decided to honor Danny’s memory by starting such a travel basketball program where he could work with kids that could stay with a single team from 3rd grade thru high school! Therefore, the DR32 Basketball Club was born. In recent years we have started teams in Lemont, Lockport, Skokie, and coming in Spring of 2022 both Rockford and Milwaukee, WI. To learn even more about the background story, click on the link below (“WHY US?”)
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