PURPOSE

The goals are to provide an atmosphere with excellent coaching and teaching, for local Middle and High School female athletes looking to improve their skills, while emphasizing the importance of education, ultimately providing an opportunity for those girls who desire to compete on a college level.

The basketball program is composed of players in the surrounding Southern Indiana areas. These players range from 12-18 years of age and are committed to prepare themselves to compete at a highly competitive level in girls’ basketball. In addition to the dedicated training, our basketball program has an environment that continues to promote individual confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.

HISTORY


Next Level Girls Ball (NLGB) is an all girls youth basketball training program.  The program was founded by Gene Kendrick.  The first training session was held in 2003 at the CK Newsome Center in Evansville Indiana where 28 girls and boys 4th - 12th grade enrolled and attended the 6 week twice a week training classes.  Back then the program was called Next Level 101 Basketball Camp.

In 2005, David Kendrick of Sacramento California join the NLGB movement and took things a step further by create Next Level AAU traveling summer basketball teams. He coached several successful teams including the 2005 AAU D-1 U12 National Champs.

In 2010, the training program in Evansville Indiana was revamp to concentrate on help girls achieve their dreams of playing college basketball.

In 2012, Gene Kendrick coached his first travel basketball team under MBC.

In 2014, Dougrue Miles join the Evansville program as a NLGB coach/trainer. Coach Miles brings a wealth of knowledge and has been instrumental in shaping the program. Also, the coaching staff became NCAA certified coach's and started coaching Next Level travel teams in Evansville under NLGB program.

In 2015, David retired from coaching NLGB basketball in Sacramento California.

In 2016, the NLGB travel teams changed the name to Indiana Next Level (INL).

In 2018, the NLGB training program was moved under Indiana Next Level.

In 2019, after 12 years being an assistant girl’s basketball coach at Evansville Bossse High School in Evansville and running the Indiana Next Level training/travel basketball program in Evansville since 2015 alongside Coach Miles. Coach Kendrick was selected as an assistant coach for Southeastern Illinois College Women’s Basketball team.


FROM the DIRECTOR: "The programs helped many girls continue their basketball playing careers. There are a number of great individuals, groups and sponsors who have assisted and supported the programs over the years. Without their efforts it would not have be possible to maintain the level of success we achieved in these programs.

From all of us, we say... Thank You!"

Gene Kendrick