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.
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
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
Bosse High School in Evansville and running the Indiana Next Level training/travel
basketball program in Evansville since 2015 alongside Coach Miles. Coach Kendrick
was hired as an assistant women's basketball coach for Southeastern Illinois College.
Coach Miles continues to train players in his spare time.
FROM the DIRECTOR: "This program 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
From all of us, we say... Thank You!"