FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 13, 2023): GTS Fusion, an Under Armour Association League Member and a GUAA-sponsored program, has since its 2012 inception committed to developing DMV basketball players to reach their full potential as student-athletes. Today, GTS Fusion founders Tim and Katie Fudd are honored to announce that GTS Fusion is expanding this commitment by merging Loudoun Flight into the Fusion family.
“We care deeply about teaching basketball the right way, and giving our student-athletes the tools they need to become the best version of themselves so they can play at the next level. What we’ve seen is that, when kids come to us in high school, often they’ve been taught shortcuts just to win games. Learning the game the right way has to start when kids first pick up a basketball, and that’s an age-level GTS Fusion has been looking to expand into. By merging Loudoun Flight into the Fusion family, our combined program brings a shared commitment to excellence at the younger grades,” says Tim Fudd, “as we expand the quality brand of basketball GTS Fusion is known for at the high school level.” Katie Fudd adds, “We’ve known the Flight coaches for a long time, and they are a valuable addition to our program. They know basketball, they are detailed, they want to do what’s best for the game, but most of all they have a kid-first approach to developing their players. This is a merger of equals, and just the first step to expanding the GTS Fusion brand.”
Loudoun Flight founder Deeanne Fagan states, “We are excited and honored to join the Fusion Family. From its inception five years ago, Flight’s goal was to provide opportunities for young female athletes to not only play the game of basketball, but to use it as a tool to develop lifelong skills. Our staff has always emphasized the importance of long-term player development over short-term goals. To come together with like-minded, high-caliber coaches like Tim, Katie, and the rest of the GTS Fusion staff not only makes perfect sense for where Flight is as a club currently, but more importantly expands opportunities for our athletes by giving them access to greater resources that allow them to continue to develop and obtain their goals.”
The GTS Fusion program will now offer highly competitive girls basketball teams from third grade through high school. Those teams that are eligible to participate on the Under Armour circuit (7th grade through high school) will compete under the name “GTS Fusion.” To honor the beginnings of our new grassroots program, the younger teams will compete under the name “GTS Flight.” All of our teams, and every player in our program, will continue to be coached with the same commitment to excellence and development-first approach that GTS Fusion and Loudoun Flight have demanded since their respective starts.