GTS Fusion is designed for players looking to develop their basketball IQ and overall skill level. Our goal is to maximize our players’ potential for the next level and to make our student-athletes the most competitive players they can become. The philosophy of how we develop our players into elite, next-level student-athletes is grounded in six interrelated principles.
DESIRE. Talent is great. But we are not necessarily looking for the individual who is the best player right now. Instead, we want to work with those student-athletes who have the desire to become the best version of themselves, and the work ethic to make that happen. Our practices are demanding, our workouts are intense, and the players who thrive in our program are those who embrace the grind.
ACCOUNTABILITY. Consistent effort over time builds greatness. GTS Fusion seeks to grow our student-athletes into high-character individuals who will not cheat that process, and who have the strength to hold their teammates to the same standards they set for themselves. If the individual and the team commit to this ethos, then individually and collectively we will rise together.
COMMITMENT. Elite basketball players are not built overnight. It takes time and dedication, both from the player and the coach. When you become part of the Fusion family we ask that, depending on when you join, you give us at least three years. We will work together in that time to maximize your individual potential, and by extension the overall potential of your team. In return for your commitment to the process, GTS Fusion will commit to you. We will not recruit over you in the hope of finding someone “better.” Your spot within GTS Fusion is secure until you graduate from high school or leave the program for other reasons.
TOTALITY. We take a holistic approach to coaching so that our student-athletes become the total player. We teach game concepts to develop high basketball IQs that can read any game situation, rather than making our players memorize endless fixed sets. Conditioning and injury prevention are a core focus so our players become better, all-around athletes. We train them to play any position on the floor. We expect the same dedication and effort in the classroom as on the court. At some point, the basketball stops bouncing for every player and our goal is to instill in our student-athletes the work ethic, strength, and confidence to help them in any endeavor that life brings their way.
EXCELLENCE. Mediocrity has no place in our program. GTS Fusion expects a commitment to excellence from our coaches and student-athletes alike. We will agonize over proper footwork. We will spend time perfecting shot mechanics. We will devote entire practices to advanced defensive concepts. Our student-athletes will not excel in the long run if we cut corners or teach them the wrong things just to win games. Our program aims higher.
FAMILY. GTS Fusion is a family. We want our players and their parents to be involved in the program. Our youngest players practice with our oldest, our teams go to each other’s games to support their Fusion sisters, they laugh and cry together both on and off the court. To preserve this dynamic, the character of the players we bring into the Fusion family is just as important as their on-court abilities and work ethic. When you join GTS Fusion, you will have coaches and mentors for life, and become part of a sisterhood whose bonds run deep.