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YKD 2022 Info

Check back often for the latest program and tournament schedules.

What to Know About YKD

Empowering and Inspiring young people to success through Academic, Athletics, and Community Service programs. Designed to enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and character of the individual.

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Facilities & Practice Locations

We are proud to partner with the following organizations...

- Bradford Heights Baptist Church

- Southminster Church


Please contact our team for more information about our basketball, academic, and music programs. We are excited about supporting youth through sports and the arts.

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Arrival & Departure

All practice locations and times will be shared by the individual coaches and trainers. 


We see the true power that our youth hold, and we have made it our mission to transform them into confident leaders, ready to take on the world.

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What basketball tournaments does YKD attend?

YKD focuses on scheduling/participating in weekend tournaments in North and South Carolina. We try to limit the travel time to a scheduled tournament to no longer than a 2-hr drive. 

Do we travel?

Yes, our team goals are to qualify for regional and national tournaments. These larger regional and national tournaments have been held in locations such as Tennessee, Virginia, and Florida. A national tournament, for example, could be a 3-5 day/night event during the month of June. 

How often is practice?

Practice is key to player development and team relationships. The individual team coaches will determine practice frequency. A player can expect to practice 2-3 days/week. A practice session could run 1 to 2 hours. 

Are there registration fees?

Yes, there is a registration fee for the travel basketball teams. The exact team fees will be shared following player evaluations and team assignment. A ballpark fee range is $300 - $400 for the travel season. This fee includes local facility rentals, tournaments entry costs, and team equipment. 

Can I volunteer?

The YKD Kings organization is always looking for coaches and mentors. Fresh voices and experiences help shape the future of the youth our organization supports. 

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