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Who We Are

Teaching Over Trophies

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Team Progress is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to player development, merging elite coaching with tailored competition across various skill levels.

 

Our teams are categorized into the following tiers:

 

  • Developmental Teams: Our Academy Teams serve as the cornerstone of our program, offering a supportive and enriching environment for young players to develop their understanding and skillsets. Operating year-round locally, our developmental teams cater to students in grades 2nd through 5th. With a focus on skill-building and holistic player development, our Academy Teams lay the groundwork for future success on and off the field.

  • Competitve Teams: For those seeking a more competitive edge, our Prep Teams offer a pathway to excellence both locally and regionally. Serving as the second tier for high school players and the top level for our elementary and middle school teams, our Prep Teams are available for students ranging from grades 3rd through 11th. High school teams operate during the Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons only, while our youth levels run continuously throughout the year. Our Prep Teams are designed to challenge athletes to reach their highest potential while fostering teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.

  • Travel Teams: Elevating the game to a regional and national level, our Travel Teams offer unparalleled opportunities for elite competition and exposure.​

  • Regional Teams (Independent): Operating as the second tier within our Travel program. Our Regional teams are available to high school athletes during the Spring and Summer seasons. Engaging in elite independent exposure events such as EHA, Prep Hoops, Big Time, and more, our regional teams compete against top competition from the West Coast and Pacific Northwest. These tournaments are strategically scheduled during key recruitment phases, providing excellent visibility to college coaches and enhancing prospects for recruitment and exposure.

  • National Teams (Adidas): As the pinnacle of our Travel program, our Adidas Gold Teams epitomize excellence as they play on the esteemed Adidas Gold Platform, with the ultimate aspiration of participation in the Adidas Championships held in South Carolina in July. Our Adidas teams are offered solely to the top athletes within the 15U, 16U, and 17U levels during the Spring and Summer seasons. The Adidas 3SSB platform presents unmatched avenues for college recruitment exposure and career advancement, providing maximum visibility to college recruiters and opening doors to future opportunities in collegiate basketball.

Financial Investment

  • Developmental Teams: $950 per season

    • Two team practices per week​

    • 10-12 games

    • Skill development packages can be purchased separately

  • Competitive Teams: $1250 per season

    • Two team practices per week​

    • One skill development session per week

    • 4 to 5 tournaments

    • Travel fees are not included. 

  • Travel Teams: $2300 (Spring: $1550/Summer $750)

    • Two team practices per week

    • One skill development session per week

    • 7-8 tournaments (4-6 travel)

    • Travel fees are not included

Note: Limited team sponsorships and player scholarships may be available and will vary by team. Additionally, team sponsorship eligibility may be contingent upon team performance and platform.

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Program Overview

Philosophy:

We prioritize development and teaching above all else. While we value winning, our primary focus lies in imparting the fundamentals of basketball and nurturing player growth. Rather than fixating on youth championships, we strive to equip players with the skills and mindset needed for success in basketball and beyond. Our mission extends beyond the court; we use basketball as a platform to teach life lessons and cultivate high-character individuals who can positively impact their communities. Character wins!

Coaching:

We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch instruction led by coaches with extensive high-level playing and elite coaching experience. Our unwavering focus is on teaching, inspiring, and empowering players to reach their utmost potential. We hold our coaches to the same high standards we expect from our players – a commitment to continuous learning and growth in basketball, coupled with a dedication to embodying high-character values and making a positive impact both on and off the court as leaders within the community. Rest assured, all of our coaches are NCAA-certified and USA Basketball-certified licensed coaches, having undergone rigorous background checks to ensure the utmost safety and professionalism.

 

Playing Time:

As a competitive program, we strive to offer every player meaningful playing time; however, equal playing time is not guaranteed. Circumstances within the game may dictate variations in playing time, and ultimately, decisions regarding minutes played are at the discretion of the coaches. While we do not engage in discussions with parents specifically about playing time, we welcome conversations regarding areas for improvement and how these may impact a player's participation. Our focus remains on supporting each player's development and fostering a positive team environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow and contribute to the best of their abilities.

 

Academics:

We take pride in preparing our players for success both on and off the court. Recognizing that sports mirror life, we emphasize the importance of academics as a foundational element for future endeavors. Academic achievement is a cornerstone of our program, as we believe it fosters a strong basis for personal growth and achievement. To instill this value early on, we enforce academic requirements for all ages within our program. Specifically, we require that all players maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher to participate. Failure to meet this requirement will result in consequences such as loss of playing time or game participation until a suitable plan is established to improve academic performance. Throughout each season, we conduct regular grade checks to ensure players are staying on track with their schoolwork, reinforcing our commitment to their overall development and success.

College Recruitment Exposure:

In addition to player development, securing college recruitment exposure is a primary focus for our high school athletes. We understand that visibility is crucial for college recruitment, and we actively facilitate opportunities for players to showcase their talents in elite-level exposure tournaments. While success in these tournaments is valuable, we recognize that it's not the sole avenue for player recruitment. Therefore, we offer comprehensive resources to aid our athletes in navigating the college recruiting process year-round. From guidance on creating recruiting profiles to actively marketing our players to schools of all levels, we are committed to helping each athlete find opportunities at the college level. While we cannot guarantee scholarships or placements, our goal is to support as many players as possible in pursuing their collegiate athletic aspirations.

 

Community Outreach:

We hold a steadfast belief in our responsibility to serve as a positive force within our community. Recognizing the privilege of participating in the game of basketball, we understand that not everyone has access to the same opportunities afforded by our program. It is with this awareness that we are committed to giving back to those less fortunate in our community. As part of our ethos, we organize events throughout each season where our players actively participate in giving back. These events are mandatory for all players in our program, as we aim to instill a sense of gratitude and empathy, ensuring that every member comprehends the privilege they possess and the importance of using it to uplift others in need. Through our collective efforts, we strive to make a meaningful and positive impact within our community, fostering a spirit of compassion and generosity among our players and beyond.

 

Code of Ethics:

To maintain a positive environment and uphold our culture, all players, coaches, and parents must adhere to a stringent code of conduct. As a prerequisite for participation, both parents and players are required to sign a code of conduct contract, indicating their commitment to our values and guidelines. Failure to sign or comply with the contract may result in immediate removal from team activities. We believe that accountability and mutual respect are fundamental to fostering a supportive and inclusive community. By upholding these standards, we aim to cultivate a culture where all individuals can thrive and contribute positively to our program.

Please review our FAQ page for more information

Team Coaches

Fred Gold

Lead Coach

Fred Gold

Hometown: Compton, California

 

College: Easter Oregon University

 

Coaching History: AAU/Club, Varsity Head Coach (Lakeridge HS)

 

• NotesFred Gold's basketball journey began at Centennial High School in Compton, California, where he first honed his skills on the court. Continuing his passion for the game at Eastern Oregon University, Gold's collegiate journey laid the foundation for his future endeavors. Transitioning seamlessly into coaching, he dedicated over a decade to mentoring various AAU/Club teams in the fiercely competitive Portland Metropolitan area. Gold's unwavering commitment and coaching prowess eventually propelled him to the esteemed role of Varsity Head Coach at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, a position he held for an impressive eight years. Throughout his tenure at Lakeridge, Gold's exemplary leadership and coaching acumen were instrumental in the team's triumphs, both on and off the court, leaving an enduring legacy within the program.

Jon Canalin

Co-Director | Lead Coach

Jon Canalin

Hometown: Alameda, California

 

Coaching History: AAU/Club, Varsity Head Coach (Encinal, Ida B. Wells)

 

Notes: With over 20 years of coaching experience spanning from elementary to high school levels, Coach Canalin has left an indelible mark on the basketball landscape. His extensive tenure includes 15+ years coaching at the high school level, during which he served as the Varsity head coach at Encinal High School in Alameda, California for 8 years. Presently, Coach Canalin holds the esteemed position of Varsity head coach at Ida B. Wells High School in Portland, Oregon, where he continues to shape the future of young athletes. Before joining Team Progress, Coach Canalin embarked on a transformative journey by founding the Deny Basketball program in 2017, a youth basketball program in Portland, Oregon. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing talent and fostering growth, Deny Basketball became synonymous with excellence in player development within the local community and beyond.

Mike Evans

Co-Director | Lead Coach

Michael Evans

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

 

College: Wiley University

 

Coaching History: AAU/Club, High School

 

Notes: Before his tenure with Progress, Coach Evans distinguished himself as the Program Director and lead coach for the Texas Wolverines Basketball Club in Dallas, TX, where he meticulously oversaw the development of both the 17u and 15u boys teams, nurturing young talent and fostering a culture of excellence. Before his role with the Wolverines, Evans fine-tuned his coaching acumen as an assistant coach for the Dallas Razorbacks, specializing in skill development and player mentorship. A consummate athlete, Coach Evans showcased his versatility on the collegiate stage, competing in both football and basketball at McMurry University, while excelling particularly in basketball during his tenure at Wiley University. Additionally, Evans left an indelible mark internationally, demonstrating his skills on the court in Costa Rica and proudly representing the All-Navy team before embarking on a full-time transition to coaching, where his passion for the game continues to inspire and empower athletes under his guidance.

Orlando WIlliams

Co-Director | Lead Coach

Orlando Williams

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

College: University of Oregon

 

Coaching History: AAU/Club

 

Notes: Inducted into the PIL Hall of Fame and honored as the State Player of the Year in High School, Coach Williams embarked on his journey to success at an early age, which continued to flourish throughout his illustrious career. As a collegiate athlete, he showcased exceptional talent on the court, earning distinction as a two-time All-Pac-10 Conference guard and securing the prestigious University of Oregon MVP titles in 1994 and 1995. His outstanding performance also merited All-NCAA District 8 honors, solidifying his reputation as a dominant force in basketball. Throughout his college tenure, Coach Williams amassed an impressive total of 1,674 points, leaving an indelible mark on the collegiate basketball landscape. Transitioning seamlessly into the professional arena after college, Coach Williams showcased his remarkable skills on both national and international stages, including preseason stints in the NBA, playing abroad in Australia, and a notable three-year tenure with the Harlem Globetrotters, captivating audiences worldwide with his basketball acumen. Beyond his on-court achievements, Coach Williams' passion for the game extended to sports analysis, where he served as a pre-game and post-game analyst for the Portland Trailblazers, providing insightful commentary and enriching the basketball dialogue for an impressive six-year span.

Tyrell Macon

Founder | Co-Director | Lead Coach

Ty Macon

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

College: University of South Alabama

 

Coaching History: AAU/Club, High School

 

Notes: A graduate of Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Ty Macon's basketball journey began with notable achievements at the high school level, earning two All-Sunrise Region selections and being named Team MVP during his senior season. Transitioning to Treasure Valley Community College, he solidified his talent by earning All-East Region honors and recognition as one of the top 100 junior college players nationwide before advancing to the NCAA Division 1 level at the University of South Alabama. Post college, Macon's professional career spanned nearly a decade, taking him to six countries across four continents. Ty has always had a passion for giving back to the next generation and has worked with many players worldwide while playing abroad. Additionally, Coach Ty has served as head coach at the high school and AAU club levels, as well as the 14U and 18U teams in the Australian leagues. With over 10 years of experience mentoring players at various levels, including collegiate and professional tiers, Macon's dedication to player development is evident through his international work and coaching roles. In 2016, he founded the Macon Progress program, aiming to use basketball as a tool to teach life skills. Since its inception, the program has helped numerous players secure college scholarships while fostering personal and athletic growth.

Tournament Schedule

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Tryout Information

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Tryout Fee Breakdown:

  • Fee: $50

  • All participants must register. No registration = No participation.

  • Tryout fees are nonrefundable.

Elementary: 3rd – 5th Grade

  • Date: March 19th

  • Time: 5:30 – 7:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

Middle School: 6th – 8th Grade

  • Date: March 21st

  • Time: 5:30 – 7:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

High School Local: 15U – 17U (9th – 11th Grades)

  • Date: March 21st

  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

High School Travel: 15U (9th Grade)

  • Date: Date: March 12th | March 14th

  • Time: 5:30 – 7:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

High School Travel: 16U (10th Grade)

  • Date: March 12th | March 14th

  • Time: 5:30 – 7:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

High School Travel: 17U | 18U (11th – 12th Grades)

  • Date: March 12th | March 14th

  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00p

  • Location: 4145 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

  • No walk-ins are allowed. All players must register online.

  • Tryouts are closed to all spectators.

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