FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Sherwin Smith Jr.
My name is Sherwin Smith, founder and president of Present Future Athletes Inc. In 2018 I formed this organization to teach, develop, and offer young female athletes between the ages of 9-17 the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball while also developing life skills, character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect.
Development is the number one goal. We want to help these athletes further develop their game individually and as a team throughout the season. Winning is always nice, but in my eyes, it is a result of consistent work and development each week.
In our 1st year of existence we started up with one team, PFA Lady Eagles 2027, in which I coach myself. That year we competed in 11 tournaments, crowned champions in 5 and runner ups in 4. Also, summer league champions at the Pacers Athletic Center. Our record for 2019 was 50-12; the first 2 years combined our record is 90-19! Success is a result of confidence from consistent work, effort, and patience throughout the process. I am looking to spread this success and grow the organization year after year.
Our goal is to recruit athletes through open tryouts to build teams ranging from 3rd - 11th grade. We will participate in both local and out of town tournaments. Developmental teams will also participate in League play at the Pacers Athletic Center. Practices will mainly be at Warren Central High School twice a week. If there is a team with the majority of players located in one area I will do my best to locate practice space closer to that team.
One thing unique about our organization is your team is your team. Meaning you can choose your team's name and colors.
In 2022 we had 10 teams and over 100 girls playing for PFA. Our best year yet! For 2023 I am proud to announce that we have become an official BLUE STAR 30 program. We can now provide the platform for our girls to be seen on a national level while competing against some of the best teams in the country. Top tournaments in the country as well as access to the best showcases/camps in the nation.
So come be part of an organization that believes confidence in oneself is the key to success. Let's Be Great Together....... one day at time.