CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS is an organization in the business of developing young athletes of all ages. Championship Sports offers opportunities in basketball and volleyball such as: Individual & Team Training, Camps/Clinics, Leagues, Tournaments, Travel Teams and MBBR & USSSA Events.
MEET THE STAFF:
Marc Sroufe– Marc has over thirty-five years of coaching and teaching experience with boys and girls from elementary school through college. He is one of the founders of the Central Basketball Club, the vice-chairperson for Michigan Girl’s AAU Basketball and the state Director for USSSA Basketball. He currently coaches the Michigan Girls’ Basketball Report (MGBR)18U basketball team which won the 2009 Michigan Girls AAU State Championship. Marc specializes in shooting techniques using the Noah Shooting System as well as post player instruction.
Bob Sherlock– Bob is a dynamic teacher of the game and has been working with players of all levels for over twenty-five years. As a coach, Bob spent twelve years as a division III college mens head coach where he coached two All-Americans and his teams played in five post season tournaments. Bob has a very extensive background in working camps and clinics, including three summers in Europe. As a player, Bob was a scholastic honorable mention All-American and All-State performer out of Troy, NY Catholic Central. He went on to play at the University of Cincinnati and captained the team as a senior. While at Cincinnati, the Bearcats won two Metro Conference championships and made three trips to the NCAA tournament. Bob has the ability to break down and assess each players strengths and weaknesses. His approach to teaching is to build an athletes confidence as he/she works to improve both their skill level and understanding of the game.
Dan Nealy– Dan runs and coaches the boys CBC program. Dan has been working with Championship Sport staff during skill sessions, camps and clinics since January 2010. He has had head coaching experience at the High School level and is currently the boys head coach at St. Louis. Dan has also worked a community college program and was the head of the Grass Lake High School strength and conditioning program. Dan has a great ability to build relationships with his athletes and turn their weaknesses into strengths. Dan really enjoys the challenge of working with players at any position.
Justin Sherlock– Justin Sherlock spent six seasons coaching basketball at Cleveland State University, Northwood University and IMG Academies. In that time he has trained professional basketball players from many leagues including the NBA, NBDL and various European Leagues. Justin has also worked with players from many different countries spanning all parts of the globe. He spent one season as the Head Varsity Boys Coach at IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL where his team went 28-7; guiding eight players from that team to NCAA Division 1 scholarships. Justin is passionate about the game of basketball and has a great ability to teach and demonstrate skills necessary to become an effective player. He went on to play basketball at Rochester College where his team won the 2004 USCAA National Championship and he was named the National Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Justin and his wife Tarami reside in Mt. Pleasant.