Play It Forward Athletics was created with the premise of giving all youth a chance to enhance their lives through the aid of athletic achievement and academic excellence. Our goal is to teach young people the importance of being competitive through sports and the value of academic excellence as a student athlete. Providing them the resource of academic mentoring as well as athletic training will allow our program to provide possible dual college scholarships for the student-athlete.
Founded by Don & Julie Williams of Ventura County, Ca., Play It Forward Athletics is a multi-sport, AAU sanctioned & NCAA certified coached “travel club” with emphasis on both boys & girls basketball ages 18 & under. We are a non-profit 501 C3 organization, and we welcome donations from sponsors to help achieve the goals of our mission.
Located in Camarillo, California approximately 55 miles north of Los Angeles we are a travel club that emphasizes academic excellence. We require all of our student athletes to maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to participate. However we have instituted an academic mentoring program which will enable student athletes to continue to excel at this level while playing.
Play It Forward Athletics fields two levels of teams per age group starting from age 8 -18, with a developmental team and a elite team. The developmental team is designed for youth that have a minimal skill set and are looking to learn the sport and have fun. The elite teams are for the more competitive youth who have more experience and are looking to improve their skills and have fun as well.
The AAU provides the platform for amateur sports at the highest level; Play It Forward Athletics is the vehicle that will enable youth to take advantage of this opportunity, to be the best they can be, and “pay it forward” to the next young student athlete.