Lehi Youth Basketball
Lehi Youth Basketball is the official feeder organization for the Lehi High School basketball programs. LYB is a volunteer-run community program for boys and girls inside the Lehi High School boundaries that works in conjunction with Coaches Sean Yeager and Aubrey Van Pelt and their high school coaching staffs to help organize competitive basketball teams to participate in Bantam and AAU leagues. LYB focuses on teaching fundamental basketball and life skills to prepare kids to compete at the next level and provides unique opportunities for boys and girls to gain early exposure to the high school system, players and philosophies.
Goals of the Lehi Youth Basketball program
Improve the quality of basketball training in Lehi
Organize competitive teams grouped by skill level to help each athlete excel
Create a system that enables as many boys and girls as possible to participate
Create a central hub for communication and information for players, parents and coaches
Help streamline processes for coaches and provide coaching resources and assistance
Promote vital life skills such as hard work, positive attitude, good sportsmanship and respect
Strengthen the Lehi High School basketball programs by:
Teaching athletes correct fundamentals at an early age
Involving high school basketball staff in player development
Providing early exposure to the high school program and principles
Having athletes play together prior to high school sports
Make Lehi a 1st class basketball community by developing players, parents and coaches.
Coach Yeager is beginning his 5th season at Lehi. The Pioneers have made the postseason in each of his years as head coach. He is excited as he now has kids in the high school program who first began with Lehi Youth Basketball! This has created amazing relationships with fellow coaches and current/former players.
Coach Van Pelt
Aubrey Van Pelt (VP) is entering her 13th year coaching/training girls’ basketball athletes and is currently coaching at Lehi High School. Her vast variety of experience not only in the high school/collegiate atmosphere, but also nationally with USA Basketball has allowed her to learn from some of the brightest minds in the game including:
“I love bringing our Bantam teams into the team room on game night. We are able to show our Lehi Youth what we are about. The younger players can see that we are a family. They join our high school athletes as we prepare for the upcoming game. I think it’s an experience everyone enjoys. I look forward to doing it again this year!”
Lehi Youth Basketball is a program that I support 100%! Through the direction of the Lehi Youth Basketball committee, coaches, and our many volunteers, we can ALL work together and create an experience that will be fulfilling for our Pioneer ballers.
The philosophy of Lehi Youth Basketball mirrors the high school program philosophy:
“To introduce and strengthen core values like honesty; respect; responsibility; integrity and a positive work ethic in order to become stronger individuals through the game of basketball.”
Additionally, by participating in Lehi Youth Basketball, individuals will learn & develop key offensive/defensive basketball fundamentals to help improve their game. High school coaches and players will assist in some of the practices in order to help build relationships and increase skill development.
We’re excited for the upcoming season! Lace 'em up.
EVERYDAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PIONEER!
Lehi Boys Basketball Head Coach
Greg Popovich (San Antonio), Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics), Jay Wright (Villanova), Drew Hanlen (PureSweat), Don Showwalter (USA) and Sue Phillips (Archbishop Mitty High School, 11 Time State Champion and AAU Club Program Director). In her first few season's at Lehi High School, she turned a program around from 1-19 to 14-11. That turn around included helping the program reach the state tournament for the first time in 5 years and the 4A state semi-finals for the first time in over 13 years.
We are a program that inspires each other through spirit, hustle, communication, precision, enhancement, and processes that create confidence. We believe in handling all situations good or bad with integrity, honor, and class. We believe in inspiring each other in a way that leads to increased trust in relationships. We believe the ultimate key to success is developing a team that possesses great confidence in everything it does.
We praise and celebrate failure because it stretches us outside our comfort zones. We don’t focus on our record, but instead our daily actions. We understand our spirit, hustle, communication, precision, enhancement, and confidence are always in our control. We appreciate the commitment our coaches, parents, players, and community showcase during the off-season and regular season. Our overall goal is always to become the best of which we are capable of as a team.