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Peanut Butter & Jelly – two athletic juggernauts combine

By STAX JR, 05/12/17, 2:00PM EDT


Some things simply go better when they are together: Andy and Barney, Batman and Robin. When they blend together – something special happens.

Charlotte magazine recently named STAX Training and Yes I Can Basketball to their prestigious “Best Of The Best” awards. And for good reason: both are impressive at what they do. STAX trains adults to become better athletes. Yes I Can Basketball trains youth to become better basketball players. Together they are combining to form STAXJRHoops: a year round program designed for youth that are hungry to become quicker and stronger while improving their basketball skills.

The program will launch Sunday afternoon May 28th at the impressive STAX training facility with a fun, free introductory program for boys that will feature an NBA style combine featuring a variety of basketball skills challenges, one on one, shooting games and prizes. Boys grades 1st – 5th will meet from 1pm - 2:30. Boys grades 6th – 10th will meet from 2:30 – 4pm. Although the event is free, boys must be registered online at STAX is located at 3722 South Tryon St in Charlotte.

STAX, founded by entrepreneur Eric McCoy and ESPN/NFL Superstar Randy Moss, features an eye brow raising 15,000 square foot indoor facility along with lockers and showers, vast football size fields, café and viewing area for parents.  An NBA size outdoor basketball court with 4 portable glass adjustable goals has recently been built on the campus.

It’s a place that attracts people that are serious about training. Randy Moss personally trains at STAX as well as coaches the top NFL wide receivers at STAX. Randy and Eric are cofounders of STAXJRHoops. They have an army of professional trainers that simply know how to motivate and “click” with their students. An example is Emily “Breeze” Ross. Breeze is one of the top personal trainers in the country and has competed at the highest level of fitness during the CrossFit games. Emily has recently been featured in US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Self, Business Insider, People, Fox News, Yahoo Sports, and the Today show.

Yes I Can Basketball, founded by former college basketball head coach Dan McGovern, has been serving the youth of Charlotte since 1997 with their popular year round leagues, skills training and camps. One of the many reasons their programs are typically sold out is their carefully hand picked staff. “Our staff are more like youth ministers that have had way too much caffeine.” Says McGovern “They motivate, encourage and breathe life into our young troops.”

The idea of combining the two juggernauts came one recent Saturday morning when McCoy was watching his young son learn skills in a Yes I Can Basketball training program. Marcus McGovern and Griffin Shaw – both full time staff members at YIC recognized McCoy in the stands. They both train at McCoy’s STAX facility. Sitting in the stands, McCoy began imaging young athletes coming to his facility and honing their basketball skills and opening the door for them to become better athletes.

“Let’s be honest, the young basketball player that has dreams of excellence, will not see those dreams become real unless that player becomes a better athlete.” said Yes I Can Basketball leader Marcus McGovern “It’s a simple recipe: combine impressive basketball skills with speed, quickness and strength. I’ve seen it happen too often; where a young player spends most of their time scrimmaging and developing their individual skills. Nothing wrong with that. But if they can combine that with a more athletic body, they’ll have a much better chance of success in basketball.

“We are in the results business” said McCoy “Our world is offering a variety of programs for men and women to become better athletes and become fit. Yes I Can Basketball’s world is developing young players basketball skills through their leagues, camps and academies.
Combining the two will be like peanut butter and jelly.” Said McCoy.

What: STAX Jr HOOPS will provide year round basketball skills training along with speed/quickness/stregth training
Who: available for boys – two age groups: Boys grades 1st – 5th Boys grades 6th – 10th
Where: STAX training facility located on 3722 South Tryon St in Charlotte.
When: Seasonal programs offered on Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
How: can register and see detailed information online at