Every child deserves a chance.

Our Programs

Setting New Rules in the Game of Life

FUNdemental Youth League

Introducing an after school program that where children will improve their athletic skills, have fun and learn valuable lessons that can only come from playing in team sports.

Welcome to the Fundamental Youth League (FYL) ...giving our kids the opportunity to play “team based” sports at THEIR school while being coached by highly qualified and trained instructors.

The Highest Quality Program …
On Your Child’s School Campus

  • All teams will be coached by Professional coaches - No conflicts of interest
  • Supervised practice for 2 hours a day once a week – 2:30-4:00
  • One “GAME DAY” tournament against other partner schools every month
  • Two scrimmages/games a month
  • One athletic skills “COMBINE” on site every month
  • The League will last the length of the School Year
  • Small Teams = More Playing Time = More Touches = MORE FUN
  • Age division breakdown K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
  • Fall Season: Football
  • Winter Season: Basketball
  • Spring Season: Baseball/Soccer
  • Each team will scrimmage and play local schools

More Info...

Contact Mike Spicer for more information, please email coachderek@letsgivethemashot.org or call (323) 244-0316

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Afterschool Program

Coach Derek's staff collaborates with each school we work with to provide a comprehensive after school program that is in line with the philosophy, curriculum, and vision of the parents and administration.

This Program Includes:
  • Enrichment
  • Coach Derek's enrichment programming allows your child to be introduced to a variety of classes without leaving their school's campus. These classes expose your student to unique skills and experiences that will help them cultivate their personal interests and passions and extend into their future. We partner with highly experienced instructors and companies that are experts in their field and share our love of working with children.

  • Coach Derek Camps
  • We provide day camps for our students when their schools are not in session. These camps provide a safe, fun, and energetic environment that is filled with dynamic programming to fit their needs. On major school holidays when campuses are closed, we run camps at local parks in the area so that our students are able to enjoy the day with their classmates and coaches who they have grown to know and love through after school programming.

  • Coach Derek Afterschool Programs
  • We understand the need for children to be cared for and nurtured after school hours, just as they are during the school day. We also want them to be able to relax and have fun with structured playtime, games, global projects, reading, and homework help, all while learning valuable life lessons. Our goal is that when you pick your child up at the end of the day, they are happy, healthy, and ready to go home and spend quality time with you.

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Coaches-In-Training Program

Coach Derek Locklear, the Founder and Head Coach of LGTS, wanting to target underserved high school students, from the same communities as his elementary school participants, has created a Coaches-In-Training Program.

Coach Derek with Coaches-In-Training.

Through this program, a select group of teenagers would be paid to lead, coach, and mentor a group of young children. Before becoming paid employees, potential coaches would be screened in an interview process, and subsequently trained during actual LGTS sessions.

Throughout the program, the kids learn sports skills, game rules, and life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership, as well as being the best they can be individually and collectively.

Young people who succumb to risk factors are often without an involved, caring adult who can offer a positive alternative. But through positive coaching and exposure to quality, non-competitive influence, there is hope to effect these children’s lives.

This Program Includes:
  • Mentoring
  • College Prep
  • Employment
  • Coaching Fun League
  • Coaching After School Program
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Elementary Physical Education (PE) Classes

K-5th Grade

Applying both the LAUSD curriculum as well as mindful teaching to create full body activities for the entire elementary school.

Target Schools:

  • Compton Ave Elementary
  • Wadesworth Elementary
  • Playa Vista Elementary
  • Citizen of the World Elementary

Find out more about Elementary Physical Education Program
Contact: coachderekinc@gmail.com

Parent Education Program

Utilizing current data and research, we will create an interactive program where parents can receive the vital research and support to improve their children's changes of a higher education.

Find out more about our Parent Education Program
Contact: coachderekinc@gmail.com

More Programs

Friends of LGTS School Takeovers
Board members and their friends will pick one day out of the month to interact, coordinate, sponsor and build relationships with the 12 children and their parents through providing staffing fees, dinner and homework assistance.

Find out more about our Friends of LGTS School Takeovers
Contact: coachderekinc@gmail.com

Recent Projects
We have enjoyed serving 186th Street Elementary School in Gardena, as well as Manhattan Place Elementary School in Inglewood, CA.

The Hope: How Donations Flow to At-Risk Children
Let's Give Them a Shot is expanding the program to go into even more schools and recreation centers. We need funding to provide coaches and equipment to these groups.
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