Grizzlies Youth Basketball presented by Nike provides premier settings in which to learn, play, and enjoy the game of basketball. Via camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments, and special events, we provide youth of all ages and skill levels exciting, memorable and rewarding experiences that focus on skill development while having fun. As an accredited program of the Jr. NBA and official endorser of NBA/USA Basketball youth guidelines, we also leverage our platform to impart messages on health and wellness, teamwork, sportsmanship, inclusion, and respect for others.

Our staff is comprised of some of the area’s best youth development coaches, each screened and vetted to ensure quality basketball credentials coupled with a passion and enthusiasm for teaching the game to young people. Meet just a few of them below.

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at youthbasketball@grizzlies.com.


Antonio Perez

Director of Youth Basketball

14 years NBA team experience
USA Basketball licensed coach

Tyler Hammond

Youth Basketball Coordinator

Coach: Siena Heights University
Player: Marietta College

Allen McClain

Lead Instructor: Grizz Camps

Player: American Basketball Association
Player: Belhaven University

Brandon Branch

Lead Instructor: Grizz Camps

Coach: Southwestern College
Player: Walters State College

Jalen Lynn

Coach: Grizz Camps

Player: University of Arkansas - P.B.
Player: Arkansas State University - M.S.

Katie Woodruff

Coach: Grizz Clinics

Coach: Union University
Player: Union University

Rafaella Angelidou

Coach: Grizz Camps

Player: Greek National Team
Player: Christian Brothers University

Sidy Sall

Coach: Grizz Camps

Player: International Pro
Player: Christian Brothers University

As a highlight, many of our programs feature appearances by special Memphis Grizzlies guests. These have recently included:



Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, Brandon Clarke, Marko Guduric, Jaren Jackson Jr., Josh Jackson, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, De’Anthony Melton, Ja Morant, Jonas Valanciunas, Yuta Watanabe and various Memphis Hustle (G League) players


Rashaun Broadus, Mariah Chandler, Taylor Jenkins, Brad Jones, Jason March, David McClure, Scoonie Penn, Vitaly Potapenko


Tony Allen, Brevin Knight, Mike Miller, Elliott Perry


Brandon "BLJ" Johnson, Chris Vernon, Claw Crew, Dustin Starr, Eric Hasseltine, Grizz, GrizzFit Coaches, Grizz Girls, Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas, Grizz Line, Hustle Crew, Kelcey Wright Johnson, Kings of the Court Dunk Team, Meghan Triplett, Michael Wallace, Pete Pranica