Faith without Works is dead. James 2:14-26
The Movement I.T.P.A., LLC has a mission to provide continuous positive exposure to cultivate the minds of our youth. Providing them with various opportunities for growth, not only in the area of basketball but also within the community. The vision of the company is to become a cohesive group of young leaders giving back to the community and producing successful high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. We provide more than just basketball training. We host community events, basketball tournaments, public speaking, cool clothing for kids and adults, and coaching books/manuals for those involved in coaching. The Movement I.T.P.A., LLC is a business in which the company name represents it's identity. We are more than a company. We are a movement backing up our words. Belief and hard-work. No excuses.
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A BIT ABOUT ME
My Experience, My Passion
Ramel Mitchell is currently an Assistant Principal at McKinley Elementary School. He earned his undergraduate degree while playing basketball on a full scholarship at Division II NCAA Urbana University. He earned his Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership and his Principal’s licence at Wright State University. Ramel is happily married to his beautiful wife and business accountant KaChay (Former Ohio indoor high school track record holder and 2 year scholarship 400M runner at The Ohio State University) .
Ramel is an accomplished high school and collegiate basketball player who had two Division I opportunities. In high school Ramel is a 2 time Akron City Series player of the year, Northeast Ohio Player of the year, 2008 1st team All State selection, and his High School’s All time Leading Scorer. He led his team to a City series championship in 2008, 2 time district champion 2007-2008, and made 2 regional appearances 2007-2008. Playing valuantly scoring 24 points in a losing effort against 2 current NBA players CJ McCollum and Kosta Koufos.
In college Ramel was an all conference player at Urbana University, a double digit scorer for 3 years, leading his team and top 5 in the conference his junior and senior seasons in 3 point percentage (40%), 3 pointers made, free throw percentage (90%), and steals (2.5spg) ending his career with 15 points in a college All Star game.
After college Ramel had various professional basketball opportunities overseas but chose to join the coaching staff and finish his undergraduate degree. Once attaining his degree he started teaching and coaching in Troy where he has started his business The Movement: I.T.P.A. LLC (Intentional Talk Purposeful Action). His business is dedicated to cultivating the minds of the youth by providing them with consistent positive exposure. This is not only focused on basketball skill development but also developing and enhancing life skills. Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future and it’s our responsibility to shape and prepare them. Ramel’s philosophy is rooted in these two bible verses; James 2:26 Faith without work is dead. Proverbs 13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. We must believe and we must put in the work to accomplish our goals and when we do, that feeling is priceless.
COACH SHANDAR THOMPSON
My Experience, My Passion
Hello, my name is Shandar Thompson. From 2007-2010, I was a three-year member of the women's
basketball team at Miami University Middletown. I was selected 1st team All-ORCC in '08-09 and '09-10 and 2nd team All ORCC in '07-08. I helped lead my team to the 2007 ORC State championship by being named tournament Co-MVP. I was also an Academic All-Conference member three times from '08-10 and won the Lynn Darbyshire Warrior Award in 2008. I finished my career as the all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots with 808 rebounds and 56 blocks. I ranked 7th all-time in points scored with 1,127 points. For my career, I averaged 13.91 PPG and 10.0 RPG.
I earned an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Education from Miami University. I am a teacher at the Overfield School and reside in Troy, Ohio, with my husband and former MUM basketball player, Curt, and our children McKayah (12), Gage (6), and Laylah (4). Since college I have also been an assistant varsity coach at Newton High school in which I specialized in defense techniques and post work. I also give private lessons to children of all ages for a variety of basketball skills.
Train for Success
PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS
Personal Training includes:
Ball Handling - Stationary/Full Court
One on One Moves
Triple Threat Series
Guard Drills/Post Drills
Groups Larger than 5, $20/Athlete
The Movement I.T.P.A., LLC provides intense personal training. We build trust with our players and we want our players and families to get the most out of each session. For that reason we keep our groups small. However we do encourage larger groups for team related drills, practice plans, etc. Contact us for further information.
I.T.P.A. SKILLS CAMP
Please click the link below to watch The 2021 Skills Camp.
"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I've been training with Coach Mitchell for over a year with the goal of making my 7th grade team and I'm so excited I made the team. I love working with Coach on my ball handling and my shooting"