WHO WE ARE
Our Goal at N.D.L. is to teach youth the necessary basketball skills in order to achieve individual success while promoting literacy among children. At N.D.L. we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for success in life. By helping children realize their potential, N.D.L. believes this will build confident children today who will become successful adults tomorrow.
Why NETS Developmental League
At N.D.L., we believe all children have great potential. We help them achieve their athletic and educational potential through weekly practices and games, and requiring them to read at least one book per week. Our belief in the importance of reading and its impact on a child reaching their potential is supported by the facts below from the National Education Association.
44% of young people read less than 10 books a year
44% of America’s 4th graders cannot read fluently
60% of America’s prison inmates are illiterate
85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems
Children who are illiterate are 3-4 times more likely to drop out of school
85% of unwed mothers and 68% of those arrested are illiterate
Children who participate in N.D.L. are given literacy resources and read an average of 14 books in a 7-week span. These efforts are designed to increase the national average literacy rate. N.D.L., we impact children and communities for years to come!
“If you're looking for an organization for your child to learn the basics in sports skills as well as help them realize their full potential sign them up you won't regret it.”
“NETS Developmental League has increased my child's interest in sports and has helped improved academically."
“ My son was in a tournament last month and it was an unforgettable experience for him.”