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USG Community Impact: NABC Convention 2024 Testimonial (Part 2)

Rusty and the USG group at Feed My Starving Children.

Uncommon Sports Group seeks to develop Christ-centered future leaders of the college and pro sport industry. A large part of how USG develops future leaders of sport is by funding its members to attend conferences, conventions, and events that develop them spiritually and professionally. Earlier this month, USG attended the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Convention in Phoenix, AZ, with a group of ten of its members. The NABC Convention offers aspiring and present college basketball coaches the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the game, develop their skills as coaches, and network with coaches nationwide.

Rusty Watson was able to receive funding to attend the convention alongside USG. Rusty is a USG member and a high school basketball coach with aspirations to coach at the college level. Below is a testimony from Rusty reflecting on his experience at the NABC Convention:

"Getting to attend the final four [week] with USG is an experience I will forever be thankful for. I am so thankful to Noah and Mikey for leading us and planning everything out. The relationships built during my time there will last a lifetime and go way past basketball.

I loved diving into the book of James every day with guys from different backgrounds. It really gives us an opportunity to grow and hear different perspectives. Opening Scripture and asking hard questions really gives us an opportunity to grow personally and as a group. It's refreshing to know there are guys going through some of the same struggles and some guys who have made it through some of the current struggles in the basketball world, and that Scripture brought us all together. It reveals that The Lord is faithful and has a plan for all of us.

The community aspect of the trip is my favorite part. Getting coffee together, doing a service project together, eating meals together, and hiking a mountain together really allowed us to grow as brothers and experience a good Godly community.

This is a trip I look forward to every year, not just for professional development but for doing life together with fellow believers that are in the basketball world."


Seeing how the Lord impacted Rusty and the entire group of future Christ-centered coaches at the 2024 NABC Convention is encouraging!

If you're interested in learning more about Uncommon Sports Group and how we can support you as a Christian in the sports industry, click here to contact us or click here to see how you can get involved in our community.


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