Court’s 1 on 1 Universe was successfully started by south Florida native Courtney Young in 2006 in New York, before relocating the company to South Florida one year later. Quickly backtrack to 1994, where Court played High School Basketball and earned All-County honors while becoming the MVP of the Ransom Everglades High School basketball team. He then went on to Clark University to play college basketball.
Court suffered from a career ending injury during his freshman season and decided to hang up his basketball sneakers. He pursued his hoop dreams by teaching basketball in south Florida to children of all ages and abilities.
After transferring to Florida International University to pursue a college degree in Sports Management, Courtney served as the Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach at Ransom Everglades High School from 1996-1998. During this time he helped bring his team to an esteemed second place ranking in the state of Florida. Soon after, Court graduated from college and became the Director of Operations for the FIU Basketball program while earning a Masters in Youth Education. Since then, Courtney has become a pioneer in the children’s camp world. After working at Camp Winadu in Massachusetts and being Athletic Director at Camp Ramaquois in New York, Courtney followed his dream and started his own youth instructional company. In 2007, Courtney founded Court’s 1-on-1 Sports in South Florida, which has since become the most sought after instructional program in Miami. Courtney’s experience as a basketball player and coach allowed him to gain a unique perspective on the game and showed him the critical elements needed to for each player to maximize their potential. His education and experience working with children allowed him to combine his knowledge of basketball with his unique and versatile educational delivery style. Courtney later launched After School U at Temple Beth Am with the goal of making a positive difference in as many lives as possible. After School U currently runs 40+ programs per week, and the program is open to all schools in the community. As the After School U program began to take off, Courtney partnered with Riviera Schools and opened their state of the art Summer Camp located at Riviera Schools’ Prep Campus.
With a Master’s in Education from Florida International University, Courtney’s “positive-only” approach ensures that children strive to reach their goals while feeling their self-esteem reach all time highs.
Courtney is a true motivator and role model. He is committed to excellence in every facet of his company, and above all, he makes each child feel like they are home no matter what program they are in.
1992-1994 Graduated from Ransom Everglades High School Earned All County Honors in both his junior and senior seasons Was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
1995 Attended Clark University for his freshman year of college Played on the University’s basketball team and suffered season ending injury which led him to coaching.
1996-1998 Transferred to Florida International University to pursue his undergraduate degree in Sports Management Started Court’s 1 on 1 Sports at the age of 19 Conducted his first month long basketball camp at Temple Beth Am Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Ransom Everglades High School where his team was ranked second in the state of Florida. Head Coach of Hammocks Middle School basketball team where he led his squad to the Hammocks League Championship.
1999-2003 Head Coach of a Ransom Everglades Freshman team at the Boys and Girls Club run by former FIU Head Coach Sergio Rouco. Two players from that squad went on to play basketball in college basketball programs at Georgetown and UNLV. Towards the end of his undergraduate education, Courtney began working with FIU’s Men’s basketball team. He served as a student, graduate assistant and a full time Director of Operations to the FIU Team from 2000-2004 while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a Masters in Youth Education. During this time, Courtney worked privately with NBA players Carlos Arroyo, Vladimir Stepania, and Clarence Weatherspoon. He also trained Virginia Tech standout Gene Swindell, and Former All-American Zach Gordon of Pennsylvania University.
2004-2007 Courtney served as Camp Winadu’s full time Athletic Director and Assistant Camp Director. In the Fall of 2006, Courtney officially launched Courts 1 on 1 Sports in New York Courtney coached two travel teams, the Chappaqua Wildcats and the Armonk Heat In 2007, Courtney moved back to sunny South Florida and launched Court’s 1 on 1 Sports in his hometown.
2008 In 2008, Courtney married Jami, the woman of his dreams, and moved to Coral Gables to live happily ever after Courtney volunteered as a Head Coach for the Maccabi Games where he led his Girls Team in the 16 and under division to a Gold Medal. Aside from his personal instructional basketball programs, Courtney now runs year round camps and clinics at Beth Am Day School and Ransom Everglades High School He is a consultant in many recreational leagues and is also an esteemed adviser for coaches on all competitive levels.
2011 In 2011, Courtney launched After School U at Temple Beth Am with the goal of making a positive difference in as many lives as possible. After School U currently runs 40+ programs per week, and the program is open to all schools in the community.
2012 In 2012, Courtney partnered with Riviera Schools and opened their state of the art Summer Camp located at Riviera Schools’ Prep Campus.