The purpose of the "815 North Select" organization is to initiate, stimulate and improve opportunities for amateur boys basketball competition, as well as promote leadership, sportsmanship, physical fitness, educational opportunities, and athletic excellence.
It is our goal to deliver a system that will enhance both the academic and athletic success of the athletes and promote opportunities beyond athletics, as well as a physical support in the community that will enhance the overall success of the student-athlete.
Our volunteer group has figured out that the universal language of athletic competition bridges racial, religious, and cultural barriers and when properly harnessed, instills hope and self-esteem.
"815 North Select" mentor philosophy is a key factor in instilling hope and self-esteem, which motivates our young people to become serious academically, socially responsible, and substance free. Each player is encouraged to keep a 2.5 GPA in order to compete in our organization.
Discipline, good behavior, and hard work are expected on and off the court. We accept athletes based on character, commitment, and athletic ability. No consideration is given to racial, religious, or cultural status.
We target the athlete whoo wishes to compete in high school and college. one oof our goals is to send a complete athlete to college and get back a graduated well-rounded human being who will continue the tradition. We will teach the athletes to be winners, not just in the game of basketball, but also how to succeed in life. To meet our commitment to excellence in service, every effort is made to recruit volunteers who are positive role models and accept the premise that winning is a result, not a reason.
My name is Coach Steven Irvin Sr. I have been coaching in the AAU basketball business for 30 years. I played college basketball at MacMurray College, Kiswaukee College, and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I played professional basketball overseas in Madrid, Spain for 10 years. God gave me a gift in life to helping kids to succeed in life. I want to thank Toi Baylor, The Cupetino Family, The John Herma Family, Mac Irvin Fire, Coach Isaac Johnson Sr., Coach Randy Bubnack, Coach Bart Steinburg, Coach Greg Gierke, Cory Blount Sr., Priest Lauderdale, Kenny Battle, Daron White, Jim Edmondson, Billy Owens. The list goes on, but especially thanking God for giving me a chance to touch a lot of individuals lives.