Coach Roberson's Purpose
Merging athletics, education, systems, and roles to help athletes discover their purpose and surpass their potential.
Larry Roberson was born and raised in Akron, OH. He played college basketball at Nyack College and later played in the IBL. He currently is an educator for the District of Columbia School system where he teaches history. Coach Roberson has been a high school basketball coach for the 14 years and has been in player development even longer. Before coaching for Suitland Basketball, he has coached at Friendly High School, Team Takeover, Wise High School, Nyack College and St. Vincent – St. Mary’s of Akron, Ohio. Coach Roberson is the founder of Let’s Fly Together. Let’s Fly Together merges goal setting with Player Development, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, Mental Development, analytics and technology to enhance the growth of players.
Coach Roberson is extremely gritty and believes adjusting dreams should occur before giving up on them. He received an athletic scholarship two years removed from high school when he played a pick up game in Akron, Ohio. He went on to play college basketball at Nyack College and he then played for the Cuyahoga Falls Cougars (IBL). Coach Roberson continues to beat the odds and his current goals are even crazier than the ones he set for himself in his youth.
Currently Coach Roberson is working on obtaining a Masters in Special Education and getting certified as a Strength and Conditioning Trainer with NASM. Coach Roberson has trained to be a scout with TPG Sports Group where he started to build friendships in the NBA as well as abroad. He is also a part of the Ganon Baker Mentorship Program and studies coaches from various sports along with successful leaders in the business world.
LFT is a company that is dedicated to educating parents and athletes by providing resources to help them achieve their full potential in sports and education. Parents as well as athletes need to be educated on how to prepare to be the best athlete possible as well as understanding the system of being scouted and what it takes to be successful on every level of basketball.
As a teacher and coach, Coach Roberson understands the importance of having an effective system. He is a defensive minded coach, but is also proficient in player development and offensive concepts. He understands the importance of skillful players because no system will be efficient if the quality of the players in the system are not proficient. Coach Roberson studies and is proficient in college and professional concepts, philosophies, strategies, and ideals and is prepared to apply them when needed.
Coach Roberson is normally found behind the scenes. He studies, prepares, and produces work that is well thought out and professional. There is no job that he cannot handle since his work ethic would not allow him to fail.