The Chicago Mustang Basketball Company is a youth basketball organization that will provide quality fundamental basketball instruction as well as teaching and developing life skills on and off the court within the team concept.
We will achieve these goals by coaching behavior first. The players will be expected to respect their teammates, opponents, coaches and officials. They will be taught to make eye contact while talking or being talked to, how to shake hands and introduce themselves, and how to make and take compliments and constructive criticism. Once these basic behaviors are learned we will focus on basketball skills. Main goal is to build confidence through hard work.
Co-Director, Coach Paul Samano, has been coaching youth basketball for 20 years. He is currently FXW 7th Grade coach. He was the JV Coach at St. Benedict High School for four years and a long time assistant to Northside College Prep Head Coach Tom Horn. Coach Samano has been Certified by The University of Notre Dame Play Like A Champion Today Coach in recognition for excellence in Sports Leadership and is dedicated to Development in Ethical, Moral and Spiritual Coaching Practices. He is responsible for basketball operations. He is responsible for creating and developing our practice routines, drills and game strategies. Paul has been trading at the Chicago Board of Trade for 30 years.
Co- Director, Gene Sikora, Elementary Basketball School Coach, St. Benedicts Grade School. Long time coach and volunteer organizer of various youth sports teams and leagues. He also the current President of the St. Benedict Elementary School Athletic Board. Gene is also a 28 year veteran broker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.