Rico was diligent in his comittment to our son. He was able help him raise his game and build his self confidence. He would suggest books and videos to help broaden his outlook. He learn to compartmentalize the game. He suggested he break it down into 5 minute segments and focus on immediate performance Goals . My son went from all league to MVP of the league. He also earned a scholarship to U of Miami. He improved in every statitical category. Get better with Rico
Rico’s Get Better Foundation was created by Rico Cabrera, Jr. in the spring of 2008 after Rico received official approval from the NCAA to run an NCAA Sanctioned College Summer Basketball League in the City of Los Angeles. Rico’s vision was to create an environment where amateur inner-city student-athletes could grow both as students and as athletes while also being put in positions to succeed.
By combining basketball with a built-in education and life skills mentorship program along with cutting edge technological resources, Rico was able to create an innovative, state of the art, college summer basketball league; a league that would combine high level basketball with high level new media and innovative technology. Furthermore, this new platform stimulated competition and provided an opportunity for a wide range of student-athletes to compete with, and against, one another.
After the successful completion of the league in 2008, in addition the league and its player receiving national media attention, Rico felt he could offer more to the the many more amateur inner-city student-athletes. Thus, Rico expanded the Get Better League Program beyond just a league for just collegiate student-athletes. In the fall of 2008, Rico offered a new program called the Get Recruited League to middle age student-athletes. he collegiate level by offering programs to Middle School and High School student-athletes within the Greater Los Angeles area.
In 2009, while recovering from a global economic downturn, Rico decided to postpone all programs. When the economy demonstrated signs of recovery, Rico decided to lead a select group of 14 inner-city student athletes from Los Angeles to participate in a nationally recognized basketball tournament in New York City in the summer of 2010. In the following year, in 2011, with the success of the trip to New York and the foundation’s new found momentum and energy amongst High School student-athletes, the foundation was able to host another Rico’s Get Better League.
Given each of the programs individual and collective success, Rico, on behalf of the foundation, has also received numerous requests to bring his “Get Better” vision to different cities domestically within the United States and internationally around the world…