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The Basketball Embassy (Nonprofit )

For many, basketball serves as a life-enriching pursuit. It can provide athletic and character building opportunities, and is frequently a much needed escape from circumstances that provide significant hardship. The Basketball Embassy's (TBE) programs and services aim to provide basketball players and coaches across nations, cultures, and backgrounds with a platform for success in the game of life.

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Chris Dial - President/CEO and Founder Send email
Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

With TBE coaches and athletes all over the world, we have a unique ability to create opportunities for coaches and players to travel and experience what basketball is like in other countries. We serve as facilitators in organizing exchanges for overseas travel, and host athletes from all over the world in Texas.


Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

At TBE, we believe that we are all ambassadors—not only to the game of basketball, but to every label we fall under as individuals. Every man and woman is an ambassador to the larger group of men and women, because every interaction with one leads to a perception of the group as a whole. Our Youth Ambassador program strives to reach disadvantaged youth with life lessons like these in an environment where they’re most receptive: a basketball court.

The process of improving in both sports and life is a journey inward and outward. The drive and focus to work hard regardless of recognition or immediate results; the balance to manage swings of emotion; the confidence to take your next shot after missing your last—these are all internal skills. External skills deal with how we interact with people. Listening to others and acknowledging them, using words of encouragement, receiving praise and criticism in stride, and showing respect to both teammates and opponents alike—these are vital external skills. And they’re not only vital on a basketball court; the relationships that exist with other players, coaches, and referees are mirrored in interactions with friends, family members, coworkers, and authority figures.

The sad truth is that great opportunities are rare for our disadvantaged youth. Our goal is to establish the best habits for our Youth Ambassadors today, with the hope that they can take full advantage of every opportunity that comes their way in the future. 

The Youth Ambassadors program is currently implemented in the San Antonio area with Haven For Hope, SAMMinistries, and SA Youth.

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Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

TBE is proud to offer coaching clinics that share the insights of coaches from all over the world. Their collective experiences provide unique ways of teaching and approaching the game of basketball.

Our clinics are designed to share these tactics and philosophies amongst each other to cultivate an environment of continuous learning and growth. This dissemination of knowledge is a critical component of improving basketball globally.

After the completion of our clinics, coaches receive TBE certification.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

Through contacts and connections established across the globe, TBE works with national federations, professional organizations, international club teams, college/university programs, high school and middle school programs, community organizations, and underprivileged youth in whatever capacity is needed to promote growth both on a structural and technical level.

Our goal is to help programs and organizations with whatever is needed in their endeavors including but not limited to partnerships for grant-funded programs.


Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

Assembly is our flagship event in San Antonio, Texas (with plans to expand to more locations in the future). At each Assembly, we unite international and domestic players and coaches, and challenge them to reach their greatest potential, on and off the basketball court. Our curriculum features not only the on-court technical trainings and play you would expect in a basketball camp, but includes intense workouts and classroom sessions covering everything from nutrition and injury prevention to college admission processes and life after basketball. We intertwine all of this with lessons in leadership, integrity, discipline, and mutual respect for self and others. The entire experience is designed to help all participants improve in basketball and unite them in what continues to become a smaller, more connected global community.

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Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

The Basketball Embassy’s Workshop Series was created to supplement existing basketball education year-round, wherever it is needed. They’re a highly adaptable model that typical span from one to three days, covering everything from basic principles to reinforcement of a player’s own team systems as decided by their coach.

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Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email