About Us

Find out how Rockline Basketball Academy helps young athletes thrive with top-tier coaching, personalized training, and a focus on mental toughness, discipline, and leadership.

our Vision

Inspiring Growth Through Basketball

At Rockline Basketball Academy, our vision is to cultivate a culture of learning, growth, and fun within a safe and healthy environment. We believe that through basketball, we can inspire young athletes to become confident, disciplined, and resilient individuals.

  • Learning: We focus on teaching fundamental basketball skills, strategies, and techniques that foster continuous improvement.
  • Growth: We emphasize personal development, encouraging each athlete to reach their full potential both on and off the court.
  • Fun: We ensure that our programs are enjoyable and engaging, making basketball a positive experience for all participants.
our mission

Building Skills, Teamwork, and Character

Our mission is to deliver a world-class program where children can learn sports fundamentals, teamwork, and life skills in a healthy, inclusive culture. We strive to create an environment where every child can find their voice, feel valued, and develop a love for the game of basketball.

  • Sports Fundamentals: Our curriculum emphasizes the core skills of basketball, including dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense.
  • Teamwork: We foster a sense of collaboration and unity, teaching athletes the importance of working together to achieve common goals.
  • Life Skills: Beyond basketball, we focus on developing essential life skills such as leadership, communication, and problem-solving.
Our Goals

Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Teamwork

At Rockline Basketball Academy, we are dedicated to achieving the following goals for our young athletes:

Mental Toughness

We aim to develop positive attributes that help kids cope with difficulties. By facing challenges on the court, our athletes learn to stay focused and maintain a positive mindset.

Confidence

Our program fosters a strong belief and firm trust in each child’s abilities. We encourage self-assurance through skill mastery and personal achievements.

Discipline

Learning to follow rules, guidelines, and a code of behavior is a cornerstone of our training. Discipline instills a sense of responsibility and respect in our athletes.

Integrity

We teach our athletes to compete within the rules of the game, emphasizing sportsmanship and honor. Integrity is essential for building trust and respect both on and off the court.

Overcoming Adversity

Our program helps children learn to work through challenges and obstacles. We believe that overcoming adversity builds character and resilience.

Resiliency

We nurture a “Can Do” attitude in all aspects of life. Resiliency enables our athletes to bounce back from setbacks and continue striving for their goals.

What Our Members Are Saying

Ryanne Tisdale
Ryanne Tisdale
December 11, 2023
Our twin boys have started this academy and they absolutely love it! I love the organization and the staff is amazing! I would highly recommend this organization!!
JUAN ROSA
JUAN ROSA
November 18, 2023
Recomendado al 100% si desea que su hijo mejore sus habilidades en el baloncesto, este es el lugar indicado. Y como me dijo mi hijo« feel’s like home»
Derrick Hough
Derrick Hough
September 9, 2023
Best program in Central Florida!!! Life is more than basketball and the values that are instilled into these kids will follow them for the rest of their lives. Accountability, Discipline and Teamwork are only a few of the areas where I have noticed improvement with my son. It is very obvious that the staff and coaches have a wealth of knowledge that they are eager to share with these kids to help them take their skills to the next level.
Edward Walinski
Edward Walinski
June 20, 2023
The Rockline Academy Staff and program are amazing. It will truly change your child's all around game. My son Eddie started Rockline the summer between his sophomore and junior year. The change to his game from the ball handling to his defense was astronomical. He went from being on the bench to a starter, one of the teams leading scorers and even won the defensive player of the year at his school. The basketballs skills learned the Rockline Academy has also been seen by college coaches. He has received multiple offers to play basketball in college. None of that is possible without the guidance and support of the entire Rockline program and staff.
D LeHockey
D LeHockey
June 11, 2023
Rockline Basketball Academy is one of the best groups I've come across. Moving to a new city, I saw a sign posted along the road, and was excited for something my daughter could participate in and meet new kids. This group DELIVERED! They are so very inclusive, and give each child so much support. They do championships and jerseys, and the kids get to be stars! My daughter went from not knowing how to dribble to gaining so much confidence that she made her middle school team and even became a starter! She met other kids at the academy that she ended up playing against with her school team. This was exactly what I was looking for for her. She now has friends, knows kids in the Volusia area in neighboring schools and has blossomed so much. I'm so proud of her. The coaches are amazing, outstanding and so very dedicated to what they do. They even came to some of her games to cheer her on! They're the best!
Kattie V
Kattie V
June 1, 2023
Absolutely fantastic basketball program. My son has been attending for over a year and has improved his skills tremendously. Highly recommend giving them a try.
Brittney Cunningham
Brittney Cunningham
May 30, 2023
Fantastic program with an experienced coaching staff! It's evident the students love it, are expanding their knowledge, and developing a greater love for basketball.
eddie walinski
eddie walinski
May 28, 2023
They’ve helped me grow as a student athlete and helped to achieve my dreams of playing in college.
Neelam Sachdeva
Neelam Sachdeva
May 28, 2023
Had a great experience. Highly professional.
Our team

Meet Our Coaches

At Rockline Basketball Academy, our coaches are the backbone of our program. They bring a wealth of experience, passion, and dedication to helping young athletes reach their full potential. Each coach is committed to creating a positive and supportive environment where every player can grow both on and off the court.

Founder

Richard P.

Richard P. is a graduate of Father Lopez Catholic High School and has been playing basketball since he was 5 years old. He has experience playing for F.B.V.A., Y.B.O.A., A.A.U., EYBL, and C.F.B.A. Richard began his coaching career in 2012 as an Assistant Coach for Middle School teams at Trinity and Galaxy. While pursuing his degree in Business Administration, Richard envisioned the idea of a Youth Basketball Academy. He developed his trademark training and development program around a coaching strategy that led Calvary Christian Academy’s Varsity team to back-to-back state championship games while setting postseason school records.

To further test his philosophy, Richard moved his headquarters to Miami, Florida. Coaching at Gulliver Prep, he ended the season undefeated, establishing a perfect record for the Raiders. As a youth basketball academy coach, Richard managed three different teams, and within three months, his program became an elite training program. Proving the success of his approach, he walked away with three championships, winning in every division he coached. Seeking to expand his vision, he returned to his hometown and founded GENERATION HOOPS in 2024.

ceo

Beatriz P.

Beatriz P. has been coaching basketball for over 15 years. She has coached in the A.A.U., U.S.S.S.A., and Y.B.O.A. Travel Ball Circuit. Coach Bea led the girls’ basketball programs in middle school, JV, and high school at Trinity Christian Academy and Calvary Christian Academy, winning six district titles in a row, two regional championships, and reaching the State Championship game in 2017 and 2018. Upon retiring from coaching, Beatriz established Rockline Basketball Academy in 2018.

Director of Operations

Yasmin P.

Yasmin Villanueva has an impressive personal background. Her high school journey at Calvary Christian in Ormond Beach, Florida, was nothing short of remarkable. Starting on the varsity team since middle school, she garnered numerous accolades throughout her decorated career.

Notably, Yasmin earned the prestigious 2A FBCA Player of the Year honors, leaving an indelible mark on the court with over 2,000 points, 1,300 steals, and an impressive double-double average in her last two seasons. Her talent extended beyond scoring and defense, as she also contributed with 600 assists. Yasmine topped the state in steals twice and received recognition as a McDonald’s All-American nominee and Esmark All-American. Additionally, she was a valuable member of the All-Area First Team and earned team MVP honors five times.

Yasmin’s leadership and skills propelled her teams to success, helping secure two state runners-up finishes, five district championships, and two regional titles. Her AAU/NIKE team also claimed three state championships, showcasing her dedication to excellence.

Not only an outstanding athlete, but Yasmin also shone academically. Graduating as the valedictorian with a remarkable 4.64 GPA, she was recognized for her exceptional academic achievements. Her commitment to education was further evidenced by her role as the president of the National Honor Society and her receipt of an award for academic excellence.

In 2023, Yasmin further expanded her horizons by completing her MBA and joining HSRecruiting as an academic and athletic advisor. She embarked on her collegiate basketball journey on a full athletic scholarship to Nichols State before transferring to Georgia Southwestern University, where she displayed her skills for three years.

Yasmin Perez exemplifies the embodiment of an all-around athlete and scholar, making a lasting impact both on and off the court.

Coach Tevin

Coach Tevin has been playing and loving the game of basketball for the last 20 years. He has trained at the Crossover Christian Youth basketball program, coached A.A.U., and youth recreational sports for many years. Additionally, Coach Tevin is a Navy Veteran who played and trained while in the service. His goal is to help the youth in his community grow, develop skills, and foster a passion for the game of basketball.

Coach Carl

Coach Carl is a Deltona Wolf and UCF Golden Knight. He has spent years working with youth in our community as a basketball skills trainer. After college, he played professionally in Mexico and other Central American Basketball Organizations. Coach Carl also has a wealth of experience coaching internationally at the high school level and is passionate about helping kids improve both on and off the court.

Coach Isaiah

Coach Isaiah is a student-athlete currently attending Bethune-Cookman University. He is extremely excited to work with the youth in our community. Coach Isaiah’s expertise lies in training and preparation. He not only works with kids on fundamentals but also enhances their current skill sets to help them reach the next stage of their development.

Coach Connor

Coach Connor played high school basketball at the highest level at AZ Compass Prep. He then went on to play NAIA basketball at Montreat College. Now entering the world of coaching, he is eager to learn from all the kids. His goal is to help kids reach their dreams through the game of basketball.

coach emily

Emily Beatriz Perez-Tirado has an extensive basketball background. Coach Emily has over 20 years experience. Emily has coached at the Middle school, High school and Elite Travel Ball circuit for many years. As the starting point guard for her high school team, Emily led her team to a District Championship in her Senior year and received offers to play at the college level opting to focus on Early Childhood development which has been a great asset as Coach Emily works with our youth program. Emily has been a Coach and a mentor for many young athletes in our program as well as coached and trained in Heritage Middle, Trinity Christian, YBOA, AAU and various Youth Recreation sports for many years. Emily does a great job bringing out the best in each of the athletes she works with. Her specialty is to help kids understand the game and see if from every position along with teaching kids to not put a limit on themself.