EVERYONE HAS A LEADER INSIDE OF THEM
Only The Motivated Basketball Academy is a non-profit organization founded on character and leadership. Student-athletes being our main focus, we aim to provide the tools and resources to help each player become Champions on the court and in the community. Through discipline, commitment, effective communication and minding the overlooked details, it's our mission to emerge as leaders. Not only to ensure that we live to fulfill our utmost potential, but to help other "teammates" we encounter on our journey to raise the bar themselves as well.
Founder & Director of Player Development
Founder and owner of OTM, Coach Ryan VanLieu has been developing young athletes physical and mental games for more than a decade. What started as a hobby in High School has turned into a successful career in Skill Development. Coach Ryan has worked with a number of NBA Professionals as well as countless international pros, High School & Middle School athletes along with grade-school students who are just starting to find their passion for the game.
While traveling internationally, partnering with some of the top names in the sport throughout the country, and having co-founded one of the largest training companies in the tri-state area of NY, NJ, & PA, Coach Ryan has found a home in Central Florida with his wife, 2 sons and 100+ players he oversees month-to-month.