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Our Parent Testimonials

The following testimonials have been submitted by the parents of our players as a show of trust and support for our organization and the way in which we run it. These are unsolicited and have not been edited. They appear just as they were submitted, both the good ones and the bad ones. We welcome everyone to give us your feedback on what you think of our basketball program.

If you would like to submit a testimonial of your own, you can do so through our Submit Testimonial Form.

 

"The best compliment any coaching staff can receive from a parent of a player is to have them endorse your system and your process!"

    - - Coach Lee Larkins
            Executive Director, Midwest Finest Basketball

 

"We really love the fact that Midwest Finest teaches athletes to be the best individual athlete and team player and not all about the wins. Midwest Finest focuses on the athlete, teamwork, development, and future of developing better future basketball athletes. Lee Larkins has a great vision and we enjoy the learning and challenges presented.
 - - - Jim Boyer - 03/07/19

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"Ecstatic to have found the Midwest Finest Basketball program!!!! Wish I would have found it sooner. Midwest emphasizes HARD WORK, schedules competitive tournaments, and provides excellent communication! So wonderful to have the entire schedule upfront. Midwest Finest assists players to improve their b-ball skills, but also to be more motivated, participate in community service, and develop a positive mental and spiritual attitude. I like the coaches hard work ethic and dedication, give back mindset, and committed team mom's organizational skills. Excited to see how my daughter improves and has fun this season. Thanks!!!"
- - - Jill Booher - 03/06/19

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"I want to extend our sincere appreciation for the Midwest Finest staff and sponsors.  We have been grateful for the improvements our daughter, Jillian Osswald, has shown thus far and excited to see her play on Coach Lee's AAU Team this year.  Jillian has been attending Coach Lee's workouts for several years now and we can see huge improvements, not only in her basketball skills, but her overall life skills.  Coach Lee and his staff has taught Jillian hard work, dedication, goal setting, character, volunteer work, faith, leadership, and determination, just to name a few." 

"We have not found a better run organization than Midwest Finest  Basketball and the staff that work with Jillian every week.  I feel we have landed in the best AAU organization and will continue to support them in any way possible.  

Thank you to all the coaches for their continued effort in making our daughters the best "young ladies" both on and off the court!
 - - - Brad and Amber Osswald

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"This program is fantastic! I can't imagine my daughter playing with any other AAU program. They focus on the fundamentals of basketball and life. The coaches support and challenge on and off the court. They teach that teamwork, respect, commitment, discipline, etc. are not just important in basketball. However, the focus on these qualities in basketball has definitely made Kathryn a better ball player. The coaches come to the games during school season. The commitment they show, speaks volumes of what they offer as coaches and mentors. I am very grateful we are part of the Midwest Finest family!!"
 - - - Amy Fannin

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"We were new to the program last year, and have been completely amazed by this organization. Our daughter LOVES the coaches, players, and even the workouts because she can see changes (for the better) in her basketball performance. The lifelong priorities the coaches recognize is amazing, as well as supporting the girls in ALL activities in which they participate. I look forward to many more games and friendships with this program!"
- - - Cindi Neal

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"Midwest Finest has provided our daughter with a level of coaching and instruction that has resulted in her being a stronger, more advanced player. Midwest focuses on the fundamentals of basketball, as well as focusing on mental attitude, nutrition, and the importance of academics. Midwest provides HONEST feedback and guidance that helps build better athletes, and better people!"
- - - Kellie Freeman 

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"My daughter Alayha Allen played for Midwest Finest 2021. Playing AAU was a learning experience for all of us. Alayha came in as a under dog as she had only been playing basketball for 3 years. Her handles weren't great, she wasn't confident in her game, and she wasn't as advance as the others. Coach Larkins saw something in her that he was determine to pull out of her. Club basketball has been very beneficial for Alayha's game. She has grown so much when it comes basketball, however, the biggest improvement I've seen with Alayha is her mental strength. She goes into the gym with a purpose now, she is working toward her goal. In the beginning Coach Lee Larkins asked the team what is your 'why'. She didn't know her 'why' at the beginning of this season but by the end of the season she found her it. On her own she changed her diet, she started working out everyday, putting up 300 shots, getting up before school running 2 miles. She said , "Mom I'm not the best but I won't be out worked". This club has changed the way she thinks about her life. Being Average is no longer enough for her, Midwest Finest has molded her to want to be great. Personally Coach Larkins is a hard nose coach. He coached my child hard, he didn't let up. In the same breath he would call her after the game & have a calm conversation just like a father would his own daughter. Midwest Finest club will get you to the next level! Highly recommended. "
- - - Dejuan & Crissy Darden 

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