Western Governor University - Elem. Education
Indiana University Indpls - Business Admin
Southport High School
Indy Hoosiers - Head Basketball Coach/Founder
Indianapolis PAL Club Football
Fulton 7th Grade Girls Basketball
Ben Davis Cadet Football
Franklin Youth Football
Indy Hoosiers was founded in 2005 by Michael Peterson to give his son along with other local youth the chance to compete at a high level at a young age while developing them for their futures in basketball and life. Michael is a firm believer that athletics can help guide a child into a confident and productive life. Being a part of a team, accepting roles, learning that success comes from hardwork, trusting others and many other parts of this game will be instilled in these kids as they grow into adulthood. Michael simply loves working with kids and trying to provide them with the desire and necessary skills to be a success in life. Athletics give a great way to teach discipline, the importance of education, respect of others and most importantly a belief and trust in GOD.
"Kids have to stay busy and around good caring people or they greater their chances of falling short of the place they really wanna be. I have seen it happen first hand and it hurts to see a kid with so much potential in athletics and life not meet that potential."
Michael felt kids at a very young age could learn and would be able to perform complicated sets on the floor but developmental leagues just didn't and don't allow coaches to teach that way or kids to play that way, so he turned his attention to creating a competitive team where he could teach different offenses and defenses could encourage trapping defenses and where aggressive play would be rewarded and not discouraged. Well it turned out more kids and parents wanted this competitive type play since we went from 10 to 50 kids in one year. Defense is our style of play. Indy Hoosiers is known for its quick, trapping defenses and fast break style offense. Our kids are taught aggressive defense wins games and these kids have the heart to perform it.
IN MEMORY OF
Dujuan L.Thompson, Jr.
2/13/1998 - 6/10/2012
"I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Play, smile, think of me. All is well."