Metroball Youth Outreach has been in existence for 17 years now and for more than half of those years, we have worked closely with the Head coach of Theodore Roosevelt High School, Rob Nickens. Many of Roosevelt’s Basketball Alumni have started with Metroball very young and then attended Roosevelt High School where Coach Nickens developed their skills. He has done so well with these youth that over the last 9 seasons, Roosevelt HS Boys have been to the DCIAA Championship Game 7 times!
Metroball has called on Coach Nickens to help prepare our Middle School youth and young freshmen to play High School Basketball at the highest level. He will use his many years of High School experience to condition and develop the Metroball DC Local Team youth so that they will be prepared to play with the Metroball DC Travel Team. Coach Nickens’ expertise is a very valuable asset to the Metroball Program. He has always shared the same goals as our program, and has the commitment to the welfare of the youth he serves.
We look forward to a long term relationship with Coach Nickens and helping Metroball Youth reach their potential. No matter where these kids ultimately choose to play High School Basketball, they will be up for the challenge. We hope that they will choose a program like Roosevelt and make their contribution to the Milk House and Coach Nickens!!
Coach Nickens credentials – 3 DCIAA Regular on Conference Championships, 3 DCIAA Tournament Championships, 1 State Championship. Roosevelt Over-All Record of 311-98!! The only coach to win a championship at Roosevelt HS.