Asian American Arts Alliance


at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

September 8, 2015 – November 30, 2015


EPIC SPORTS announces the Fall Schedule for Sports Programs beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street, NYC. Classes will be offered after school Monday through Friday from 3-8 pm for young athletes in grades 1-8. For more information or to register, visit:, email: or call 646-385-8495.


Fundamentals First Training:

Grades 1 - 4

Beginner Level

10 Monday Session @ $55 per = $550

11 Tuesday - Thursday Session @ $55 per = $605

This is an introductory class for players who are new to the game of basketball. This class focuses on the (5) fundamentals of EPIC Sports: Footwork, Shooting, Dribbling, Passing and Catching. Athletes will receive instruction in the form of skills & drills and games incorporating skills and competitions.


Basketball 101:

Grades 4 - 8

Intermediate Level

10 Monday Session @ $55 per = $550

11 Tuesday - Thursday Session @ $55 per = $605

This is an intermediate class for players who show proficiency in the (5) fundamentals. This class focuses on skills that will help players with overall team development and will set a foundation for what the players will encounter during a typical basketball season. Players will develop a sense of teamwork amongst their peers through communication and exhibiting sportsmanship. Players will learn how to move on the court when the ball is not in their possession, and will also learn defensive concepts.


H.I.T: (High Intensity Training)

Grades 4 -12

Intermediate/Advanced Level

10 Monday Session @ $65 per = $650

11 Tuesday - Thursday Session @ $65 per = $715

This is an Intermediate to advanced class that focuses on developing and increasing each player’s ability in the following areas, speed and agility, stamina and endurance, strength and conditioning. Our high intensity full body workout will be sure to develop all the right physical attributes to contribute to a stronger more complete basketball player.


1 on 1 and Group Sessions Time Schedule. (All sessions are 1hr in length)

Fridays – (2) Spots per hr. – 3:30pm - 4:30pm; 4:30pm - 5:30pm; 8:00pm - 9:00pm


1 on 1 Training

Grades 3 - 12

1 session - $115

5 Pack @ $100 per session = $500

10 Pack @ $90 per session = $900


2/3 Group Sessions

Grades 3 - 12

1 Session - $85 per child

5 Pack $75 per child

10 Pack $70 per child


Fun and equal opportunity for all is the very essence of youth sports. Participating in youth sports builds confidence, character, integrity, and core values that transcend any field of play and life as a whole. Welcoming children from across the city whose backgrounds are as distinct as their talents, the goal at EPIC is to build a diverse community of student athletes who are accountable, discipline, selfless and respectful, not only to their chosen sport but their world at large. Focusing on physical, mental and technical instruction, EPIC’s experienced and qualified instructors seek to expand the skills of young athletes through fundamental skill and team building. From small groups to private lessons, from travel basketball to AAU basketball, EPIC has the right program for your child. EPIC’s progressive teaching methods will equip every athlete with the insight and tools to excel.  Our athletes will “Think, Act, React… Be” not only in the sports arena but the arena of life.


Mission Statement

Serious training, organization and program dedicated to developing the interpersonal values and skills of youthful participants by teaching the benefits and values of teamwork and competition through sports activities in a safe environment.


Every Player Is Crucial...” - E.P.I.C. SPORTS INC.













Rose Caiola (President, Epic Sports) is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), a state-of-the-art dance fitness and performance facility near Lincoln Center. It is home to Manhattan Youth Ballet, one of the country’s premiere non-profit classical ballet academies as well as the newly formed Epic Sports.


Rose made her debut as a Broadway producer in 2011 with the historic revival of “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz and has since produced over 12 Broadway shows including, Tony Award winning “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”


Rose’s primary interest has always been philanthropy; especially regarding youth programs. She is excited and passionate about bringing Epic Sports to fruition, and creating opportunities to expose New York City’s youth not only to the benefits and values of basketball training but to the philosophy of teamwork and collaboration.


Damian Johnson - Director of Player Development, Travel and AAU Basketball

Damian is well known amongst the youth basketball and high school community throughout the Upper East and West Sides and has taken on a new venture with colleagues Terrell Stokes and Lance Williams formally of Fastbreak, to form Epic Sports Incorporated. Damian's past experiences working with student athletes comes nothing short of extraordinary making him highly recommended by parents and organizations all over the city. Damian started his coaching career as the varsity girls head coach at the French American School of New York (FASNY) where he also served as the Assistant to the Dean of Students. His love for coaching and the grooming of youths started at the earlier age of 20. Damian forever changed the culture surrounding the girls program posting a 6-3 record during his first season, and in four years starting back in 2008, posted an overall 26 - 14 record.  In his last year as the girls head coach he started working part-time for Fastbreak Sports LLC, a youth instructional basketball company located on the upper east side of Manhattan where he became head coach of travel and AAU basketball, while conducting their instructional classes. In summer of 2012 while working for Fastbreak he was offered the varsity boys basketball head coaching job at Lycée Français de New York (LFNY). LFNY never completing a season with a winning record but Damian managed to turn this program around as well. During his first year as head coach, the boys posted a 13-7 record, later going on to win the I.S.A.L Championship that very year. Damian’s philosophy and ideals are based solely on his life experiences, because it wasn’t always easy for him growing up. He learned in his late teenage years that applying the attributes of self - discipline, accountability, hard work, drive and integrity would be the difference between failure and success. He applies these ideals in his newly developed program, E.S.I Basketball Academy coming soon to Epic's programing. Working in schools and coaching at all youth levels has given him the experience to prep and facilitate the well being and skills of any youth athlete. Damian plans to create a family environment with all the athletes who attend and or under his supervision at Epic Sports.


Terrell Stokes – Director of Basketball Operations

Terrell Stokes comes to EPIC Sports Inc. with more than 15 years experience coaching and training. Prior to helping launch EPIC Terrell was the Director of Basketball at Fastbreak Sports on the Upper Eastside. While at Fastbreak, Terrell developed one of the leading instructional programs in all of New York City. He was also involved with the development of their travel and AAU Basketball programs, creating a recognizable brand around NYC. Working with youth has always been a passion for Terrell. In addition to working at Fastbreak Sports, Terrell has also been involved with the NY Knicks Youth Summer Camps teaching inner city kids the fundamentals of basketball. He started off as a camp counselor and quickly moved up to Head Coach where he was in charge of overseeing and directing an entire camp group. Terrell has also had the privilege of working with college and professional players while holding positions as the 1st Assistant Head Coach at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Terrell has also worked at several overseas exposure camps such as the Fordham European Exposure Camp and Mogul Sports Invitational Camp.


Lance Williams – Executive Director

Lance’s EPIC opportunity is born out of 20 plus years as a respected coach, instructor and administrator in the youth sports industry. Born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, Lance has participated in sports since the age of 7 and has not stopped since. Like any other kid, Lance honed his skills on the basketball courts and baseball fields of NYC. Lance was fortunate enough to play high school and junior college baseball, culminating with playing two years at the professional level. His passion for teaching was born when his son Lance II, started playing basketball and baseball at the age of 6. The volunteer dad became a coach, the coach became a director and since, Lance has experienced all facets the youth sports industry has to offer. To know how someone arrives to a certain place, you must first understand the road traveled and those places that shape him or her along the way.




Views: 78


Reply to This

Follow us!

Support us!

© 2019   Created by a4 - Network Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service