The mission of the Ventura County Spartans is to provide an astonishing and stimulating educational environment for basketball players determined to develop their basketball knowledge and skill. The Spartans basketball program is focused on developing player fundamentals, mechanics, and movements. A high priority is placed on transforming athletic and character weaknesses into strengths. The Spartans also offer hope to the discouraged by providing an environment of basketball education, expertise, and stewardship which, when coupled with persistence and determination, produces successful players.

—Stuart Hicks


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

—Calvin Coolidge