Our Rip City Hoops youth basketball program is dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment where youth can learn the game of basketball within a respectful and supportive setting.

Jr. NBA Curriculum

Rip City Hoops proudly incorporates the Jr. NBA curriculum, enhancing the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches. The program's four levels — Rookie, Starter, All-Star and MVP — cater to players at various skill stages, providing tailored instruction for skill development.


Meet the Coaches


Danielle Williams

Hometown: Fortworth, TX

Coach Danielle, or "Coach D" as her friends call her, is our Youth Basketball Manager. Danielle took over the Rip City Hoops program in August 2023 and says she feels blessed and honored to lead this program along with her coaches.

Her goal is to give kids a positive experience through basketball and create or foster the same love for the game she first felt at an early age. Coach D started coaching youth basketball in 2019 and uses a coaching philosophy of "Holistic coaching".

She believes every kid deserves a chance to fall in love with basketball, and the Trail Blazers! Coach Danielle played collegiate basketball at Indiana University while earning her bachelor's degree in Sport Media.

Fun Fact

Danielle played basketball professionally in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and she was the tallest girl on every team she has ever played on!


Jalen Lowery

Hometown: Portland, OR

Coach Jalen is our Youth Basketball Intern; he joined the Rip City Hoops team in August 2023. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Jalen has always had a strong love for the game of basketball.

He played locally at Central Catholic High School and at Lewis & Clark College '22. Jalen began coaching youth basketball in 2018 with Nike Sports Camps; this sparked his career in youth sports as he began training middle school and high school players in the Portland area following his playing career.

Coach Jalen believes that how you approach sports is how you will approach life, building good habits through sports at a young age can set a kid up for life.

Fun Fact

Jalen once enjoyed an Inter Milan soccer game in Italy.

Family Programs

Rip City Kids Club

The FREE membership automatically gives the young Blazers fan in your life exclusive access to monthly giveaways, ticket discounts on games & RQ Family shows, events and more! They can also earn rewards points for completing challenges to redeem cool Nike and Trail Blazers prizes.
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Family Hub

Here you can find resources for everything you and the young Blazers fans in your life might need to become the ultimate Blazermaniacs.
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Family Player Center

Want to treat the whole family to a fun night out cheering on your Trail Blazers? We've partnered with Fred Meyer to get you deals on tickets, concessions and more for select games during the 2023-24 season!
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