The Vermont Basketball Group (VBG) is a complete basketball organization committed to improving the skill level of players of all ages through instruction, guidance and competition.
The Vermont Basketball Group (VBG), founded by three native Vermonters, aims to provide aspiring boys' and girls' basketball players with the tools and teachings necessary to take their game to the next level. By offering individual instruction, group training, and summer camps VBG teaches the skills and techniques necessary to succeed at the elementary school, middle school and high school level.
It is the Vermont Basketball Group's goal to offer a training environment where boys and girls can have the courage to step outside of their comfort zone while improving as basketball players through individualized instruction, team-oriented drills and competitive play. Our players will learn to thrive in multiple competitive settings, while respecting their coaches and opponents, giving them the confidence to excel at a high level outside of our training programs.
Confidence, Courage, Competition, Excellence...
Chris CassidyChris is currently the junior varsity boys' basketball coach at Rice Memorial High School and an assistant coach for the varsity boys. In his four full seasons at Rice the junior varsity team amassed a 59-21 record and the varsity team won 2 state championships. Chris has coached Vermont AAU State Championship teams as part of both the Lone Wolf Athletics and Vermont Basketball Group Organizations. Chris was a captain, team MVP and a two-time 1st team all-league selection at Brattleboro Union High School as well as a letter winner as a member of the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds.
Daniel GauthierDan, more commonly known in the basketball community as "Disco," has over 10 years of coaching experience at all levels. He is currently an assistant coach for the Norwich University men's basketball program and the head coach for the Lone Wolf Athletics U14 boys' AAU basketball team. Last year, he coached the Lone Wolf Athletics' U17 Vermont State Championship boys' team, which will have approximately 90% of its roster at the prep school and collegiate levels next season. Additionally, he has been involved in several individual and group training programs for players from 1st grade to the high school level. During the summer months, Disco has been a regular at such camps as the RISE basketball camp at Norwich University and the famed Five-Star basketball camps.
Robert GauthierRobert is currently an assistant coach for the Varsity girls' basketball team at Burlington High School. In addition, he continues to stay involved with youth basketball through mini-metro and AAU teams, coaching mini-metro teams in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 which both finished in first place winning the regular season titles on the girls' side. Most recently, both of his AAU girls teams accomplished excellent results with one girls team winning the 2013 AAU VT State championship and another girls team finishing second in the 2013 AAU VT State championship. Robert continues to train and organize training academies for boys and girls players in the elementary, middle and high school level each year.