Skills is a registered AAU Youth Basketball Club team and is affiliated with USA Basketball. Since 2013, the premise of Colorado Skills (operating under Skills Youth Sports, Inc.), is that while competitive youth sports provide an opportunity for boys and girls to grow as individuals, it remains financially out of reach for many qualified and deserving youth. At the same time, there is not one community in America that would not benefit from our youth giving back instead of just being handed an opportunity. Therefore, Skills is committed to providing an opportunity for young athletes to develop and play competitive sports while making a commitment to their community.
Our boys and girls teams travel nationally to the same tournaments unless the tournaments are gender specific. The cost to play for Skills is very reasonable. 90% of all costs associated with the participation on the teams come from contributions made by businesses and individuals who believe in our premise, especially the youth community commitment requirement. We specifically do not promote a sense of entitlement. Skills Youth will earn the right to play competitive sports at a high level. We hope you appreciate and wish to join in our vision and our journey.
For My Family, Whatever It Takes
For Our Community, We Are Here
Director & Coach
Coach Devon has been coaching for the past 6 years. He loves working with youth to help them become better basketball players but more importantly better people. His X's and O's knowledge of the game is extraordinary. He has a knack for bringing out the best in his players. He is a player's coach but more importantly a positive mentor. Coach Devon has transformed the Colorado Skills into a state and national power.
Coach Tyrone Abeyta has been a Sr. Recruiter for the City and County of Denver for over 32 years, and currently recruits for the Denver Department of Safety,(Police, Fire, Community Corrections, 911 and Denver Sheriff’s Dept.). He has coached youth sports for more than 20 years in the southwest Denver area. Coach Ty coached baseball and football with the PAL Blue Knights, going to two Super Bowls and winning one! He’s coached youth basketball in the Gold Crown Foundation. Coach Ty has been the head Freshman Basketball Coach at John F. Kennedy High School as well as the Varsity Assistant. He then was the Junior Varsity head Coach at Abraham Lincoln, then a full-time Varsity Assistant, while winning the State Basketball 4A Championship in 2008!
“I can see the impact that competing has on the growth and development of our youth. The skills they learn, carry over to assist with life-long experiences.”
Despite the designation of being a leader in the Skills Organization, the adults adhere to the belief that Skills is about the youth, not the adults.
Coach Selena joined Skills after a HS basketball career that saw her play varsity as a freshman (becoming a team captain as a sophomore) and be recognized as a standout on her club team. Coach Selena exudes intensity and passion for basketball and life. She is a confidence builder and consumate motivator. She wants all the players she coaches and develops to be confident individuals and team players, both on and off the court.
Coach Henry may be new to the Skills organization but he is not new to coaching. He has been coaching youth basketball since 2013 at many levels and ages. Coach Henry has a passion for the game that builds bonds, builds character, and keeps families close together. Coach Henry has a gifted way of coaching and mentoring the youth in his community.
Coach Josiah has been coaching for the past five years and spent the 2019 season coaching 5 basketball teams at Colorado Academy. He has been involved with Skills organization for the past two years. He played basketball at and graduated from the University of Denver. He is a Master's degree candidate at Colorado Christian College. He loves using the game of basketball to teach student-athletes about life and helping them develop lifelong skills that will transcend the game help them achieive their highest potential.
Founder, Director & Coach
Coach Frank Vigil has been an attorney for over 25 years and has coached youth sports for more than 18 years. Coach Frank wishes to empower the Colorado youth community. "There are few things greater than coaching youth, challenging them to achieve their true potential, push them to achieve whatever they set their mind and efforts too, overcome challenges they thought they couldn't. I don't believe in can't." - Coach Frank
USA Basketball Certified Gold Coach #41755997 with verified background check. AAU registered Coach.
Send us an email
Skills Youth Sports, Inc.
3900 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #305
Lakewood, Co 80235