F.O.O.T.P.R.I.N.T.S. is 501C3 Non-Profit-Organization, based in Raleigh, NC. Founded in 2011, the organization is supported and operated by a dedicated group of professionals who understand and endorse the vision and mission of this prestigious organization.
Our mission is to promote and facilitate healthy lifestyle and individual developmental through sport and fitness related activities, by training, mentoring and educating our student-athletes. F.O.O.T.P.R.I.N.T.S. places an emphasis on coaching, motivating and inspiring physical, mental and emotional development through sports.
F.O.O.T.P.R.I.N.T.S. INC. is an accredited organization under the youth division of USA Basketball.
Coach Baker has a thorough background enriched with valuable experience in youth athletics and youth outreach. Since 2011, Coach Baker has serviced over thousands of school aged youth through athletics and community outreach through his work in the teaching, coaching, and mentoring in North Carolina and beyond. Coach Baker has worked for and with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of America, Wake County Public School System, and the YMCA.
Quote from Coach Baker -“Working with the youth of my community and our country is my passion in life. It is something that I have been blessed with the abilities to do effectively and efficiently. I strive daily to live a meaningful life, and if I can go out and positively impact just one kid in my lifetime, I would have done just that."
Coach Baker’s experience in coaching and youth basketball league development has been fluent. Going into his 9th year coaching elite level high school basketball he has coached on the Adidas gauntlet circuit and the Under Armor grassroots circuit in recent years. Coach also is an assistant coach at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. As the athletic coordinator at the Ralph E. Capps Teen Center since 2012, Coach Baker has directed high school developmental basketball leagues, the Triangle Challenge summer basketball league, and fall basketball leagues for youth ages 13-18.
Coach Derek Teel has a background in youth sports and athletic development. A former certified youth personal trainer, Coach Teel has been coaching sports for the past 10 yrs. Coach Teel is currently a Program Director with the US Soccer Foundation where he oversees a program that provides youth players nutritional education mentorship physical activity and community engagement.
He has also spoken on Capitol Hill, in 2012 and 2013 to delegates from North Carolina on Federal Funding for Social Innovation a U S Mentoring programs across the United States. Coach Teel is also an employee of Wake County Public School System and a coach in WCPSS, a position he has held for the past 3 years.
Coach Derek is currently teaching at Southeast Raleigh High School.