Starting 5ive has been of existence since 2005 when a young group of 7th graders asked to form a Dynasty. With the help of some home town parents and dedicated players, the Starting 5ive program was well on it's way to a successfull launch.
We are here to promote a winning attitude, but most importantly encourage players to work hard in every drill and everything that they encounter. We do not recruit players, however we take pride in training and promoting our players to be successfull on and off of the court. Everyone WINS when our players get accepted into the college of their choice or even better...a SCHOLARSHIP.
It is our responsibility to stay up to date with the latest training methods and coaching techniques.We achieve this by attending seminars and doing our own research during the off-season.
Played High School basketball at Montclair High, where he was an outstanding player becoming a top 100 college prospect and later attending North Carolina A&T State University. There, he averaged 15 /ppg and 3.9 rebounds with 2 NCAA Tournament appearances playing against such notable players as Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) and Matt Harpring (Utah Jazz). Tarik was called in 1998 by the Philadelphia 76ers for training camp. Plagued by injuries, Tarik was unable to fulfill his dreams of making it to the NBA, but was a 2-time all-star in the EBA with several offers overseas. Tarik is now here to teach our future stars what he has learned throughout his career, and what it takes to become successful in playing basketball.
Kim "KJ" Fisher Jr.
Coach KJ is our strength and conditioning coach. He played Varsity Basketball for Montclair High School and Football for Essex Catholic HS. Later attending Junior College in New Mexico, coach KJ has an abundance of strength and conditioning drills that will get our players ready for battle.
Tyler is our newest coach added to the Starting 5ive Conglomerate. He has brought an exceptional amount of motivation to our younger teams along with a great attitude. Tyler was a combination guard at Montclair HS from 2005-2009. Then he played for Mercer College for two years, later attending Rutgers University in Newak NJ. He is currently the Assistant Coach at Malcom X Shabazz HS.