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Coach Yama Kader

Coach Yama Kader
President and Founder

After his playing career in college and with the Afghanistan Men’s National Team, Coach Kader began his own AAU basketball program in Chicago & Northwest Indiana. He went on to develop a program for the youth, Little Dribblers, which was featured in the Chicago Tribune. Four of his five teams were ranked in the top 5 of the Chicagoland Area. After a successful run in Chicago, Coach Kader took a position back in his hometown with Santa Ana College for one year. He is currently now the lead assistant for a varsity program in Southern California.

As a Player:

Mission Viejo High School/Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo, CA)

  • Team Captain & MVP
  • 1st Team All-League
  • Participated in North vs South All-Star Game
  • Lettered at both high schools

Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)

  • 2nd Team All-Conference (Freshmen year)
  • 1st Team All-Conference (Sophomore year)
  • Led conference in made 3's (Sophomore year)
  • Team Captain, PPG, 3pt made, 3pt % leader (2009-2010)

Holy Cross (Notre Dame, IN)

  • 1st Team All-Conference (Junior & Senior year)
  • Current record holder for most points made in a game (44)
  • Current record holder for most 3’s made in a game (9)
  • Current record holder for most points in a season (547)
  • Current record holder for most 3's in a season (128)
  • Named player of the week 4x times in two seasons

Afghanistan Men’s National Basketball Team

  • Played in numerous events including Olympic FIBA Qualifier in India
  • Participated in FIBA Qualifier for Olympics (Silver Medal)
  • Led team in points per game

Coaches Played Under

  • Troy Roelen (Mission Viejo HS)
  • Tom McCluskey (Trabuco Hills HS)
  • Dave Breig (Santa Ana College)
  • Bob Schermerhorn (Arizona State)
  • Mamo Rafiq (Afghanistan National Team)