About Us

Mission and Purpose

WV Rising Stars (WVRS) is committed to its focus of grassroots development of athletics and academics.  Our programs consists of camps and clinics, travel teams , tournaments, youth leagues, player and team rankings, and player evaluations .  All of these programs are focused on the development of our youth on and off the playing field.

The WVRS is a grassroots organization that recognizes the changing landscape of sports that has become global in nature. WVRS works with player(s) individually as well as in a team setting to provide instruction, competition, and values to improve their skills and character to be the best player and person they can be.

Mission: To instill traits and characteristics for players to become leaders in sports, education, and the community, by providing guidance and mentorship to our families, players, and coaches.

The WVRS will achieve this mission by:

  • Providing our players with positive role models
  • By providing our players with a solid foundation that they can depend upon
  • Training each of our players the same
  • Helping our players formulate a plan to develop their skills and to enhance their abilities
  • Providing our players with guidance on and off the playing field
  • Providing our with the best opportunities to display and showcase their talents
  • Providing our players with guidance towards their educational pursuits
  • Providing our players with a structure that will increase their self-esteem and confidence for today and their future

Elite Training

WV Rising Stars (WVRS) focuses on providing all its players the same training no matter the position, no matter the size. We firmly believe that every player must focus on their fundamental skill development to obtain their goal. With WV Rising Stars, you will find that we not only work on skill development, but we zone in on mental focus, intensity, and work ethic to create a complete package within your child.

  • Ball Handling
  • Shooting
  • Basketball IQ and Focus
  • Endurance, Balance, and Stength
  • Defensive Positioning
  • Footwork and Agility
  • Physical Skills (Quickness, Jumping, and Core Strength)

WE WORK TOGETHER.... All of our coaches and trainers meet with and consult each other to create a concerted effort to assist each and every player improve daily. On any given day, at any practice or training session, you may see any number of our coaches in attendance to work with your child.

GUIDED EXPERIENCE AND CONTINUED LEARNING.... During your time with us, our coaches will pass on their years of playing and coaching experiences down to your child. Our coaches have either higher level playing or over 20 years of coaching at the local youth level, middle and high school, and college.

Meet our Team!

Executive Board

JD Lambert jd@wvrisingstars.com


JD Lambert President/Director jd@wvrisingstars.com
TBA Vice President
TBA Secretary
TBA Treasurer


Tish Brisco
Karla Hermansdorfer
Krista Lambert
Nikki Surrat