Practice Gym Location

McGuire Sports Academy

1306 Dennis Rd Weatherford Tx 76087

Weekly Practice Schedule


Elementary / Jr. High 7pm-8pm

Freshmen 8pm-9pm

JV / Varsity 9pm-10:15pm


Elementary / Jr. High 4:30pm-6:15pm

9th Grade 6:15pm-8pm

JV / Varsity 8pm-10pm


Elementary / Jr. High 10am-12pm

Freshman 12pm-2pm

JV / Varsity 2pm-4pm

Saturday Sunrise Skills (non-mandatory)

March 16th, 23rd, & 30th - April 6th & 13th & 27th - May 11th & 25th - June 1st - July 6th (10 Total)

All Grades 8:30am-9:30am

Soldier Sunday Skills (non-mandatory)

March 17th, 24th, & 31st - April 7th, 14th, & 28th - May 12th & 26th - June 2nd - July 7th (10 Total)
All Grades 3pm-4pm

Summer Tournament Dates:

April 20th-21st

Texas Basketball Shootout Session (Dallas Tx)

May 4th-5th

Cinco De Mayo Shootout (Brock Tx)

May 18th-19th

The Inferno (Dallas Tx)

June 7th-9th

*The Block Party* (Mansfield Tx)

June 15th-16th (Elem/Jr.High Only)

June Jamboree (Brock Tx)

June 22nd-23rd (H.S. Only)

ATX Summer Games (Austin Tx)

June 29th-30th

DFW Summer Games (Dallas Tx)

July 13th-14th

STE Summertime Hoops (TBA Tx)

July 20th-21st

One More Time (Mansfield Tx)

July 27th-28th

Big Trophy Finale - (Tulsa OK)

Fall/Winter Tournament Dates:

September 14th-15th & September 28th-29th (All Teams)

October 12th-13th & October 26th-27th (All Teams)

November 9th-10th & November 23rd & 24th (Older Teams Teams)

November - December "League Play" (Elementary / Jr.High Teams)

January - February "League Play" (Elementary Teams)

Coaches & Staff

Club Director / Boys & Girls Coach

Lance Ewell

Coach Lance Ewell started Small Town Elite for players looking to take their basketball development seriously. The first team was formed in the fall of 2020 and we’ve been locked in since. Discipline, Togetherness, Toughness.

Brock High School
Tarleton State Univ. Stephenville, Tx.
York Univ. Nebraska.

Coach Lance’s IG

Jr. High & High School Boys Coach

Deshawn Riddick

Coach Deshawn has been apart of the Soldiers coaching staff since the summer of 2021. From the moment he joined the staff he has been pivotal in the programs success. His exceptional basketball IQ and methodical approach to the game coupled with his high level ability and in-game experience really sets him apart from the average coach. Coach Deshawn is on the All-Time Assists Leaderboards at Tarleton State University, he holds the record for the best 3pt % in school history and has played on multiple professional teams since graduating college 2021. We are beyond blessed to have him on our staff.

Coach Deshawn’s IG

High School Boys Coach

Tre Ewell

Coach Tre became a member of the Soldiers coaching staff the summer season of 2023 and he hit the ground running. The knowledge, intensity & energy he brings to the program is consistently unmatched and shows to be more than contagious to the guys. Coach Tre understands what it means to instill concrete confidence in our guys and we couldnt be more excited for his future with the Soldiers Basketball Club.

Coach Tre’s Contact

Elementary / Jr. High Boys Coach

Tyler Thomas

Coming up on his second full year with the program, Weatherford native, Coach Tyler Thomas brings an abundance of basketball knowledge and understanding to his teams. His methodical approach to the game is what really sets him apart as a coach. Furthermore, Coach Tyler’s youthful savvy allows us as a staff to strengthen the program overall chemistry.

Tyler’s IG

Team Media Personnel / Assistant Girls Coach

Laylah Ewell

Laylah has assisted in the success of the club in many ways over the years. Starting behind the camera, over the last 3 seasons Laylah has displayed her passion for excellence in numerous ways. There isn't much she wont do to ensure not only her success but the success of the people around her. From being the team statistician at tournaments to running the team social media page. Her roles and responsibilities within the organization continue to grow as she continues grow as a leader.

Laylah’s IG

Assistant Boys Coach

Kane Chandler

Coach Kane brings an abundance of in game knowledge & experiences as well as tons of energy in our team practices. He is a lead by example kind of young man and we couldn’t be more blessed to have him be a part of this coaching staff. He was a 4 year varsity player at Weatherford High School and in communication with numerous colleges as he plans to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level.

Coach Kane’s IG

Assistant Boys Coach

Jaxon Cotten

With Coach J being one of the first STE Soldiers Alum, we are super excited to have himp join the soldiers coaching staff this year. Because he is still currently a student athlete at KWU, he will be able to share his knowledge of what it took to get to the next level as well as what it takes to play (get into the rotation) once you’ve gotten that scholarship you worked so hard to acquire. While all of our coaches have collegiate experience, with Coach J still being an active college player, his insight will prove to be very valuable to our Soldiers with college hoops aspirations!

Coach J’s Contact

Registration & Monthly Fees


New Comers $445 / Returners $300

- Team Uniform $75

- Practice Gear Rental $45

- 5 Tournaments Fees $185

- New Comer Commitment Fee $95

- Returner Commitment Fee $25

- March Gym Fees $45

- March Saturday Sunrise Skills $30 / Each Visit (Optional)

- March Soldiers Sunday Skills $30 / Each Visit (Optional)

Monthly Fees: $245

April, May, June, July

- Coaching Fees $165

- Gym Fees $45

- Remaining Tournaments $35

- Saturday Sunrise Skills $30 / Each Visit (Optional)

- Soldier Sunday Skills $30 / Each Visit (Optional)

Fall Season: TBA