NLAB Sports is a high quality, low cost youth sports training and development organization. Our team believes in educating our athletes. We believe that the dynamics of sports parallel to what takes place in life and grasping these skills on and off the court/field can take you far.  Learning fundamentals, preparing both mentally and physically, being selfless and a team player, being responsible and respectful, being attentive, learning to re-adjust, learning perseverance, and accepting victory and defeat are just some of the interchangeable key components our team is committed to instill in our athletes daily.

Meet the team


Gibran Carter

Coach Carter founded NLAB Sports in 2007. He noticed the youth not being properly trained or even being taught the fundamentals of basketball. His mission is to teach, mentor and prepare the youth to become successful student-athletes on and off the court.


College: Lewis University


Shannon Irwin

Coach Shannon joined NLAB in the summer of 2016 and is an exceptional skills trainer. When you train with her, you will immediately understand what it takes to be a great student-athlete. She brings a tenacious work ethic, positive attitude and is a defensive specialist (sit down and get in your defensive stance).

Skills Trainer

College: University of La Verne


Khaneal Mason

Coach Khaneal joined NLAB the summer of 2017 and has made an immediate impact as a skills trainer. He brings his point guard mentality and has a strong passion for teaching the kids how to play the game of basketball from the ground up. He's known for his creative ball handling drills (give him a ball and some cones, and he's ready).

Skills Trainer

College: University of La Verne


Nano Oronoz

Nano started off as an intern and is now a soccer skills trainer with NLAB . She brings a superb work ethic, positive attitude and a high I/Q for the game of soccer. Also, she has a strong passion to teach the game of soccer from the ground up.  Currently, she is a soccer All-Star at Cal-State Fullerton

Soccer Skills Trainer


Anthony Carter

Anthony joined NLAB Sports the summer of 2017 as an intern. He is the man behind the lens! All of the wonderful photos and videos are done by Anthony. Also, he has exceptional journalism skills and will be blogging for NLAB. Currently he runs track for the University of La Verne.


Never Leave Athletes Behind




We mentor and educate our athletes about the importance of school and education and how it can have a big impact on their future and life goals. 



We will ALWAYS focus our time and energy on the positives of our athletes. We will NEVER talk down, embarrass, verbally abuse or single out an athlete.


Open Environment

We enjoy working with athletes of all skill levels. We break down our athletes in their age group and skill level to ensure a memorable experience.


Qualified Coaches

Our volunteer coaches have coaching/playing experience at a college or high school level. They are trained to work with our age groups and skill levels.