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Who We Are

Mr. Rick’s Ballerz is an organization built on the idea that it does take a village to raise our children in today’s climate.

We strive to support each other as we deal with the same issues with our kids as well as kids in the MRB family. Yes, we consider all MRB players, parents, siblings, as well as supporters as a family. It is our desire and goal to see each player to be successful students and athletes. In our case basketball is a great tool to assist in this goal. We are here for each player to teach team skills, help with school, monitor grades, be a mentor, listen, and advise. We are Mr. Rick’s Ballerz and we are MRB Family.

Education is top on Mr. Rick’s Ballerz, we love basketball, but watching a child excel in the classroom is just as exciting as winning a tournament.

Did you know that someone with a college education is likely to make 1.8 times an hour compared to someone without a college degree?


Rick Phillips

Our founder and head coach is Rick Phillips and he currently conducts a Christian Ministry out of his home. Rick's purpose behind the Ballerz is much more than just basketball. He focuses on helping kids achieve their true potential in life. He does this through being a role model, teaching that character matters and encouraging them to be people of integrity as well Christ centered! In fact, on June 18, 2009, the Durham Interneighborhood Council selected Rick as one of their Neighborhood HEROES and he received a beautiful plaque and certificate!

Mr. Rick’s Ballerz Basketball Organization consists of young athletes in and around the Durham and Wake Counties. There is an enormous interest in our program from athletes in our area and we would love to provide an outlet for young athletes to compete in a structured, safe, and reliable program.

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Latest News

2017 Tryouts
We are inviting 8th, 9th, and 11th graders to come and try out!

Check our calendar for dates and times. Check Here

Sept 28, 2014
MRB 4th Annual Banquet

We had our 4th annual banquet for our three teams, lots of good food, stories, and laughter and yes some tears! more

Sept 2, 2014
Northern Durham basketball standout Kentrell Barkley commits to ECU.

Not only an incredible basketball player but an incredible young man! more

July 7, 2014
MRB4Life: Kentrell Barkley and Mr. Rick's Ballerz.

A documentary of KB & MRB. more