John Alexander founded Global Squad in 2011. As a former player from the International School of Beijing, Coach Alexander used his experience of living overseas to create a program that caters specifically to the needs of student-athletes who want to reach their full potential on and off the court.
When Coach Alexander was growing up in Asia, success came easy and true adversity was relatively unknown. He was cut off from higher-level training opportunities and did not have a chance to compete against elite U.S. competition. As a result, collegiate exposure and reaching the next level seemed like a pipedream.
With an extensive network, Coach Alexander was fortunate enough to play four years at Washington College (MD), graduating with a B.A. in Business Management. While in college, Coach Alexander was a 3-year starter, 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, and Team Captain. Between graduating from college and founding Global Squad, Coach Alexander furthered his knowledge of basketball and coaching by attending numerous professional practices, training top-level athletes, and learning from elite coaches around the world.
The reason Global Squad exists is to teach young athletes how to take ownership of their game, overcome adversity, compete, and win! Global Squad exists for the fundamental development and growth of these student-athletes. Global Squad exists to teach players that anything worth doing is a long-term process, which requires patience, diligence, and character. Global Squad exists to build strong and lasting relationships that our players will lean on to facilitate personal growth. Finally, Global Squad exists to encourage dreaming for those willing to work hard to achieve their full potential!