Half-time during the Lady Blue Devils basketball games are never
boring when the Celeste PIP (Players in Progress) team performs.
This group of young students range in age from Kindergarten to 6th
graders. Head Coach Shayla Lewis and assistant coaches Abi Evans
and Nancy Myers have worked hard coaching these kids on their
ball-handling skills. What is a PIP? A PIP is a Player in
Progress. PIP is a national organization designed to encourage
self-discipline, working hard, and having the courage to try. The
PIP program utilizes basketball skills to help build strong,
productive, positive kids. PIP players start at their own level and
progress at their own pace. The one thing every PIP knows is to
keep going even when we mess up. We all know life doesn’t always go
as we planned, and successful people are those who keep getting up.
PIP participants must learn a series of drills ranging from figure
eights to the spider and rocking chair for more advanced players.
PIP also helps to improve agility, physical skills and general
fitness, and PIP encourages character development by building
self-assurance and self-esteem.
The 2008-2009 Celeste PIP uniforms this year were
made possible by the following sponsors: First Bank of Celeste,
Sewell Saab Hummer of Plano and Cary Herron Construction of Wolfe
City. We want to thank our sponsors as well as our parents who help
out when we need them at practice and continue to encourage their
child. For more information on the PIP organization, access