This is where Southwest Michigan female players come to train, develop and promote their basketball talents.
No other Southwest Michigan program comes even close to placing the amount of athletes at the next level like we do!
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For over 15 years, the Kalamazoo Heat Girls Club basketball program has worked with the female athlete in Southwest Michigan. Our goal is to help any young person who signs up with our program to improve both their skills and understanding of the sport of basketball. We employ a number of high school varsity and college coaches to teach the art of this sport with one thing in mind: Improve your young athlete's success on the hard wood.

During our history the Kalamazoo Heat program has placed over 94.3 percent of its seniors on college programs ranging from Michigan State University, the  University of Michigan, Grand Valley State University, Florida and almost every college in Michigan and the surrounding states.  

It is the goal of the Kalamazoo Heat to help every athlete within our program become the best she can be!
You may contact program director, Dan Thornton, at 269-998-2384 or via email at kalamazooheat@hotmail.com 

Thank you to all of those athletes who 
attended our spring tryouts!


Dan Thornton - 24 years of high school varsity and college coaching experience at KVCC, Kalamazoo Central and Lawton High Schools. 

John Buchanan - ​18 years of high school and middle school coaching experience at Kalamazoo Central and Phoenix High Schools. 

Danell Smith - Over 20 years of high school and middle school coaching experience at Bangor and Bloomingdale High Schools.

Felica Thomas - Former Kalamazoo Heat great now continuing her coaching career with the program for which she once played. Coach Thomas played after high school at Wayne State University.

Gabe Scott - Assistant coach at Kalamazoo Central this past season with the girls basketball program. Coach Scott will bring his college playing background to help further craft skills within his team. 

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