About us

Our Mission


Founded in 2016 in Dallas, Texas by former NBA Forward-Center Jermaine O'Neal, Drive Nation Sports is a grassroots youth sports organization where development, technology and sports meet. As the owner and operator of Drive Nation Sports, O'Neal, along with a group of the best handpicked trainers, provide cutting edge training to each and every participant that attends our sessions. All of our trainers have trained players at the high school, college, and pro level, which gives them the unique ability to provide guidance to the most advanced athlete or someone just starting off. “We want to be, without a doubt, the most dominant force [in youth sports] Texas has ever seen,” O'Neal says in Southlake Style Magazine.

Drive Nation's Basketball Skills Academy provides a mix of sport skills, agility, and mental development. We train and develop in an aggressive and fun way that demands attention to detail. We create a mentality of hard work that translates on and off the court. We are excited to bring a new vision, new challenge, new work ethic, and new focus to the Dallas Fort Worth area that is proven and most importantly works!

A former NBA All-Star, Jermaine O'Neal has 22 years of basketball experience with 18 of those as a professional. He's also just as committed and successful off the court in the communities which has spearheaded the idea of developing the Drive Nation Brand. "I understand the importance of development mentally, emotionally, and physically on and off the court to become the very best that you can possibly be. This is the standard and foundation of creating the ultimate mindset and athlete."

Career Accomplishments:

  • 2001-2002 All-NBA Third Team
  • 2002-2003 All-NBA Third Team
  • 2003-2004 All-NBA Second
  • 2004-2005 All-NBA Second Team
  • 2003-2004 Most Improved Player
  • 2002-2007 Six-Time NBA All-Star
  • 3 time USA 🇺🇸 Team member
  • 4 time NBA Community Asist Award Winner
  • 2001 Gold Medalist at the Goodwill Games
  • 2003 Gold Medalist at the Tournament of Americas with USAB (Named to the All-Tournament Team)
  • 2004 Magic Johnson Award by the Professional Writers Association
  • 1996 McDonald's all American
  • 1996 South Carolina Gatorade player of the year
  • 1996 South Carolina Mr. Basketball
  • 1996 Parade All American
  • 1996 Slam High School All American
  • 1996 Youngest player to be drafted into the NBA