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Our Vision

To continually improve upon and maintain an exceptional basketball program with a focused and disciplined atmosphere. We will educate our youth through our 5 core values of Respect, Discipline, Team Work, Mental Toughness, and Integrity. The successful implementation of these core values will ensure a solid foundation to build upon for the sport of basketball as well as the “Journey of Life”!

Leaving a Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the development of our children through basketball. Our goal is to build the minds and bodies of today’s future leaders.



Mario Lovett Sr. was born and raised in Tampa, FL. His first love was for baseball. He says once he picked up the round ball, he fell in love and it was over. LA4 Travel Basketball was established in 2009 and has a very special meaning. If you break down the LA4 logo it is quite unique. LA represents Legacy Athletics, and the 4 is the number that means so much to Mario, is the number he wore during his basketball reign. It translates to 4 “for the love” anything you love you will go above and beyond for it. Mario jokes with players all the time with players who wears the #4 jersey. No, it’s time to represent. Coach Lovett basketball career begin at Leto High School where he was a first-year varsity letterman as a sophomore. 6A first team all-state player, finish high school career as 2nd leading scorer in school history. Mario Played at the University of Central Florida where he was a 4-year basketball, lettermen.

The Leaving a Legacy Foundation was created with a vision for boys who desire to learn and play the game of basketball on a competitive level. The goals are set to provide and atmosphere with excellent coaching, high levels of competition for local Middle and High School male athletes looking to improve their skills. We focus on emphasizing the importance of education, discipline, and integrity, and ultimately providing an opportunity for those who desire to compete on a college level.

LA4 Travel Basketball program has had over 400 young men come through the LA4 organization with 70% continuing on to the next level of play.

The Leaving a Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization and all sponsorship money will be used solely for the expenses for the team, and philanthropic events to assist the youth

Coach Lovett teaches these young men 5 core principles which is what LA4 non-profit foundation is built on: Respect, Discipline, Team Work, Mental Toughness, and Integrity!

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