Hello everyone, I’m Elmore Hempstead, I’m from Smackover, Arkansas. I recently relocated to Falls Church, Virginia. I played football and basketball my whole life from the age of 5 through high school. I was a 4 year starter in both sports. After high school I went on to college and continued to play football at Fort Scott Community College for two years. Then, I played for an additional two years at The University of Kansas. I was an All American and big12 player of the year. After college, I played professionally for two years! When my professional career ended due to an injury I wanted to work with younger players and youth to teach them everything I’ve learned in sports. I graduated from Fort Scott with my General Studies degree and from the University of Kansas with my Sports Administration degree. I’m really looking forward to helping everyone to become the best version of themselves.
Jamarr’s love for sports dates back to his childhood, where he developed a love for basketball, baseball, and football. He continued to play these sports in high school and develop more of an interest to want to coach and help others participate. He started an NFL flag football league where kids ages 5-13 were able to come to play football on Sundays in a very supportive environment. He also coached Pop Warner football and his twin nephews were able to make it to the Pop Warner championships not once, but twice which takes place at Disneyworld’s ESPN Sports Complex. Basketball has been his favorite sport and volleyball later as he coached a travel league for ages 11-14, which played in Chicago and surrounding areas on Sundays. For Kids in Motion, he coaches basketball, flag football, soccer and run club. Jamarr also works full time in Human Services. He really enjoys inspiring others, being active, and giving back to his community in every way, serving those that are in need, and developing young people to build character and discipline in the field of athletics.
Luke has lived in Northern Virginia his whole life and played football from age 6, through high school, and has always been around the game. In high school he achieved all region honors on his football team, started 4 years on varsity, and played basketball and baseball as well. He has worked out at college workouts all over the DMV area, trained with high level athletes, and has a real passion for sports and their benefit on the youth and his community. He is currently working on his degree in Sports Marketing at NOVA and plays flag football locally. He helps coach kids of all ages in the off season with speed training and positional work for football and loves helping kids learn and excel at something new. Luke looks forward to coaching with Kids and Motion and helping kids have fun!
Kim is originally from Long Island, New York and moved 4 years ago to Fairfax County. She has taught 8th grade Health and Physical Education for 2 years at Glasgow Middle School and 9th grade Health and Physical Education at Justice High School. She also coaches JV Softball for Justice HS. Her passion for sports dates back since she was a little girl. She was a triple sport athlete in High School playing Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She continued on with her education to become a Physical Education Teacher and played Volleyball and Softball at the two colleges she attended: Suffolk County Community College and Brooklyn College in New York. After college, she was recruited to play Softball for the United States of America’s International Team in Europe. Her biggest passion in life is beaching a teacher and passing along her joy for fitness and athletics to all age levels.
Hello everyone! My name is Shaquella. I am from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. I have been playing basketball literally all my life. I played for Elizabeth City State University and also had the chance to play in Europe. I’ve worked basketball camps in North Carolina and had the opportunity to be an assistant coach at Kingsman Academy Public Charter School. I look forward to coaching and meeting the Kids in Motion students!
Coach Juan has been coaching youth and adult sports for all ages. He started his coaching career while serving in the US Air Force and found a different side of sports to love. He has also been a referee for VHS and Guam he’s very knowledgeable on the rules of basketball and flag football. Coach Juan focuses on trusting the process of growth, which involves the need to focus on how to get better every day in order to continue to succeed in the future. He is a defensive-minded coach and believes that all athletes have the power to play as big as they want to play. His philosophy is built around developing the fundamentals while motivating players to put forth their highest possible individual effort to come together as a team.
Jonathan Gesin is the Manager of Kids in Motion. He has a passion to bring better health and wellness to the kids all over the NOVA region. He is a Youth Pastor at Braddock Baptist Church, who recently married and moved here from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since 2011, he has been coaching kids all around the east coast while using his passions to teach character, integrity, value, and teamwork. He has grown up playing football, basketball, and track & field in elementary, middle, and high-school. Jonathan was a D1 collegiate cheerleader for Liberty University and competed among the top teams in the U.S. He obtained his B.A. and M.S degrees in Exercise Science and continues to pursue certifications. For Kids in Motion, he teaches dance fitness, run club, and sports classes. He also assists in training new instructors and coaches on our team.
Justin Nguyen is youth basketball instructor from Springfield, VA. Since 2006, he has taken his passion for basketball and love for kids to educate his students the fundamentals of the sport through classes, camps, and skills clinics. Justin’s emphasis on fundamentally sound skills coupled with a high energy teaching style ensures his kids have fun while learning! Basketball is just one of the sports he loves. He has also played and taught flag football, soccer, tennis, and t-ball. Sports have taught Justin the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship and he hopes to pass those values to his students.
Justin Nguyen is also a hip hop dancer/instructor. He attended George Mason University where he choreographed various organizations and graduated with a degree in business. He has developed a special interest in creating works by combining other genres of dance, including a collaboration for salsa/hip hop fusion piece showcased at Dance Factory’s “Night of 1000 Stars.” Along with working for one of the area’s leading entertainment companies, Justin is currently on tour with United Way.
Hello, my name is Jaden Robinson and I am a recent graduate of Georgetown University
where I double majored in government and sociology. While attending the university, I also
played college basketball for three years and achieved my lifelong dream of playing sports on the big stage. I am excited to share the passion and life lessons of sports to the next generation of student athletes! I come from a family of athletes and educators, with the majority of my relatives playing collegiate or professional sports and eventually working in the school system as teachers, administrators, or social workers. I currently teach in the school system as well and hope to eventually use my degree to serve my community and give back to the next generation.
Simon was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. He went to Mount Vernon High School and played basketball and football during those years and played AU basketball from 8th grade until his senior year. He coached students at MVHS’s summer camp doing his junior year and senior year for 3rd – 7th graders. He is currently attending Northern VA Community College and majoring in Computer Science. He plans to attend Old Dominion University or George Mason University after NVCC. His hobbies include playing basketball with his peers and taking computers apart and putting them back together. He can’t wait to coach students with Kids in Motion!
Coach Earle grew up in Washington DC and has lived in the DMV his whole life. He participated in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington where he got to coach all kinds of sports – football and swimming were his favorites. He’s played sports in various capacities over the years, including an intramural football league that he started while serving as campus police at Howard University. Coach Earle is currently CEO of his own training academy where he teaches range safety and CPR/first aid. In his free time, Coach Earle enjoys spending time with his family, walking his Akitas Mann-Mann and Madam, watching his favorite team the Denver Broncos, and playing chess. He loves people and kids, likes to have fun in everything he does, and is passionate about helping kids be their best selves and to reach their full potential.
Prince is a health, fitness, sport, and dance enthusiast. He enjoys all things related to movement. He expresses his passion for physical activities and working with kids through being a physical education teacher. He has taught movement concepts and skills in fitness, sports, and dance within both regular school and after-school settings. A native Ghanaian who recently moved from NYC to the Northern Virginia area, he engaged in various sports growing up especially soccer. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton University and CUNY Brooklyn College with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and physical education respectively. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, watching movies, listening to music, being outdoors, playing sports, and video games. He is excited to bring his years of teaching and coaching experience to help Kids in Motion engage in physical activities and to inspire them to have fun staying active and become lifelong movers.
My name is Samantha. I graduated from Morgan State University in 2019. I was a basketball manager at men’s basketball team my entire time on campus. After graduation, I began my teaching career as a 5th grade math teacher, which I did for three years in Prince George’s County Public School. While there I coached flag football for 3rd to 5th graders. I have participated in a few sports throughout my years, such as dance, step and basketball. My main love was playing basketball until my second year of high school, then I fell in love with being in the behind the scenes and training teams. I am overly excited to get back into sports with you all.