Who we are

G1 God First is a faith-based organization founded by Joel Lawmann, which was created to help shape young athletes to be successful in both sports and in life. Joel, born one of five sons to a preacher, grew up in London, England, emersed in the basketball and soccer culture with his brothers. Joel moved to the states to play basketball for Wayne County, Michigan in 2003-2005 and the Detroit Panthers in 2006. His younger brother, Benjamin, joined him a few years later to play basketball in Michigan. Eventually, Joel moved to Colorado to tryout for Erie Bayhawks and has remained in Colorado ever since.

Joel has coached several basketball teams over his career, including Wayne County Community Men’s & Women’s College (2006), University of Michigan Dearborn Men’s & Women’s College (2007-2008), Bear Creek High School (2011-2012), Conifer High School (2018-2019), and Ralston Valley’s Feeder Team (2018-2019).

Realizing the need for foundational skill training among youths, Joel started working primarily with youths after 2018 and eventually founded G1 Basketball Club and Training LLC in 2022. Joel also became a certified personal trainer through NASM in 2022 to expand his expertise to include fitness training. He stays in close contact with his brother Ben, who also has devoted his career to youth basketball in London, England (coach_b.law Lawmann Basketball Training).

What we do for you

Joel’s training the Denver Metro Area includes skill work, game IQ, agility, and strength.