Exposing student athletes and enthusiasts to the science, innovation and careers behind the sports they love.



From reverse engineering sports products to inventing their own tech innovations, we challenge young athletes to use STEM principles to create tomorrow's solutions.

The number of Caucasian students who earned STEM degrees grew 15 percent in the last five years, the number of African American students fell by roughly the same margin.



Sports intellect happens "above the neck" when athletes can understand complex plays, identify scoring opportunities, use proper safety techniques, and develop mental resilience and confidence.

In 2018, in all major demographic groups except Caucasian males, student athletes have higher graduation rates than the student body. African American male student athletes graduated at a rate that was 15 percentage points higher than the same in the student body.

Career Exploration


While nearly 98% of student athletes will not achieve pro player status, there are exciting sports industry careers beyond the court and the field!

Out of nearly 8 million students that play high school athletics, statistically 2% have the potential to play in the NCAA and pro sports. And of that group, only a fraction will realize their goal of becoming a professional or Olympic athlete.

Dear Young Athlete,

Your value to society is bigger than your physical abilities.

Your worth is greater than physical feats, manual labor, and athleticism. Whether the NBA, NFL, or MLB are in the cards for you, or not, the power of your mind can change the world. We need YOU to be the doctors, architects, inventors and leaders of the future.


Erica Molett, Mother & CEO
Beyond the Ball

ABOUT Beyond The Ball

Beyond the Ball was created by Erica Molett, an African-American mother and CEO in Dallas, who wanted to ensure her son saw limitless potential for his future – both on and off the court.  Dreams of becoming the next Kobe Bryant or Lebron James often distract students from placing higher priority on their academic journey and career pursuits.  Yet, less than 2% of them will accomplish that dream.  So… what about the 98%?

From biomechanics and business management, to tech advancements and entertainment law – sports is the perfect backdrop for STEM academics and college/career readiness.  We expose student athletes to exciting careers and educate them on the science, math, and innovation intertwined within the sports they love.





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Email: info@beyondtheball.net