In 2007, Dennis Stevens set out with two other coaches to build a successful girls basketball team. The objective as to build a winning team that could win the right way. The growth of the girls was as important as the success of the team. The project was successful as the Georgia Pistols won the 2007 11u AAU National Championship. They won their games by an average of 20 points throughout the National championship tournament. Despite having a lot of talent, there were no individual stars on the team. Everyone had a role and pursued their role with their best effort. Every girl played in every game – and almost every girl scored in every game. Most importantly, the girls did it while growing as people, always respecting each other, the coaches, and their opponents. This presentation discusseseight principles that were applied to the selection, development, and performance of the team.