Welcome to the
Justin Dentmon Athletic Center
Sports Is All We Do
Dentmon Center promotes physical fitness in a fun, safe, and clean environment. We are the top Sports Complex in the Southern Illinois area, offering sports programs, training clinics, and a first-class fitness center. Our facilities are also available for rentals at selected times for personal events. As the most innovative sports facility in Southern Illinois, Dentmon Center is the premier destination for individuals, families, athletes, and businesses. With more than 35,000 square feet of usable space under one roof, our unique capacity creates an unparalleled experience for our guests.
Founded in 2016 in Carbondale, Illinois, by former NBA, and current Over Seas Star, Justin Dentmon, The Dentmon Center is a grassroots youth sports organization where development, technology and sports meet. As the owner and operator of this sports facility, Justin Dentmon along with a group of the best handpicked trainers, provide cutting edge training to each and every participant that attends our sessions. All of our trainers have trained players at the high school, college, and pro level, which gives them the unique ability to provide guidance to the most advanced athlete or someone just starting off. "We want to be, without a doubt, the most dominant force [in youth sports]" Southern Illinois has ever seen, Says Justin Dentmon in a podcast interview.
JD Skills Academy provides a mix of sport skills, agility, and mental development. We train and develop in an aggressive and fun way that demands attention to detail. We create a mentality of hard work that translates on and off the court. We are excited to bring a new vision, new challenge, new work ethic, and new focus to the Southern Illinois area that is proven and most importantly works!
A former NBA Guard, Justin Dentmon has 20 years of basketball experience with 12 of those as a professional. He’s also just as committed and successful off the court in his community which has spearheaded the idea of developing the Dentmon Center Brand. “I understand the importance of development mentally, emotionally, and physically on and off the court to become the very best that you can possibly be. i want this to be a standard and foundation for creating the unltimate mindset for our youth"