Live. Learn. Hoop Basketball LLC

Live. Learn. Hoop Basketball LLC

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2 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

Our instructors combine the game of basketball with the game of life. Our main purpose is to teach our athletes to use the game, not let it use them. I have been teaching K- NBA since 1978. This crazy game has supported my family for 40+years. We care as much about teaching the student athlete as about basketball. I just finished coaching at the inaugural NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACADEMY, West Region. Some of the top coaches and Student Athletes in the Country. I had the pleasure of working with Earl Watson, Steve Lavin, John Moore , Gannon Baker and Steve Spencer to name a few. 20 Coaches were selected from all the applicants, that applied from around the country. I played and coached in the Catholic High School League in NYC for 19 years combined. I’ve coached thousands of young men and women at all levels. I have coached hundreds of D1 athletes and a dozen professional players. In 2001 my 1974 high school team was inducted into our hall of fame at St. Peter’s Boys High School, Staten Island NY. We are still the only undefeated (22-0) team in NYC 45 years later. I was voted Captain and MVP of the team. I made the Staten Island All Stars and the NYC DAILY NEWS all stars 1974. The top 60 players in NYC were selected for that honor. I was assistant coach on the 1983 St. Peter’s team that beat Bishop Loughlin (mark Jackson) In the quarter finals , And Archbishop Molloy (Kenny Smith) in the finals. Our passion,enthusiasm and knowledge OF THE GAME put Live.Learn.Hoop LLC ABOVE the rest of the programs.

its not about the X’s and O’s But about the Janes and joes.  Building relations and teaching young men and women to learn to communicate is our primary goal

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Prescott Valley, AZ 86315
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  • Nate Summit

    Professional, knowledgeable and full of passion. Coach Tobin has made me understand my capabilities on and off the court. He is no nonsense when it comes to grades.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start by giving the student some , shooting, ball handling, dribbling jumping to test their level or ability. I then tailor a work out for them specifically. I will give the student homework in between sessions. I will be as succinct and honest about the students abitied

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been coaching and teaching since 1978. As a player, i made the NY DAILY NEWS

ALL STAR TEAM. One of the top 60 players in NYC, when basketball was king.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I would charge $25-30 per hour HS and 35-50


How did you get started teaching?

I knew I always wanted to teach and coach. Right out of HS, I was fortunate enough to get  a job at my old HS. The rest is history 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with every and any student who wants to work and be taught. I have worked with players From K- NBA level. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was one of 20 coaches chosen for the inaugural NCAA BASKETBALL ACADEMY HELD AT GCU IN PHOENIX. Check online for details 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be  careful!!! You want someone of character as well as someone knowledgeable of the game. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals, for academics and athletics?

How can I better my educational prospects, through basketball.

Always ask for references.

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