"I am a hard, but fair coach who seeks the best effort out of his student-athletes: mentally, physically, emotionally, and holistically. Then, I apply these concepts to life itself." - Coach Tokunbo or COACH T
I am a teacher first, trainer second.
I have more than five years of experience coaching youth basketball, boys and girls. I have coached all levels of youth: groups of nine-year-old athletes, one on one sessions with middle school aged athletes, and high school level athletes.
Volunteered to coach at for my church team, Allen Temple Baptist Church, as we participated in the Oakland Neighborhood Basketball Summer League.
Cached boys and girls under nine years old for a club league in San Francisco called the Jewish Community Center.
Trained youth middle school aged athletes over the summers and improved their strength and conditioning skills.
Worked as a physical education instructor for MetWest High School and Redwood Day School respectively.
Coached varsity high school boys basketball for Oakland Military Institute during the 2018-2019 school season, where we were league champions.
Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of San Francisco where I am earning a masters degree in sport management. I have aspirations to be an athletic director and head basketball coach in my future profession.
COACH T's TRAINING SESSION IN A NUTSHELL:
Any client, between the age 10 and 17, can expect four aspects each session from me:
1) Warm-up and Cardio (to get the muscles and ligaments in healthy shape to grow)
2) Strength and Core Conditioning (mainly using body weight to perform strength building exercises for upper body, lower body and core)
3) Basic Skill Work (dribbling, shooting, passing, footwork, etc.),
4) Competition (where I or another peer player will test their competitive nature, grit and will to be successful and persevere through any mental mistakes).
I have grown with the personal experience in four different sports: Basketball, Track & Field, Soccer and Baseball.
I began playing basketball in middle school for Redwood Day School. At first, I had a very low skillset, but I was very tall for my age at the time and I was talented at jumping and very fast. I grew to love the sport due to my natural ability to learn the game and dominate within my first year playing competitively.
In high school, I attended St. Mary's College High School where I was privileged to earn my role to varsity in my junior year. That school year in 2017-2018, I was a part of a dominating, near-undefeated team, and we participated in a state championship that year against Campbell Hall high school out of Los Angeles, CA.
As I transitioned to Morehouse College, I participated for the team as a red-shirt my first year, then later took more interest in playing intramural basketball instead for the rest of my years there.
Track & Field
In middle school and high school, I had a natural ability to run and jump with high stamina and strength. I participated in almost every event except for throwing events. The events I shined in were the Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m sprints, 200-meter sprints, and the 4 x 100-meter relay races. In middle school, I ran for Oakland PAL, and in high school, I participated at St. Mary's College High School as well as Castro Valley High School.
Soccer was the very first sport I ever participated in competitively and I loved it. I believe it was this sport where I grew great stamina and energy for running consistently. I often played forward or mid-fielder when I played and I participated in club teams from the age of eight, up to middle school, until basketball ultimately took my overall interest.
I played baseball as the second sport to ever play. I participated in baseball within the same years I played soccer. I was a quick learner and found 1st-base and 3rd-base as my best positions to play. One play, in the Babe Ruth Baseball league on Oakland, CA, I hit an inside-the-park grand slam to win a playoff game which had advance us to the league championship in the year 2000.
What I enjoy the most out of working with student athletes is the level confidence I instill in them. I have a knack for motivating boys and girls to push towards the best versions of their craft and their individuality. Sports is a vehicle to empower young people and I consider it my duty to instill a culture of rigorous compassion within eacha nd every one of them.
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Prompt Professional Virtuous in his craft Great coach
Coach Tokunbo is very patient and assesses skill level and need of the client! He's a great coach and my son is very pleased!
Coach Tokunbo is an excellent coach my son learned a lot from him. Not just a coach but also a mentor to young men
He is a very good coach, he helps you work on your desired skills and overall make you a better player.
Any client, between the age 8 and 24, can expect four aspects each session from me:
Any client older than 17, my lessons will be based on their needs and I will adjust to what their particular goals are.
Although I am currently seeking and earning certifications from official sanctions of training, I believe experience is the best teacher.
I have been a physical education instructor for 3 years.
I have coached numerous teams and among numerous age groups.
I am also a current graduate student at the Univeristy of San Francisco earning a master's in Sport Management.
Coach Tokunbo’s Basketball Skills Training Sessions
1 session = $40
3 sessions = $100
5 sessions = $180
New Monthly rate (beginning in August or by client request):
$280/ month = 8 session per month (2sessions per week)
Location: Mosswood Park (3612 Webster St. Oakland, CA 94609) or travel to a local park near client by request.