Rich Skills Training
My name is Coach Devon "Rich" Richardson and I have been providing basketball skill development for youth to professional athletes for the past six years. My focus is on developing efficient pace-oriented basketball skills needed to be successful at the higher levels of basketball. This includes dribbling with a purpose, understanding how a defender will read and react to your movements, and teaching how to dictate where the defense goes. I also train in shooting mechanics, including footwork, catch and shoot development, and quick release. All aimed at creating the smoothest most efficient game possible.
I have been a basketball coach for over 10 years at the High School and College level. I am currently a collegiate coach who has developed several D1 and professional athletes. In that span, I have rebuilt several programs from bottom feeders of the conference to consistent postseason favorites.
My relationships have allowed me to work as a player development trainer at an NBA team's summer minicamp as well as a coach and skills trainer with a top AAU program in LA. I have worked at many youths and High School skills camp where players from all across North America came to compete and train. I am currently in the planning period of training at a newly built basketball academy for NBA Africa in Ghana, where I will be responsible for training the top prospects in the region.
Hard work beats talent every time, my biggest joy is finding a player's untapped potential and developing it to become the best player possible. It is a very special feeling seeing a player build confidence due to putting in the work needed to be successful.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
1. Have an introductory meeting to gain an understanding of what the student goals are and the timeframe to complete them.
2. Have a general workout to determine what base of skill the student has.
3. Give the student a thorough assessment of strengths and weaknesses.
4. Develop a plan of action based on the player's skill, time frame, and level of commitment.