Coach Strong Basketball
First off I love the game!! I get excited teaching skills and evaluating each players talent levels. I video players while they are training in order to give each player a video perspective of what I am seeing and trying to help them improve. I also give players homework. This is important to improve game knowledge, core, balance, skills and other areas as well.
I enjoy teaching footwork, fundamentals and shooting drills. I also enjoy interacting with the student during the drills and motivating and encouraging them to improve.
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The process would involve a questionnaire asking many questions about interest, skill level and exactly what the player would like to improve on.
We can go over the questionnaire together to come up with a great game plan to make sure we see improvement.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently a Head College basketball coach! I have been coaching both boxing and basketball for over 30 years. I have helped many student athletes improve their skills and understanding of how to play the game of basketball. Many of my student athletes have earned 4 year scholarships as a result of our work together on the court. I have a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration as well.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I offer both group and private training sessions. I have different pricing scales depending on what the player wants. That could be 10 shooting sessions, ballhandling sessions, video analysis sessions or skills assessments.
How did you get started teaching?
I played college basketball and started coaching shortly thereafter. I have been teaching and coaching most of my adult life and I love it!!
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all kinds of students. Beginning, advanced, skilled and unskilled. I have been a basketball camp director for years and worked with players from 6 years to 17 years of age. As a college coach I work with college aged players. Some super motivated and other who need more to become motivated to improve and excel.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
The event occured during the pandemic. I am also a certified boxing coach and have had to change the way I teach to accomodate my students. Watching the students learn from home/Zoom and really work virtually has been amazing! I am fond of this because the students are able to push themselves in a way they did not seem possible. Watching them improve brings me a lot of joy!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would advise the student to keep an open mind. I would also advise the student to find an instructor/teacher who understands how to motivate and adjust to all students at all levels.
Also to make sure you find an instructor who can make the sessions fun and educational at the same time.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
1. What are their goals?
2. How much time are they willing to committ to achieving their goals.
3. Do you want to train virtually or in person?
4. Do you want to work on shooting, ballhandling, game knowledge or just train to get better to play better with their friends.
5. Is it important to have fun during the sessions or do you want 100% serious intense training sessions.