Silver Basketball Training

Silver Basketball Training

5.0 (2)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I have over seven years experience coaching Division 1 women's basketball at UCLA, LSU, University of Vermont and San Diego State. I am able to build workouts designed around the students' desires and skillset. I have worked with boys and girls of various ages, various positions and skill levels. 

I enjoy getting to know young people and helping them achieve their goals. It is always rewarding watching young people find success and getting to see their passion for the sport.

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Credentials

San Diego, CA 92182
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Dr. J.T. O'Sullivan

    Coach Silver is one of the best in the business. He focuses on winning on-and-off the court. Coach Silver has great communication skills and brings an elite energy to the court. He helps elevate the expectations for his players and provides the blueprint for players to achieve their highest potential as a player and person. If you have a basketball question, he is your answer.

  • Annie

    Great energy! Awesome teacher! So much knowledge!



FAQs


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

I like to evaluate the student's experience and his/her desired areas of improvement. It's important that the student have fun with the workouts and look forward to the next one. I try to give students ownership of their workouts and input into the design so that they have some level of autonomy and investment.


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

I have spent 7+ years on Division 1 coaching staffs for women's basketball. I also have a Masters of Sports Administration and about 10 years working various basketball camps throughout the country. I have led team practices, group and individual workouts.


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

Yes, $50/hour for individual on-court instruction. I can also design workouts for your student and give lengthy descriptions for each workouts - the pricing for those workouts is negotiable. 


How did you get started teaching?

I played on the scout team (male practice team) for the UCLA Women's Basketball team. From there I started my coaching career as the UCLA film coordinator then moved onto LSU, then University of Vermont (where I was named to the "Thirty under 30" list in 2016 for one of the nation's best young coaches), then San Diego State.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked primarily with college-aged student-athletes. I also have a lot of experience working with elementary, middle and high school-aged students through the various camps that I have organized and coached. I have experience coaching boys and girls. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We recently organized and ran three basketball camps this summer: a day camp, an evening high school camp and a team camp. It is always very rewarding seeing improvement in young athletes and helping them achieve their athletic and academic goals.


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

It's important to find someone you can build a constructive, professional relationship with who you feel like you will learn to trust. Coaches who value relationships and can show the athlete that they are working in a safe, trusting environment usually get the most out of their students. It is important that the athlete feel that the workouts are about them and not the coach. 


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

The student must be introspective and have the self-awareness to ask: what are my weaknesses? what are my strengths? how can I improve my weaknesses and what kind of coach can help me do that? what are my goals as a basketball player and how can I best reach those goals? Once I have achieved my primary goal, how I am going to maintain success?


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