Bay Area Youth Coaching

Bay Area Youth Coaching

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About this pro

I am an experienced coach with kids from ages 5-16. I have coached both football and basketball and am currently employed by the RBA as a basketball coach for an after school basketball camp. I love teaching kids about these 2 sports and how to become better whether they are learning or trying to dominate. I live for the competition these sports bring and I love developing young athletes talent and mental edge over there opponents. I am a kinesiology major at DVC with plans to transfer to SDSU or UCSD. I am also taking courses to get a certificate in personal training. I have coached high school athletes individually and been the head coach of a basketball team that made the playoffs in children’s league. I have a passion for all things sports (mainly football) and am truly a student of football. I’ve always had a deep passion for the sport and study different schemes that work at work at all levels of the sport. I have dreams of one day being a coach for a division one college program and win a national title. 

The thing I enjoy most is watching the progress of developing athletes. As someone who takes much pride in his work and studies allot for this it means allot when I see both my hardwork and the athletes' payoff

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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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5.0

  • Chris Lopez



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

First I analyze there skill and experience by doing simple drills and talking about there previous experience playing the game. Once I have accessed their skill I will create a drill circuit to make them the best athlete at their position as possible. If they don’t know exactly how or where they want to play I would help them decide. After every lesson I also give you workouts you can do on your own to improve your skills for our next session


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

I have 8 years of football experience (playing) and 1 year of basketball coaching experience. I was always a leader on the team and would arrange player only practices and worked with the coaches privately about game planning and player development amongst my peers. We would talk endlessly about who should go where and what their strengths were. For basketball I have coached a kids basketball team (ages 5-7) in which we won some playoff games before losing to the eventual champions. Each kid ended up wanting to continue playing under me. I am currently employed by the RBA and coaching a summer camp in San Mateo.


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

For both sports all lessons are 30$ dollars an hour if I drive to you and 20$ if you drive to me. Each hour session also includes 2 breaks that will be 5 minutes long. With each hour session you buy there is a “One More Rep” sale which includes and extra 30 minutes for only 5$. This extra session goes deeper into your personal development and usually consists of more difficult drills. I also can set up a schedule with you in which lessons are 2$ off if we make a consistent schedule. There is also room to grow as a student in my program, getting better pricing deals when I host events like 7 on 7s or large class sessions. There is even a chance at me sponsoring you and training you for free and I will sign you up for competitions and take you myself asking I lu that you wear the merchandise. 


How did you get started teaching?

I’ve always had a passion for the sport and being a leader I was always helping the guys improve both in practice and outside of it. I’d host players only training and practices to help out guys who needed it or guys who were amongst our best. When I was presented the opportunity a couple years ago to coach a basketball I jumped on it as it is a dream of mine to coach as a career. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with kids from ages 5-18 from all skill levels. I have even worked with kids with special needs so that isn’t an issue. 


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

Becoming a better athlete is one thing, but to become better at a sport you also need specific skill development. Most coaches who work with young adults or kids usually only focus on overly simple concepts that the athlete has most likely already done. I try my best to give what I can to prepare them to dominate not at the level they are at but the next level they want to achieve. 


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

They should ask themselves how much time they are willing to sacrifice to reach where they want to be.