Basketball Skills Training

Basketball Skills Training

1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

Having played, coached, and trained through the collegiate level, I have a perspective of the game from all angles. I also have a bachelor's degree in psychology and a certification in personal training with ample experience in nutrition as well. I utilize this knowledge to assist in the physical and mental aspects of an athlete's development.

My services are a collaborative experience, my student will be able to actively engage in the planning of their training sessions.

Passion is what drives my services, which combined with a strength-based approach makes for an experience that is guaranteed to improve my student's abilities.

Basketball has been the platform on which I've met a large amount of my social and professional network. It connects people and allows for the betterment of the person playing. This sport can also be played and practiced almost anywhere, all you need is a ball. My favorite aspect of coaching and training is seeing the improvement and enjoyment of those i teach, not only in basketball but in life as a whole.

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Folsom, CA 95630
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Session one will include an introduction and a quick talk about what the student wants to get out of the training. This can range from skill development, mental preparation for games, and physical strength gains. We will then begin in fundamental drills so that I can assess the player's current skill level. At the end of the session I will give an honest assessment and what I think will be the best course of action for the players following sessions. The player will get a say in their training regimen, and we will plan and coordinate future sessions from then.

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

I have been coaching and training basketball for 10 years, ages 4th grade through college.I have a degree in psychology and am a certified personal trainer. I have played basketball my entire life through all four years of college and had the opportunity to play professionally overseas.

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

individual sessions will be $50/hour. I do offer 1.5 hours sessions for $70

if purchased in a package of 10 or more sessions, $45/hour

Group sessions start at $60/hour (2-4 students) and will increase based on an increase of students or time per session.

How did you get started teaching?

It was something I had done even while in high school and through college. I always had a passion and natural skill in helping others. Along with my eclectic life experience, I am able to connect well with many different lifestyles and can find a way to have an impact.

What types of students have you worked with?

4th grade through college players, both boys and girls

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

Make sure they have ample experience and can give specific details about where the experience came from. Ask questions and ensure that your personalities match before making a commitment. If a trainer/coach is expecting long-term commitment off the bat, be cautious.

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

What are their needs?

Can I fulfill my needs on my own?

Why am I seeking assistance?

Am I willing to hear constructive criticism, frequently?

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