Jimmy Alvarez Jr Fundamental Basketball Lessons

Jimmy Alvarez Jr Fundamental Basketball Lessons

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About this pro

I am very positive in my teachings. I pride myself on positive reinforcement during instruction.  I have played basketball competitively since I was five all the way until I graduated high school. I still currently play in recreational leagues and in a few competitive 3 on 3 tournaments.  I have coached recreational, travel, and high school basketball.  I have also refereed youth and adult basketball for 5 years.  I believe that my service will stand out because the person that I am instructing will have a good time and experience with me. 

I really enjoy teaching basketball.  I love to see the person I am teaching use their newly acquired skill during game situations.  I get great satisfaction when a person masters a skill that helps them on the court.  

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Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical process is to find out what the player is trying to accomplish.  I will then design lessons that I feel will maximize the players goals.  

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

I am currently pursuing my degree in Child Development.  I feel my education will help me set a great foundation for interacting with youth or high school players.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching and coaching basketball in high school.  I use to work at a recreation center.  I coached youth basketball and I love it.  I was also fortunate to have coached a few freshman high school basketball teams.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with youth, middle school, and high school students.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This past summer I was asked to work out with a friend's son.  He is now a senior in high school.  I was invited by his father to come out to one of his games.  He was really proud of the skills I had instilled in his son and it showed on the court during his game.  During the game his father showed me a picture of the scholarship letter that his son had received.  I felt like a proud father myself when I saw the letter. 

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

Choose a teacher that is going to give you the best experience.  Even if you make it to the NBA, one day, it will end.  Choose a teacher that, in the end,  will ultimately make you a better person.  Not just with basketball. 

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

I feel that players should ask themselves what are their realistic goals and what are they striving to accomplish.   I believe that a player has to ask themselves if they truely even want to put the time and energy into this training.  Always be true to yourself.