Jimmy Alvarez Jr Fundamental Basketball Lessons

Jimmy Alvarez Jr Fundamental Basketball Lessons

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4 years in business

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Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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  • Stanley Douglas

    Coach Jimmy has been a blessing to my kids. He is fundamentally sound when it comes to his lessons, that help set the ground work for life long skills to develop their overall game. I highly recommended him to anyone who is looking for a passionate, reliable, and fundamentally sound coach to teach and build kids confidence and skills.

  • Dennis Stowell

    When I started training with Jimmy in May 2021, I was a 70% free throw shooter and only a 20% shooter on 3 pointers. After 12 weeks of training, I entered the California Senior Olympic Games (Sept. 18, 2021) in the Free Throw, 3 point, Hot Shot, and 3 on 3 Tournament. I won gold medals in the Free Throw (22-25) and Hot Shot event. I also won silver medals in the three point shooting event(60%) and 3 on 3 Tournament for men 70-74 years old bracket.

  • Job Alvarez

    Coach Jimmy is coaching my son for almost two months now, and he is doing a great job helping my son improve his basketball skills. When I started looking for a basketball coach for my son and interviewed Jimmy by phone, he caught my attention because he showed honesty and love for Basketball, so I decided to try an initial session and I was not disappointed. Jimmy coaches my son twice a week, one day with group of kids and the second day for one-on-one session focusing more on specific skills like shooting, ball handling etc. Coach Jimmy praises and motivates my son when he does well and gives positive criticism when he is not following instructions. Also, his fees are really affordable. Definitely I will recommend coach Jimmy to other parents interested in getting an affordable and first-class training for their kids.

  • Martin Curtis

    I like that Jimmy was able to work at my pace. Even though I've had basketball experience, we went through the basics and fine tuned my skills. Developing in that way definitely improved my overall skill level in the long run. He's always professional and on time with a positive attitude.

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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 have earned a degree in Human Behavior and Social Sciences. I am currently pursuing another 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.