Jimmy Alvarez Jr Fundamental Basketball Lessons
Current High School Boys Basketball Coach.
I played basketall all four years in high school.
Over 20 years of coaching experience.
Skills to improve
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Frequently asked questions
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.