Kurt's Basketball Lessons

Kurt's Basketball Lessons

2 years in business

About this pro

My basketball experience spans across my whole life of 26 years. I have coached from eighth grade to seniors in high school. Also have coached collegiate girls basketball.  I have worked in youth Asian league basketball plus City of College of San Francisco. 

Growing up playing in AAU (San Francisco Rebels) as well as Asian League Basketball (Associates) from 5th grade through senior year in high school. I've won many championships with my respective teams.

First Team All City Basketball in high school as a Senior for San Francisco public schools, 2007-2008, Honorable mention 2006-2007.

Played 2 years of basketball at a community college (City College of San Francisco)

Competed against Damian Lillard through AAU and high school, had the chance to say that I beat him in high school. I have that grit and determination and can turn a good basketball prospect into a great player.

A client can expect specific goals that he/she would like to develop in their game.  Due to my experience in organized basketball, I can mentor the athlete and provide knowledge of the game. Based on the areas of improvement that he/she needs work in, I can put in the time to make sure that particular skill is surpassed. I have a full arsenal of drills instilled in me by great mentors and coaches. 

A typical workout would consist of getting the athlete in shape first. (liners, defensive slides, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.)

I would dictate their play by observing and formulating a schedule that best fits what their needs are (shooting, passing, rebounding, ball handling, defence). This would carry on for an hour to 2 hours. Not only about skills in these nuances of the game, it's about determination, pride, confidence and being mentally sharp which I would instill into the player (how to read situations, dictate tempo, and quarterback a basketball team. I have accolades online in which a parent or prospective client can look up.

Basketball is my love. Basketball is life for me. It's the only thing I personally know how to do. The excitement of waking up to either play or train someone will keep me going in life. The ability to have mentored someone and see their game exponentially grow is something I take gratitude in. To leave an imprint on someone's life through basketball is something I can feel good about. Making a difference is what I care about for someone's career. 

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San Francisco, CA 94118
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I would help identify the areas of weakness in their game and develop drills to improve that particular area. 

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

I have played AAU basketball, Asian league, been on varsity for my high school team since freshman year, also a little junior college. I have accolades which you can see online. Also have competed against Damian Lillard growing up and had the chance to beat him in a high school game. 

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

Depends on the travel, if in San Francisco, it'll be cheaper. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've taught freshmen high school Asian league basketball players. I have played for this particular team growing up and established connections on the way. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Youth, teens, adults, all of the above. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Although not recent, I was proud to have made history, beating Lowell high school at Lowell high school with a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. 

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

The advice I would give is to have trust in the instructor. Know what he/she is talking about. This would ultimately prove if the instructor has indeed basketball experience. 

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

What are your goals for your future in basketball?

To be realistic, how are your genes (how tall are you going to be?) Have to be realistic, and usually a point guard is your best option to train for in the future. Break it to them.

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