LaBWorks Training

LaBWorks Training

5.0 (4)
1 employee
9 years in business

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Former International Professional Basketball Trainer Division I Player & College Coach | 15+ Years Fundamental Skills Training 

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The philosophy is simple.  Perfect the basics. The most effective way to develop youth basketball players into well-rounded athletes is to provide them with a base.  A starting point. A strong set of fundamental skills – Ball handling, shooting, passing, and defensive techniques that will serve as a platform to their individual development. Too many middle, high school, even college players lack basic fundamental skills. And it’s these deficiencies that prove to be the barrier between success and failure. Between good and great.  Athleticism, talent and luck will only carry an athlete so far. It’s the hours and hours of professional instruction; Of grinding. Of beating on one’s craft that make the difference. At LaB Works Training, not only do we work hard, we work with a purpose.

I love seeing progress. Watching my athletes transform from shy, meek role players into confident, polished leaders.  

As a kid, I would've loved to have had a coach who's experience matched their passion.  I've been through the process. I understand better than most the mental and physical barriers that need to be conquered in order to succeed at any competive level.  If my experience, successes and failures can be used in service of another, I feel that I have purpose in the lives of today's youth athlete.

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Oakland, CA 94619
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4 Reviews


  • Ariel Anderson

    She knows a lot about the game of basketball and is great at helping players on their specific strengths and weaknesses relating to the game.

  • M Arias

    LaNedra is not only knowledgeable of her craft, her deep understanding of the variables of what it takes to be on the court translates into the way she builds her students confidence, determination, drive and discipline. And she does this all while building sincere relationships.

  • Simone Thelemaque

    My family is so grateful to have worked with Coach L. Our first time meeting LaNedra was during a LABWorks basketball camp. My daughter (who had never played basketball) felt empowered and motivated enough to adventure into the world of sports. Years later, we are so grateful for the ways Coach L has continued to build on her technique, while teaching so many other life skills. Coach L has a sharp eye, analysis and pays such attention to her students form, patterns, mindsets and areas of growth. I am always amazed at Coach L's ability to offer such well rounded and appropriate drills, feedback, and homework. I've watched my kid become confident, assertive, open to feedback, responsible and such an incredible team player. Thanks LaNedra for teaching basketball fundamentals and so much more.

  • Chris

    LaNedra takes each kid and recognizes their strengths and what they need to work on. She focuses on fundamentals first and then overtime will bring in more challenging drills. She’s exceptional in training kids. My 17 year old has improved so much with LaNedra’s coaching. She’s also very nice, flexible and easy going. She’s on time and communicates effectively. I highly recommend LaNedra for a beginner and an advanced player.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Skill assessment, Establish Goals, Fundational Development, Advanced Skill Training

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

11 Years Professional Basketball Experience, College Coach Experience, 17+ Years of Skill Development, NASM Performance Enhancement Training Certification, Owner/Founder LaBWorks Training, Youth Camp Cirriculm Development.

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

90$ / Session

How did you get started teaching?

I've been coaching and teaching my entire adult life.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners all the way to professional players.

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

Do your homework!  There are a lot of wolves in sheep's clothing. Google their name. Check to see if their "expertise" matches their profile. If it's not a good fit, leave. Don't waste your time or money on someone who is not in this business for the wrong reasons or who doesn't have a passion for teaching.

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

I think a student should never hesitate around talking to their coach/teacher.  Being honest. Being realistic. Being authentic are key in any relationship.  When stating a need, the student should do their best to articulate - a lot of the work then falls on the coach to help them to flesh it out and to provide actionable items.

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