Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

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Anaheim, CA 92817
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  • Laura Robinson

    Both of my daughters (ages 9and 11) play basketball and we wanted to add some private coaching to work on skills and fundamentals. We found Coach Joe and he is fantastic. After a few sessions with Coach Joe, we saw great improvements with both of our daughters shooting, ball handling and confidence. Coach Joe identified each strengths and areas to grow and organized training sessions where they could work on these skills. He is organized and he communicates corrections always in a positive and encouraging nature. He knows how to motivate each type of player and is fun to work with. We feel very lucky to have found him and would highly recommend.

  • Luke Ferry

    Joe provides structured lessons but keeps it fun and real-world. He covers everything from fundamentals to game-time strategies. Solid coach and trainer.

  • Julia Yeung

    Coach Joe is the real deal, one of the most caring and best coaches we know; he calls it as it is. If you are looking for someone with an abundance of knowledge, experience and expertise with great work ethics, he is the person.

  • Brian Yeung

    Coach Joe’s skills training with our girls have got them to love the game & understanding of basketball.

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

I usually start my first time clients with basic ball-handling and footwork. I move to shooting, then maybe shooting off the dribble. As I have watched them perform in these general areas, I begin to teach new things in each area to see how quickly they grasp it and to see if they possess deeper inadequacies. I mainly try to see the player's work ethic and mental toughness.

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

I have over 35 years of coaching youth through varsity high school. I have coached many DI college level athletes. I have trained players at least 30 years. I have numerous years of attending camps and clinics for coaches, trainers and players. I am associated with some of the basketball training industry's best.

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

I have an pricing system for my 1-hour private individual lessons. I offer an hour session rate, then I offer training bundles of 3 and/or 5 priced that offers a discounted rate.

How did you get started teaching?

I have coached many players and began training individuals with my 5 year old son as my first trainee. I built a love of training players along with coaching teams.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with both, male & female players. On the male side, I have worked with beginners to varsity high school players and international professionals. On the female side, I have worked with beginners to international professionals. I have coached players who have played both, college and professionally in the NBA, WNBA & Internationally.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A basketball training event I looked forward to is actually a 2-day Trainers & Coaches Conference that I attended the past 2 years.

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

My advice in seeking trainers would be: 1) commitment, 2) knowledge & 3) teaching ability. Don't mistake that a great demonstrator or player can teach.

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

Players should ask questions like: 1) how many years of experience? 2) ask questions that will reveal character and personal agenda. And 3) ask questions on methods of reaching the player's goals.

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