Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

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I have a passion for the game and desire to impact by working with young players that have dreams of the hardwood through training, coaching, mentoring and consulting. I enjoy watching players do things they never imagined they could eventually learn to do.

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Anaheim, CA 92817
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    Coach Joe Perry is a great motivator and he is willing to train at the level of students. He is always looking for ways to improve himself as well.

  • Sarah Shaw

    I picked up a lot of great skills and moves that I can use in games. Coach Joe has a lot of knowledge about the game and strives to help you anyway. He is very motivating during the sessions and truly wants to see you succeed.

  • Kalli

    He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. Has taken my son and transformed both his skills and confidence level in a matter of months. Highly recommend!!!

  • Ryan Tenpas

    Very personal to every level and position. His experience and basketball knowledge will challenge every detail of your game to rise to the next level! Best decision we made!

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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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