Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

Dreams Of The Hardwood Training

5.0 (50)

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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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  • Kerri Husbands

    Coach Joe is amazing! A gifted coach, he is able to connect with players of all levels...from beginners to elite professionals. As a coach myself, I love watching him work with my kids...he knows how to breakdown all parts the the game and gets these kids playing ball!

  • April and Family

    Coach Joe has made a huge impression on our family. His professionalism and basketball know-how are unsurpassed. Our daughter has learned valuable skills that have taken her game to the next level. Coach Joe is able to connect with players of all ages and makes learning the game fun. We are grateful for his enthusiasm as he puts in 100% effort, energy and focus into each work out. His passion for basketball and commitment to developing players can be seen, heard and felt out on the court. Thank you Coach Joe, you are an exceptional Coach and we appreciate you and recommend you highly to anyone!

  • Maria Nama

    Joe Perry is hands down the real deal. Every lesson is tailored to your kids needs and abilities. Our kids come away every time feeling motivated to get better and truly enjoy their training sessions. His is an excellent coach and really knows how to talk to children to get the best out of them. Coach Joe truly understands the game of basketball and his love for the game transcends down to the kids he trains. His drills are challenging but always appropriate for your child’s skill level. He is positive and knows how to read a child’s personality to get the best results. Joe Perry is a man of Christian values and beliefs which to us is a bonus for our children to be around. We feel very blessed for our kids to get such great coaching. Look no further. He is the best!

  • Mike Castanon

    Coach Perry understands basketball and all the subtle skill details that are necessary to be a competitive player. He is a great communicator. He is warm, positive, patient, and encouraging to his players. His practices are no-nonsense, nonstop and productive. But most important of all his demeanor is always courteous, respectful, and Christian based. He is a great example for kids and a super TEACHER of the game 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. 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

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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