Shine Basketball Academy

Shine Basketball Academy

5.0 (6)

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Shine Basketball Academy is a competitive player development program that offers year-round training, Elite Travel teams, and basketball education for grades 3-12. Established in 2003, today Shine serves hundreds of athletes annually throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.  

On every court, in every gym, and in every contest, Shine athletes and staff represent the highest level of character, sportsmanship and competetiveness. Acceptance to the our Academy is selective. We invite you to learn more about who we are and what we do, and if you feel like this may be the place for you.

I am humbled to have been able to influence the confidence, leadership ability and sport-specific skills for hundreds of athletes. Our Shine environment is unlike any other - positive, driven, safe, motivational, inspiring, and full of energetic, inspired young athletes and families. Come experience the Shine difference!

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Westminster, CO 80031
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Jill Blevins Keogh

    I've been so impressed with the personal attention and enthusiasm of Coach Rob. He makes every player feel important. He is a gifted motivator and sets high expectations for his players that makes them feel empowered and respected. Now, on to the skills! I love that they are getting intense focus on not just game strategies, but fundamentals. His training sessions focus on important skills that can be overlooked but are so necessary as they progress in the game. My daughter loves going to practice and she has improved a lot since training with Shine, but more importantly I can see that Coach Rob is truly impacting her life.

  • Lisa Desmarais

    You will NOT FIND a better program or coach. Period. This is one positive, motivated, determined and focus group. We have nothing but good things to say.

  • Lou Loukopolous

    Shine is an excellent program. It more than just playing in games, it is about building a solid foundation for basketball and beyond. Our daughter has grown leaps and bounds as a player, leader and person.

  • Grace Naysmith

    Shine is the best basketball program I have been in. Not only have I improved greatly on my skills, I have learned to be a better person. When I first started, I felt very welcomed and saw improvement in the first session I went too. Even though the practices put you to work, it will pay off in the end.


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FAQs


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

New athletes are encouraged to register with shinebasketball.com, a free step and then come sample a few workouts to experience the Shine Basketball community and process.


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

UUSA Basketball Gold License Coach | 17 years professional coaching and training | 2 years Varsity Girls HS Coach | 2 National Tournament Championships | 2 All-State Players | 2 First-Team All-Conference Players | 1 Second-Team All-Conference Player | 18 National All-Tournament Players | 9 Top 10 National Tournament Finishes | CHSAA Certified Varsity Coach | NFHS Certified High School CoachSA Basketball Gold License Coach | 17 years professional coaching and training | 2 years Varsity Girls HS Coach | 2 National Tournament Championships | 2 All-State Players | 2 First-Team All-Conference Players | 1 Second-Team All-Conference Player | 18 National All-Tournament Players | 9 Top 10 National Tournament Finishes | CHSAA Certified Varsity Coach | NFHS Certified High School Coach


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

We offer training in 3-month blocks called Sessions. Fees are based on enrollment in a Session and prorated based on start date. Pricing details are available on the website. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Shine works with athletes grades 5-11, boys and girls. Our athletes have gone on to earn significant roles in Colorado Varisty High School programs, as well as collegiate team opportunities.


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

It's critical to determine your "why" for training - what are your player's and family's goals related to the sport? At first that may just be fitness and general instruction in the sport. Over time, as passion increases and a vision for becoming a contributor in the sport takes root, then families should evaluate programs for the content they provide to individual players, the leadership development that is taught, and the culture of the program. There are many clubs and groups who's primary focus is building their brand. Shine's focus is the individual player. 


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

At first, athletes should consider whether they enjoy the sport, and the training/practice involved. This has to do in part with their personal preferences, but also how they feel in the envrionment.  Over time, if they want to be a contributor to more advanced teams, players should ask themselves whether they are willing to do the work required, and to be coached by a mentor and trainer in the sport. Athletes should build an ability to talk to their coach about their goals, and to ask for guidance.