Temple Of Hoops (Private Basketball Lessons)
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"....
SHOOTING, DRIBBLING, PASSING, DEFENSE, ATTACKING THE BASKET, SCORING OFF THE DRIBBLE, BASKETBALL IQ, MOVING WITHOUT THE BASKETBALL, PICK AND ROLL, POST PLAY, AGILITY, BALANCE, FUNTIONAL BASKETBALL STRENGTH...
My training is very fundamental and pride myself on being able to relate to players of all ages and skill level. My process is...
1. Take a look at your game to see strengths and weaknesses.
2. Develop a FUNDAMENTAL plan to help you become the best player that you can be. Starting with working on building fundamental structure to your game.
More important than doing fancy moves, shooting 3 pointers and making highlights is the FUNDAMENTALS that allow players to perform these plays. So this is why we focus on the fundamentals!
We train the PHYSICAL SKILLS so that you can perform the moves!
We train the MENTAL SKILLS so that we know how to apply the move to the game.
We train our SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL SKILLS so that we can use our courage, passion, will, love, creativity, vision and confidence to fuel our performance!
-2002 Illinois High School State Player of the Year
-Played collegiately at University of Minnesota and Seton Hall University
-Played Professionally in Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria.
I love the game of basketball for all it has done for me. Free college education, travel the world, play professional basketball. The game has a way of teaching you life lessons as well that help us grow as people.
I love the ability to share my love and passion for the game with players that are developing their own bond with the game.
As a player/coach, I have developed the unique skill of speaking to my clients as a coach but always through the eyes of a player. I am able to relate to them as a player!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When I work with a new student I put them through an assessment to determine their strenghts and weaknessess.
I consult with them about their goals for improvement!
Decide where they fit in my training system based off of their current skill level we begin a program to help them be the greatest version of themselves as a basketball player.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have developed my own training system that is a fundamental way of building players games!
Stay tuned as I have an online course coming soon as well as literature grow your game!!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $100 for an individual session.
5 individual sessions for $450
I offer small group training as well... ($40 per player)
How did you get started teaching?
I got started teaching the game as I have a passion for sharing my knowledge. Once I underdstood how valuable my experience in the game is, I realized that there are a lot of players that could benefit from my knowledge.
I have been coaching young players since college with basketball camps and learned early that I love the feeling of seeing a young player learn a new skill especially when they may have been struggle at first!
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with players from 5 years old to 62 years old.
Ive worked with beginners and pro players!
My talent is the ability to relate to all players and show them how to improve their skills.
No matter the level of the game that you are, you should be mastering your fundamentals!!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
What is your teachers experience in the field? Do they have experience, if not, how can they teach you to do things that they can't and never could!
Get a feel for their knowledge and their training style. Get a feel for the way that they communicate, all trainers have different styles, make sure you are able to feel comfortable with the way coach talks to you.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask yourself what type of player do you want to become?
What do I need to Improve?