Just a normal kid from Africa, I am 22 years old and gained my passion for basketball at a young age but started training seriously at the age of 13 when I moved to India for a 2 year high school and athletic club experiences where I met my coach DEEPAK who had a MAMBA MENTALITY. After those two years I had a chance to start training on the under 18 of my national basketball team( RWANDA) but plans changed after two months of training on the team when I transferred to come continue my high school( Portland high school) in the usa where I gained my HS Varsity experience in my first year hear and proceeded to play for my community college( Southern Maine Community College) for 1 year.
I have also volunteered to support AAU coaches in Portland Maine to shape one of the best guards that are currently playing for their HS Varsity their at very young ages (13,14,15,16&17)
What I learned from the game and always focus on teaching the students is MENTAL TRAININGS!! THIS IS BECAUSE I KNOW ANYTHING SOME BODY IS DETERMINED TO DO IN THEIR MIND WITH DISCIPLINE, YOU CAN DEFINITELY DO IT WHEN YOU FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS WITH A NEVER QUIT ATTITUDE.
Best quote from my first coach Mr Deepak: always strive to the failing point but never ever quit on what you started! There is a meaningful reason why you started!
Great skills from the coach and a great indoor environment to stay focused on task
My number one priority is making sure I focus on the fundamentals of all the aspects of the game and make it a little more intense to make it more fun for both of us( also of course while paying attention that i don't over load the students with work ) I love to do whatever drills I give my students to understand what they are really going through.
Also I figure out the athlete's level of skills, learn the strengths and weaknesses and make sure I give more time to the weak side to balance their skills set as an overall great basketball player.
lastly, for all of this to become a true success WE TRULY NEED discipline, kindness, responsibility to deliver excellence in every situation we face and being consistent at what we do best, and myself practicing what I preach to be the example for the student, is a great motivational tool for them as well.