Skills Given

Skills Given

5.0 (1)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

Skills Given is driven to improve your skill within your game. When training with coach Ian you will receive instant feedback and correction. We focus on you and your skills and how we can improve them to the best of your ability. We'll push you to be the best player you can be to help you be most successful. 

I've always had a passion for basketball growing up; I played multiple sports, but basketball always held a special place in my heart. When my dream to own my own basketball training business became reality, I went to "I'm Possible Training" to become the best coach I can be. 
Helping my players succeed, helping each one of my clients with whatever they may struggle with is a truly successful job to have. I strive for all of my players to be the best player they can be. I will work with you every step of the way. I can't wait to watch you grow, succeed, and have fun. 

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Elgin, IL 60124
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  • Barbra

    Ian is a great trainer. He has helped my child tremendously improve his skills to be confident when playing. We highly recommend Ian at Skills Given!! Can’t thank you enough!!

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

When a new player starts training with me I like to do a skills assessment to determine where we need to start. Also, what skills we need to work on. Typically done within a drill or method. 

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

I am a certified I'm Possible Skill Enhancment trainer. 
I have been playing basketball for 20+ years. 

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

I offer a variety of different memberships and standard pricing for training by the hour on my website. Visit - you can also directly book through my website that best fits your schedule. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started coaching, then I trained one of my players who needed help. That sparked my passion for training. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 7-20+, I have worked with professional players and first time players. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently just held a clinic with 8 players ages 8-14. It was a great group of players who worked very hard and it was very englightening during these times that are unpredictable. 

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

When looking for a trainer, read their about me page or their founder page. Read about them and their training style to see if they are a good fit for you and what you are looking to get out of training. 
Each trainer is uniquely different, we all offer a variety of different styles. If you are looking for someone who is driven, compasisonate, a hard hitter at times, someone who wants YOU to succeed to the best of your ability - I would love to work with you. 

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