Tyler Leighton Basketball Training

Tyler Leighton Basketball Training

5.0 (3)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I train middle school, high school, college, and professional basketball players using the techniques and methods that helped me become a 1,000 point scorer in high school, college All-American, and play professional basketball overseas.

Training is designed to focus on improving the skills and ability of each individual client.

I love seeing clients improve and their confidence grow! I use my unique trainning methods and develop an individual connection with my clients to coach them up to the next level.  

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Chicago, IL 60640
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3 Reviews


  • Ken Miller

    His overall knowledge of the sport and what needs to be done to make you a better athlete.

  • Ernesto Espinoza

  • Ken Miller

    He knows his stuff he's very knowledgeable about his job

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

I communicate via phone/email with a potential client about their goals prior to our first sesson. My training sessions consist of: Dynamic Warm-up, Spot Shooting, Ball Handling, Shooting on the Move, Game-like Competitions, Conditioning, and Injury Prevention/Athletic Improvement. 

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

I have a Masters Degree in Sports Administration​ from Valparaiso University and a Bachelors Degree from Indiana University. 

My Basketball Experience Includes: 
•Basketball Trainer for the past 7 years in the Chicago area.
•Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, Varsity Basketball Coach
•College Scout - high school talent evaluator for college coaches
•AAU Basketball Coach, Speed & Agility Trainer 
•Duke Men's Basketball Camp Coach
•Division I Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach & Assistant Strength Coach
•Impact Basketball Intern & On-Court Skills Coach
•NAIA College Men's Basketball Coach

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

$50 per hour for shooting, ball handling, & basketball player development drills.

$75 for 1.5 hours of shooting, ball handling, plus strength & conditioning. 

How did you get started teaching?

I had a basketball trainer growing up, he was more than a coach, he was also a mentor, now he's one of my best friends. As a player, I also studied all-time great players and practiced their best moves religiously, 2-3 hours a day. From my research, trial and error, I designed a training program that helps undersized players maximize their abilities. 

I now enjoy passing on the knowledge I've gained to the next generation of hoopers. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have trained entry level middle school and high school players with goals to make their school teams, varsity standouts eyeing then next level, college and pro players home for the summer working to stay in shape and sharpen their skills. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I know I'm just one small part of a large team helping these players but... I'm proud off the high school players that I've helped get onto college basketball teams and of the college players I helped to play professional basketball. 

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

My adivce would be to ask all the questions you need before scheduling a workout. Also, do one workout before committing to multiple sessions. Make sure you feel comfortable with that person.

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

What is this Trainer's faciliy situation?

I train at LA Fitness in Evanston on Sundays between 8am - 8pm. The athlete must be 13 years old and up and $15 drop in fee or membership is required.  

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