Sports Centre Of The North Shore

Sports Centre Of The North Shore

4.8 (4)
1 hire on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I have been working with youth players for 20+ years.   I understand how to teach proper shooting mechanics and footwork.   I break down the instruction into easy to understand drills that help improve accuracy in all age groups.

I enjoy seeing the progress in the kids I work with and hearing their success stories. 

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Northbrook, IL 60062
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4 Reviews


  • Sanjay Patel

  • Dennis Powers

    Erie spent one on one time with my son and really tried to focus on the little things that he was doing wrong. Great facility and my son especially used the shooting guns.

  • Elise levin

    Working with Erik was such a great experience for my boys. He helped them improve their basketball skills tremendously. He works very well with all age children and is eager for them to improve their game. He is a great coach!

  • Bruce

    I love the facility. Eric worked with my daughter on her shooting. Her form and accuracy improved tremendously. He made the work outs fun and fast paced.

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

High Energy Shooting and fundamentals to help with shooting consistency

Individual Shooting Clinic

1 on 1 shooting

  • Spot shooting
  • Dribble and shoot
  • Establishing / using proper footwork to increase consistency
  • Hand position
  • 80% of time on shooting, 20% of time working on Basketball IQ

Small Group Shooting Clinics

  • Spot shooting
  • 1-3 dribble shots
  • Partner shooting
  • Low / High post shots and moves
  • Go to moves / shots
  • Establishing / using proper footwork to increase consistency
  • Shot fakes
  • Using screens to get open
  • Creating space and passing angles
  • 80% of time on shooting, 20% of time working on Basketball IQ

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

I played basketball for the University of Maryland and I have coached youth basketball players for 20+ years.

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

Shooting sessions fees:

$65 / hour - Private Lessons

$35 / hour - 2 players (semi private)

$25 / hour - small groups (3-6 players)

All lessons are held at the Sports Centre of the North Shore, 600 Waukegan Rd, Unit AB, Northbrook, IL 60062

How did you get started teaching?

I started with weekend clinics for neighborhood kids.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with kids in 1st grade - high school.

Most of the players I work with are 3rd - 10th grades.

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

Looks for someone that understands how to design easy to understand drills that will improve your shooting mechanics as well as teaching proper footwork.   Using proper footwork will set the player up for success as they get older.

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

What do they want help with (form, consistency, footwork, range)?

How will improving my skills translate into making me a better player in games?

Lessons offered