Fundamentally Sound Basketball Training

Fundamentally Sound Basketball Training

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About this pro

I believe that my services standout because of my knowledge of the game of basketball being a student of the game and also playing the game on a high level. Teaching players the fundamentals is key to their overall improvement as a basketball player.  Outside of skill development, I add to my training, strength and conditioning plus agility which are all essential to an up and coming player getting stronger, faster, quicker, and getting in tip top shape. With all these essential elements on point, a player should see results that can help them become a better basketball player.  

I have been a student of the game since I was 4 years old. I was born and raised on basketball,  so its something that I am passionate about and enjoy teaching. I like to work with the youth so showing them different drills and teaching them how to do things correctly. I enjoy teaching the game I love to young people and when they understand it, can apply it, and then it works is a joy to see. 

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Orland Hills, IL 60477
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  • Noah Smith

  • Howard

    If you wanna improve your basketball skill , you would better build your body, improve your endurance and then start the fundamental practice. Those are what I am doing with Coach Jelani. He helps me rebuild my body and fundamental in and out of the course. It’s great to train with him to improve my endurance and fundamental skills.

  • Yuezhong Qiu

    First of all, coach Boline’s knowledge about the game and his coaching resume is unquestionable. Once being a professional player(also played in D1) and an active head coach of a college team, he really understands principles and priorities of basketball game as well as player development. His students ranges from active D1 players to amateurs like me who wants to bring my game to the next level. I am 26 years old and currently attending college as a master student and have being grinding the game for almost a decade. After two sessions and some serious basketball conversations with the coach, I not only resolved many doubts technically but also starts to visualize a path of how to improve my game on a daily basis. I have to say that’s what coaching is all about, instead of teaching you every single move hand by hand, which is quite inefficient. He is very approachable and even sends your training videos afterwards, including some amazing workouts. So if you are serious about basketball and craves for a mentorship, hire coach Boline and stop dissecting YouTube videos, which tells you to practice fancy crossover before you develop a conditioning regime. You will be frustrated and get crushed even in pickup game in LA Fitness. After all, you don’t want to lose your passion to the game.

  • Dexter Smith

    Greeting, my name is Dexter Smith ,and I currently play Division I basketball at Florida A&M University. I am a redshirt junior this year after recently recovering from a stress fracture in my left foot. After almost a six month recovery my overall conditioning and skill was at an overall low. Returning to Chicago for my summer break I’ve contacted Coach Bo whom took me under his wing and with his understanding of skill development boosted my skill, basketball IQ, toughness, and most of all my shooting. Going through almost a six week process there has been a monumental growth in confidence as a basketball player. I’ve known Coach Bo for almost 3 plus years ,and from the time we have started training he quickly gained my respect with his incredible patience, vigilance ,and accountably he holds to his players. Not only will he only train you ,but with great work ethic he would also put your name out there to college coaches. A man that genuinely wants to see all of his athletes succeed on and off the court. The list of upstanding things I could say about Coach Bo could go on forever. Trust Coach Bo Trust the process of the GRIT N GRIND.

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

When I meet a new student who wants to hire me, i need to know their age plus what type of experience they have playing basketball.   I would allow that new student to come and observe a training session then allow them to make a decision if they want to move forward or not with scheduling their own training sessions. Then we can move forward from that point.

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

I have been playing organized basketball for over 30 years. I played for one of the best HS teams in the city of Chicago, Whitney M. Young, in college played for Oregon State univ and univ of Illinois plus played pro ball in the International Basketball Association in Canada before I injuries ended my pro career. Playing under various coaches, learning from a Dr of sports rehabilitation who played ball with me in HS and working out all the time, I have alot to offer a young boy or girl who is serious about taking their game to the next level!

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

I charge for a hour long session-$80 and for a hour and a half long session $120.  If a student wants to pay for 10 sessions up front, then I will give a discount to that particular student. My sessions consist of 1 to 5people at a time. My max for a session is 5 people because I want to be able to critique each player the best that I can to assess what is their strengths and weaknesses.  Once we figure that out then we move forward to build on the strengths and correct the weaknesses to help the studen  become a more complete and fundamentally sound ball player!

How did you get started teaching?

I got started training when a young man that was in HS played with us when we were out of school at an open gym. He asked me could I teach him what I knew because i played D1 basketball plus he could see I was pretty good when we played open gym. So I started to train him and he went on to play at D1 and D2 basketball on college.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with young kids, teenagers, HS students, college student-athletes and professional basketball players.

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