Experience: 35+ years of playing, coaching & teaching.
Playing: age 10 to 50
4 years in HS
4 years in college (Miami of Ohio)
13 years professionally in 8 countries
11 years coaching in MS & HS
12 years giving basketball trainings (4 as a business)
I have played in basketball tournaments in Indianapolis & Italy (MaxiBasket) over the last 3 years. Planning on heading to Spain for another MaxiBasket tourney in 2020.
FB: Progession Basketball LLC
I enjoy teaching them about basketball but, also about life lessons.
I have 2 boys, 12 and 8. Not only has Dave instilled some confidence in both but is able to tailor drills to fit both of their needs. The knowledge that both of my boys have now after seeing Dave on a regular basis is insane. They are taking what they have learned and are applying it immediately in games. I can’t believe the transformation. We have also sent many of our other teammates to Dave in a group setting. Not only do the kids get what he is going over but Dave makes it fun to compete and work hard. I would recommend Dave for any age, boy or girl, team or as individual. You will see an impact day 1!
My daughter has only met with Dave for one session, but during the session Dave made sure to find out about her goals, interests, and basketball skills. I was impressed by how he related the session in the gym to other aspects of her life. He was very thorough in explaining his process and purpose for individual drills as well as for the final result of how her game would improve. I found that it was an extremely positive experience for my daughter with the emphasis being placed on her hard work implementing the few suggested improvements between sessions. To sum it all up, Dave was very positive, he was a good teacher, he worked with only a few manageable skills for her to work on, and he was interested in helping my daughter with not only basketball skills but how the hard work transfers to other aspects of life. Glad we found Progression Basketball.
My normal process is first assessing where the student is currently. From there, we work on improving their dribbling ability. This will be with age/skill level appropriate drills, which they're encouraged to do at home on their own, on a regular basis.
As their ability/skill level improves, we move in to more difficult drills, including heavy balls, weighted gloves, goggles, etc. Imrloving their skills is key to improving their confidence in themselves.
35+ Years playing (HS, college, semi-pro & pro)
The last 15 years:
12 years as a trainer
11 years as a PE teacher (BS in Education)
11 years as a MS & HS coach (1 year as player/coach overseas)
1 on 1 is $45. If you buy 5, they're $40 each. If you buy 10 @ $40 each, you get 2 free.
2 players would be $60 for the hour, $30 each.
3 players would be $75 for the hour, $25 each.
4+ players would be $20 for the hour, for each player.
I will also do teams, up to 15.
My love for kids and basketball, it was an easy decision. I love seeing that "AH HA!" moment when a player finally gets a move down that we've worked on, or that grin they get when their confidence improves.
I've worked with every kind of player, from 6-7 years old up to college & overseas pros.
There are many, but one that sticks out is when a parent texts me saying "S/HE MADE IT!". Meaning, they're hard work has paid off and they've reached their goal, now they aim for their next goal, a starting position.
One other one, when a junior college player texts me asking for help with getting him to a DI or DII school. Then acknowledges how much his shot has improved from the work we had done.
Find one that has:
1. Experience: at least have HS and college, maybe even some pro experience.
2. Assesses your skills and helps you improve them, as well as your mental approach to the game, and life.
3. Helps you through difficult basketball situations: not making a team, not playing much, etc. As well as helps you navigate difficult life experiences. Basketball, sports in general, deals with life lessons.
They need to be honest with themselves on:
1. where they are
2. where they want to be
3. are they committed to doing what it takes to get there