1 Up Basketball Academy

1 Up Basketball Academy

5.0 (5)
10 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

Receive IQ basketball training from a former professional that teaches players how to use their skills so the game is more instinctual. Every aspect of the game is coached so all players are equipped to make a team or positively impact their current team.

Kevin Thompson 

Canisius College '98'

NCAA Tournament '96'

Pro Basketball '00-02' [Holland & Belgium]

JV Boys Basketball Coach '04-06' [Kennedy HS]

Girls Varsity Basketball Coach '07-16' [Kennedy HS]

AAU Basketball Coach '16-Current' [1 Up Warriors & Lady Warriors]

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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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5 Reviews


  • Matthew Nguyen

    Coach Thompson is a very great trainer. I have been going to him for 4 months now, and in this amount of time he has helped me get a lot better. As a result I was able to make my jv basketball team thanks to him. He teaches the fundamentals of basketball, and the right way to play the game.

  • Ibrahim oladotun

    Coach Kevin bring high energy to training rain or shine and extremely patience

  • Charles Golli

    Outstanding delivery of Basketball knowledge, all in a safe and respectful environment that provides students with proper conditions for learning and growing.

  • A. Bell

    Coach Thompson does a good job of showing how to perform a specific drill rather than just telling the student to do it. He gets involved with the workout of the student. He also applies real basketball scenarios to improve on the drill. I’d refer him to anyone.

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

The typical process for working a Student is an evaluation to assess areas of strength and improvement. 

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

Top 25 Player in Washington DC area '94'

NCAA Tournament Appearance '96' [Canisius College]

Professional Basketball '00-02' [Holland & Belgium]

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

Standard Pricing for each group workout is $20.

How did you get started teaching?

I started group training with because I love teaching/coaching basketball and it's the most organic way for players to learn every aspect of the game. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with players 2nd grade - College. 

Currently I train 4th - 6th girls & 5th - 9th grade boys

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

The advice I would give students is make sure your specific with your goals and find a trainer with experience at least through College. 

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

Students should think about areas of growth ( shooting dribbling passing defense). 

Students should ask for plan of how the Instructor will help them address their needs 

Students should ask is training more than once a week 

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