Basketball Training 101

Basketball Training 101

1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Email: [email protected]
Head Basketball Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach, Scout/Recruiter.
1 Dedicated basketball coach with proven expertise in motivating athletes.
2 Background includes successful playing and coaching careers at the High
School, Junior College, Division I and Minor-Professional levels.
3 Proven leader who works well under pressure and develops resourceful
Solutions to adversity. Holds students, parents and staff in high esteem.
4 Hard working and organized with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
5 Experienced in prioritizing and strategizing for winning basketball programs.
6 Skilled in player and team performance. Specialize in game strategies to
Prepare for competition as well as individual and team goals
Team Management:
7 Organized daily practice schedules and game plans.
8 Responsible for team defensive strategies.
9 Organize and produce opponent scouting reports.
10 Evaluate team and opponent game tape.
11 Responsible for player and team scouting.
12 Responsible for off-season player development, training, team camp and

Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas. (2009– 2010)
Substitute Teacher License
1 Penn Foster Career School, Scranton, PA (2008 – 2009)
Electrician Diploma
2 Stratford Career Institute, St. Albans, VT (2008 – 2009)
Photography Diploma
3 University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nevada. (1978 -1980)
Major Physical Education (Concentration in Coaching)
4 Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada (Summer -1977)
Physical Activities
5 College of Marin, Kentfield, California. (Summer -1977)
Vocational Work Experience
6 Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, Kansas (1976-1978)
General Studies/Journalism/Photography
7 Battle Creek Central High School, Battle Creek, Michigan (1972-1975)
General Studies

Coaching Experience:

Kinsley High School (2009 - 2010)
716 Colony. Kinsley, Kansas. 67547 – (620)-659-2126
Principal: (William King)
Varsity Boys Head Coach
Battle Creek Knights (IBL) Professional Basketball (2006 – 2007)
50 Capital Avenue S.W. McCamly Place, Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017-(269)-965-5001
General Manager: (David Darkey)
(Assistant Coach)
*Won 2005 IBL World Championship (21-0 Record)
Lakeview High School (2006-2007)
300 S. 28th Street.
Battle Creek, Michigan. 49015
Athletic Director: (Greg Hermsen) – (269)-565-3711
(Junior Varsity Boys Head Coach)
Arcadia High School (2005-2006)
703 E. Indian School Road.
Phoenix, Arizona. 85018 - (480)-484-6300
Athletic Director: (Jim Bevel)
(Freshman Boys Head Coach)
Aaron Cusic’s Youth Basketball Training Camp (Summer 2006-2007-2008)
305 Spring Street.
Battle Creek, Michigan. 49015-(269)-830-3246
Camp Director: (Aaron Cusic)
Battle Creek Knights (IBL) International Basketball League – (Pro Basketball team) (2005-2006)
McCamly Place, 50 Capital Avenue S.W. Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017 – (269)-965-5001
General Manager: (David Darkey)
(Assistant Coach / Team Scout)
*Won 2005 IBL World Championship (21-0 Record)
St. Philip Catholic Central High School (1998-2005)
20 Cherry Street. Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017 – (269)-963-1426
Athletic Director: (Terry Newton)
(Varsity Boys Assistant Coach)
St. Philip Catholic Central High School (1998-1999) - (2004-2005)
20 Cherry Street. Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017 – (269)-963-1426
Athletic Director: (Terry Newton)
(Junior Varsity Boys Head Coach)
Southwestern Middle School Academy (2004-2005)
390 S. Washington Street. Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017 – (269)-965-9625
Principal: (Gus Calbert)
(7th Grade Girls Head Coach)
Reno High School (1997-1998)
395 Booth Street. Reno, Nevada. 89509 – (775)-333-5050
Athletic Director: (Bill Pennaluma)
(Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach)
Additional Experience:
Aaron Cusic’s 2006 Youth Basketball Training Camp-Battle Creek, Michigan (2006) (Professional Basketball web-site) – (News Reporter) (2005)
Detroit Pistons (NBA) / Detroit Shock (WNBA) Coaches Clinic – Palace of Auburn Hills (2005)
(Larry Brown and Bill Laimbeer)
Bob Huggins – University of Cincinnati Coaches Clinic – Cincinnati, Ohio (2004)
Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Coaches Clinic – Lansing, Michigan (2001-2005)
Nike Championship Coaches Clinic – Chicago, Illinois. (2004)
Mike Brey - Notre Dame University Coaches Clinic -South Bend, Indiana. (2002)
Central Michigan University Team Camps – Mount Pleasant, Michigan. (Coach) (2001, 2002, 2003)
Albion College Team Camps – Albion, Michigan (Coach) (2002, 2003, 2004)
Claude Evans Summer League – Battle Creek, Michigan (Coach) (2002, 2003, 2004)
Blue Chip Sports Agency College Exposure camps (Central State University) - Wilbur Force, Ohio.
Converse All-Stars Rookie Camp – Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas (Coach) (1998)
Converse All-Stars Big-man & Point Guard Camp -William Jewel College, Liberty, Missouri (1998)

Playing Career:

Battle Creek Central High School – Battle Creek, Michigan. (1972-1975)
*Schools single game and season blocked-shot record holder (MHSAA record book)
Cowley County Community College – Arkansas City, Kansas (member of team) (1976-1978)
*Played in (NJCAA) National Junior College Tournament as freshman & sophomore.
University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada (member of team) (1978-1980)
*Played in 1979 (NIT) National Invitation Tournament (NCAA)
Reno Bighorns (WBA) Western Basketball Association (Free-Agent try-out camp) (1980)
*Among final players released
Southern California Pro Summer League (Free-Agent try-out camp) – Los Angeles, Calif. (1980)
Olympiakos BC Professional Basketball Team – Piraeus, Greece (member of team) (1980-1982)
*Averaged 21.8 pts, 11.4 rebounds.

Sharing and teaching the experiences and knowledge I've gained from my playing and coaching career.

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

Set up initial meeting (Phone/In-person) to discover what skills he/she needs to improve. This can include the Parent(s) and student.

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

Former High School, Jr. College, Division I and Semi-Pro player. 15 years HS & Middle School coach in Nevada, Arizona, Kansas and Michigan. Semi-Pro assistant coach & Scout. Currently Youth Basketball Camp Director for Garden of Dreams Youth Basketball Camps at First Congregational Church in Battle Creek, MI. 

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

I basically charge a flat rate of $50 per hour. I expect the student to train for the complete duration with the possibility of adjustments as required and agreed upon prior to the session(s).    

How did you get started teaching?

My coaching/training career began with my first head coaching position at Reno High School in Reno, Nevada where I played for the University of Nevada.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have trained/Coached youth from the age of 5 to 18 over my career as a player and coach.

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

Always show up prepared to work hard and gain knowledge from your instructor......ask questions when you aren't sure.

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

Be able to define your own weaknesses and have the will and desire to improve your skills related to basketball.Sh

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