I am what stands out about my business, my passion for the game and attention to detail utilized to diagnose weaknesses and acknowledge strengths, and the work to build in both.
i also address the mental toughness and dedication it takes to continue to grow and improve in the coming years. I stress both the individual parts of the game and responsibilities as well as the team concept and it’s importance for success at whatever level of skill is achieved.
My experience comes from 4 yrs of college basketball , coaching several successful AAU teams in the Memphis, TN area. And continuing to play myself follow the game to stay on top of new rules and trends in the game.
Skills to be addressed: Ballhandling, passing and catching the ball, shooting all varieties of shots and the form to have a soft accurate touch, rebounding , defensive positioning both individual, team defenses, the full court game , transitioning and more.
Being in the heart of Illinois I grew up in a successful high school culture, and hope to teach in cities such as St. Louis, Indianapolis, Springfield, Decatur, Effingham, and all the rural surrounding area. I’ll go anywhere a young person wants to commit to working hard and giving their best to become the best individual and team player they can possibly be.
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Confirm they are there to listen and work hard.
Ask the student what they are here to work on.
asses the skill level at the time of first enrollment,
where do we want to get to skill wise, what is realistic expectations.
what are the methods to be used to increase the skill level and instill knowledge of the game and how to play smart with a mental toughness second to none.
subscribe work to do away from our lesson and practice times , extra work away from our instruction will better prepare the student for our lesson to maximize the take away and expedite the students progress.
AAU coaching experience
attended several camps , seminars as a student player myself as well as a camp counselor at several summer camps over the years.
played 4 yrs of college Basketball
toured europe on an all star team playing several games and giving seminars and lessons to European players.
I also have experience teaching special olympics athletes and some of the special needs of those students, love these kids the most.
i hope to instill the love of the game and everything it can give an individual. Teaches character , fair play , hard play, maximum effort, and how to both Win with class and how to lose with Grace.
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ive been teaching basketball skills for 40+ yrs at the elementary, jr hi, high school and college level. As well as special needs students and special Olympics.
It has always been a passion of mine to Give Back to basketball and the youth coming up today .
Basketball gave me an education, allowed me to travel the world, gave me some of my best lifelong friends . I want to return what I can back to the game.
every level of student as well as all levels of teams, From beginners up to major college players, And special needs students.
i just recently relocated back to the central Illinois area after being gone almost 40 yrs. I really like all the special basketball showcases conducted at several schools across the area to pair teams against teams they would never play against normally and allows the teams and their players more of an opportunity to be viewed by coach’s at higher college level and hopefully a scholarship opportunity.
Be prepared to work hard , be coachable, know what you expect to gain from it, have confidence, commit to working hard and being a good listener, respect your parents or Guardians commitment to allow the player to do this extra work, the time and financial commitment that is being made. Don’t waste your and coach’s time if your not understanding of how hard you must work to improve and benefit from this extra work.
kmow where realistically you are as a player in relation to the level and competition you want to compete at. What do you know or think that you need to improve the most on(weaknesses)
what are your strengths that you want to expand and improve on to maximize that strength against the competition. ARE YOU READY TO COMPETE AT A HIGH LEVEL AND DO WHAT IT TAKES TO IMPROVE TO GET THERE ?