Dream Big Basketball

Dream Big Basketball

1 hire on Lessons.com
9 years in business

About this pro

Donte' Watson is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He graduated from Seventy First High School in Fayetteville the year of 2005, where he was a three year letterman as SF/PF. He graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in 2009 with a degree in Sports Management. Was a four year starter and named the 2005-2006 South Atlantic Conference freshman of the year. After college graduation, He moved back to Fayetteville where he coached basketball at Seventy First for 4 years where he Volunteered with Varsity 2010-2011. Head coached JV 2011-2013 and 2015-2016. He's also trained athletes individually, worked basketball camps and volunteer coached AAU teams. 

The son of two army vets he moved around a lot developing tons of basketball knowledge wherever he went. Coach Watson has an immense love for the game. He wants to show the players how much basketball can impact their life and show them that hard work can take you to the top. 


I Just don't Enjoy what I do. I Love What I Do. It's My Life, it's gotten Me to the Point I am Now in Life. 

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Charlotte, NC 28215
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It will be getting to know the player personally and the pros and cons to their game. A session will consist of intense stationary ball handling to begin with, then some sideline to sideline ball handling. Next we will stretch to get loose for the drills. The drills will be focused based on the players needs. After a few drills we will start shooting, starting with form shooting than 200 shots at the minimum. Next will be more drills and some 1 on 1 with pressure to toughen the player up. 

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

BA Sports Management

Lenoir Rhyne University - Hickory, NC


NCAA Gold Coach 

NFHS Certified 

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


Cost: $50 per session/ length 60 minutes. 5 sessions = $225. 10 sessions = $425.


Cost: $40 per session/ length 60 minutes. 5 sessions = $175. 10 sessions = $300.

3 or More

Cost: $33 per session/ length 60 minutes. 5 sessions = $150. 10 sessions = $250.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching the game of basketball by having that same passion in playing in wanting to teach the game. It starts with my love for the game.

What types of students have you worked with?

Pro Players 

Collegiate Players

High/Middle School Players

Elementary Aged Players 

Both Boys and Girls.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Dream Big Basketball Summer Camps 

Consisting of 60-80 kids enjoying and ready to learn the game of basketball. Mentoring, building friendships and helping kids through the game of basketball. 

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

Make sure they fit your needs. Find someone who will have you excited about coming to the session. Someone who knows the game and is also relatable. 

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

What do I really need to work on to improve My game?

How can this person help me?