Own Your Journey

Own Your Journey

5.0 (21)
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro

My service will stand out because of the versatility I bring to basketball. I can help with all aspects of the game. I have a passion that's clear to see when you work with me. 

I enjoy the teaching and executing of the work I do. Showing a client a new move or the proper way to do something and then they execute it is what I enjoy the most. I like to work on skills and footwork. Having a ton of skills with the right foot work to execute the move is a big part of my teaching. 

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Schertz, TX 78154
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21 Reviews


  • Kelly

    Donte is a fantastic coach. Our daughter thrived under his coaching - both on her AAU team and in private lessons. He is encouraging and fun while also being very focused on player development. Anyone who has a chance to learn under his guidance will truly benefit.

  • Sacquana L

    He is very relatable to the youth he trains. Love his positive reinforcement!

  • Corey L.

    Donte is a consummate professional with a passion for kids!! He’s always on time and is very detail-oriented!!

  • Renee Purdy

    Myself, my husband and parents all noticed improvement in our son’s basketball game as a result of working with Donte. Donte brought out a confidence in my son that nobody else could. Max really looked forward to his weekly training sessions with Donte.

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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?