The Garden Achievement Program

The Garden Achievement Program

5.0 (1)
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

It starts with fundamentals and repetition.  We will do drills that will train you in every aspect of the game.  Drills that are specific to strengthening your skill level in shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and defense.  As long as you are committed to putting work in!  The workout begins with the proper stretching then we start with the Mikan drill then we move into various shooting drills.  Foot speed and agility is next that leads into our defensive/slides.  Then, ball handling drills that included left hand and right hand dribbling, two ball dribbling and speed dribbling, and passing drills that incorporate squaring up after every catch to prepare how to makde the next play with or without the ball.  Then we finish up with More shooting drills that include rebounding, passing, catch and shoot, and speed dribble with pull-up jumpers and power drives to the rim.

I love to see kids improve before my eyes as I see there confidence, self-esteem, and character grow. 

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New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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  • Mike V.

    Mike (CoachUp client) Coach Darryl is ELITE!! Great communicator and a wealth of knowledge. He really challenged my son and got him out of his comfort zone. If you want to be coached the RIGHT way, go see Coach Darryl. My son can’t wait till his next session.

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

The most important factor in teaching beginners is patience!  And I make a conscious effort to making sure the children have fun while learning and working hard. Skill development is a never ending process but I like to start with and focus on putting the ball in the basket. 

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

Skill development Coach/trainer at Monroe 33 Sports Center - currently

Skill development Coach/trainer at Hoop Group Headquarters 2016-2019

Trenton Catholic Academy- Asst. Varsity Coach 2016

McCorristan HS 1994-95 - Assistant Coach Varsity 2yrs -  Mercer County Champs and Parochial Champs

St. Joseph's HS-1993 - Varsity offseason Coach 1yr - Middlesex County Summer League Champs

NJ Wildcats AAU Club 5 years 1991-96 

FDU BBall camp - 1988-93 5yrs  

John Somogyi's BBall camp - 5yrs

Central Jersey BBall camp - 4yrs

Seton Hall BBall camp - 2yrs

Eastern Invitational BBall camp - 2yrs

Well over 25 yrs of game changing skill development training

3 yr starter, Captain, and 1,000 point scorer at St. Peter's HS

MVP of Middlesex County 1984

Daily News All-Central Jersey

1st Team All-Rookie MAAC Conference and Starter 1985

Rookie single game free throw record Manhattan College 1985

ECAC Metro All-Tournament Team 1988

Northeast Conference Preseason All-Conference Team 1989

Northeast Conference All-Tournament Team 1989

Northeast Conference All-Conference Team 1989

Naismith Award Candidate 1989

4 yr Starter and 2 yr Captain

FDU Team MVP 1989

Scored 1,000 points on D1 level (Manhattan College freshman year then transferred to FDU)

Played in the NCAA Tournament 1988

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

Usually I charge $50 per hour training. But, if a parent commits to a package of 10 workouts they can save up to $150

How did you get started teaching?

I basically started in high school working with my teammates and in college as well. Also, in high school I worked a few basketball camps for my HS coach. Ever since then I have always developed players. 

What types of students have you worked with?

From 5 year old beginner to college players preparing for professional careers. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently became a Grandfather and it’s an amazing feeling. That has me even more charged about developing our babies!

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

See what that coaches basketball experiences are. Can that coach share real life experiences of living the basketball life?

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

Are you really ready to do whatever it takes to become a great player? Are you prepared to ALWAYS work above your comfort level?  Do you really want to live the basketball life, because it’s a 24/7 commitment?

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