I specialize in youth ages from 7-11. I cover the fundamentals that help your child play a year above their grade level. My clients improve the following skill sets below.
Proper shooting form, Ball Handling, Rebounding, Passing, Layups with both right & left hand. Close outs, Block outs and Defense.
My goal is to bring a tear to the parents eyes after seeing their childs athletic transformation. My passion is to build winners & competitors.
Classes are 12 players max per session to gureentee faster success/results, but prefer 1 on 1 training.
The greatest rewards have been the emotional rewards of helping to build young people while sharing my passion for basketball. I have trained hundreds of kids from the ages of 10 & 11 year olds, down to the nutty 7 year old that just loves the game.
He’s truly a remarkable coach. He focuses on form, technique and skill building. You’d be lucky to have him as a coach
Coach Howard has coached both my kids and is extremely proficient in teaching all ages how to perfect their basketball technique. The drills he has kids do teach them how to play better in the game. I would highly recommend this jem stone of a Coach!
Very professional and went out of his way and did the extra!! My son skills developed rapidly. Great role model as well. That being said, today my son is a champion.
He always had a smile on his face which shows he loves coaching and makes him approachable. He always had a positive attitude. He would offered extra time coaching to whom ever wanted or needed more practice.
Initially I start by accessing the players fundamental skills to see what level he or she is already at. Next, I ask a few questions to the parents and the child to gage the childs love for the game. After these two steps, the teaching begins.Step 1. Introduce the skill. 2. Demonstrate and explain the skill. 3. Initial Practice 4. Explain when and why to Use the Skill 5. Repetition 6. Incorporate Skill into Live Play 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6. This is the step-by-step process that I use.
I have firsthand experience playing basketball at Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, California back in the early 80's. From high school I played one year at Long Beach State University and then transferred to Ranch Santiago JC, where I played for two years and then transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University. All of these experiences has made me a more well-rounded coach/trainer and given me the knowledge of the sport and allowed me to better communicate with my players.
INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP PACKAGE RATES:
Player to Coach Ratio # of Sessions
60 Minute Session Rates
1 on 1
4 $220 | $55 Per session
10 $500 | $50 Per session
2 on 1
1 $50 4 $190 | $47.50 Per Session
10 $450 | $45 Per Session
3-5 on 1
1 $40 4 $150 | $37.50 Per Session
10 $350 | $35 Per Session
6+ on 1
1 $25 4 $90 | $22.50 Per Session
10 $200 | $20 Per Session
Rates are Per Player
I have been coaching on & off for years, but once I became a father 10 years ago, I started coaching full-time when my son turned 5 years of age. From that point I began training all the players on my sons team and my clientel grew from that point. Now that I have relocated to Las Vegas, I have to start over from scratch with all new clients. I currently work with the Hoop City West Coast Rebels 10 U team training a few of their players on Sundays.
I usually work with students that have zero or little skills, but have trained students up to the age of 15 years of age with high skill levels.
My advice would be to hire someone that works on basic fundamentals and court awareness. Look for a coach who gives both positive & negative feedback equally or as needed.
Students should always think through and discuss possible challenges to help them meet their needs.