Glad To Help (GTH)  Basketball Training

Glad To Help (GTH) Basketball Training

5.0 (10)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I specialize in youth ages from 7-18. 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 5 players max per session to gureentee faster success/results.

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 7 though 18 year of age, even down to the nutty 5 & 6 year olds that just loves the game of basketball. 

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Las Vegas, NV 89044
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • Adrian Gaines

    Coach Howard does a remarkable job teaching and emphasizing the basketball skills and training required to excel at the next level. He is an excellent communicator and clearly cares about the development of his mentees, on and off the court.

  • Lisa Heller

    Howard Cole was so good with my son! He has a lot of patience, and my son really learned a lot from him in a short amount of time. Great coach!

  • Edwin Enrile

    Coach Howard Cole stresses fundamentals such as form and footwork which is key to a beginner or intermediate player's development. In addition, his well-rounded approach teaches important tips that you cannot learn on your own playing pick-up games. And, equally important Coach Cole stresses conditioning and sportsmanship.

  • Chad Aldrich

    Howard does a great job holding my son accountable but also being encouraging and friendly to all participants he coaches.


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FAQs


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

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.


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

I am currently the head Freshmen and JV Basketball Coach at the top ranked Coronado High School in Henderson Las Vegas.  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.


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

Available Dates & Times:

Monday – Friday: 

Advanced/AAU Only: 11:00am (We have laptops available for kids during school hours)

Tuesday & Thursdays:

Rookies/Beginners: 5:00pm

Intermediate: 6:00pm

Advanced/AAU: 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:

Intermediate: 9:00am

Advanced/AAU: 10:00am

Prices:

$35.00 per session

$140.00 (4 trainings per month)

$60.00 (1 on 1 Individual Training)

 New Location:

The SweatBox

5172 W. Patrick LN. #110

Las Vegas, NV. 89118

Cell: 310-867-9410


How did you get started teaching?

I have been coaching on & off for years, but once I became a father 10 years ago, I started coaching full-time again when my son turned 5 years of age. From that point I began training all the players on my sons’ team and my clientele 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 all age groups up to the High School level. I am also a International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer and soon to be a (ISSA) Certified Sports Nutritionist.


What types of students have you worked with?

I usually work with students that have zero or little skills, but have trained students up to the age of 18 years of age with high skill levels.


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

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.


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

Students should always think through and discuss possible challenges to help them meet their needs.


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