Former Division III Basketball Collegiate Athlete (4 years)
Over 10 years High School and Middle School coaching experience (girls and boys)
Over 15 years of Elementary and Middle School teaching experience (Bachelor and Masters Degree in Education)
Over 20 years experience working with youth basketball
I love the game and working with kids. I enjoy the competitive aspect as much as teaching the fundamentals of the game. It’s also much more than just basketball. It’s about self-discipline, respect for game and those you play with, and having fun while at the same time challenging yourself to be better than you were yesterday. Sounds a lot like what it takes to be successful in life, doesn’t it?
Coach Ron Carter has been a pleasure to work with! He came at a moment’s notice to help my son, who has zero basketball experience, get ready for a game. We’ve worked with him several times now, and he’s been great. Affordable and available on the weekends. He’s also a very nice guy, which makes sense, since his day job is teaching!. Makes kids feel comfortable right away.
We hired Coach Carter with very little notice for our teen to learn the basics. Great experience, and looking forward to working with him again!
Coach Carter is a great coach. After just 2 training sessions my game has already improved. I would highly recommend Coach Carter to anybody serious about getting to the next level. He is really knows the game of basketball. And his style of teaching has encouraged me to increase both my skill level and my confidence.
1. Get to know student and discuss goals and aspirations.
2. Observe them play and evaluate strengths and weaknesses.
3. Series of drills and exercises to get a baseline of strengths and weaknesses in relation to basketball skill-set.
4. Discuss. Create a plan. Improve!
College athlete and coach for over 10 years.
I’ve been an educator for 17 years and have coached within the school system for over 10 at both the high school and middle school level.
All age groups. Students who played competitively and went on to play in college and others who played recreationally for fun and enjoyment.
Too many to remember! I’m fond of the days when I was a kid practicing on the court for hours by myself, winning our Conference Championship in college and being the MVP of the tournament, or the countless days of practice. There have been several games in which my players came back from huge deficits and won. Those are always amazing to be a part of because you watch your kids preserve and see the fruits of their labor through teamwork and execution.
Find someone who’s played organized basketball or some other TEAM sport at a collegiate level. That person most likely understands the fundamentals of the game and hard work needed to be successful in sports and life! If that person also has coaching experience, even better! Just because a teacher played the game doesn’t necessarily mean they know how to properly coach it.
What are their goals? Are they serious about this or just want to get a good workout and/or have fun? Either is fine. If your serious about improving, then you should be comfortable with being pushed and challenged.