Top Echelon Basketball

Top Echelon Basketball

5.0 (5)
2 employees
12 years in business

About this pro

My unique basketball journey, size and skill set lends a unconventional and highly effective approach to customized basketball training. I primarily focus on fundamental development and intense advanced performance training giving the skilled athlete optimal positioning against elite competition.  

I seekout and thoroughly enjoy the "lightbulb moment" when a client firmly grasps a concept and they are comfortable enough to use it in a pressure situation. 

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Arlington, TX 76011
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5 Reviews


  • Johny Quach

    Larry Haygood, or Coach G as I know him, really cares about getting you better. You can say that about a lot of coaches but he works really hard to get you better at the skill you want to get better at. He built a relationship with me not only on the court but off the court too. I have had coach G as a trainer and a coach and he was the best I've had in my opinion. He's committed to what he does, he trained me at 6am in the morning and took me to school after. And I'm no SPECIAL player that has the support of a bunch of coaches to work me out in the morning, but Coach G believed in me and got me better. I saw results quickly because he cared not only about getting my talent better but my work ethic. He constantly got on me for the little things i would do wrong, and it got me better faster. And from a coaching stand point, he has both the good cop and bad cop perspectives. When he coached me at Marina High School, all the guys loved him. He's a character and has a fun personality. But when it's time for practice and games, he gets serious and that's what I respect. Also there was a team, LA City Wildcats, a team that James Harden and Nick Young played on. It was a serious program that was struggling at the time. They hired Coach G and things started to turn around. He got me to play because he thought it'd make me tougher and polish my game. Because I am an Orange County kid and L.A. City Wildcats was a team in Compton, and it got me a lot tougher. Overall, Coach g was a big impact of my life and he cares about getting you better. Not to forget that he is 6'9, a dead eye shooter, and can handle the ball, so he knows how to train multiple positions.

  • Artemios Sirigos

    Coach G was a very assertive trainer interesting multiple drills he learned over his life. On the occasion I'd find myself frustrated with myself because I could not learn a skill very quickly but Coach G would help you calm down relax and help you learn it as soon as possible and as easy as possible. Coach G was an impeccable life coach as well always seemed to know what to say to give you the best advice possible for your life as well. Coach G is the best coach I have ever had personally and will never regret being trained by him because I learned so much.

  • Giorgio Saumat

    My son worked out with coach Larry today, and I must say that I am impressed. He is prepared, clearly a true basketball coach/trainer. He was able to evaluate my son very quickly and identified aspects of his game that has taken other coaches weeks to realize we're lacking. Larry knows technique, but best of all made it fun for him. Needless to say my son wants to work with him consistently. Also, I must point out that I love the fact he was on time, gave my son a little extra time and was very courteous/professional with me. Thanks Coach!

  • Glen L.

    We were in Miami on vacation and met coach Larry for a session. My kids really enjoyed the session and got a lot out of it. He is engaging, intelligent and very technical. I highly recommend Larry. My kids saw an improvement immediately. Thanks a lot!

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

Initial assessment, followed by a customized workout plan designed to effectively address the concerns of the client as well as what areas of improvement has been prescribed by my expert oppinion. 

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

I have been a NCAA Certified Collegiate coach. I have been a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Higher Ed Athletic Administator(Academics), and A perfomance trainer for 9 years. I have worked with all ages s well as all skill levels. 

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

Private 1 on 1 Session = $80/hr*

Private Pair Session = $150/hr*

Group Training (10/15/30/50+) = $300/$500/$1000/$1750

Plyometric(Explosive/Fast-Twitch) Training 30 min/60min = $40/$80

How did you get started teaching?

I started as a coach and some of my players wanted extra work to reach their goals faster. When the few that started with me began to improve the other players wanted to train as well. I have lkived in 7 major cities and a few more, not so major, and I have trained in all of them. Thats adjusting to different skill levels, socioeconimic backgrounds and regional disparities.

What types of students have you worked with?

Basic = New to the game of Basketball

Intermediate = Familiar but clear room for improvement

Advanced = Collegiate or professional level

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Drew League, World Famous Los Angeles Summer Pro-Am. I was afforded the opportunity to play in the most prestigious summer league in the U.S.A. 

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

Be VERY serious, and dedicated to improvemnt as i am VERY serious and dedicated to my craft and delivering the highest caliber instruction possible. 

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

What on-court situations make you the most uncomfortable?

Do you have clear result-based goals and objectives to pursue through private or small group training?

Lessons offered