Back2Basics Basketball Academy

Back2Basics Basketball Academy

5.0Exceptional(12 reviews)


Im am a former D1 Basketball player who has been coaching at the Pro, college(D1), Junior college and High school Levels over the past 21 years. I have trained all ages including many players who went on to play professionally. The things I pride myself most on is preparing players to be successful at the level they are at as well as preparing them for the next level. I am the former head coach at Trinity Valley College in Athens Texas and currently the Head Coach of the Seattle Super Hawks of the TBL professional basketball league. I’m also currently the Director of Basketball operations at Tribulation Prep in Arlington Texas.

Over the past 7 years- we have players play at: Texas A&M ,SMU ,Buffalo ,Wichita State ,Eastern Michigan ,Colorado State ,Texas Tech ,UT Arlington just to name a few.


Hired 2 times
5 employees
25 years in business
Serves Arlington , TX

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Zelle

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Athlete's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Years experience

No experience, 1 – 2 years, 2 – 5 years, 5 – 7 years, 7+ years

Skills to improve

Shooting, Ball handling, Rebounding, Passing, Agility, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

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    Jaxon A.

    Coach Leslies ability to break down individual players games and provide skill development is as good as I have ever seen. Through his workouts players gain confidence which translates to better play on the court and an improved life. Every level of player can improve under his guidance.
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    July 29, 2019


    It was great working with someone who really knows the game and has an understanding of how to see things from a players prospscetive. GREAT coach who will push you to be your best!
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    July 27, 2019

    Trace H.

    Helps development skills
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    July 27, 2019


    He’s a great coach and mentor. He look out for all the players and set them up to be in a great position in the future.Such as me I am continuing my basketball career and playing pro ball overseas.
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    July 26, 2019

    Pat I.

    Mark Leslie pushed me to be a better player. I was challenged to be better than I was the previous day. Mark Leslie help me understand the game better.
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    July 26, 2019

    Juan M.

    Working with the peak for me mean hard work, with him you will focus getting better on your game and individual skills. He will teach you how to play a great defense, and win a good position to get some rebounds. You also will learn to be a great player with or without the ball.
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    July 26, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I start with learn what skill level they are at and i develop a custom workout plan for that particular player. I then reevaluate the customized plan every 4-6 weeks. Then make changes if needed.

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    I have 21 years of Coaching/player development experience. 6 years as a full time Division 1 coach

    11years as a Junior College coach-1 year at the HS level and 3 year at the Professional Level.

    i was a standout D1 player at the University of Idaho. I signed professional contracts overseas but due to injury on played 2 months.

    if the client comes to Athens i charge $30-$50 per hour. The high end is for private lessons the low end is for small group lessons.

    hard to say i have been doing a version of this my entire life.  When i was 8 years old i trained kids in my neighborhood.

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