Illusion Institute Basketball Training

Illusion Institute Basketball Training

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
5 employees
12 years in business

About this pro

When players reach their potential, we get excited! We help student-athletes use basketball as a tool to obtain an education. Be their next level the varsity team or making a college roster, we're here to help!

An illusion is defined as a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted. Players that come through our program learn to create illusions on the basketball court. The defender thinks they're going left, but instead they go right. The defender thinks they're about to pull up, but they bang out a nasty crossover. It's hard to pin our players down.

Along with the belief that everything is possible when an athlete matches their hard work with an appropriate plan - we also believe that progress matters. That is why we obsess over student-athletes making improvements holistically. Skills, athleticism, and character development simultaneously. The player in the mirror is the only competition.

When a player begins to see their progress and they look around and smile because they surprised themselves with what they just did!

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Houston, TX 77036
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  • Morgan Makridis


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

What is taught during 1 on 1 skills training sessions?

Skills training sessions are themed around fundamentals such as footwork, ball handling, dribbling, and shooting with the purpose of introducing players to a solid foundation in which to build their game from.

What happens during 1 on 1 athletics training sessions?

Athletics training sessions are fine tuned to each player's current athletic ability and custom made to unleash explosive first steps, leaping ability, and overall strength.

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

What are your organization's values?

Our missions and values are based on long-term athletic participation and success, on and off the field of play.

Does your organization have a mandated training program?

Yes! Our staff is required to go through a rigorous training program. We strongly promote continued education for our trainers, coaches, and key staff.

Are you recognized by any organizations?

Yes! We have an AAU Level 3 Club Membership, and all of our coaches and trainers are Positive Coaching Alliance Certified, and USA Basketball Gold Coach Licensed.

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

Our pricing system is based on the goals of the student-athlete.

How did you get started teaching?

We started in 2011 with a nephew in a garage!

What types of students have you worked with?

We work with the youth basketball player, typically between the ages of 11 and 18, that is SERIOUS about improving their skills, athleticism, and developing the character traits and intangibles that coaches desire. Players that are younger than 11 would only be considered on a case by case basis. All in all, what we offer is only for student-athletes that are looking to make big time changes to make big time moves, such as making their varsity team ahead of schedule or playing at the college level.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As you read this, one of our former student-athletes has started her freshman season at NYU. Can ball... and has brains, what a combo right? We're super excited for her!

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

We have a free online course on this!

Find out The 5 Secrets To Finding Quality Training (even if it's not with us)

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

What are your goals? Are you dabbling? Are you REALLY ready to make some changes? Are you looking to make varsity ahead of schedule? Is your goal to play at the college level?

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