SHO-Time Skills Academy

SHO-Time Skills Academy

5.0 (10)
2 hires on
3 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

We don't consider ourselves trainers at SHO-Time Skills Academy, but basketball educators. As opposed to merely focusing on physical skills, we challenge the players mentally in efforts to develop higher basketball IQs.

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Denton, TX 76208
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10 Reviews


  • Dennis Umoren

  • Mikka Monden

    Coach Smalley is amazing! Everything about his skills is 100% amazing!!!

  • Cassie Hogan

    The workouts have improved my game!!

  • Mary Doyle

    being in this experience has helped me learn and grow as a basketball player. Coach Stephen has really helped me become a smarter, faster and more athletic player. he has also helped me become closer to my friends and family on the team. my handles have gotten better and im still improving in many other things.

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

I start off requesting film in hopes of evaluating what level the student currently is as to not have them doing drills below their level of play.

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

I am a Certified Impact Trainer, a course taught by Joe Abunassar. I am also certified with USAB for youth basketball development. I have coached/trained the same core of girls and for the most part as 8th graders they are all projected to play Varsity basketball their freshman, no later than, their sophomore year.

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

If I have to schedule the training at a facility yes. See details below. 

Individual Training: $80/ 1 hr session (min 4 sessions req)

Group Training (5-9 players): $35/individual/ 1 hr session; $65/individual/ 2 hr session (min 4 sessions req)
Group Training (10-12 players): $30/individual/ 1 hr session; $50/individua/ 2 hr session (min 4 sessions req)

*Discounts provided for those who provide their own facility (gym). Please email for details.
*Discounts provided to teams/organizations. Please email for details

How did you get started teaching?

I started off merely as a girls rec basketball coach. I then recognized that the Denton County area was sorely lacking good training for kids looking to prepare for middle and high school and then eventually college.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have mostly worked with girls from the 4th-8th grade range. They come in anywhere from being novices to minimum basketball experience.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Prime Time National Tournament was held the last weekend of July here in the DFW area. I took some of my players from the select team I coach and combined them with some players from another coach's team and with only a couple of days of practice, we were able to go win 4 out of 7 games, making us good enough to win 2nd place in the Challenger's Bracket.

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

The best advice I could give is to make sure that you choose someone that can develop a training curriculum based on your current basketball level of play.

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

What weaknesses need to be strengthened?

What strengths need to be sharpened?

What would benefit me more Individual Training or Group Training?

Lessons offered