Ocean 11 Basketball

Ocean 11 Basketball

5.0 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Hello, I am the founder of Ocean 11 Youth and Adult Basketball Organization. In 2003 I started teaching coaching and mentoring the less fortunate youth from the neighborhood where I grew up (Ocean Hill Brownsville) in New York City. The kids were basically children that were high school drop outs the less fortunate and with no other outlets but to join gangs and become products of street violence.  I know this same venue saved my life, it kept me out of trouble and made me the man that I am today. I taught basic basketball skills from dribbling, passing, shooting and being a team player. I took these kids from the local neighborhood to the tristate areas of the city. I started out with just seven boys now I have a well formed organization of kids, boys and girls abroad. I even coach and train adults. As I said earlier the kids were high school dropouts I was able to instill in them that if they wanted to continue their education they could. They did just that! All of them returned to school completed their high school curriculum and received diplomas. They all attended college played college basketball and received college degrees. Some even went on to play professional basketball. I am very proud of this endeavor it's a gift that God has given me. I am a member of USA Basketball a well known program of many NBA basketball players. I can teach on many levels. I just asked that the individual (s) do their part.... if I give you homework the next time we meet you should be able to show me that you actually completed the assignment. I am very passionate about basketball. I'm sure you'll get a great deal from my teachings and enjoy it as well. I am now the Assistant boy's and girl's middle/high school basketball coach at Grove Christian private school here in Richmond Va. Thank you

Everything, mentoring, getting to teach the person what they feel they're weaknesses are. Watching the individual develop their skills.

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Midlothian, VA 23114
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2 Reviews


  • Russell Clancy

    Everything, mostly that I gained the kids trust and that they trusted me. I also liked the fact that I gave them back their confidence to succeed.

  • John Pope II

    Coach understands my child's needs. He diligently works with him, shows him that there is no such thing as "I can't"! He is well knowledged in the fundamentals of basketball.

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

A brief Bio of what I do, an introduction of themselves and their needs.

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

Several coaching training camps, hands on coaching on all levels.

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

My prices goes according to the individuals needs. I'm very fair.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching/coaching underprivileged youth. I played basketball in high school and many years after.

What types of students have you worked with?

Elementary to adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Winning the Championship in my very first Semi-pro basketball venue. They said we couldn't do it because we were too small and that I was an inexperienced basketball coach. I showed them!

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

My advice would be to ensure that the person is not in it for their own recognition and are well abreast in their teachings.

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

They should think through that they are serious about learning.

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