STEP ONE is a 1:1 session to evaluate the player’s strengths and weaknesses. We will be testing speed, lateral movement, endurance and strength for the first 20 minutes of the session. The majority of the session focuses on an athlete’s ability to attack the basket, shooting form, ball handling and defense.
AT THE END of the session, we will go over my evaluation of your general basketball skills. I always prefer to hear what the athlete thinks of their own abilities and what they struggle with in 5v5 games (since I have not seen them play yet). You will leave with a detailed report on the athlete’s shooting form and video analysis (explained below).
BEYOND THE trial session, many of my basketball players train 1x per week in the winter and spring and then ramp this up to 2 times per week in the summer. I recommend most basketball players (ages 12+) to train in small groups after completing a few 1:1 sessions. Group sessions allows my athletes to work on more team oriented skills (passing and defense especially) and also improve their basketball IQ. The cost for group sessions is reduced by about 25%.
THERE ARE many things that I do which are unique to my training. You probably won’t see many of my drills used by other trainers, as I create my own drills based on my knowledge of body mechanics, the importance of quickness and vertical power and commitment to the basics!
Unique Elements of my Basketball Program:
- Shot Analysis – I use video of you shooting the basketball from various angles and then narrate into the video an evaluation of your shot. Using this video, I will teach you how to adjust your shot accordingly and practice this correct form on your own!
- Independent Training – A big focus of mine is to teach my athlete’s the correct techniques and then show them drills to practice on their own. Basketball is a game that require hours of practice, so you will need to practice your game on your own and I give you the tools to make that practice purposeful!
- Vertical / First Step Quickness Drills – Many of my drills will focus on helping my athlete improve the key athletic skills needed to be a better basketball player. I have had many of my players improve their vertical jumps by 5+ inches in just 3 months.
- Commitment to the Fundamentals – I have countless drills for all levels (including beginners, middle-school athletes and high school standouts). Regardless of your level though, we will always remain committed to the fundamentals! I emphasize being catch ready, fluid shot, spacing, finishing strong at the basket, using the opposite hand and playing tough defense.