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James B.

Plano, TX

$50/hr

Basketball enthusiast looking to develop and train youth

Usually responds in about 22 hours

Basketball enthusiast looking to develop and train youth

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I've been a private instructor for a year but I have been a huge fan and lover of the game of basketball for as long as I can remember. I played high school basketball in Omaha, Nebraska. Although I didn't play collegiate basketball, I played as often as I could at the recreation center at Iowa State University. During my senior year of college, I became a scout team member for the women's basketball team. From then on, I knew I wanted basketball to be more than just a hobby.

Within the last year, I've become a trainer and coach. With my brother, I coach youth teams at the Fieldhouse in Frisco. I have worked with different ages, genders and skill types; from beginners to professional athletes. This summer alone, we worked with Delonte West, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks, Quincy Acy of the Sacramento Kings & Chris Douglas-Roberts of the Charlotte Bobcats.

A typical training session with me is completely customized to the needs of my client. Sessions are either catered to developing or perfecting a particular skill set. Regardless of talent, I know I can assist a player in being the best they can be. I thoroughly enjoy assisting youth in the development of their basketball skills as well as their personal development.

A brief summary of my basketball resume is listed below. References available upon request.

I was a scout team member for Iowa State University's Women's Basketball team during the 2006-2007 season. In 2010, I became a Basketball coach & private trainer for ages 10-18. I have also assisted with team workouts for the Texas Legends (NBA Developmental League affiliate) since 2010.

In addition to providing private coaching and training, I also conduct and assist with various basketball camps & skills clinics year round. In 2011, I assisted with the coordination of an All Star Team which traveled to China. During the summer of 2012, I was an AAU Basketball coach; this team traveled to Las Vegas and played in the Adidas BIG TIME Tournament.

I am also the primary teacher of basketball fundamentals for kids ages 5-12 at LifeTime Fitness in Allen. I would love the opportunity to help your child improve his or her basketball skills.

Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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Basketball

I specialize in developing shooting skills, defensive techniques and ball handling. I can develop either guards or forwards. I provide realistic goals of development based on the student's athleticism and skill set. My coaching and training methods effectively strengthen skills while building confidence which I believe is important regardless of how far one's basketball career may take them.

Iowa State University

Education

Iowa State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Plano, TX 75075.


About James

I've been a private instructor for a year but I have been a huge fan and lover of the game of basketball for as long as I can remember. I played high school basketball in Omaha, Nebraska. Although I didn't play collegiate basketball, I played as often as I could at the recreation center at Iowa State University. During my senior year of college, I became a scout team member for the women's basketball team. From then on, I knew I wanted basketball to be more than just a hobby.

Within the last year, I've become a trainer and coach. With my brother, I coach youth teams at the Fieldhouse in Frisco. I have worked with different ages, genders and skill types; from beginners to professional athletes. This summer alone, we worked with Delonte West, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks, Quincy Acy of the Sacramento Kings & Chris Douglas-Roberts of the Charlotte Bobcats.

A typical training session with me is completely customized to the needs of my client. Sessions are either catered to developing or perfecting a particular skill set. Regardless of talent, I know I can assist a player in being the best they can be. I thoroughly enjoy assisting youth in the development of their basketball skills as well as their personal development.

A brief summary of my basketball resume is listed below. References available upon request.

I was a scout team member for Iowa State University's Women's Basketball team during the 2006-2007 season. In 2010, I became a Basketball coach & private trainer for ages 10-18. I have also assisted with team workouts for the Texas Legends (NBA Developmental League affiliate) since 2010.

In addition to providing private coaching and training, I also conduct and assist with various basketball camps & skills clinics year round. In 2011, I assisted with the coordination of an All Star Team which traveled to China. During the summer of 2012, I was an AAU Basketball coach; this team traveled to Las Vegas and played in the Adidas BIG TIME Tournament.

I am also the primary teacher of basketball fundamentals for kids ages 5-12 at LifeTime Fitness in Allen. I would love the opportunity to help your child improve his or her basketball skills.

Education

Iowa State University

Education

Iowa State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plano, TX 75075

James’s Subjects

Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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