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Rick M.

Hanover Park, IL

$25/hour

Positive Goal Oriented Coach, Official for Basketball, Baseball

In-person lessons

$25/Hour


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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
business

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (business)

About Rick

I've been coaching youth sports for 9 years. I have played and coached baseball for over 15 years. I have been coaching basketball for 9 years. Watching youngsters grow, develop and find passion in their sport keeps me motivated. The most important thing a coach can do is build confidence in their athletes. Through preparation, repetition and honest evaluation young athletes can maximize their full potential.

After establishing realistic goals and expectations, we develop an individual plan for each athlete and work with them, and their parents and coaches to achieve the desired result.
I've been coaching youth sports for 9 years. I have played and coached baseball for over 15 years. I have been coaching basketball for 9 years. Watching youngsters grow, develop and find passion in their sport keeps me motivated. The most important thing a coach can do is build confidence in their athletes. Through preparation, repetition and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Willing to work with your budget. 2 hour lessons, save 10%!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hanover Park, IL 60133
In-person lessons
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Chess,
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Baseball

I have played and coached baseball for over 10 years, from park district teams to travel teams. I stress fundamental mechanics and repetition. While winning is generally secondary, my teams have been in Championship games five times, winning one. Past players have gotten college scholarships and even had two of my former players get drafted in MLB. Neither made it past AA baseball.

Basketball

I have been coaching basketball for 10 years. I have had teams and students at every level from 8th grade to 1st grade. I currently coach two school teams. I am also an IHSA basketball referee.

I like to focus on 3 things:
Fundamentals
Fundamentals
Fundamentals

Much better to have a player do something properly 10 times than incorrectly 100.

Chess

I've been playing chess for 27 years. My emphasis is on general strategy, specific opening and end game tactics. Study of past games and how to write and review played games is a huge part of developing your game.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
business

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (business)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Willing to work with your budget. 2 hour lessons, save 10%!

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 20 miles of Hanover Park, IL 60133.