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Mike R.

Urbana, IL

$40/hour

Former collegiate player and Jamaican national team member and pr

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Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Sports Management

Education

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Sports Management)

About Mike

I am an Alumni of Valparaiso University, where I played 4 years of division 1 basketball under the coaching of the one of the most winning-est coaches in the history of the NCAA, Coach Homer Drew.

Throughout my 4 years of playing, I have learned a lot and developed my skills to the point where I am now a member of the Jamaica national basketball team and also play professional basketball in Europe.

Throughout my college career and after, I have always enjoyed working with players of all ages and even volunteering at the local YMCA to help players develop their skill of the game just like I was able to do mine. I was fortunate enough to have almost played every position in college, so I have a good grasp of the work that needs to be done to develop each area of the game. I am originally a shooting guard/small forward, so I have in-depth knowledge of those positions, which would make my specialties ball handling, shooting, footwork, defense, pivoting, playing off screens, moving without the ball and passing. I focus on teaching the small details that will give you that extra edge on the court.

In all of our sessions, we will aiming for growth and development, so, therefore, no sessions will be the same. I will always strive to bring something new to the table, but if there is a specific skill to focus on, I will incorporate that development in different ways. With that said, I normally start a session with a dynamic warm-up, followed by shooting and skill development and conditioning. At the end of each session there will be goal-oriented game targeting a specific task or skill.
I am an Alumni of Valparaiso University, where I played 4 years of division 1 basketball under the coaching of the one of the most winning-est coaches in the history of the NCAA, Coach Homer Drew.

Throughout my 4
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Urbana, IL 61801
In-person lessons
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Fitness

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Basketball

I am an Alumni of Valparaiso University where I played 4 years of division 1 basketball under the coaching of the one of the most winning-est coaches in the history of the NCAA, Coach Homer Drew.

Throughout my 4 years of playing I have learned a lot and developed my skills to the point where I am now a member of the Jamaica national basketball team and also play professional basketball in Europe.

Throughout my college career and after I have always enjoyed working with players of all ages and even volunteering at the local YMCA to help players develop their skill of the game just like I was able to do mine. I was fortunate enough to have almost played every position in college so I have a good grasp of the work that needs to be done to develop each area of the game. I am original a shooting guard/small forward so I have in depth knowledge of those positions which would make my specialties ball handling, shooting, footwork, defense, pivoting, playing off screens, moving without the ball and passing. I focus on teaching the small details that will give you that extra edge on the court.

In all of our sessions we will aiming for growth and development so therefore no sessions will be the same, I will always strive to bring something new to the table but if there is a specific skill to focus on I will incorporate that development in different ways. With that said, I normally start a session with a dynamic warm up, followed by shooting and skill development and conditioning. At the end of each session there will be goal oriented game targeting a specific task or skill.

Fitness

I am an Alumni of Valparaiso University where I played 4 years of division 1 basketball. Throughout my 4 years of playing I have learned a lot from our strength and conditioning coach through group and one on one session. I have shadowed him over the summers I was a playing learning the different exercises required to trigger different muscles for a particular results. Throughout my years I have learned a lot about taking care of the body, from how to push and work the body and also when to rest it.

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Sports Management

Education

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Sports Management)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 25 miles of Urbana, IL 61801.