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Alan D., Milford, MA Basketball Coach

Alan D.

Basketball

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My goal is to help athletes develop their basketball skills and IQ through hard work and dedication. I believe a well-rounded player is able to contribute at both ends of the floor View all coaching experience

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  • American Public University System (WV)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Rebounding, Moving Without the Ball, Attacking the Rim, Shooting, Post Moves, Passing, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Agility

Credentials

  • American Public University System (WV)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Rebounding, Moving Without the Ball, Attacking the Rim, Shooting, Post Moves, Passing, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Agility

More About Coach Alan

I am currently a full-time Wellness Education teacher at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, Massachusetts. I have been teaching since the 2012-2013 school year, but am completing my second year in Holliston. I think that being introduced to a variety of different physical activities is important for children to learn how to live healthy lifestyles. Having physical education allows the students to develop passions that they hope to pursue throughout their lives.

I graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2011 with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education for grades preK-8. I have also completed my Master's of Science degree in Sports and Health Sciences with a concentration in Exercise Science and Human Performance through American Military University of the American Public University System in 2016. I have extensive experience analyzing the biomechanics of various sports movements to help athletes, and my students, improve their skills. I have utilized software to provide my players with the best possible video instruction and analysis. This allows my players to watch their own performance and allows me to write comments, measure angles, distance, and shooting technique directly on the video which I then share individually. I firmly believe that the use of this type of technology is a priceless tool for athletes in this day and age. They are able to take their game to the next level with this type of critical and informative feedback.

I have coached basketball in various capacities since 2011. My experience is as follows:

*Freshman Boys Basketball Coach, Bellingham High School, 2011-2012
*Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Bellingham High School, 2012-present
*Bellingham High School Summer Basketball Camp, Hock Valley Sports, 2014-2017
-For athletes in grades 4th-8th
*Hock Valley Sports Boys Basketball 7th Grade AAU coach, 2014
*Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) certified coach, 2013

*Played four years of high school basketball, Bellingham High School, 2003-2007
*Varsity experience, Bellingham High School, 2005-2007
*Played the point guard and shooting guard positions throughout high school

I will spend the first session putting athletes through various drills (shooting, dribbling, footwork, etc.) to complete a full evaluation. This evaluation will help me determine what to focus on each session. In addition to the physical evaluation, I will ask the athletes about their short and long term goals. It's important that athletes have an understanding of what they want to become on the basketball court (position, defensive/offensive minded, well-rounded, etc.) and what they need to do to get there. Determining their goals and aspirations will help keep them motivated and will increase the effectiveness of each training session.

When playing basketball, all the skills and techniques are utilized simultaneously. Therefore, I like to use drills that will replicate game situations as much as possible. Athletes can expect to work hard while refining their fundamental skills and improving their strength and conditioning. Many athletes don't understand how important it is to spend time improving strength, mobility, and conditioning. For athletes to take their game to the next level, they'll need to spend some time preparing their muscles for the strenuous nature of training sessions, practices, and games.

I utilize software to provide my athletes with feedback to improve their performance while giving them suggestions to work on in between sessions. Video recordings are taken during some sessions and are analyzed, broken down, and used to provide feedback to clients. The skills focused on in the video will be practiced during the training sessions and recorded again for comparison purposes. This helps track progress and improve retention of new skills and refinements of old ones.

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Client Reviews

Great coach!! Highly recommended.

Coach Alan did a great job working out my son and his friend (15 year olds). He pointed out both the strengths and weaknesses of both players and provided very detailed overviews of all sessions. He provided the most feedback of any instructor I've experienced. The workouts were both instructional and intense. Highly recommended.

Coach Alan, Thank you for a great session! It was perfect. Our son came out of it knowing all the things he should work on to prepare for tryouts. We appreciate the written follow-up plan, too. It is so valuable to have that information so he can retain what was learned. Thank you, Thank you!

Coach Alan did a fantastic job coaching my son. He was very knowledgeable and worked very well with my son who was getting ready for town travel basketball tryouts. We would definitely recommend Alan. He did a fantastic job!

Coach Alan was indeed great! He broke down the mechanics of shooting the ball for Tyler in a way no one's ever taught him (or us) before. That alone shows Alan's skill in coaching basketball. Looking forward to more great sessions. thank you! Erika

Coach Alan was great. First of all, he was very responsive during the booking process. He was also one of the only coaches in the area with access to an indoor facility. During the practice he instituted a strong combination of cardio along with good instruction along the way. Coach Alan provided a thoughtful assessment after the workout in writing which was also helpful.

We have been very happy with Alan for my son's personal Basketball coaching. We have been so happy, we are renewing so that Alan con continue to coach him. Alan is knowledgeable, trustworthy and patient! We recommend him without reservation.

Great assessment of my skills and weaknesses, along with how to fix them. Would definitely recommend

After our first session with my son, coach Alan was able to evaluate some of my sons problems and quickly made improvements which was obviously noticeable during the second session. After contacting several coaches, I am very happy we decided to go with coach Alan. He is very knowledgeable of all aspects of the game of basketball and was able to focus specifically working on the guard position with my son. I would absolutely recommend coach Alan.

Coach Alan has impressed us so much in different ways. He responded quickily to our request and was able to fit my son in his schedule as we needed.
The session was great! Coach Alan was extremely supportive. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent training skills. My son really enjoyed it and after only one session, we can see improvements.
For us Alan is a GOLD coach.
Silviane

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