Alex Kingsley, Brighton, MA Basketball Coach

Alex Kingsley

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My goal is for you to reach your goals! I am a current high school boys' basketball coach in Boston area who specializes in player development of all skill levels and ages. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Boston, MA
  2. Newton, MA
  3. Cambridge, MA

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles


Bronze (I)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Alex. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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Silver (I)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Alex. 60 minute session length. ($5 discount)

Session Length: 1 hour

$115 3 sessions ($38/ea) + one-time fee

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Gold (I)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Alex. 60 minute session length ($5 discount/lesson = $25 savings)

Session Length: 1 hour

$175 5 sessions ($35/ea) + one-time fee

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Platinum (I)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Alex. 60 minute session length. (20% discount = $80 savings)

Session Length: 1 hour

$320 10 sessions ($32/ea) + one-time fee

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Bronze (II)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Alex. 90 minute session length

Session Length: 90 minutes

$55 1 session + one-time fee

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Silver (II)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Alex. 90 minute session length ($5 discount)

Session Length: 90 minutes

$160 3 sessions ($53/ea) + one-time fee

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Gold (II)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Alex. 90 minute session length ($5 off each session = $25 savings)

Session Length: 90 minutes

$250 5 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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Platinum (II)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Alex. 90 minute session length (20% discount = $110 discount)

Session Length: 90 minutes

$440 10 sessions ($44/ea) + one-time fee

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Virtual Ball-Handling
Online Training for up to 6 athletes

Online ball-handling workouts and drills via Zoom. All you will need is a device capable of Zoom, a basketball, water bottle and possibly a couple cones.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$25 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Wisconsin--La Crosse (WI)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Shooting, Rebounding, Reading the Floor, Post Moves, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility


  • University of Wisconsin--La Crosse (WI)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Shooting, Rebounding, Reading the Floor, Post Moves, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility

More About Coach Alex

I have coached boy's basketball going on 8 seasons (four in Wisconsin, four in Massachusetts) ranging from the middle school level to high school varsity level, helping develop and train players in all aspects of the game: ball-handling, shooting, strength & conditioning, defense, basketball IQ, strategy, fundamentals. I enjoy working with all ages from 5 years old and up.

I also started my own basketball training company called 'From The Playground Athletics' to create positive youth engagement, encouragement and leadership through camps, clinics and community outreach events.
("Where every athlete's story begins."-From The Playground)

I am a member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) and am certified in First Aid/CPR and concussion training and am CORI and SORI background certified.

(You can check out some of my personal videos & drills on my coaching instagram profile @coachalexkinglsey or visit FromThePlayground.org)

Coaching Timeline:
-Saint Joseph Prep HS (MA) - 2018 to current
-Head JV Coach/Varsity Assistant 1
-School record for wins (14) and first program playoff appearance in 2019-2020
-Brimmer and May MS (MA) - 2017
-Head Coach 8th Grade Boys
-West Allis Central HS (WI) - 2014 to 2016
-Made it to state tournament (final 4) first time in 68 years, lost in semifinal
-Freshman Assistant ('14), JV Assistant ('15), Varsity Assistant ('14-'16)
-La Crosse Logan MS (WI) - 2013
-Head Coach of 7th Grade Boys

I was a three sport athlete throughout my high school tenure with nine varsity letters (4 in baseball, 2 in basketball, 2 in football, 1 in track).

In basketball I earned Honorable Mention All-Conference senior year while averaging 10.8ppg.
In baseball I earned 1st Team All-Conference senior year, 2nd Team All-Conference junior year, Honorable Mention All-Conference sophomore year.

In college I attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and played club basketball where I was part of a team that competed in statewide and national tournaments.

If you decide to train with me, as a client I can guarantee your satisfaction with your sessions. A typical session can be anywhere from 60-90 minutes that will incorporate a proper warmup/stretching process into a specific drill or series of drills, usually increasing in difficulty. However, all drills will be catered to each player's skill level and ability.

With every session there will be a focus on footwork, ball-handling and shooting, making sure to build consistency from the ground-up. With each new drill and/or move, I will always provide a visual and verbal breakdown of the skill for easier learning and transitioning. Once a player displays confidence with a new move or in a new drill, we will then implement that into game like scenario drills and increase intensity/difficulty of workouts as time goes on.

With the younger kids, we will focus heavily on dribbling, passing, shooting, sportsmanship and having fun! Whether a beginner or already well-rounded player, I can help introduce new techniques and workouts to improve your basketball skills and habits to get you ready for your next challenge!

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Client Reviews

Coach Alex was great! I'm pretty new to basketball, and Coach Alex made me feel super comfortable and confident. He came prepared with drills to touch on the different fundamentals (shooting, dribbling, ball handling, etc). I would highly recommend!

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Had a great first session definitely looking forward for more!

Coach Alex is a great coach. After the first session my 11 yr old was ready to learn more and couldn’t wait for the next session and neither can I.

Coach Alex is a credit to Coach Up, and to basketball coaches in general. He was persistent in his encouragement of my son as they worked together improve his (i.e. my son's) overall game. Coach Alex has a teaching style that works with my son's learning style.

Coach Alex was supportive of my son as they went through the basketball training sessions. Part of being supportive is that he did not shy away from helping my son work through areas that required improvement.

Finally, Coach Alex was respectful, personable, and timely in his communication with us.

For the above reasons, I unequivocally endorse Coach Alex Kingsley.

Coach is nice, kind, encouraging and an expert in basketball. He is fantastic with building fundamentals and helped expanding my skills. I already feel more confident when I play. He helps me fulfill my potential as a player. I am glad that a coach like him is out there!

Alex is a great technical skills coach with the perfect amount of patience and encouragement. Our daughter learned so much in just her first lesson. We hope to continue to use him for as long as he’s available!

Coach Alex is patient, responsive, and friendly, which make the learning experience very pleasant for my son. I also appreciate how he's prepared with a gameplan for each lesson, as it demonstrates passion and professionalism. Thanks to Alex, we received an unsolicited compliment from someone at the park who stated seeing significant improvement in my son's skills since taking the lessons. 


Coach Alex is a great communicator with me as the parent and with my teenager. Very patient and clear on drills and techniques. My son felt comfortable with returning to train with him so we booked more sessions. I would and have recommended people to check him out!

Coach Alex did a great job with basketball lessons / coaching for my 6 and 8 yr old boys. They had a great time and remain excited to show off their moves. Exactly what we needed!

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Coach Alex was great! My son really enjoyed his lesson and learned a lot.

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Coach Alex is the best coach on this app he’s dedicated to helping anyone he works with to get better like me I feel like I’m getting better and better every chance I get to work with coach Alex and he loves the game of basketball so he’s happy to share everything he know about the game to us

Alex is a great coach, he tutors very carefully. My son likes his class.

Coach Alex was fantastic - though it was our very first meeting, my son was immediately at ease with Alex. He assessed his skill level quickly, worked him hard through drill sets, but made it so fun that my son remained engaged the entire time. We are very much looking forward to working with Alex on a permanent basis.

Coach is very patient and compassionate at what he does. He takes time to understand each ondividual's needs to provide the best teaching to help one meet their goal. My son enjoys and appreciates him and his coaching style.

Alex is amazing! Very skilled and knowledgable and most importantly my son loves working with him. He has only had a 3 sessions with him so far, and already feels improved confidence and is excited about improving his game. Only concern I have about giving him this positive review is he will become too popular, but quite frankly, he deserves it. If your child is looking to improve their game and continue to have fun playing, hire Alex!

Great experience so far for both parent and child

Strategic and very structured coaching. Great guy!!

Great coach !

Great Coach! My son enjoying the sessions!

Alex arrived prepared with cones and exercise equipment. He made the basketball training session very fun and educational. His instructions were specific and detailed. He has a great way with kids. Definitely a very positive experience.

I'm 29 years old and I never had much confidence in my game. Alex not only gave me confidence but also gave me the practical skills to use in any pick up game. I also did a group session with him inviting some friends and they all loved it as well. You can tell he just loves the game of basketball which is awesome to see and that energy makes you want to keep working hard during sessions. Hands down one of the best things I've done during this pandemic.

Coach Alex did an excellent job with my 11 year old son. Improvements in his play even after the first session.

Coach Alex is great. he taught my son solid skills, both technical and tactic. we learned a lot.

Alex is an exceptional basketball coach. He’s thorough, fun and extremely engaging with the kids. He focuses of the technical aspects of the game as well as encourages them to have fun while learning. My son loves basketball and looks forward to playing despite the 20 degree weather, thanks to coach Alex. We couldn’t be happier with our experience with him and wholeheartedly recommend him.

Coach Alex is a wonderful coach! He have my boys the past three weeks and he is doing a great job with them. I love to recommend him to anyone looking for some good basketball coach.

Great coach! Really knows how to develop your game

Coach Alex is awesome! He loves the game and loves coaching. He's also very flexible with his schedule.

I recently started my 7 and 9 year old boys with Coach Alex and really like his training sessions. He focuses on techniques and diligently corrects my boys to make sure they have a good foundation which I really appreciate. Even though my boys mentioned Coach Alex’s drills are harder compared to their prior coach, Coach Alex has a way to keep my boys engaged which was a challenge previously. I am looking forward to more training sessions with Coach Alex and would highly recommend the sessions to those who are looking for a new basketball coach.

Alex does an incredible job with the kids and manages their different ability levels very well, while ensuring each kid continues to improve. His lessons are fast paced, the kids are engaged, and the drills are excellent. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

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My 12 year old and 3 of his friends have been training with Coach Alex for the past month. My son says that he has learned so much from Alex. Coach Alex is a true professional. He built the boys personal skills as well as their team work. His training not only greatly improved the boys skills, but increased their passion for the game. I highly recommend Coach Alex!

Alex has been working with my son (13 years old), who just started being interested in basketball late last spring. Alex has been terrific, bringing a wide range of drills and ideas for helping him develop the fundamentals. He strikes a good balance between pushing and encouraging. My son gets a lot out of the sessions and really likes Alex.

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Both my boys, 13 and 8, are enjoying their sessions with Coach Alex. Besides being technically very sound, he is positive and encouraging but firm with his corrections and my boys are lapping it up.

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Coach Alex is awesome and very professional. My 11 year old son had his first trial session with Alex and learned so much in just one hour. He also enjoyed the whole training process. We decided to continue more training sessions with Alex. Coach Alex is easy going, friendly, and down to the earth. He is very hard working himself during the training. We definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a basketball coach.

My 15 year old son had his first practice with Coach Alex.
The class went very well. They practiced hard and my son left the lesson feeling like he got an excellent workout. He liked Coach Alex and in fact he heard very good feedback from his friends who worked with him in the past. Excellent start!! Looking forward to more!

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Coach Alex has great knowledge of the game of basketball and teaching to youth athletes. He came prepared with a practice plan that was perfect for my 2 boys (7 and 9) They had a ton of fun and got to learn and practice skills. Looking forward to more sessions

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Coach Alex is great. He worked with us on finding a place that worked for us and his communication was awesome. He understands my sons needs and is very encouraging.

Great program. My 7 year-old son improved quite a bit in baseball and basketball working with Coach Alex and others.
Coach Alex is great!
Our 5 year old took an eight week basketball class with Coach Alex. He was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and patient with all of the kids. It was a great program!
Coach Alex worked closely with my 6 year old building his basketball skills this fall. He did a great job working with each child one-on-one throughout each session. We enjoyed the small group size. We can’t wait to continue this journey and see where it takes my little one!
Our past experience with coach Alex Kingsley was a most favorable one. He was very patient and friendly and his coaching style was professional yet personable. He taught them important concepts of the game while keeping it fun and entertaining the whole time! My kids LOVED going to basketball to learn from Coach Alex. Thanks so much and we are looking forward to another session!
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