Alex Kingsley, Brighton, MA Basketball Coach

Alex Kingsley

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Player Development and Skills Trainer with 10+ years coaching experience at high school level. Current Women's Assistant Basketball Coach at Lesley University. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Brookline, MA
  2. Needham, MA
  3. Newton, 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

$50 1 session + applicable fees

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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

$145 3 sessions ($48/ea) + applicable fees

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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

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + applicable fees

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

10 session package with Coach Alex. 60 minute session length. (15% discount = $75 savings)

Session Length: 1 hour

$425 10 sessions ($43/ea) + applicable fees

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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

$70 1 session + applicable fees

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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

$205 3 sessions ($68/ea) + applicable fees

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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

$325 5 sessions ($65/ea) + applicable fees

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

10 session package with Coach Alex. 90 minute session length (15% discount = $105 discount)

Session Length: 90 minutes

$595 10 sessions ($60/ea) + applicable fees

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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 + applicable fees

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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

Coaching Timeline:
-Lesley University (MA) - 2023 to current
-Women's Assistant Coach
-Saint Joseph Prep HS (MA) - 2018 to 2022
-Boys Varsity Assistant-1/JV Head Coach
-2022 Division 4 State Finalist and first in program history to host playoff game, win playoff game, make state championship, win 20+ games (Record: 22-3)
-coach two 1,000 point scorers
-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
-Boys Freshman Assistant ('14), Boys JV Assistant ('15), Boys Varsity Assistant ('14-'16)
-La Crosse Logan MS (WI) - 2013
-Head Coach of 7th Grade Boys

I am also a Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

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

("Where every athlete's story begins."-From The Playground Athletics)

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 very friendly and very knowledgeable and eager to help Angelo progress with his skills. We had a scheduling conflict early on before our first session but Coach was always in contact to make sure we could finally have our session which was very productive. We will be reaching out to coach for another session soon.

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After only 1 session, my daughter was inspired by the encouragement and new skills she gained. My daughter came back and wanted to book another session as soon as possible. My take on this is that Coach Alex builds skills and confidence that will serve my daughter well coming into the next basketball season.

It was so great to work with Alex. Evan very much enjoyed the coaching.

Coach Alex has been a great resource for my son. He has helped with his skills and confidence and my son has learned new ways he can continue to practice on his own. We highly recommend Coach Alex.

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Alex is great with my 11 year old. Works him hard but he has fun.

Coach Alex was great. He was reliable, timely, and communicated quickly and clearly. His coaching sessions were engaging and my son looked forward to all of them. My son left each session with strategies to focus on and skills to practice.

Coach Alex has been working with my 12-year-old son, Max, who has only been playing basketball for a year. In only 3 initial sessions, I can see that Max’s ball handling and shooting form have both improved. When I asked Max how he would review Coach Alex, he said “ He is a very smart coach who is very kind and gives encouragement”. I agree with Max. Alex has been great.

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Alex was great. Adapted his style for 2-3 11 year old boys. We did 3 sessions and he worked on different things in each session. My kid loved it and would absolutely want to do it again!

Coach Alex is a great coach. My son enjoyed his first session and looks forward to attending more lessons.

Alex did a great job tailoring the session to my son’s skills and needs. He’s looking forward to more sessions with Alex and I have no doubt it will make an impact on his game.

My son loved coach Alex. Great coach.

It's first time meet, but at least my daughter likes him and think she learned a lot even from her first class with Coach Alex.

Excellent workout! Drain my stamina but definitely worth the sweat. Good drills and will also keep practicing on my own!

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Our son has had three one-on-one sessions with Coach Alex. He is an effective and reliable coach, a good communicator, and has helped our son’s game immensely. I would definitely recommend him to other parents.

Coach Alex has been nothing short of spectacular! My son has had 3 sessions with him so far and the improvements from session 1 to session 3 have been amazing. My son's confidence has grown and he is more eager to continue to work, thanks to the push and encouragement from Coach Alex. Can't wait to see how much further my son progresses under the tutor ledge of Coach!

My son has had 4 sessions with Alex and I would highly recommend him. His knowledge about the game and ability to motivate is exactly what Shawn needs. I appreciate all that he has done so far to help. We are looking forward to to working with him for more sessions.

That was a great session.
Kids liked it, learned many new things. Looking forward to the second session.

I was excited that Coach Alex was available to meet with my kids (9 and 7) this past week. After we met him for the first time I was even more excited and impressed with the way he engaged them during the session and the attention to detail he showed. Looking forward to future sessions with him for sure.

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Coach Alex is extremely easy to coordinate schedules with and is a fantastic teacher. My son saw immediate improvement and loves to work with him. He’s really excellent at what he does.

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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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