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Brandon Ball, Boston, MA Basketball Coach

Brandon Ball

Purpose. Driven. Performance.

Basketball

SILVER

Former Collegiate and Professional Basketball player (DII/PBL/ABA) specializing in training guards. Visit coachup.me/pdpbasketball to view my availability. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
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  1. Westwood, MA
  2. Stoughton, MA
  3. Boston, MA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward

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

Credentials

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward

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

More About Coach Brandon

I have done countless private training sessions with both individuals and small groups of 2-6 players that are driven to get better. I have done private training sessions for the last 6 years and I have worked at many different youth basketball camps for the last 8 years. I have also done volunteer coaching at a number of college camps, as well as volunteering for a hand full of high school coaches.

Grand Rapids Union High School (Mich.) Class A
• Awarded all-city honors during junior and senior seasons
• Awarded advanced all-area honors senior season
• Earned all-state honorable mention
• Averaged 20.0 ppg, 6 asst and 6 rebs (Grand Rapids "City League" Conference leading scorer)
• Received Best Ball Handler Award and Camp All-Star at Blue Chip Basketball Camp

Collegiate Basketball
Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, Mich.) Div II, GLIAC Conference
Michigan Tech University (Houghton, Mich.) Div II, GLIAC Conference
• GLIAC All-Defensive Team Honors 2009
• North Division Regular Season Runner-Up 2008
• GLIAC Tournament Semifinals 2009

Professional Basketball
Vermont Frost Heaves (PBL) 2009-2010
Lake Michigan Admirals (ABA) 2009-2010
• Regular Season: 12 ppg, 7 apg, 3 reb 2 stl
• Playoffs: 15 ppg, 12 asst, 4 stl
• Listed as an ABA All-Star Honorable Mention due to joining team in the middle of the season
Lake Michigan Admirals (ABA) 2010-2011
• Regular Season: 13.0 ppg, 8 asst.
• Lead team to ABA Quarterfinals

I first like to speak with the athlete to get a feel of the players strengths and weaknesses. I ask the player what he/she would like to improve most and I make those things the focus in my workouts. I also incorporate drills that will work on the players all-around game, but the focus would be on whatever that player's weaknesses are. During a workout I pay close attention to the player to see if I can find what I believe are the player's strengths and weaknesses, and at the end I like to get feedback from the player and also share my thoughts on the workout.

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Client Reviews

great job the youth can not wait for the next session

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Very inspiring, knows my son in a short amount of time, challenging him on an individual basis and a great workout!!!!

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Coach Brandon is an excellent coach. He was able to analyze some faults in my son's jump shot and come up with ways to help him improve. I noticed an improvement in just a short time.

Coach Brandon really has been an amazing help to me this year. Really improving my athleticism, ball handling and shooting skills. He knows how to push you while keeping the workouts filled with energy and fun. He is a really relatable guy and fun to be around. He has a ton of experience playing basketball and it has really showed in our workouts. His knowledge of the game and footwork is high above other trainers I have previously worked with. I currently play at one of the top D3 basketball schools in the nation and would recommend him to anyone that is serious about taking their game to the next level.

Coach Brandon was excellent. My son has developed a recent passion for basketball, and has to catch up to other kids his age. Brandon found the right balance between stoking my son's love of basketball and making sure he understood that the only way to get better is to work hard. Brandon's drills are well designed to build core strength and improve basketball skills, which is just what my son needs. We've only had one session, but so far I have no problem recommending Brandon.

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He was a great coach and he really challenged me to get better with a hard workout

Brandon gave my nine year old a few lessons. Lessons are structured and he teaches specific skills and gives pointers. Class is intensive and disciplined. you will imorove.

My son has had a lot of coaches through the years, but Brandon's ability to demonstrate, review moves and ask deeper-thinking questions of the player, is a unique talent that makes him better than your best coaches.

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The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club has had a fantastic 3 sessions with Brandon. Twelve kids have participated each session - and been pushed and challenge to learn new skills with dribbling, shooting, passing, and more. Brandon is a very engaging coach and the kids always have a fantastic time. Thank you, Coach!

We booked Brandon for a 5-Pack of lessons and were very pleased with his work. He definitely squeezes every minute out of the hour and my son is always exhausted and maxed out on basketball for the day after one of these sessions. So far he has focused heavily on conditioning and basic skills, hope to move on to more advanced plays later in the year as we continue. Will definitely book another package of lessons with Brandon as the improvement is definite!

This was my first time using Coach Up and I was very happy I chose Brandon to coach my 11 year old son. Brandon was very professional and kept the training session fluid with different stretches, dribbling skills, shooting skills. Brandon was able to push my son to work hard during the session along with keeping it exciting for him. The second we left the session, my son begged to purchase additional sessions. I'll continue to book sessions with Brandon and recommend it for anyone looking to book training sessions.

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Coach Brandon was just the type of coach I needed for my son . His drills are very challenging and they develop the kind of skills he needs in the game . So happy I pick Brandon ! Worth every penny 👍🏾

Honest and wants to see progress in the players that he develops.

Coach Brandon is an outstanding coach. I was probably the oldest athlete he's ever trained, but he didn't go easy on me. Quickly assessed my weaknesses and pushed me to perform. He's inspirational and you definitely have that feeling of not wanting to let him down. Thanks Coach!

My son had 8 sessions with Brandon. Brandon was exactly what my son needed. Brandon's workouts challenged him and were focused on areas needing the most improvement. Brandon is a very good coach and no doubt was partly responsible for my son making the varsity team as a freshman. We will be back after the season.

Always a great session. Very well organized and Brandon always hits every area the boys need work on.

Coach Brandon was a great coach and the right choice for my 14 year old daughter, after just one session with him, she learned different strategies and techniques of the game that will help her through out her basketball career. I even learned a few things myself. Coach Brandon is a great coach I would recommend him to anyone looking to better themselves in the game of baseball.

Great coach who challenges both physically and mentally to get you better, no matter what skill level you are at. Brandon is very knowledgeable having played college and pro ball as a guard. Good role model on and off the court. Brandon will help improve basketball skills, IQ, athleticism, conditioning, and will teach important lessons if you put the work in.

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Brandon is highly skilled and able to coach the pro's, but friendly and fun so I can tell he'd be great with kids too. I never had a one-on-one coach analyze my game and work me out, and WOW, it makes a huge difference. Worth every penny, highly recommended.

Coach Brandon was just the type of coach I was looking for. With just one session, he did not only provide his knowledge of the game to us, but also his knowledge of life in general. This was very important to me as I am a college athlete trying to balance everything. In terms of the workouts, he points out weaknesses in my game within a few drills and automatically fixes it. His workouts are a combination of conditioning and basketball skill development. With the skill aspect, the drills are game situational so it gives us the necessary skills for a game. I recommend coach Brandon to anybody of any age and I am looking forward to booking many more sessions to elevate my game. If you are serious about taking your game to the next level, book your session now!

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Coach Brandon knows what it takes to elevate one's game. He has the ability to both challenge and motivate basketball players. After only one session it is clear - he identified my daughter's strengths and weaknesses and worked on drills that will make her a better player. Brandon is not only a good coach but a nice person. My daughter and I look forward to the next session.

Great experience working with Coach Brandon!

Very knowledgeable trainer with game like specific drills. Brandon has help my son in areas where other coaches have struggled. Brandon doesn't only challenge my son physically but mentally also. He taught Izzy how to react to different situations in game. Brandon does a great job communicating with Izzy. He is a great motivator, leader, and pushes Izzy to his breaking point and then demands a little more. Once you workout with Brandon you will never go back to working out with anyone else.

Coach Brandon was excellent! he led my son through a series of drills that were very organized and structured.. my son cannot wait to continue working with Coach Brandon.

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Fantastic coach and highly recommend him. My son was recently selected to play on an AAU team. Coach Brandon was able to quickly identify his strengths and areas where he needed to develop his game further. He worked my son hard physically with warm ups, laps and stretching. Then he worked on refined skills for dribbling and shooting. He has a positive attitude and strong passion for the game and works very well with the players to get them to the next level.

We were looking for a coach that could focus on core fundamentals, while at the same time working on enhancing athleticism and footwork. We have been very happy with with the approach Coach Brandon has taken with his work-outs. You need to be ready to work hard, but the payoff is there. Brandon has a really good feel for the game and the keys both mentally and physically required to compete. We would recommend Brandon to anyone looking to really improve their skills and their ability to compete.

Coach Brandon was very knowledgeable and professional. He worked with my 13 year old son and helped him improve on the skills he already had while teaching him new ones as well. He was encouraging and motivating and helped my son build his confidence with every drill they worked on. We are looking forward to working with him on additional sessions.

Coach Brandon provided my two sons, ages 11 and 15, with the best practice sessions they've experienced. His drills are challenging and they develop the kind of skills that you need in the game. His practice hour is completely filled---there's no standing around--just well-timed breathers and water breaks. He progresses from drill to drill at a good pace, and because the practice is physically challenging, he's teaching my sons how to focus and execute when they're tired, which is exactly what they'll have to do in a game.

Another great session for my 2 boys. Coach Brandon really gave them a work out. The drills they learned were exactly what they needed to improve their game and the best thing is that they can work on these drills at home. Looking forward to some more valuable training next week.

Brandon has been excellent thus far with my kids who vary in ages and in skill level. He is hard working and has been flexible in setting up times that work for both of us. We look forward to more sessions in the future and measuring the improvement levels in each kid as we near the upcoming basketball seasons.

Coach Brandon is great, really works hard, and has helped me improve tremendously.

Brandon is a not just a great trainer, he's a great motivator and mentor. My son has been with him for a long time and has really grown as a player under him.

He understood my son's weakness and strength. He trained my son to improve his skills. I am very happy to see who is enthusiastic and very good at training basketball effectively! He is a good coach.

Coach Brandon was terrific with my son (age 11). Max learned new skills, had fun, worked hard, and felt great afterwards. Most importantly perhaps he was excited to practice his new skills and is very much looking forward to his next session. Brandon makes a nice connection with kids, clearly knows his stuff, and passes along his love of the sport.

Coach Brandon is an EXCEPTIONAL coach! He is extremely passionate about the sport and seeing you improve. He is great at picking out the weaknesses in your game and helping you improve on those. The workouts are challenging and force you to work outside your comfort zone. If you're dedicated and willing to go hard, Coach Brandon is the way to go

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Terrific session w Brandon for my 12 and 14 yr old....the ball handling drills seemed to pay off the next day at both of their games....my 12 yr old was breaking the press on his own and dishing for assists all game.......my 14 yr old was finally taking the ball with authority to the basket, especially with his left hand....Coach Brandon is the best ive worked with.

We feel very fortunate to have found Brandon. My son enjoys his workouts with Brandon and we can see great improvement when we watch him play on his high school team. Best basketball instruction that he has ever received.

Brandon is an outstanding coach. I give him my highest recommendation.

My daughter had her first season with Coach Brandon this week. I was impressed with the progress my daughter made in just one session as well as the cerebral side of basketball that Brandon encourages his athletes to develop. The session was non-stop as he worked on her shooting and dribbling techniques with a variety of drills. He challenged my daughter throughout every drill to maximize the benefit, but also provided positive feedback when she got it right. We will continue to work with Coach Brandon as his specialty in training guards is exactly what I have been looking for to bring my daughter's game to a higher level.

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Coach Brandon started working with Austin in 7th grade, and now he is a freshman in high school playing varsity. He has made tremendous strides in his ball handling, shooting, and creating his own shot, however most importantly Brandon has taken his IQ and confidence to another level, something that he struggled a lot with before. Austin has created a special bond with Brandon and he is a role model to Austin both on and off the court.

Brandon has done an amazing job working with my twin 14 year old boys. We already see a substantial difference in games with ball handling and shooting. Brandon is very focus and committed to his work. He really knows the game. I am amazed seeing him break down the boys' shot and correct the mechanics. He is also a very positive person who always has a smile for the boys. Have never seen a coach work harder!

Coach Brandon is a great coach who helped me improve in just one session. One thing I look for in a trainer is to see if they make me extremely tired by the end and coach Brandon definitely did that.

Coach Brandon was a great coach.He is working really hard to improve his athletes.He knows basketball and passes themhis knowledge very well.Very intence courses with great results. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to work on details.

My daughter has finished her first training with Coach Brandon and he did a great job. They started off with a discussion on what position she plays and what were the areas she wanted to improve on. During the training he gave her both positive feedback and suggestion on how to improve on the areas she needed to work on. Throughout the training he reminded her to focus when she would go back to her old habits especially when she was getting tired. I plan to have my daughter train with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Coach Brandon was awesome. Very knowledgeable, he worked with my son and took his game to another level.

Coach Brandon was great with my daughters. He encouraged them to work hard and was highly motivational. Improved their game and confidence. They can't wait for the next session. I would highly recommend Coach Brandon.

Coach Brandon was great, he knew exactly what I needed to focus on from day one and starting giving me very helpful drills to improve. I would highly recommend him to anyone because he's the best at what he does.

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good coach, my son confidence has improved along with his game

Coach Brandon is a great coach. My son had two sessions and improvement was visible.
He very quickly identified the strengths and improvement areas of my son, and his approach/techniques made a difference in just two sessions, specifically in shooting. My son was also very happy both about the training and learnings. Thanks

Great coach! Nothing negative to say about him. He is a great person with great a personality. Just am amazing coach.

Brandon has been great working with my son to refine his shooting and skills, the increase in my son's confidence and skills has been incredible.

Coach Brandon in just one session was able to work on my sons weaknesses and already I see my son using the different techniques that coach gave him. And let me say my son was sweating during the class which I rarely see him do, but the best thing is after the class he said it was fun! I am looking forward to seeing how Coach Brandon can elevate my son's skills and more importantly his confidence level.

My daughter continues to train with Brandon and continues to improve her skills. Brandon is polishing her technique which is leading to improvement in her shooting and her on court strategy. My older daughter also started working out with Brandon and both girls now train together. The joint workouts add a level of sibling competition to the drills that leads to a great workout for both girls. Brandon is able to provide focused and individual feedback to both girls, while confirming that the girls working out together is a great dynamic that is benefitting both. Brandon runs a very focused and well planned training session and I highly recommend Brandon for anyone looking for a great coach.

My 8th grade daughter had her initial session with Brandon recently and it was great. He identified her skill level and went right to work on drills designed to help her improve. She is looking forward to more sessions with Brandon and to having him play a role in the development of her basketball skills and help her bring her play to the next level.

My son loves basketball and was I looking for a coach to help him take his game to the next level. Brandon was exactly what I was looking for. He is professional and uses a great style of coaching that both pushes and motivates the athlete without critizing weaknesses. My son and I have noticed great improvements in his shooting, ball handling and overall game. I would highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to improve their game and wish I had found him sooner.

Just from reading Brandon's bio, when I was first introduced to Coachup, I had a good feeling that Brandon was the point guard coach for my son. I was 100% right. In just four sessions with Brandon, my son has progressed from a defensive specialist on his AAU team to the starting point guard. He is now running the offense, being a vocal leader, and a penetrating scorer, able to break the press. His own teammates have been encouraging Perry to be more aggresive with his offense. Telling him to just take his man to the hoop they can't stop you.

Brandon has not only been a great help with Perry's basketball skills. He has also developed a special relationship with my son by sharing wisdom and life experiences that he has gone through himself. Perry truly loves working with Brandon no matter how hard the workouts may be. Brandon is very patient with my son, and my son has a great deal of respect for Brandon as a coach and a man. This past week he has reaped the blessings of Brandon's coaching excellents. I would recommend Brandon to any player that would like to take their game to another level.

Thanks for reinforcing Devan to practice and go up strong. This will help him tremendously because he is counted on underneath.

Working with Coach Brandon has been really helpful for Kathryn. He's very knowledgeable, professional and works her hard. I know Kathryn is really enjoying her lessons and learning a lot.

Coach Brandon was very helpful. He has a good understanding of work ethic, and what it takes to improve. He has a great basketball mind, and is very knowledgeable in his explanation of what the drills are meant to improve. His experience with basketball gives him credibility and allows me to believe that our sessions will improve my game. I believe that Coach Brandon is dedicated in what he does, and that he truly wants to see his students improve.

As a private coach there is no greater satisfaction than having a kid call and/or text you after having a great game. I will never forget one of my clients calling me after one of his games. I had been training this kid for about two months, he didn't have a lot of experience so we would workout 2-3 times a week and he was great at leaving our trainings and doing extra work on his own. I remember it being around 10:30pm and getting a call from my client super excited. I picked up the phone and he screamed in my ear "Coach I just had the best game of my life! I scored 33 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and also got few steals and assist." "This is crazy, I've never played like this, Thanks for everything Coach." I told him he deserves all the credit because he did it with his commitment to working hard, staying consistent, and believing in himself. I will always have a great relationship with this kid because private training isn't just drills and training a kid, to me its not only about developing the kids basketball game, it's a mentorship and I really care and develop a relationship with all of my clients. I mentor all my kids on and off the court. Its an amazing feeling being able to make a difference in another persons life!
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