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Calvin Nicholson, Rochester, NY Basketball Coach

Calvin Nicholson

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Former Director of Player Development @ Pinnacle Athletic Campus. Current owner of Silverback Basketball Academy "I Hope you like animals, because we build BEAST" View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Calvin. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Calvin. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$135 3 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Calvin. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$213 5 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Calvin. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$400 10 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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  • 14 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

Credentials

  • 14 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • 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 Calvin

Former certified USA Basketball youth development coach . I have worked in the development of basketball players for the past fourteen years. Previously worked as an assistant varsity basketball coach as well as head coach for several AAU teams. I use a unique approach to get players better faster. Let me help you slow the game down. Ask me about the Urban/Suburban method of training,

Many of the youth I have coached have won several individual awards. I have coached at the high school level in Syracuse NY at Corcoran high-school under Jim Marsh, I have coached AAU and had teams that have won several tournaments, including the New York state under 14 championship.

I run all my sessions as high intensity training sessions, This means we train hard to make the game easy. Each session includes series of footwork ,ball handling, shooting form, shooting drills, game situation drills, skills stations , rebounding , defesive drills on ball and off, passing, basketball IQ homework. We also wll also do a dynamic stretch warm up and cool down to prevent injuries and maximize mobility . For those who want to truly take their games to new levels we push you past your comfort zone each session.

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Client Reviews

Coach Ray (Calvin) was absolutely terrific with my 12 year old son. Coach was unfailingly patient, and quickly figured out ways to help him grasp the skill or concept that was being taught. Coach manages to be fun, tough, encouraging, and productive all at the same time, and his experience and knowledge is invaluable. My son's first words after the first session were that he wished Coach Ray was his coach all the time!

The first training session went great. My son really enjoyed coach Calvin so much he wanted to book more sessions before I even asked him. A great teacher

Coach Calvin was amazing. My grandson learned a lot in his 1st session and he even smiled when Coach was teaching him. Not something you see everyday from a 16 year old. Coach worked him hard but Nicholas really enjoy it. Very pleased at Coach’s teaching style.

Right from the start it was obvious that Coach Calvin really knows his stuff and is passionate about breaking everything down to most important fundamentals. He doesn't just go over the what and how, but the why of everything he has you doing. It was one of those lessons that I'll definitely be drawing from for a long time in my practices and games.

Coach Calvin is an outstanding coach who’s very experienced and knowledgeable. My son skills have improved tremendously, Coach method of training is like no other, it makes my son excited about his training sessions . Thank you coach you’re truly amazing at what you do. Looking forward to our next session.

Calvin was able to quickly spot areas my son needed to work on. He gave him great advice and coaching to help improve my son’s basketball skills. Highly recommend.

Calvin is a great coach! He’s full of energy, focused and holds players accountable. Excited to see our son progress as he continues working with Calvin.

Great Coach! Very knowledgeable about Coaching and Basketball. Coach Calvin worked with my son on understanding the nature of the game of Basketball as well as fundamentals. I can't believe how much my son learned in the one session. My son really enjoyed the training and we've booked additional sessions with Coach Calvin.

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WOW!!! What a GREAT first session for my 8th grade daughter!!! My gut feeling about Coach “Ray” Calvin proved to be right on. If you feel that your player has the potential to be a special player but you just can’t always get it out of them, Well, give this coach a call. He covered so many things in the first session that really helped us to evaluate our daughter’s potential at a high level and we look forward to continuing this connection to build a BEAST.

Coach Calvin is great! Even after one session my son was feeling more confident and excited about the sessions to come!

Coach Calvin did a great job of understanding what my son needed to work on. He made a great connection with him. Worked him hard and challenged him on what he needs to do to get to the next level. Can't wait to see the progress!

My son had a great time and he's looking forward to more sessions .

Great workout today, looking forward to meeting up again soon.

Just after the first session with our 3 kids, my husband I agreed that our children learned more with Coach "Ray" Calvin in one session than they had in their whole season prior. His coaching wisdom, heart and experience shows, his creativity is unlimited and he is EXCELLENT with the kids, pushing them to give their best, correcting on point and recognizing a job well done too. This was the by far the best choice we have made for our children as athletes in a long time. He worked them hard while keeping the FUN in FUNdamentals! Looking forward to many more sessions.

Coach Ray brings an unorthodoxed training method that gets results quickly . I have seen improvement in my child's ability to take what she has done in practice and execute it in games.
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