Dan S., Irvine, CA Basketball Coach

Dan S.


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1 session package with Coach Dan. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$80 1 session + applicable fees

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3 session package with Coach Dan. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$240 3 sessions ($80/ea) + applicable fees

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10 session package with Coach Dan. 60 minute session length

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$800 10 sessions ($80/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of Redlands (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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


  • University of Redlands (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Dan

Former Pro Athlete in 4 different countries. Played 2 sports in college. Football and basketball at the University of Redlands,
Currently #1 football coachup coach in the nation.
Current HS and Youth Coach

2 time All CIF in Southern California in Basketball and Football . League MVP as senior in both sports.
College Bball player at University of Redlands . Experience playing in ‘The System’ in 2005 Redlands led the nation in scoring and 3 point shooting .

Footwork , ball handling and shooting technique and knowledge of the game.
Dribbling, rebounding and conditioning drills to be competitive when it’s most important.
5 months to use booked trainings.

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Client Reviews

Coach Dan is very knowledgeable and does a great job! Our son enjoys his classes and values his feedback. Thank you!

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Coach Dan is great and my son really likes the camp and practices! He is learning so much!

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Coach Dan has been great. We already notice improvements in our sons game. We look forward to continuing to work with coach Dan.

Great meeting with Dan. He worked on footwork and balance with my son and picked up on a few things right away to improve on. Very personable and approachable.

Our son enjoyed every minute of Dan’s QB/skills camp! He learned so much from the class time they provide and has helped extend his knowledge on and off the field! Will definitely be signing up again next year!

Coach Dan has taken a very raw kid to the next level based on the work.outs provided. Highly recommend from starters or even accomplished kids.

Great coach! He makes it fun and focuses on good mechanics!!

Amazing Coach, very patient and uplifting.

My son is a high school senior who is headed to college to play football and he wanted to get some extra work and help in before he leaves. In the first session with Coach Dan, he learned a lot and no matter how much you think you know, there’s always more to learn. Coach Dan is knowledgeable and he focuses on what he can do to help improve and build confidence in each player.

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Coach Dan is fantastic. Great training on technique and keeps the players very active during his workouts. Highly recommend!

Dan is amazing with the kids!! He jokes and makes practice/skills so much fun and comfortable for the boys, but really watches and corrects technique! My son has learned so much and his other coaches really notice his improvement! We’ve worked with many coaches, he’s my and my son’s favorite!!

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Coach Dan had his work cut out with my son. Seriously had to start from zero...my son Lucas had never played basketball! Dan was able to teach him the basics! They worked hard every session but still had fun! Lucas learned so much and did really well playing on his team!! Thank you!!

A testament to a great coach is the ability to connect with and get the most out of his/her players. Coach Dan exemplifies this definition and then some. In just a few short weeks, Coach Dan quickly diagnosed areas of improvement for my son (a freshman QB), and he has already helped him begin to make mechanical changes to his throwing motion (along with footwork) that has yielded more consistency and velocity. And this was done in a group setting - now that’s talent. It’s just the beginning of our relationship with Coach Dan, but so far, I highly recommend him.

During just our very first training session, Coach Dan was quickly able to diagnose and tweak the inefficiencies in my son's throwing mechanics. This resulted in better accuracy and increased throw power. Dan is very knowledgeable, has a good sense of humor, and is great with kids. You will definitely get your money's worth because Dan utilizes every second of each session with very little down time. He also keeps every session fresh and challenging. Highly recommend!

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Dan is great with kids. My son is getting better at QB and WR with every practice session.

We had a great experience with coach Dan. It was my son’s first private for football and he had a great session. If we lived closer, we would work with him every week.
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Dan is Great. He is engaged and brings enthusiasm to each and every practice!

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Coach Dan has a unique coaching style on the beach. Highly recommend him and look forward to having him work with my son next time we're in CA.

Dan is an amazing coach. My first session with him was awesome, I already see improvement on my footwork, jumpshot and defense. I highly recommend him!

Awesome first workout!

Dan is a good coach who is very personable with the players and parents. He is very responsive and coaches some of the best football players in Orange County. We really enjoy working with him and will continue to work with him for some time.

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Coach Dan is a true first class Coach. My son is very happy with him after the first / impressive session. We will continue his program for many more meetings to come...
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Coach Dan really knows his stuff no matter what level your athlete is at he knows where to meet them and how to help meet their goals. My son always looks forward to the next session and is eager to see what he could learn from coach Dan to take his skill set to the next level.

Lots of football experience and knowledge overall a great coach

Dan knows his stuff and is a great coach.

Loved working with coach Dan! He's so knowledgeable and great with the kids. He has so many drills to master the fundamentals of the game!

Very patient coach knows what he doing. I recommend him to anybody looking to upgrade their football skills.

Dan is amazing. He knows what he is doing. He's the only guy I would go to for a QB coach.

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Great guy! Looking forward for more

Coach Dan is amazing with our 2 sons. His attention to detail and acumen of the QB position is truly invaluable. He is very patient and communicates very well. We are very fortunate to have Dan as our coach.

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we were looking for someone to teach our son fundamentals and proper technique. Within 5 minutes of our first session we knew we made the right choice with Coach Dan. He is not only very knowledgeable but great with kids! We will be booking more sessions and seeing a lot more of Coach Dan. THUMBS UP ALL THE WAY!!!

My 8 years old have worked few sessions with Coach Dan already and he is continuing to do so. From my perspective I see tremendous improvement already. HIs form is much better his spiral is excellent and his accuracy had become great. Coach Dan is great and unlike some other coaches I had before him he is here to pass his love of the game to the kids which I see clearly each session. He is flexible and highly knowledgeable and does care about what he does with my son and his improvement. Every parent out there with a kid who want to play QB should have at least few sessions with coach Dan to set the kids on the right path.

This guy is the real deal!

Dan is a very professional and high energy coach. His experience in college and professionally on the field brings an added value you can't find from just any coach. He understands what it takes to be a winner and motivates and encourages me to get better every session.

I would recommend Dan as a coach/trainer to any athlete beginner or elite.


Coach Dan is the best trainer I've had yet! You can tell he really knows what he's talking about. I would highly recommend booking a session with him. I've noticed an improvement in my game after such a short amount of time. His upbeat personality, knowledge of the game, and timely communication makes it easy for me to keep training with Coach Dan!
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My son is having a great time with Coach Dan. Highly recommend.

He is very kind and nice. We improved a lot even though it was only a first day.

Dan's attention to detail and good humor keeps the workouts focus and fun.

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Coach Dan has done an excellent job building instant rapport with my son! He had been able to help him hone a skill and is very attentive to him during training to make sure my son puts forth his best while building confidence.

Coach Dan is great. I have an 8 year old and have been looking for a coach that is knowledgeable and is patient. I believe we have found that coach. Dan was super nice and focused a lot on footwork which I feel is key to help a young quarterback shine. Will definitely recommend Coach Dan for those of you that have a young one who loves the sport.

Coach Dan is terrific! He is patient, focused and very professional! Trying our for the CFL, he helped me with route running by bringing his World Class knowledge of football and experience to the table. Thank you Coach Dan!! A+

Had our first training session with Dan today. He is knowledgeable, competent and great with young athletes. Our 9 year old had a great time, learned a lot and connected with Dan right from the start. We 100% recommend him for anyone looking to help their Young QB develop the skills, confidence and ability to be a great QB!!

Great job Dan!

Dan is great! My son loves his training sessions. He relates and communicates so well with him. His training provides strengthening and throwing. I couldn't be more happy with him and would suggest going to him if you want the best.

Coach Dan helped me with my throwing motion and technique, and provided a lot of great feedback on how I could improve. We did a variety of helpful drills. Coach Dan was patient and encouraging. I highly recommend him!

Dan is no cream puff and that is EXACTLY what we needed! We needed a coach to push my high schooler and to the next level and this was a perfect fit! My son really enjoyed his time with Dan and we had no problem booking 5 more lessons! My son believes in coaches "leading by example" and Dan understands this concept fully. Great job Dan and it's refreshing to see a coach who is not just looking to pat a kid on the head and truly make them work for their position! If you want your kid to get better and have fun at this great sport, this is the guy you want teaching them! Shame all the "Dads who want to be coaches so their kids can play" don't model after Dan.......... GREAT JOB!

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Coach Dan was a great coach for my son. He learned a lot of fundamentals, was pushed to his limit and had fun. We're looking forward to more sessions with Coach Dan and having him coach my son to his potential.

My son enjoyed his QB lesson and increased his confidence. Thanks Coach Dan!

Coach Dan was great to work with and very flexible on scheduling and availability. My 11 year old son really enjoyed the take-home value that he received in just the first lesson (for my son it was footwork). Thanks we will be booking more!

Coach Dan was great to work with... My son enjoyed his first session and is eagerly awaiting the next one. Coach was also very considerate of our schedule, meeting us early on a Sunday morning. It was an easy decision to book 4 additional sessions...

Coach Dan was great. Focused a lot with me on the fundamentals and nuances of football.

Coach Dan is a great coach. He teaches very well and puts all of his power into making his student a great football player. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a coach.

Coach Dan created a great training program for my son. He coaches for the full hour with a good balance of conditioning and technique. My son is always excited to train with him because he makes my son feel comfortable to ask questions on areas where he wants to improve on. Definitely money well spent for my son's training. We'll be booking more sessions! Thanks Coach Dan.

Coach Dan is a great coach. I am going into high school next year, and even though I have only had two sessions I feel like he will get me ready for the transition. He knows what he is talking about in the drills, which he makes similar to how it will be in a game.

Coach Dan was great! My son learned a lot in just one session. He's ready to go back to work bc he had a lot of fun, and got better.

My son has had 2 sessions with Coach Dan, and he already feels more confident about starting high school football!!

Coach Dan is easy for my son to work with and his knowledge of football comes through quickly. Very happy with our choice.

Coach Dan has helped my 8 yr old son so much after one session . He was able to keep my sons attention while being repititious on some drills and moving quickly through others . We will continue to work with him for more improvment!

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Coach Dan is great. In just one session we saw my 12 year old son improve on his QB fundamentals. We will definitely be working with him again. Thank you coach Dan.

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We had our first session with Coach Dan today, and we were ABSOLUTELY pleased with the results. My son is 8 yrs old & Dan was great at connecting with him & teaching him basic fundamentals & great drills for his skill set. After one session, we knew we would be working with Dan again!

Our boys are junior high age and have been playing youth football for about five years. They love the game and were ready for a higher level of coaching. Instantly they connected with Coach Dan and have learned so much in a short amount of time. Coach Dan has a well organized workout with time used wisely. The boys learn something new every time and feel encouraged to give 110% effort. We have booked additional sessions and are excited to see their growth on the field this summer. Thanks Coach Dan-so glad we found you!

I signed up my 11 yr. old son to spend some time with Coach Dan and I was not disappointed. However, I was apprehensive since we were looking for OL & DL help and Dan seemed to be more of a QB specialist. I was pleasantly surprised in how improved my son was just after 2 sessions. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone. Thanks Coach, we'll be back!

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Our 13-year-old son just completed his first session with Coach Dan and really enjoyed it. Our son had never played football before, but asked to join the high school team as a kicker next year. We decided it would be a good idea to get him some training in advance. Coach Dan was easy to connect with and quickly replied to my emails. His answers were very helpful and put my mind at ease about my son's plans. Our son had his first training session yesterday and we were amazed that he was punting the ball and putting a spin on it within the first half hour! Dan has great communication skills and a wonderful combination of expertise, enthusiasm, and encouraging words. Our son is even more excited about this new adventure now that he has experienced some tangible success. Thanks Coach Dan! You are a blessing to our family and we look forward to watching our son's skills and confidence grow with your guidance.

Coach Dan was great!

The session was well planned and all the drills were perfect for enhancing speed, agility, and technique. His positive attitude, love for the sport, and encouraging words was a breath of fresh air and my Son walked away feeling great!

My Son is 11 yrs old in his 4th year of Pop Warner Football, and I would highly recommend Coach Dan for any age.

After 3 sessions with coach Dan my son Cameron has improved his footwork and ball handling skills 100%. I would definitely recommend coach Dan to anyone looking to help improve there sons football skills.

Coach Dan is great. I have two boys (8 and 10) and signed them up because the younger one plays QB on his team. The older boy does some zone read plays and passes once in a while but didn’t have much arm strength, so I thought. The improvement has been fantastic for both. Everything from holding the ball, throwing motion, footwork, throwing distance, accuracy, and confidence, have all improved. To me the most important thing is doing it right technically, and that is what Dan gave these two boys. They have also learned that being good takes hard work with attention to detail. Dan's practices move fast and cover position details while keeping practices moving fast and engaging. Dan is a very positive person and makes correction as they go, but always supportive and encouraging. I definitely recommend contacting Dan.

Dan has a great attitude and is very organized. When you work with younger kids, my son is almost 8, you need to keep their attention! Dan made the training fun for my son, yet still covered the necessary areas. While it has only been one session, my son responded well to Dan's instructions and I look forward to seeing his progress.

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Amazing Coach!!! Extremely Effective!!

Dan was prompt and prepared. Made a couple of changes and suggestions that were able to show improvement immediately. Utilized time very efficiently.

Coach Dan was an excellent coach for my son Hunter (15yr). Within minutes of working with Hunter Coach Dan was able to point out what Hunter needed to work on. I was thoroughly impressed by his knowledge of throwing mechanics. Coach Dan is able to talk to the kids in a way they understand. He uses plenty of positive re-enforcement. Hunter wasn't even aware of the times he was being corrected because Coach Dan was so positive in his corrections. I would highly recommend Coach Dan to anyone looking for a QB coach. He kept the session fast paced and informative. My son really enjoyed it and learned a lot from Coach Dan. We are definitely booking him for future sessions.

I really like what I saw with Dan in our first session. my son (almost 8yrs old) really enjoyed the time and I can tell you will help give him the edge he needs when he starts his first year of football.

Coach Dan started showing my son the exact fundamentals I was hoping for. I see a lot of potential for my son from his training.

Coach Dan has been extremely helpful I'm getting my two boys where they need to be. There footwork and also the ability to run routes and catch the ball has gotten so much better in just a short time that they been working with coach Dan.
Thanks Dan me and my boys look forward to continue working with you.

Dan is great. We just started training with him and looking forward to many more training sessions with him.

Dan is a well experienced quarterback coach who takes the game to a different level. He is always on time and in a energized mood. He is patient with everything, never being in a rush. He will take the little things, and help you perfect them until you're at the best of your ability. Not only is Dan a coach, he's a mentor to young athletes.

Dan is a young energetic one on one coach. He has a great attitude for working with my 14 year old and real "game" experience to pass down to him. My son was exposed in his first session with Dan with drills to take with him and is excited for his next session.

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