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Bug S., Denver, CO Basketball Coach

Bug S.

Stroope Hoop Academy

Basketball

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RANKED #2 OVERALL TOP HOOPS COACHUP COACH IN CO. Over 20 years experience. Looking to help improve your skills and understanding of the game in every area. 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 Bug. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$80 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Bug. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$230 3 sessions ($77/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Bug. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$380 5 sessions ($76/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Bug. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$750 10 sessions ($75/ea) + one-time fee

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Team Training
In-Person Training for up to 15 athletes

This package is for Coach Bug to come work with your team on overall basketball skills or specific needs requested by the team Coach.

Session Length: 2 hours

$250 1 session + one-time fee

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Clinic Ticket
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Purchasing this "ticket" will allow you to sign up for any one the clinics that are offered. Check stroopehoopacademy.com for the clinic calendar. Message us to secure your spot in the clinics you'd like to attend.

Session Length: 90 minutes

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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GIVE Sports Clinic Ticket
In-Person Training for a single athlete

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Session Length: 90 minutes

$20 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Memphis (TN)

  • 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

  • University of Memphis (TN)

  • 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 Bug

Hello, my name is Bug Stroope and I run the Stroope Hoop Academy powered by CoachUp. I have over twenty years experience in coaching basketball on multiple levels. In my younger years I worked for several Universities coaching in their summer basketball camps including University of Memphis, University of New Orleans and New Mexico Junior College. At NMJC I was a player as well as a Student Assistant Coach. I also went on to be the Student Assistant Coach and the University of Memphis. I took a break from basketball to have a Pro Snowboard career where I also coached a children's snowboard team. I returned to coaching basketball and have focused on kids 15 and under, but with that said, I will help out players of any age. I have a 10 year old son that I instruct and many other parents that would be glad to be used as a reference in my skills, my attention to detail and the success I have had with their children. I am currently ranked 3rd in Colorado and in the top 100 coaches on CoachUp.com.

I competed on the high school and collegiate level in New Mexico in basketball. I also was a sponsored professional snowboarder competing in snowboardcross for over a decade. I have several awards specifically in the work I have done in different children's programs.

My sessions are based around what the player needs based on their age, skill level and understanding for the game. Everything is based off of fundamentals, so I coach according to that. I have multiple drills in all aspects of the game, but specifically, I have a way of communicating through my words and example. Especially, for younger players, I have had great success in connecting with them and helping them understand each step of their game. I listen, watch and find what the player needs. My session runs off of that information.

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Coach Bug is outstanding. Our son really enjoyed his first session and we are eager to book the next one ! So glad we found Coach Bug !

Coach Bug is an excellent coach! My son has been coached by and worked with Coach Bug for over two years, since he was in 3rd grade. Bug is really good at teaching the basics to young players, and is skilled at keeping a team of hyper young boys focused and under control. My son always works hard with Coach Bug, and really loves playing basketball. We have had other coaches, but always miss Coach Bug when we do. If you want to develop a solid foundation of basketball skills, and have a lot of fun while learning, Coach Bug is a perfect choice. Our family can't recommend him enough.

Coach Bug was amazing. He really helped my son even after only one session!! Look forward to Many more.

Great instructor

My son really enjoys working with Coach Stroop!

Great communication. The whole hour is well utilized. The drills are making an immediate difference in my son's shooting.

Thus far, Coach Bug and my 12 year old son only had one session. However, in only an hour, I already saw improvements. As such, immediately signed up for additional sessions!

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Great experience! After one session my son had a new outlook on his potential. Coach Bug is responsive in his communications and immediately connected with my son and his skill level. We can't wait for our next session.

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Great shooting coach

Coach Bug S is fantastic! My son like him so much! Looking forward to have more sessions with him.

Coach Bug was very flexible with training times to fit our schedule. He had good drills and helped our daughter with footwork. We would highly recommend Coach Bug to anyone looking to increase their basketball skills and technique!

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Really nice person!!!!

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Excellent! My daughter is really improving and she stays fully engaged while Coach Bug gives her instructions and tips in a way that she can easily understand. So happy to have her training under his guidance!

Coach Bug has been great to work with. Communication is easy, clear and timely. His work with my son is already made a difference! After only 2 sessions, my son's shot is looking more fluid, his ball handling has improved, and his movement on the court in games has improved. Only thing I would change is that we would have signed him up sooner. Thanks, Coach!

My son has his first session with Coach Bug. I was blown away! Coach Bug was not only and awesome coach he got my son to do something he doesn’t really do with people my son had a conversation. Coach is very approachable and had a good vibe with my son. As I watched my son in his session he was picking up things that he hasn’t picked up playing basketball for several years. I saw his confidence go up as Coach worked with him. I cannot wait for their next session.

The best decision I made in helping my grandson with his basketball skills was in choosing Coach Bug! Coach Bug had made my grandson feel very comfortable, and there was a huge improvement after just one session. At the beginning of the first session, Coach Bug pointed out my grandson's faults and the improvements were instantaneous. I was amazed and blown away! There were even more improvements during the second session and we are looking forward to additional sessions with much excitement! How did we get so-ooo lucky!!! Daniel

Great first session with Coach Bug! Easy to schedule with, prompt replies and on time arrival! My daughter felt very comfortable with him and his style of teaching. She has been playing for years and has never had a private Coach- now she’s hooked. He was able to quickly show her things through his first assessment that she already sees will improve her shooting. His post session reviews were also very thorough and helps me as a parent see what he sees to help reinforce during times at home. I look forward to the sessions to come and how she will grow as a player.

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My son has only had one session with Coach Bug, but we are highly impressed! He immediately recognized some of my son’s weaker areas & there was significant improvement after just one hour. He is really looking forward to more sessions!

I am a 14 year old boy and have been playing basketball for 7 years. Coach Bug is an awesome 1 on 1 coach to work with. I had never done 1 on 1 coaching before so this was my first try. He is a good teacher and fun to talk to. After his class I pulled some of his moves on my friends. I already improved a lot after 1 hour. I definitely recommend Coach Bug. I have already scheduled a second class.

My 8 year old son has had three sessions with Coach Bug. He had made progress very quickly and really loves training with Coach Bug. We recommend him as a wonderful coach.

I had a really great first session with Coach Bug. He is starting with the fundamentals and it was amazing to see the results after just one session. He saw where my shot was off pretty quickly, and the suggestions he made had me consistently hitting the 3 toward the end of the session, and I haven't picked up the ball in over 18 months. He's easy going, fun to talk to, all while paying attention to the details throughout the workout. I went in skeptical about the benefits of a coach, and now I wish I had done this sooner. I'm definitely going to take my son to him when he is old enough.

Coach Bug is a solid coach. Easy to book with and find times/locations to practice. We’ve started with fundamentals and already my shot and game are improving. Coach Bug has an easy-going demeanor and makes it easy to feel comfortable. Look forward more lessons to come.

Thanks for a great first session! We worked on my shot and it made a huge difference. I'm looking forward to working with you.

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My 14 year old son really enjoys working with Coach Bug. He is reliable, enthusiastic and makes the game of basketball fun for him. We appreciate him being willing to drive to our gym as well. We will definitely keep using him as our coach.

Coach Bug built instant rapport with my son. He saw quickly what was difficult about his shot and fixed it! He also helped him with his dribble. We can't wait to see him again soon.

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My son had his first session with Coach Bug yesterday and he was already given some excellent guidance on the fundamentals as well as correcting his form. My son (age 13) really enjoyed working with Coach Bug - he was very encouraging and engaged while working with him and provided some solid instruction/advice/tips on areas where he needs to improve. I appreciated his prompt replies when communicating about scheduling a session. He also sent a great follow-up email with feedback about the session. This was a great experience and we will definitely be scheduling a block of lessons. I highly recommend Coach Bug!

Coach Bug is great! His approach of teaching the technical foundation is exactly what our son needed. He is also patient and good at keeping our son entertained but on track.

Coach Bug has done a great job with our 8 and 15 year olds. He is always accommodating to our schedule and will even come over to our house to coach them one on one.

Coach Bug is great! My two boys have had two sessions with him and they have already showed so much improvement.
He is a great coach and a great motivator! I highly recommend him.

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Coach Bug was awesome! He was very encouraging and we absolutely love his coaching philosophy. He worked on the fundamentals and build on that foundation.
My son really enjoyed working with coach Bug and cannot wait for the next session. We were just with Bug an hour ago and my son is outside working on his form and things they discussed today. Coach has motivated and inspired him to show improvement for the next session.
Outstanding work coach thanks!!

Coach bug was awesome and once you meet him you can see he is a great person and a great coach and he really cares for the players he coaches. He is very flexible with his schedule and has a great personality he makes you work hard and pushes you to be the best I definitely recommend him for any player any age.

Coach Bug is wonderful! We already see an improvement in our son's basketball skills after just one session. Coach Bug quickly identified the specific challenges that our son was having with shooting and dribbling, and was able to communicate and teach him techniques in a way that he could easily follow and implement. We look forward to our next coaching session!

Coach Bug is great. He is very skilled at explaining the fundamentals of basketball to young athletes. Basketball practice as well as the games quickly became my son's favorite activities. Coach Bug is also very fair about cycling all the kids into the game so that everyone gets a chance to play, and emphasizes good sportsmanship on the court and respect for the officials. We highly recommend Coach Bug for any instruction you might want.
Coach Stroope has a unique ability to communicate basketball fundamentals to kids. My sons looked forward to every practice. And by keeping them engaged in the improvement process he's able to deliver pretty amazing results.
Coach Bug is wonderful! We already see an improvement in our son's basketball skills after just one session. Coach Bug quickly identified the specific challenges that our son was having with shooting and dribbling, and was able to communicate and teach him techniques in a way that he could easily follow and implement. We look forward to our next coaching session!
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