David C., Pleasant Hill, IA Basketball Coach

David C.



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Former college player. SafeSport, NCAA and USA Gold trained Basketball Coach. Experienced with all ages since 1991. View all coaching experience

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  1. Pleasant Hill, IA

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles


In-Person Training for a single athlete

8 Sessions package with Coach David. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 45 minutes

$405 8 sessions ($51/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

12 session package with Coach David. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 45 minutes

$585 12 sessions ($49/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

20 session package with Coach David. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 45 minutes

$890 20 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Friends of Friends
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Two athletes with like skills work out at the same time. Great fun and hard work for friends.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$500 8 sessions ($63/ea) + one-time fee

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  • 22 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Guard

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


  • 22 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach David

I am the founder and basketball trainer at The Orange Planet Basketball Club located in Pleasant Hill Iowa. I offer a wide range of services in basketball instruction and small group work outs. Additional services are offered in youth and family counseling and community projects through Hope2Offer, our non-profit student organization.

B.S. in education and a Masters in counseling.
SafeSport, NCAA and USA Gold trained Basketball Coach.
Coached girls and boys basketball during 8 years of teaching school.
Experience coaching in the AAU circuit.
Instructor of basketball shooting and fundamental clinics for cities, schools and privately since 1991.

My teaching style comes from gained valuable experiences in the classroom as a teacher, my outstanding h.s. and college coach, working for the Miami Heat, owning and operating a health club, and interactions with thousands of kids from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. I have been involved with athletics as early as a young child. My competitive drive and commitment to development earned me multiple awards in high school baseball and basketball and college basketball.

H.S. Athlete of the Year
H.S. Basketball MVP
H.S. Free Throw and Assist leader
Multiple All-Conference and Tournament MVP awards
H.S. Baseball MVP
H.S. Baseball Stolen Base leader
NCCAA All-Conference
Ping Pong Champ. (If you think you got game, I can still hang).
Learned many valuable lessons about winning and losing as a player and coach. Sports and competition has been my greatest life teacher.

We focus on techniques that involve proper footwork, moving with and without the ball, ball handling with movement, passing, shooting, on ball and off ball defense, confidence and overall understanding of your game.

Multiple drills mixed with conditioning with and without the ball. Footwork, footwork, footwork! Intentional intensity, being a threat on the court, and mental toughness are all part of every session. I give you permission to push yourself past your perceived limitations to help you build real confidence. You always leave with tools and knowledge to help you train on your own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c03rSZlewv4

I train one on one and small groups ranging from youth through college level. Even train adults who desire to better fit into pick up games or rec ball.

I now travel to your location. Please contact me for travel cost.

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First session with my 8yo daughter was great. Gave us ideas what to work on before her next appointment. I saw improvement in the short 45 minutes. And most of the time was on assessments! She learned so much, but more importantly had a fun time. Thanks Coach!!

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It was a great first session. Ready for the next one. Alex learned new technique and is improving after one session. Very encouraging!

In a short amount of time, Coach David has made a huge impact on my son. He has a new attitude and excitement for the game that he hasn’t had before. They get along great, and Connor has a tremendous amount of respect for Coach. He actually listens while on the court and better yet, reflects on David’s lessons while off the court.

My girls 1st session and they walked away happy and ready for more!! Thanks Coach

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My granddaughter does not say much, but when I pick her up she is in all smiles and talks a lot in the car on what she learned and how she likes coach David. She tells me with his help she will be so much better.

Coach David did a great job with my son. He came away wanting to learn even more from him. He is looking forward to more practices. I like the way he teaches the importance of fundamental basketball. The individual sessions provide the opportunity for my son to learn the little details that make a big difference. Thank you very much!

David is a 5 star coach and professional.

Coach David did an excellent job with my 10 year old son during their first training session. My son learned so much in the first session and left even more excited than when we showed up. He can't wait to come back and we already booked more sessions. I would highly recommend Coach David!

Coach David was great with how he worked with my daughter. I think his approach keeps my daughter engaged. I feel that she has already benefited from just one session.

Coach David established a great rapport and brought immediate improvement with one session. We have booked more sessions.

Coach David gave Stephen some good pointers on how to guard the ball , how to shoot and work on his post play. Stephen really enjoyed the session and felt the coach was great to work with!

You were a topic of conversation for us on our drive home last night - Caleb was at the free throw line last night with 1.8 seconds on the clock. He had 2 shots. There were a couple of timeouts called. We were watching & wringing our hands in nervousness. He made them both! ACA won by 3! All that to say — as we drove home we talked about all the work you did with him at the free throw line. So, a BIG thank you to you! He was prepared for that pressure! We’ve also seen other areas of improvement and know your time with him was valuable. Caleb looks forward to continued sessions with you this year! Hope all is well with you and the Orange Planet. Thanks again! Shelley G.
Your approach with my girls is outstanding. Thank you so much! You have helped them overcome great obstacles and they are excited again to play ball." - Jim D. - Des Moines
Dave, I was really impressed how you taught my boys. You broke down their shots in understandable terms and allowed them to focus on specific correctable items when they work out on their own." - K. Smith, West Des Moines
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