Duck R., Atlanta, GA Basketball Coach

Duck R.



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A natural communicator and strong motivator that uses expertise to develop and enhance basketball player's fundamental skill set to advance play. View all coaching experience

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  1. Luella High School, 603 Walker Drive, Locust Grove, GA

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles


Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Duck. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Duck. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$144 3 sessions ($48/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Duck. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Duck. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

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

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  • St. Leo University (FL)

  • 28 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Rebounding, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Post Moves, Shooting, Ball Handling, Footwork, Agility, Defense, Attacking the Rim


  • St. Leo University (FL)

  • 28 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

  • Rebounding, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Post Moves, Shooting, Ball Handling, Footwork, Agility, Defense, Attacking the Rim

More About Coach Duck

* Currently General Manager/Head Coach of the Atlanta Aliens ABA Professional Basketball Team for the past seven years.
* NBA D-League trainer/coach during Bakersfield Jam tryouts in Atlanta, Ga
* Assistant Coach Men's Basketball at Gordon State College
* Associates Head Coach Varsity Boy's Basketball at Morrow High School
* Assistant Coach Varsity Boy's Basketball at Griffin High School
* Assistant Coach Varsity Boy's Basketball at Jackson High School
* Head Coach Boy's Basketball at Henderson Middle School
* Head Coach Boy's and Girls Basketball at Taylor Street Middle School
* Assistant Coach All-Marines Men's Basketball at United States Marine Corps
* Head Coach of Griffin Grasshoppers AAU Traveling Team
* Founder/Creator of Coach Duck University Skills & Drills Basketball Academy

* GHSA Certified
* NCAA Certified
* USA Basketball Certified "Gold License" Coach
* ABA and NBADL Certified Professional Coach
* CPR/AED & First Aid Certified Instructor
* Enjoy training players on ALL levels from elementary to professional

* 3 year Letterman High School Varsity Basketball
* Griffin-Spalding County Schools Hall of Famer
* Played All-Marines Basketball (5 years)
* Founder of Post Players Academy, Southern Crescent Showcase and Baby Ball Inc.
* Founder/Director of Griffin Grasshoppers Youth Association where he coached future NBA players Brent Petway (University of Michigan), Thomas "Jay" Brown (Lamar University), Charles Corbin (Winthrop University), Arthur "Pete" Driver (Life University), Donald Thomas (Morehouse), Javaris Bryant (Bethune Cookman) Isaiah Massey (LA Tech), Jordan Faciane (Campbell University), Justin Toyuo (VCU/Tennessee Chattanooga), Morris Mitchell (Martin Methodist), Javan Wells (Winston-Salem State), Shaq Barber (South Carolina State), Cameron Solomon (High Point/Georgia State), Jairus Holder (Jacksonville University), Julito Hutchinson (Saint Catherine), Zalan Richards (Southern Wesleyan),
* He lead 15 different Grasshoppers teams that won 20 games or more to the AAU Nationals and sent more than 50 players on to Division-1 programs

* Direct the conditioning of each player to achieve maximum athletic performance.
* Coach each player individually demonstrating techniques of basketball fundamentals (ball handling, dribbling and shooting drills).
* Oversee players while they perform in order to determine need for improvement.
* Utilize correction methods for players in order to instruct them in area of deficiency.
* Assess player's skills and provide positive feedback.

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Client Reviews

Coach Duck has a great understanding of taking someone like me without any experience or skill.

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My son has trained with Coach Duck for several weeks now. Coach Duck has been able to identify my son's areas of weakness and has developed a training schedule that has allowed him to improve. Coach Duck is very knowledgeable about the game and takes the time to explain the purpose of drills and what my son should gain from them. Coach Duck is a great motivator. My son looks forward to the sessions that we book with him. Great Coach!!

This was my son Jake's first session with Coach Duck and we were very pleased! It's very obvious that Coach Duck is super knowledgeable about all aspects of the game of basketball. He also has the kids well being as one of his main objectives which is extremely important to me as a parent. I would recommend Coach Duck to anyone.....and we will definitely schedule with him again!

Coach Duck is an exceptional coach and worked great with my daughter on basics, technique, and training. He was patient and explained thoroughly everything he was doing so that not only did she learned so much from her first session she had a great time doing it. We are excited for the next sessions. His skill and knowledge of the game are top notch and I look forward to seeing my daughter grow as an athlete under his coaching. I would definitely recommend Coach Duck to anyone!!

My son is new to sports especially Basketball. He loves the sport and has some stuff to learn about the game. Coach Duck has been very professional and patient. You can tell Coach Duck has a passion for the game and loves working with kids. I've known some coaches that just care about winning, Coach Duck cares for the game as well as the players and teaching them the basics and beyond. I am very grateful for Coach and my 5 yo requested Coach himself!!

Great session! Great coach!

Coach Duck is a great coach, love to keep working with him.

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My grandson, Acton Shirley, was in need of a patient and gracious instructor of basketball to help him learn the game and prepare for try outs at his school in Pike County, Georgia. He has not played enough to know the game or how to move on the court appropriately. He has played and shot some hoops like all teenage boys but needed a lot of instructions on the game of basketball. Acton started tenth grade this year and has participated in track, wrestling and band. He is 6’ 9” tall and is sixteen years old. He is doing well at school academically and socially. He has a very special gift in his height and is quite agile for such a tall person. He wants to use his gift in basketball. As his grandparents we want him to have the best opportunity to excel in his academics and sports. We were looking for someone to help him reach his potential that we could trust. Coach Duck has filled that position with excitement and a positive willing attitude that only a professional could. He knows the game professionally and is blessed with the ability to evaluate talent and effort. He is very active as he coaches and seems to never be frustrated or discouraged with his students. He uses every minute of a session but does not exhaust the enthusiasm of his student. He is a great motivator and mentor for a student’s expectations and encourages him to plan for the future and to use basketball as a means to succeed in life along with their education. He is kind and respectful of the parents and his student and very easy to work with. Coach Duck is very likable and has become a friend to us from the first session. We trust his ability and judgment as we have watched our grandson develop well and he has made the try-outs be a success for him. Thanks to Coach Duck, Acton has the confidence to aggressively move forward knowing he can and will develop into a very talented high school basketball player. We appreciate Coach Duck and the interest he takes in Acton as well as other young people. We have noticed he is an inspiration to so many. He is “Tops” in our book. I highly recommend Coach Duck as an excellent coach. Best Regards, Leonard and Margaret Shirley
There are many coaches who coach because they love coaching. Coach Duck coaches because he loves people and the people he coaches love him. It only takes a moment in his presence to recognize his exemplary approach to coaching and a day in his presence you will acknowledge his extraordinary pedagogical acumen to life.
Coach Duck is a brilliant basketball mind and the epitome of a true professional. I am honored to call Mr. Richards the General Manager and Head Coach of my beloved Atlanta Aliens professional basketball team. Duck revitalized the organization and transformed it from being just a strong brand to being a championship caliber franchise. I vouch for Coach Duck as a teacher, leader, and a man of integrity.
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