Dwane Samuels, Washington, DC Basketball Coach

Dwane Samuels




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Former D1 player and professional player who played with the Harlem Globetrotters, Europe and South America. I train boys and girls from the Ages of 5 to Professionals & Seniors View all coaching experience

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Zoom/Hangouts Virtual Live Online Training
Online Training for up to 3 athletes

60 minutes of Virtual live online training sessions.In this sessions we will focus on ball handling, shooting, footwork, strength and conditioning, speed and quickness.

Session Length: 1 hour

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 6 athletes

Group training is consist of 3 or more people. Within In the group training session athletes will learn specific drills and combination of things on how to play in a game settings. Athletes will be able to take what they h... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Dwane. 60 minute of learning and applying the basic fundamentals of basketball along with strength and conditioning. For your Advance player the session with be adjusted according to your skill... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$85 1 session + one-time fee

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Physical Fitness/Skills workout
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 Hours of Basketball where we will focus on Ball Handling, Passing, Shooting, court vision and awareness, attacking the basket off the dribble for a layup or a jump shot.

Session Length: 3 hours

$225 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

5 session package with Coach Dwane. 60 minute of Basketball Training along with strength and conditioning tailored to your need so that you can become a Complete Player

Session Length: 1 hour

$400 5 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

10 session package with Coach Dwane. 60 minute of basketball training learning the basic fundamentals to the Advance Level of basketball. You will then take what you have learned and play Coach in One on One games. You wil... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

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

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Skills and Strength Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

60 minutes of Basketball workout and 60 minutes of workout/exercises, strength, conditioning and agility.

Session Length: 2 hours

$1150 12 sessions ($96/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Training Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

10 hours of group training,10 people maximum. In this group setting you will have the ability to implement all that you have learned and apply it against your peers.

Session Length: 1 hour

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

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  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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


  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Dwane

Currently coaching at Georgetown Day School Varsity Basketball. After playing collegiate basketball and earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Marketing from Virginia State University, I started my professional basketball career. I played 2 seasons with the Delaware Destroyers and 5 years with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters/Washington Generals. My diverse professional experiences taught me invaluable skills that I now teach to my students and clients through one on one and group sessions.

I have been coaching for over 12 years, including AAU, high school, and private and group lessons for youths and adults. I come with a unique prospective of the game because I did not begin playing basketball until I moved to the United States as a teenager. I had to learn everything from the ground up, so I can relate to my clients learning and performing at any level. I tailor my training sessions around each individual, providing a step by step breakdown of each play, as well as drills, so that I can provide better quality and more effective training.

Most Valuable Player, Most Improved, Best Field Goal Percentage in Basketball. Captain of the Basketball Team with Washington Generals / Harlem Globe Trotters after 6 months with the team. Regional Champions for AAU 14 year old girls team.

Individual lessons are consisting of 1 hour training with two or less people. During that hour we focus on Footwork, Dribbling, Conditioning and Shooting. During the individual lessons the basketball players get an up close and more personal training that perfects techniques and skills that group lessons wouldn't be able to provide.

Group Lessons are 1 hour training with 3 or more people. During that hour we focus on Footwork, Dribbling, Conditioning and Shooting. The players get to utilize the skills and techniques that they learn at Sport Proformance in a Game setting.

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Client Reviews

Best coach to get your game right

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We had a great first experience with Coach Dwane. My son was pretty nervous, and Coach Dwane immediately put him at ease. My son ended up having a great time, and working hard, and is excited for his next session, which we've already got scheduled. (Coach Dwane also was very understanding of our shifting schedule and worked to fit us in on a busy Saturday.) My son came home inspired and has been showing me the drills that Coach Dwane had him practice. From the bleachers I could sense Coach Dwane's kindness and his nice balance between pushing and praise. And of course he knows his stuff. I definitely recommend Coach Dwane to players and parents!

This is a quote from my son, “Coach Dwane is a very good coach because he pushes you to learn new skills while making it fun”.

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In the first session, Coach Dwane Samuels helped our young student-athlete work on his footwork, ball handling, shooting and curling to the basket. Coach encouraged him saying the following "He has a lot of potential and will make an impact on the court once he apply the basic fundamentals. His tremendous work ethics will take him over the top! Keep up the Great Work!!!" Coach Dwane has our young athlete practicing the fundamentals he learned in anticipation of his next lesson. We couldn't ask for more! Kudos - we highly recommend Coach Dwane!

Coach Dwane trained my 13 year old son. My son is incredibly excited to practice what he learned and wants to book another training session ASAP. My son said that Dwane was incredibly knowledgeable and quickly assessed his strengths and weaknesses and what he needed to work on most. They worked hard and got an incredible amount done in one hour. We will be booking more with Dwane and highly recommend him to anyone that wants to improve their game.

Great coach! Focus on fundamentals.

Coach Dwane is an inspiration. His manner of coaching was professional and encouraging. His ability to relate to who he is coaching is fantastic. I would highly recommend Coach Dwane to anyone of any ability - he will work with you to achieve a higher standard of basketball than you are currently at. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to be able to have some professional coaching from Coach Dwane. Many many thanks.

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Wonderful and patient coach. Both of my kids love working with him!

Dwane was great to work with! He was responsive and easy to schedule. My son is 7 and Dwane put together great workouts that were both fun and focused on improving his fundamentals. I would highly recommend working with Dwane!

Dwane was a great coach! He helped me and my friends practice drills, dribbling techniques, and shooting techniques. After our lesson, I feel much more confident in my basketball abilities. Dwane even offered to meetup to play again after the lesson! I would definitely recommend dwane and will be taking more lessons myself!

Coach Duane went out of his way to make sure that my son had his session and he came back happy with a more confidence. I believe as he continues the Coach Duane, his skills and confidence will continue to improve.

He is parient and prepared for what he gonna teach my son. I liked that he foucs on teach him the basic technique how to shoot the ball not throwing. He mixed between fun and seriousness. I liked the most when he wrapped up the session bu reviewing with my son what he learend in that session. Highly Recommend.

Phenomenal coach. Takes the time to show the drills and didn't let my son slack on them. Son truly enjoyed his time with Coach Dwane!

Coach Dwane packed a whole lot into my daughter's first session. In fact, he gave her an extra 15 minutes! Dwane is a skilled baller and an awesome teacher. He put my teen at ease, boosted her confidence, and improved her game in just one session. We are definitely going to be coming back for more lessons.

Great session.

My 9 year old son has had several sessions with Coach Dwane. We have been very pleased. First, from a parent perspective, Coach is responsive and scheduling has been easy. Second, his demeanor with my son has been exactly what we've been looking for. Coach is supportive and encouraging, but he also does not let him take any shortcuts. We look forward to working with him in the future.

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Coach Dwane thoroughly assessed my grandson's skills and tailored his session on what he needed to work on. The day after his first session he hit the winning basket for his team utilizing what coach worked on with him.Definitely a 5* gold coach that I would highly recommend.

Great coach! Coach Dwane was able to assess our son's skill level very quickly and adjusted the training session to match. Our son was able to take what he learned in one session and applied to his next game.

Having Coach Dwane work with our family has been a privilege and an honor. Coach Dwane has been kind, gracious, organized, and patient with his teaching of the fundamentals of basketball. He segments and adjusts the sessions according to the area of need and personality of the trainee. Coach Dwane is adept in building upon the skills from the previous session. Step by step, Coach Dwane will guide you to the skill level and heights of making that "slam dunk." Definitely worth every minute!

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Coach Dwane has been excellent with our high school daughter. He is helping her get ready for the up coming basketball season and drills / skill sessions have great. He challenges her both with fitness and skill sets while maintaining a positive, encouraging environment. We highly recommend Coach Dwane!

Phenomenal trainer who is committed to his craft and helps all levels of ballplayers improve their game.

Excellent coach! He is a very good teacher and he makes basketball fun and easy to learn! -mo

We've only had 1 session, but we've had a great experience with Coach Dwane so far. As soon as I reached out to him, he replied quickly to set up a time to meet. He was very responsive during the planning stage, answered all my questions and was right on time for our session. During the coaching session, Coach Dwane was focused on my son and quickly assessed areas he needs to work on and then provided him with age-appropriate guidance. He was direct with him, but also patient and gave him positive feedback throughout the session. After 1 session with Coach Dwane, we will be purchasing a package.

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Dwane is an exceptional coach. He understands footwork, positioning and technique. His approach requires mastery of the fundamentals, which is essential for success. I highly recommend him.

I felt that Coach Dwane was very skilled and competent. My son had three sessions with him and he was well organized, diligent and dedicated. I think he works best if your child is committed to working hard (probably true of every coach). Given the high cost, I would recommend being very clear about what you want to get out of it. Coach D starts every practice with warm up and speed drills -- I think given the cost it would have been far better to begin with basketball. There are group coaching sessions at 21 and with very experienced coaches, none of them spends 15 minutes on running without the ball. Not saying it is not important, just saying that if a Coach is going to charge top dollar he should be focusing on the specialized skills that warrant such a high hourly rate. At the end of the day, I did not continue with Coach D because my son was not working hard enough to justify the price. I would have continued with Coach D if there had been some flexibility in pricing but he made it clear that the hourly rate was non-negotiable. I think a long term commitment on a weekly basis should invite some negotiation on the price, especially because I believe the pricing on the app is inflated overall. Even coaches with little experience and no track record in getting results are charging way more than experienced coaches around the DMV. At the end of the day the hourly rate should be determined by results -- how many kids have you been able to raise ot a D-1 level -- and that information is not available.

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The best there is. Fantastic mentor, coach and human being.

Coach Dwayne has been nothing but an amazing coach for my 13 year old son. He is nonstop with his knowledge and drills that keeps my son completely engaged. My son's improvement is amazing and Dwayne is worth every penny! Coach Dwayne is such a pleasure to work with, he is incredibly patient and a great coach!

coach dwayne is great! from the first session, he knew which areas of my game needed to be improved and was really patient with me from the start to the end! he got a great professionalism and know how to communicate with me to get everything done! a good man off court and great overall attitude! totally down for working with coach dwayne again!

Coach Dwane has already elevated my son's game after two sessions. The attention to detail are outstanding. Highly recommend.

Coach Dwane is patient yet still challenges the student to develop all of the necessary skills to become a stellar player.

Our 11 year old son looks forward every week to his session with Coach Dwane, and our son's basketball skills have continuously improved since starting the sessions. Coach Dwane gives very individualized instruction, working on skills that need improvement, but without overwhelming our son.

After one session with Coach Dwane, I have already seen an improvement in my child's ability, but most importantly, his confidence on the court.

My son says Coach is kind, patient and understanding and we are both very excited to continue working with Coach Dwane.

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100% happy with the Coach Dwane! He was very helpful with teaching and in answering any questions that I or my son had. His attention to detail and the patience displayed were professional and sincere. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Coach D to anyone looking to improve his/her game.

Coach Dwane is a great coach who noticed small technique changes that make a huge difference in just minutes! He's very patient, professional and gives the right amount of push to make our daughter's game improve. Look forward to working with him more.

My 11-year old son had a great first session with Coach Dwane! He felt very comfortable with him and motivated to keep training and improving his name. Coach Dwane was excellent at assessing his current level and working with him to start building skills to improve fitness and enjoy playing with other children. Our son is very much looking forward to continue working with him!!

Coach Dwayne is everything we could hope for to not only help train our daughter but to navigate through our busy schedules to make sure we meet on a regular basis. He is an amazing athlete who has a wonderful way of sharing his vast knowledge of the sport that resonates with our 10 year old - and gives her an amazing workout as well. We couldn't be more pleased with Coach Dwayne and look forward to working with him often in the future.


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We are so happy that we found Coach Dwayne for our 10-year old son. We told him up front that our son is eager to learn, but also can easily feel discouraged about his skills. Coach Dwaye put him at ease right away, helped him to feel good about the skills he has, and homed in right away on some small changes he could make to help him show improvement fairly quickly. He came away from his lesson so excited; the moment he got home he went out to the driveway and set up cones and chairs so he could repeat the drills he had learned. Coach Dwayne clearly has not only tremendous basketball skills, but tremendous teaching skills as well.

Terrific. Extraordinarily gifted athlete and educator. Made a huge difference for my son in only a few lessons. Highest recommendation.

Coach Dwane helped my son quite a bit in just a few sessions. He gave him some great conditioning footwork drills, built his confidence in different dribbling situations and got him to really work on his follow-through.

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Coach Dwane was terrific. He was extremely patient while working with my son and he provided step by step instructions and also gave pointers to work on at home.
i definitely saw a difference in my son's play after just 1 lesson. I would highly recommend Coach Dwane for any age player.

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Dwane's coaching has been phenomenal. I played in the beginner's group in a city basketball rec league last Spring, and after working with Dwane over the last three months, a team in the advanced group invited me to join their team for the Fall league. He is awesome and has revolutionized my game.

Coach Dwane is a great coach . My son's confidence in his shooting ability has jumped through the hoop!!
He is very patient and encouraging when the student get a sequence right !!! I recommend coach Dwane 100%!!!

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I would highly recommend Coach Dwane. He has been a tremendous factor in getting our son where he needs to be. He is flexible with his time and is always willing to work with us.

After just one session with Coach Dwane I can tell he is a seasoned athlete and a natural teacher. His conditioning is relevant; his drills revealed my son's strengths and weaknesses that were then accompanied with the right practice drills to address the latter; and he delivered all of this with a positive energy and likeable demeanor. Like any young player, my son likes a little flare in his game. Coach is laser focused and sees the areas where footwork needs adjustment so that movement is fluid, effective and evasive. Looking forward to session number two.

Coach Dwane is an excellent coach. He works at a good pace, was able to identify areas of need and could demonstrate and provide feedback. He also provided homework for my son to continue to improve. I would strongly recommend coach Dwane and would like to continue with him teaching my son.

Coach Dwayne was great he pointed out the strengths and weaknesses and gave us homework for improvement.

Coach Dwane was excellent. He worked with several of our kids to improve their fundamentals and help them catch up to the rest of the team. Not only did he help improve their fundamentals but he improved their confidence to take more shots during games. He also gave them a number of exercises to work on at home so they don't lose their newfound skills.

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Dwane is first class. His one on one communication with my 13 year old has been tremendous. His teaching style is smooth and easy to grasp. He is patient and thorough. Excellent experience.

My son has worked with Coach Dwane just once, and we are already pleased with the results. Dwane has given him things to work on between sessions and we are excited to see what happens next!

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Coach Dwane is an excellent coach! His coaching methods on our first hour session have already made incredible improvement on our son's shooting form and style. Because of his extensive background and knowledge of the game of basketball, he also gave very detailed pointers for defensive and offensive technique. We were also very impressed overall at his professionalism and you can tell that he genuinely cares about the students he is coaching which is very important for young athletes! Our son truly enjoyed working and learning from Coach Dwane. We would highly recommend him as he is truly inspiring as a coach!

We couldn't have been more pleased with our first session and are absolutely certain Coach Dwane is the perfect fit for our daughter. In just the very first session he made a slight adjustment to her shot and she immediately saw the benefits. She is eager to continue her training with Coach Dwane as he has motivated her even more and is excited that he will help her get to the next level. Her dad, who is also her assistant AAU basketball coach, was also extremely pleased with both Coach Dwane and the session. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Coach Dwane.

I really did enjoy the session. It was exactly what I was looking for, a way to break old bad habits and learn new proper ones.
I have to say Dwane truly demonstrated a genuine concern for my child. He not only instructed but explained why they were doing the drill. He speaks to you as a person not as a client.
Tom had his first basketball game last night. The other team left him open from 12 feet all night long. He drained six shots. His team won for the first time in two years. Previously Tom has scored eight points for the entire season! Thanks to Dwane for showing Tom how to shoot the ‘j’. For once the kid’s self-esteem is high. Thanks again!!
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