Garriden Wolff, Paradise Valley, AZ Basketball Coach

Garriden Wolff



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Training Locations
  1. E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ

Coach is willing to travel up to 5 miles


Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session with Coach Garriden

Session Length: 65 minutes

$70 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Garriden. 65 minute session length

Session Length: 65 minutes

$200 3 sessions ($67/ea) + applicable fees

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5 session package with Coach Garriden. 65 minute session length

Session Length: 65 minutes

$325 5 sessions ($65/ea) + applicable fees

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10 session package with Coach Garriden. 65 minute session length

Session Length: 65 minutes

$600 10 sessions ($60/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Arizona State University (AZ)

  • 12 years

  • 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


  • Arizona State University (AZ)

  • 12 years

  • 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

More About Coach Garriden

NJCAA certified basketball coach
CCCAA certified basketball coach
ACCAC certified basketball coach
BBL certified International basketball coach
AAU certified basketball coach

Numerous basketball camps:

Chaparral High School Scottsdale
Camelback High School Phoenix
Bethany University California
Multnomah University Oregon
Cerro Coso College California
Mesa College Mesa AZ.

Chaparral High School Basketball Hall of fame
First Team Arizona All selection
Team Captain

Bethany University CA. Scholarship basketball player ppg.14.7 apg. 9.4

Professional Teams:
TSG Solingen Germany
SG Bergheim Germany
TV Willich Germany
Velbert Baskets Germany
Hagen Germany

Each session is tailored to the specific needs and skill level of the individual. Based on the athlete's experience, I have an arsenal of fundemental exercises that identify and evaluate the individuals biomechanics.

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Client Reviews

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Coach has been great to communicate with. He is always ahead of schedule for training sessions and provides detailed feedback on my sons training.

Great teacher! Havnt played since I was a kid yet now I feel prepared to hop right into games!

Coach G was great. He really clicked with my daughter. I really enjoyed meeting him and his approach to the game. He clearly has a master handle on Basketball fundamentals which is often overlooked. I plan on sticking with coach G!

Coach Garriden is fantastic! We hired him to work with our 13 year old son. In the short 3 1-hour sessions we have seen tremendous improvement as well as a big increase in his confidence. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and coaching. He gives concise instructions on all aspects of the game and provides feedback to the athlete during and after the session. We will continue to book sessions with Coach Garriden and would highly recommend him.

We highly recommend Coach Garriden for basketball skills improvements. Our son is showing improvement with just the first few sessions. Coach's level of basketball knowledge and skills gap analysis and plan to close the gaps stop notch and effective.

Garriden is a great communicator, is very knowledgeable , and has an approachable, calm demeanor which works really well with kids. My daughter has really enjoyed working with him.

We are lucky to have found Coach Garriden. Prior to his first coaching session, my 13 y/o's entire organized basketball career consisted of one year of middle school ball. Coach G has a deep tool box at his disposal that keeps the pedal on the fundamentals but also mimics "in game" situations that challenge decision making and situational awareness. My son's growth has been remarkable and it's given him confidence. We are excited for this season!

Coach Garriden is a great coach! Our son has improved in all areas, including his confidence!

Coach Garriden has been great with my 13 year old son. Coach has helped him with his offense/post moves/shooting/ball handling and provides him with detailed information/tips to improve his game and to be more confident! My son enjoys his training sessions with coach Garriden! Coach conmunicates very well with my son. We will definitely continue training with coach Garriden!

Coach Garriden is a great basketball coach! My 16 year old son thought he ran good drills with him and learned a lot during their sessions together. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in advancing their game.

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Coach Garriden made a good first impression. He evaluated the player, taught a few good techniques and gave a list of items to practice daily. Player was able to connect and understand the Coach well.

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Coach Garriden has done a great job helping my son improve on his skills. Coach did an assessment on the 1st session to identify strengths and opportunities. He then structured the sessions on those areas to best help my son. He also sends a recap and feedback email to my son so he knows what to focus on between sessions. I’ve already seen a difference in my son’s skills and confidence. Extremely pleased with Coach Garriden and will continue to use him as we need more future help.

Coach Garriden is great. My daughter responded well to his teachings. He teaches and explains things in a way that players of all levels of experience can benefit from

Coach Garriden was awesome!! He worked on a variety of skills and drills that my son hasn't seem before. It was great to see him interact with Coach Garriden. He is very personable and has great communication skills. My son loved it so much, we just booked 5 more sessions. Coach Garriden Rocks!!
Jusitn & Hunter

Great coach very insightful on techniques and what works for you specifically highly recommend!

Let me start by saying that I can’t possibly say enough positive things about Coach Garriden. We are from Canada and my 15 year daughter was in Phoenix for a week and wanted to do some basketball training. Before arriving in the US, Coach called us to introduce himself. He talked with her about her goals and what she’d like to get out of the training. He was incredibly accommodating when we had to rearrange dates due to an ankle injury prior to arriving.

During her 5 sessions, he assessed her daily and created a personalized program. He was able to see where she could make adjustments and she noticed a difference right away. Her confidence is sky high right now and she can’t wait to get back home and on the court to put everything into action.

I can’t thank Coach Garriden enough for the time and effort he put into making my daughter’s training so meaningful. His knowledge and ability to relate drills and skills to a teenager is outstanding. The feedback he provided after each session was always positive and encouraging. In addition to being extremely accommodating and helpful, he also made a point of standing with my daughter after the training until her ride showed up. His thoughtfulness of ensuring her safety means the world to me!

I would highly recommend Coach Garriden to anyone!

Coach Garriden has done a great job with my son. He has really helped him advance his game and prepared him for the upcoming season!

Coach Garriden is simply great! He truly takes interest in my son and challenges him to be better. His knowledge, experience, and patience make him a great coach for my son.

working with Coach Garriden has really turned my son’s game around. After just a few sessions the improvement is visible and it has renewed his interest in the game. Coach Garriden takes the time and explains the why and how of each drill, why it’s used, and how it will benefit during games or just development as a player in general. highly recommended

Coach Garriden was a great coach for my 3 kids, ages 13, 12, and 8 at the time. They had several sessions in 2020 and 2021 and they improved their skills a lot. They also enjoyed the teaching about sports, attitude, perseverance, and a healthy lifestyle. We have now moved out of Arizona and are looking for a great coach like coach Garriden.

Coach Garriden was very informative and my son loved the input!

Coach Garriden is an excellent coach. He takes the time to get to know the athlete, both physically and mentally. He outlines clear goals going forward. Coach also took the time to chat with me about my son.

Coach Garriden was very prompt, thorough and helpful in the initial session with my son. He provided him with a variety of drills to cover all facets of the game. Coach Garriden was very complimentary and positive. He was extremely knowledgeable and worked on fundamentals. My son is looking forward additional sessions.

Great Experience, Coach Garriden taught me a lot of new things and ways to improve my game. He showed me plenty of new drills and ways to improve my defense, footwork, and ball handling. It was great working with him and being able to learn from him has helped me have a different view on how I train and play basketball.
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My 15 y/o daughter had her first session with Coach Garriden yesterday and had a phenomenal experience. He first got to know her goals, and her strengths and areas for improvement. During the session, he was excellent in not only teaching the drills, but explaining the "why" behind everything being taught. Also placed emphasis on the mental side of the game. We're definitely looking forward to additional sessions this summer!

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Gary is a friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable coach. Really had fun and making progress with him. Highly recommended!!

Coach does an amazing job in his training sessions with my son. His instructions are effective and he is a great communicator. Definitely will be booking more sessions. Thanks Coach

Coach Garriden has done a great job with my daughter Rose. I feel that the feedback and training he has given her is helping with her confidence. She really enjoys working with him and looking forward to the continued sessions.

Coach Garriden has a great disposition and teaching method. In one hour he was able to teach my daughter defensive and offensive things she hadn't learned in 2 years of playing. We look forward to working with him more.

Wow! What a great Coach! He is thoughtful, organized and super fun!

Great coach!

Definitely coming back for more sessions, Coach Garriden is the goat.

Coach Garriden has a great coaching style. My son really enjoys his sessions and we can see improvements already in is skills and in his confidence. We look forward to seeing what our son can do!

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Terrific coach!! Great knowledge and experience. Excellent communicator and motivator for any level. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to take game to next level.

Coach Garriden was very thorough and helpful in the initial session with my son. He started the session talking with us to understand what we wanted to accomplish. There was stretching, dribbling warmups, shooting warm ups. He provided my son with drills and post up moves to practice improving his footwork. Coach Garriden was very complimentary and positive. He was extremely helpful and the session was worthwhile. My son is looking forward additional sessions.

Coach Garriden is wonderful. My son loves going to his one on one sessions with him. Coach Garriden has a ton of patience and makes the sessions challenging but fun. He is very knowledgeable and he makes sure not to skip the fundamentals which a lot of coaches do! We definitely will be signing up for more sessions with him and recommending him to friends.

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First lesson went really well. My thirteen year old son learned a lot in one hour. My son has had five really good lessons. We are scheduled for weekly schedule now. My sons game has greatly improved these past few weeks. He also gave him drills to do at home which we have found very help.

Coach Garriden worked with my 8 year old son and could see a difference with just one workout. My son will be continuing his growth in baseball with Garriden for sure

Coach Garriden has been great to work with so far. He is very knowledgeable and relates well to both of my children. We look forward to continuing to work with him!

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Coach Garden understands the fundamentals of the game and can answer any question you have. I look forward to paying for more sessions. Highly recommend.

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Coach Garriden is a great coach. He is patient, encouraging and a good motivator. My son is still learning the fundamentals of the game and we both thought that Coach Garriden was exactly what he needed. I highly recommend him.

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Garriden was great with my 13-year old son. He was great with skills, pushing my son, and making it fun so he wanted to come back for more. Immediately booked more sessions.

Garriden is so technical always focuses on the basics.He has so much experience in the sport and he is an overall great coach.

Great sessions with my 11 year old grandson. Fit the instruction to his ability very nicely.

Coach Garriden was a great trainer. He acted professional and knew what he was doing. He came up with new stuff I’ve never done and could tell he was invested in my time. He did not want to waste my time or his time and gave me good tips on defense, offense, and IQ. I would recommend 100 percent.

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Our second-grade son felt intimidated going into the coaching sessions, but both times he got in the car feeling uplifted and inspired afterwards. With Coach Garriden he sees the possibility of being a player of the game and contributing as a team member. And he has actually opened up to eating some vegetables since starting with Coach Garriden! Thanks for your positive influence, Coach!

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Coach Garriden was great, my son enjoyed his lesson tremendously and learned quite a bit. He is excited to have more lessons and enhance his basketball skill set!

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Coach Garriden was great. He worked with my 10th grade daughter and she learned a lot and really enjoyed the session. Coach G has valuable hands-on experience that only comes from actually playing at a professional level and he has the ability to pass that on to his students in a way they can understand and implement. I recommend coach G to anyone looking for the best basketball coaching available and who want to take their game to the next level. Well worth the investment! We plan on picking up more hours if his schedule allows.

Coach Garriden went above and beyond to set up training sessions for my 13 year old son. We live 3.5 hours away and selecting Coach Garriden was the best decision I could have made. My son loves basketball but was so excited after his sessions with Coach Garriden he couldn't wait to get back on the court and start working on his new drills. Coach Garriden broke down the fundamentals in a way we have not experienced with his past coaches and the results were obvious. Now my son wants to move to Phoenix so he can train with Coach Garriden every week!!!

Coach Garriden did a great job! My son Brock is 8 and new to the sport. Coach gave him great skills to practice . Coach Garriden's patience and method of teaching was just what we needed to build Brocks confidence.

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Looking forward to working with Coach Garriden! Great structure for fist session, very well connected building block approach that ties well together regardless of skill level. Our son hasn't put the ball down since we left and is excited to learn more!

Coach Garrison worked with my 11 year old son who has been playing competitive basketball for 4 years, he has worked with a lot of coaches over those 4 years and Coach Garriden is one of the best we have worked with. He got my son excited about basketball again and gave him some new pointers and advise. It was great to get another coaches input we will be using Coach Garriden often.

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Great experience! Coach Garriden is knowledgable, great at teaching and very positive! He even took extra time to solidify skills my son wanted to work on. Highly recommend!

Coach Garriden gets 5 stars from both my son and I. Garriden is a seasoned athlete keen to share physical, emotional and nutritional tips; that are beneficial on and off the court. His encouraging style, tailored specifically to the clients level of fitness combined with his timely and specific feedback, set him far apart from other coaches.

Coach Garriden has been great for my 10 year old son. He has taught him the basic fundamentals as well as some more advanced skills in a short period of time. I highly recommend him for basketball skills and training.

Great coach that not only knows his stuff, but genuinely WANTS to help your child improve. He will not hesitate to take extra time outside of training session for Q&A, info., etc. I can say without a doubt, you and your child will be happy if you choose Coach Garriden.

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He was welcoming and assessed all skills before jumping into a workout. He reinforces the importance of fundamentals and explains each step throughout the lessons. Looking forward for my daughter to continue her workouts.

Coach Garriden gets good reviews for his flexibility and ability to think on the fly. We hired Garriden for a non-traditional job: to spend just one session with a group of 50 year-old ballers who need one new move each to keep them in the game. He let me dictate the agenda - we play for 15-20 minutes while he watches and evaluates, then he works with each person 1on1 for 15-30 minutes each. My friends were less than enthusiastic going in, but after they session they all said it was great.

Only knock is we wasted some time trying to get into a facility for the day. Not entirely his fault, but my expectation was that we had an indoor gym ready to go. It was a beautiful March day in Phx so we ended up outside and it turned out great - he again showed his flexibility by having an outdoor ball handy.

Thanks again to Garriden for the time with us - I think others will find you extremely helpful.

A great coach. His style of explaining techniques make it simple to understand and learn. Honest and committed to success of his student.

Coach Garriden did an awesome job engaging and coaching my 8-year-old daughter. She wasn't sure about doing a lesson (had some butterflies) but as soon as she met Garriden and they started to run drills, my daughter was hooked. The drills Garriden worked through were perfect - helping with agility, control and overall balance. After one practice, my daughter was more confident, started to watch basketball on TV, and knows how to control the ball and shoot at the basket properly. Garriden was very impressive.

Coach Garriden is a Great Coach. His training and techniques are excellent!!!! My 9 year old son likes to practice with him and really looking forward to it. Coach Garriden is very good with kids and he knows exactly what skills to work at and to improve. I would definitely recommend Coach Garriden to anyone who is looking to improve his/her skills and techniques in basketball!!!!!!!!

Coach Garriden is the real deal!! My 10 year old son had a great workout. Coach Garriden pushed him to work hard but made it fun. He knew exactly what skills to work on in a very organized practice routine. Most importantly my son is excited about his next session with Coach Garriden!!!

Garriden is an excellent coach. He knows how to asses your skill set and give you tips and techniques to instantly help your game. I can't recommend his sessions enough!

Garriden is an excellent coach. My son plays on a couple of club teams and needs to hone certain skills. After the first session, my son was already applying some of the learnings (and moves) in his game that same afternoon! Garriden works him hard and supports/encourages him throughout the trainings. I highly recommend him.

Coach Garriden has been doing a great job with my boys. Really breaking it down to their ages level (8&9) and focusing on foundational techniques. They are excited to see him and eager to participate.

I recently signed up my seven-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son for a lesson with Garriden. They have played several seasons of rec league basketball and those coaches are well-meaning, but you can really see the difference with Coach Garriden.he did a great job of teaching the fundamentals properly and he had a lot of drills to work on some of the finer details. Although the kids are young he gave them drills that really challenged them. My kids are a little shy and I thought he did a good job building rapport by asking them questions outside of basketball. This helped put them at ease. overall I thought the first lesson was great and I'm looking forward to the others. And the kids are looking forward to the next lesson too!

Coach Garriden was great with my 10 year old boy. He was patient and encouraging, yet also demanded effort and focus. We will definitely continue to use Coach Garriden.

Coach Garriden is a phenomenal coach for my 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. I am an assistant coach myself, and my kids currently have another private coach and excellent team coaches, so I'm particular in what I want out of a coaching session. Primarily, I always look for coaches like Garriden who clearly love the game and love teaching it to others - from the start of the session to the end (and afterwards) it was clear that he's a gym rat who just loves basketball, and that's a huge bonus. But he understands how to coach, as well. He quickly identified the very different personalities and mental approach of both kids, and communicated with both of them in the precise manner that they need, creating a quick bond with them. His techniques reinforced things they've learned in the past (especially in shooting, with hand, pocket and foot placement being identical to their other coach), and he added further detail and additional techniques they hadn't seen before. That is what I was looking for. I specifically requested a focus on defense, and he put together a comprehensive session that had a heavy focus on defensive positioning, hand placement and mental approach which was perfect, while also putting in fundamentals like ball handling, passing and conditioning drills to keep the session fun and well-rounded. The drills he used were clever, challenging and fun. The kids both loved the session, and felt they got actionable information and techniques they could use immediately to improve their games.

Coach Garriden is excellent all around, and we will continue to work with him in the future. Finding a coach who knows his stuff, knows how to teach it to different types of players in the best way for them to absorb it, and genuinely cares about his athletes is a rare combination. He will definitely be part of my kids' basketball journey going forward.

Coach Garriden performed a great session. He focused on what I need to work on and how to reach those goals. He also worked with my strengths during the session and guided me on proper nutrition and strengthening for better athletic outcome. I look forward to booking another session with Coach Garriden. Thanks, Walter

Coach Garriden has an excellent grasp of the game's fundamentals and easily conveys those skills to the athlete. He has a relaxed coaching demeanor, relates well to the student, and has an impressive array of basketball drills.

Coach Garriden is an experienced and talented coach...and an amazing basketball player himself! He is currently training my son, a HS Sophomore who plays power forward for one of the big high schools in Chandler. My son has already seen an improvement in his play and basketball IQ after a few sessions - and is very positive about how Garriden has helped him not only with skills, but also with goal setting and physical & mental preparation.

Coach Garriden is excellent pointing out what my daughter needs to work on to improve her basketball skills and game, she already feels the improvement in her techniques and most importantly enjoying the game again! awesome job coach!

Garriden coaches my 9-year old, and he is an outstanding coach. He has a way with kids that is gentle and comforting, thereby installing confidence, and at the same time demandng of focus and excellence. That balance is rare, and we are very glad we found him. I have watched my son work extremely hard, and no matter how hard he pushes him, after every session, I ask my son if he enjoyed it, and the answer is always "yes." I highly recommend Garriden :)

Garriden was great to work with. I booked a session to tweak my shot mechanics and to work on my dribbling. Garriden first evaluated my game before making any recommendations which I greatly appreciated. Garriden put me through plenty of drills and I left the session knowing exactly what I needed to work on to improve. I enjoyed Garriden so much I booked a few more sessions. Highly recommended!

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As a professional basketball player and athlete myself, I found Coach Garriden to be exceptional in instruction, expertise, competitive skill building and training. He is able to evaluate and critique an individual's skill level and accommodate specific training regimens to fit the individual's need at both introductory and expert level.

We just completed our first session with Coach Garriden and it went great. He was very attentive to our son's desired areas of improvement in his game. We are very happy with the level of instruction provided and look forward to many regular future sessions and are confident our son will make great strides going forward. His communication and response time in setting the initial session was very good and much appreciated.

I've asked Coach Garriden to work with my 2 boys (9 & 11 years old). They came home and couldn't wait to get outside to continue to practice the drills that Garriden taught them. After their first session, I can tell that there is a significant improvement, especially in their dribbling. Thanks, Garriden, for working with them! You've done a terrific job!

Coach Garriden has been terrific. He is prompt to respond, and he is great with my teenage son. He instructs with skill and provides a very encouraging environment. We are looking forward to continuing lessons.

I booked 3 sessions for my 11 year old daughter (NO basketball experience) with Coach Garriden, because she has hopes that she could make the basketball team at her school. Coach Garriden evaluated where she started and tailored her lessons to ensure that she is working on the skills necessary to have a shot at team tryouts. My daughter thinks he is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. She also mentioned that he has high expectations and expects students to practice drills Independently to ensure they are getting the most out of the lessons. We won't know for a few weeks if she made the team, but either way she is building confidence and learning a ton from Coach Garriden!

My 11 year old son had his first training session with coach Garriden, in one hour saw improvement. Coach Garriden's skills training was challenging yet fun. He is patient and encouraging. I would highly recommend coach G for anyone wanting to improve their Basketball skills. My son can't wait for his next lesson.


Coach Garriden is one of the most amazing and outstanding coach my son has ever worked with. It's only been a few sessions and I can already see his improvements. Coach Garriden wants my son to give it 110% out there on the court. He has focused and worked on my son's weaknesses. My son has became more confident training with him and I recommend him to any athlete at any level with the desire to play basketball.

Coach Garriden is doing a great job with my 12 year old son - instant improvement in technique and enthusiasm for the game! I would highly recommend him for private lessons. He definitely knows what he is doing and relates well to kids and is a good teacher. His passion for the game is contagious. His prices are reasonable, he's punctual, reliable and very pleasant to deal with.

I would recommend working with coach Garriden because he assesses the strengths and weaknesses of his client well and provides drills to help work on the weaknesses while maintaining the strengths.

Coach Garriden is a great coach. His training technique and his knowledge about the game have really helped me grow as an athlete. I would recommend Coach Garriden to anyone looking to up their game!

Garriden is a very skilled basketball player who has plenty of experience coaching kids. He introduced my kids to many new and unique drills which they loved. My 7 and 9 year old loved working out with him every day. He helped them improve in only 3 days!!

We appreciate all you have done to teach him the game of basketball and to encourage him to work hard. What you have done these last couple of years has made a huge difference for him. Much thanks!
As a professional basketball player and athlete myself, I found Coach Garriden to be exceptional in instruction, expertise, competitive skill building and training. He is able to evaluate and critique an individual's skill level and accommodate specific training regimens to fit the individual's need at both introductory and expert level. Ricardo Barbosa
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