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Gil Llewellyn, Thousand Oaks, CA Basketball Coach

Gil Llewellyn

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One of the best all around experienced and well praised coaches that loves to teach players of all levels, that you will find in the world that can help you get to your next level. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Wildwood Neighborhood Park, Thousand Oaks, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Gil. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Gil. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$171 3 sessions ($57/ea) + one-time fee

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Gil. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$270 5 sessions ($54/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Gil. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$510 10 sessions ($51/ea) + one-time fee

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Game Film Critique and consultation
Online Training for a single athlete

I will review your game film and will provide game notes (feedback) and analysis. I will then produce a list of drills and skills to help with the areas of errors from the game film that you have provided. Session Length:... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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  • 26 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

Credentials

  • 26 years

  • 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

More About Coach Gil

Nearly 20 years experience working with many levels of players men and women, boys and girls through camps, clinics and personal coaching sessions as a guest Lead clinician with USA Basketball, with current and former NBA players, overseas players, down through college, high school middle, elementary school and toddlers. I have taught people in many settings: those with special needs, foreign language students, business professionals, at risk youth, and more. A more extensive photographic profile can be seen at www.inspiredlifebasketball.com.

I have competed against and with well known current and former NBA players, as well as overseas players, and Streetball phenoms. and college athletes in various summer leagues, minor professional leagues, and elite level tournaments. I was one of very few players, over age 40. who made it to Alcatraz at the worldwide Redbull King of the Rock 1 on 1 basketball tournament. I have competed in leagues such as the Nike Real Run, the Drew League. the JBL National Pro-Am, the world famous Venice Basketball League, and been a practice player and assistant coach with teams in the NBA summer league, and various minor professional leagues. I have been invited to closed training camps for NBA teams, as well as for USA Basketball's training camp for their 3 on 3 National team.

A client can expect a tailor-made engaging and inspiring training session that will hone in on exactly what they most need to improve on now. Feedback will be gotten from the client themselves, their parents, if appropriate, their coaches and teammates, spouse, or whomever is interested in them improving their game. Each session will be focused on one or two things and executed in a High intensity Basketball Training style. HIBT. Initial sessions will include an assessment of where you are at skills-wise, court sense wise, conditioning-wise, and in other areas of your life that could be negatively or positively impacting your game. Sessions will be appropriately crafted to challenge you just enough, but not cause you to be overwhelmed, to push you a little out of your comfort zone, while at the same time not being too easy. There are only a handful of fundamentals to the game - which really have not changed much through the evolution of the game. I have a series of drills that I believe facilitates teaching these fundamentals and the more intricate parts of the game, very well. Whether we need to work on your basic movements of the game - real basic things like jumping, sliding, bending, running, jogging, stopping, turning, squatting, or we advance into basic fundamental skills of the game: defensive footwork, pivots, jump stops, pump fakes, shooting (of which there are many types, distances, and scenarios for), rebounding, passing, receiving, dribbling, and protecting the ball - aka ball-handling, post moves and counter moves, etc. to other factors that move more into court sense such as timing, spacing, communication, teamwork, and more. Or if we want to break these things down further into a more intricate series of ball-handling moves, of NBA player signature moves, counter moves, we can do that. Everything is progressive. It is interactive. It is meant to be appropriately challenging, but also fun, and very applicable to whatever your level and style of play is.

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Client Reviews

(Gil) You were the ROY (Rookie of the Year) out there today. Mitch Richmond, NBA Hall of Famer, after pickup game with Gil and several former NBA, college and pro players
I’d like to thank Coach Gil, he’s played with and coached me since back in the days we were on the Inglewood Cobras of the ABA. He helped a lot today, kept me focused on my strengths.” (on his winning regional qualifying round)
My name is Ray DeLaurentis and I coach an 8th Grade boy’s basketball team in the Agoura Youth league. I have been using Coach G to work with my players for 3 weeks now and he is truly remarkable. His focus is relentless. He somehow manages to pack what seems like 3 hours of drills and information into a single hour. His knowledge of the game is boundless: from defense, to rebounding, to shooting, to screening and cutting – you name it – he can teach it- seemingly to any kid. His passion for the game is amazing. You can tell he loves what he does and his energy and enthusiasm rub off on the kids instantly. Most importantly, the results he achieves are beyond question. Before Coach G started with my team we were 0 and 1. After one week we won our first game. Since then, our team has won two more games by an average of 20 points – with most of our starters resting for the last 4 minutes of the game. I have had winning teams every year I’ve coached, but the one thing I could never get my players to do is move and cut consistently and effectively without the ball. After one session with Coach G (and without installing a single set play) my kids were slicing up the court: settings picks, rolling to open spots on the court and making beautiful assists. They were playing so well that the refs were actually complimenting them. All I can say… is that if you want your players to improve fast while learning to become a better coach yourself…Coach G is worth hiring – at any price! Ray
Hello Coach Gil, Susan would love to return for the Summer Camp as well. I know it is a longer period. Susan is slow at learning, takes her a few times, but when she gets it, she is amazing. Practicing is something she needs to work on and not just do it at camp. I noticed she can run very fast, not much stamina, but she flies when she goes. I am hoping these skills will build her confidence and really make her a player. She wants to learn and is very competitive, we just have to let her be the tiger she is inside. So hard with the terrible heartbreak of losing a father to cancer and a mother who yearns for her so far away and she for her. I wish she is always part of your camp. I saw her light up in a way I have never seen before. She has also been very verbal on the subject where with ballet she is more on the quite side. I pray for a dream life for her as she is the most loving child I have ever known. I am trying to build work ethics and still keep her happy heart alive. Thank you Coach, for giving her a dream this week and she does indeed look forward to seeing you again. Now it is Coach this and Coach said this. Very great. I will look at the Staples Center. I know late August works in Calabasas. God Bless you and your camp. Thank you for the amazing job and giving Susan a chance. Kind regards – Joyce and John
Ty and Courtney had an amazing experience at your Ball handling/Shooting camp. They are both elite (final 8 in the state team) players and often find camps too simple/repetitive regarding beginning skills. That was not the case.. The NBA level coaches worked one on one with them and showed them moves they had never seen. Ty was surprised about the new information and moves that were shared/taught/shown since she has been in basketball for several and attended numerous camps. She felt she was being given secrets no other coach has shared/knows. Your coaches understand the game differently because they have played at such high levels. The one on one time was amazing – thank you Coach Gil and all your staff!
My son has learned to handle the basketball a lot better and he is getting in better physical condition and that is the most important part to me as a parent. I enjoy the structured workouts and it is proven effective because the kids enjoy coming to learn more about basketball. You ‘coach’ are the key, it’s your movements that motivate the children. I believe you are doing a wonderful job as it is. Why change success? I truly appreciate your working with the children. Continue until you can’t anymore.
There is nothing that Coach Gil misses. His ball-handling drills are quick, precise and demanding. His understanding of shooting technique, hand placement, follow through and quickness of release produced desired results that other coaches could not for over two years. Coach Gil has some very unique and demanding drills for shooters off the ball. What I liked most was that Coach Gil played right alongside my son during games and drills. He was always talking, correcting and coaxing the best out of him. After each session Coach threw in added cardio and cool down to demand the last bit of energy he could draw from my son. I would recommend Coach Gil to any parent who wants to see their child climb to the next level. We intend to hire him for additional sessions at the end of summer and attend his camps just so my son can soak up Coach’s enthusiasm and drive. Thank you coach. Elliot Bennett, Father of 17 year old varsity all league player
The LA Runners would like to thank Coach for coming to our practice to conduct a short clinic to help train our players. The skills drills (focusing on ball handling, shooting and passing) were wonderful. They were both challenging and fun and the players enjoyed the workout. I personally recommend Coach for team training, and one on one training workouts which I have seen him also do. Due to the success of this past clinic, we have asked Coach to conduct another clinic this coming week and we look forward to it! Thanks a lot. (team clinic for 15 youngsters, aged 11-14.)
Coach Gil does a fantastic job with the kids, and has done a fine job helping as a guest lead clinician for some of our youth basketball clinics. He has even helped choreograph some of the footage for our program videos and related commercials. His contributions have been greatly appreciated.
Hi Coach! Just wanted you to know, All 3 of my children show more confidence during real league games played during the camp session. On those evenings during actual competitive games, some of the drills taught were actually used. I witnessed a spin move that was never used before. Moves that had been used before became more fluid.
I found Coach Gil to be extremely passionate about teaching the game of basketball. He exhibited all the key characteristics that make a coach successful. He is a great communicator as well as a great listener. I liked the way he handled the kids in both winning and losing situations. He saw both scenarios as an opportunity to teach the youngsters about respecting their opponents and dealing with adversity. Above all else, Coach was clearly excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity. He took great pride in his preparation going into each day of the camp. He organized his thoughts and outlined his teaching points. He was very professional in every facet of his job. Sincerely, Jeff Dunlap, UCLA Basketball team/Class of 1986, 25 year veteran of college basketball ranks ***
Coach Gil does a phenomenal job engaging with the kids, the best I’ve seen around.
Coach Gil is simply one of the very best I have even seen. I’ve been to, been involved with, or observed a LOT of camps, so that’s saying something! Harold Pressley Founder and Executive Director “Treat ‘em Like a King NCAA Division 1 National Champion Villanova Wildcats and Former NBA and Euro League Player
”Coach Gil, keep up the great work. Thank you again. Be Blessed… Mark J.” —
Hope all is well.   Thank you again for the camp.  It’s taken my son’s game to the next level.  A few weeks after your camp he attended the BYU camp and won MVP of his age group –  directly related to what he learned from you!  His ball handling skills improved immensely.”  “ Coach Gil is the best I’ve ever seen.
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