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Joel Barkers, Rockville, MD Basketball Coach

Joel Barkers

www.YouReachITeach.com

Basketball

SILVER

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I am a former professional athlete who has played at the highest levels. Come and experience first hand what it takes to get your game to the next level. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

Group Training session with Coach Joel Barkers. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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Private Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 on 1 Private Training with Coach Joel Barkers. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Hartford (CT)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

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

Credentials

  • University of Hartford (CT)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Guard, Forward

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

More About Coach Joel

As a former professional basketball player, I currently own a fast growing youth basketball organization called, You Reach I Teach Basketball Academy. Our goal is to improve social skills, teamwork, citizenship and performance, as well as skills level. As a trainer I welcome ages 5 and up, all genders, races and skill sets. I promote a positive learning and skills training environment.

I am a former Division 1 College and Professional Basketball player. I started my college career at The University of Hartford where I was named to the All Connecticut 6 Classic Team. As a sophomore I was one of only ten players in the country to average a double-double and ranked top ten in the nation in rebounding. I spent my senior season at Central Missouri State where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. In high school I was rated as a top 100 players in the nation and named as a Honorable Mention for the McDonald's All American. I graduated from the power house institution, Mt Zion Christian Academy, the same school as NBA greats, Tracy McGrady, Amare Stoudemire, Jarret Jack and Brandon Rush. I also spent two season at the historic DeMatha Catholic High School. My professional playing career has taken me overseas to Greece, Germany, London England, Cheshire England, and China. In addition, I participated in the NBA Development League and played with the NBA's Denver Nuggets in 2013.

My clients will experience an intense and rewarding training session involving ball handling, shooting, defense, rebounding passing. I will teach and share my years of high level experience in my training sessions. Clients will leave feeling satisfied and confident in their skill development.

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Client Reviews

Coach Joel was excellent. I can tell by watching him while training my son he is dedicated to pushing and bringing out the best in him. My son was also impressed as he really provided a one on one and was able to help him in areas where he slacked while acknowledging his potential. My son is really excited about training with coach Joel and looks forward to further session. Coach Joel is a great choice only wish I see him sooner

Coach Joel has been fantastic in working out with our son. It's rare to be able to have NBA-level talent working out directly one one one with your child, and having the patience and personality to effectively teach them both the skills and mindset it takes to be an elite athlete.

My son looks forward to his sessions with Coach Joel all week and always raves about them afterwords. I've already seen marked improvement in his game and I'm sure that will only continue. Whether you are looking to take your game to the next level or just want to understand the fundamentals of basketball, Coach Joel is the best in the area.

Thanks Coach Joel!

Awesome experience.The boys had a great time and learned a lot.

Coach Joel is so amazing!! He gave my daughter his all!! He is so patient and kind and smiled his way through a very tough workout.

He gives praise and constant reinforcement but at the same time helped my daughter to take ownership for her mistakes and encouraged her to keep going and try again. We are so thankful to have found Coach Joel and we can't wait to return for session #2:)

Coach Joel does a great job! My son has attended other basketball programs but this is by far the best that I have seen. My son is shy at first so coach Joel really tried to make him feel at ease as did the other kids in the session. we plan to continue coming back. He found a way to mix skill training with fun. Great combination.

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I would like to say I appreciate the work and effort that coach Barkers put into working with my son, patient but pushed him to reach a different level that I know he has, it was a GREAT DAY and he will be returning!

Coach Joel was terrifc! He was flexible with where/when to meet which was very helpful. More importantly though he was great with my son. Joel was able to get my son to focus and in just one session there was an improvement with Ben's shot! Thanks so much!

Whatever you are doing with Jacob to bring him out of his shell, Thank you. He enjoys the program so much because of you. He can be such a shy kid that I sometimes worry about him... Thanks again
Its Amazing to see a former Professional Athlete take the time to give back. what you do is amazing and we need more people like you.
My son's wont stop raving about you. what ever you doing keep it up. Thank you
Apparently My son Loves your camps, and wants to keep playing basketball. Do you do private sessions?
We need more passionate people in this world like you.
Coach Joel, I really appreciate you believing in me and pushing me to new limits. Thanks so much
My twins admire you. They keep on asking me "Mommy when is Coach Joels next camp" thanks so much for all you do.
My son Jaiden Loves your program. He said hes only doing your camps and training. he said if coach Joel inst there I am not going! thanks so much for helping him believe in himself
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