Kelly K., Akron, OH Basketball Coach

Kelly K.



former Head Women's Basketball Coach The University of Akron, Asst at Iowa State, TCU, and Oregon.Specializing in fundamentals to master shooting, ball skills and the mental game. View all coaching experience

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  • 21 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Guard

  • Shooting, Footwork, Ball Handling, Defense


  • 21 years

  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Guard

  • Shooting, Footwork, Ball Handling, Defense

More About Coach Kelly

I served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at an NCAA Division I University. I was an assistant at Iowa State, TCU and Oregon. I have trained and coached athletes that have gone on to play in the WNBA.

I have the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses in a player and enhance the strengths as well as "fix" the weaknesses.

I was a four year starter in college so I understand the dedication and work required of a student-athlete. As a coach at the Division I level I have had 5 NCAA appearances, including two in the Sweet 16 as a Coach, as well as winning two Big XII Championships as a Coach. I have been a student as well as coach and teacher of this great game for 22 years.

Sessions include player development focusing on improving shooting form, footwork, and ball handling skills. First session typically involves shot analysis and player assessment. My athletes typically show significant improvement in shooting consistency and confidence with the ball after one or two sessions.

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Client Reviews

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Best training coach we’ve worked with! Game changer!

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Coach Kelly was great! My jr high daughter (captain & starting PG) had 3 sessions and improved her shot and footwork immensely. Coach has a keen eye to find even the slightest tweak to make in your game. She focuses on the fundamentals, while also introducing advanced concepts, and hitting on the mental aspects of the game. Highly recommended!

My son loved coach Kelly. She was able to point out his weakness within the first few minutes. His is excited to work with her again in the future.

Coach Kelly was excellent with my son! They got right down to work and she gave him concrete things to work on. She was focused and patient and encouraging. Would highly recommend.

Coach Kelly provided relevant, repeatable drills, position-specific tips, and “go to” moves, combined with a nurturing and professional demeanor. We saw improved performance and outlook in just a few sessions.

In the first session Coach Kelly evaluated my son and took time to tweek his shot and drive down the floor. I feel coach Kelly will give him the confidence and consistency he needs to excel in his game. Thank you so much coach Kelly. We look forward to working with you.

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My 11-year-old Son had an excellent session with Coach Kelly. She was able to quickly diagnose some technical short-comings in his game and suggested tweaks to adjust them - along with some challenging drills we can do on our own to help reinforce over time. Its clear she is a believer in teaching sound fundamentals, and I appreciated the fact that Coach Kelly was able to hone in on some specific flaws in my Son's technique and illustrate clearly the importance in fixing them. Only an individual with her experience is going to be able to deliver that kind of specific insight and then teach the right way to execute the skill.

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Coach Kelly was very professional. She was very understanding and able to keep things moving. My son is eager to learn and Kelly makes it easy for him to want to continue getting better!

In three short sessions Coach Kennedy has helped my daughter start to fix her form on shots, better ball handling and more. It's a work in progress and we love coach Kennedy. My daughters confidence is starting to come back too! Looking forward to more sessions to come. Thank you coach!

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Coach Kelly did an excellent job working with my daughter. Just after one session my daughter was able to improve her shot, both with accuracy and release quickness. I would highly recommend Coach Kelly to anyone looking to improve any aspect of their game.

Cach Kelly knows her stuff. Good relationship builder. She evaluates strengths and weaknesses then quickly transitions to skill development.

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Kelly is an excellent coach. She works with our daughter, who is in the 8th grade. Kelly recognizes where improvements are needed and conveys the information to our daughter in a constructive and supportive manner. She has been able to improve our daughter's performance on the court more than any other coach with whom we have worked.. It has also been a pleasure getting to know her. If you book a session with Kelly you will not be disappointed.

Great workout and skills training. We highly recommend Kelly!

Coach Kelly jumped right in with my daughters. My oldest needed confidence with post moves. My youngest needed confidence with basic skills and court awareness. She assessed their weaknesses as well as strengths. She is very attentive with their different skill levels. Also educated them with eating and drinking habits before and after games. I would recommend Coach Kelly.

Kelly has been a great asset in developing my daughters basketball skills. My daughters confidence has grown with each session. I would recommend coach Kelly to anyone looking for elite basketball training.

Coach Kelly has been a fantastic influence on my daughter and her confidence regarding basketball. She has developed her skills quickly under Coach's guidance. She seems to sense my daughters weak spots both mentally and physically and focuses on those things to make her a better player. Honestly Coach Kelly is simply amazing! It is "professional" basketball training for my 8th grade daughter. AMAZING!
On a side note... a family friend (basically a niece to us) has been going to Coach Kelly as well and she has progressed just as much as my daughter and the family is THRILLED with her progress as well!
If your looking for a GREAT coach, you have found her!!

Thanks Coach!

We would highly recommend Kelly to any girl needing upper level fundamental skills in basketball. She is very patient & knowledgeable. She gets right into working on the drills, in a step by step format and then builds that skill into another skill.

Coach Kelly helped Julia feel more comfortable with the ball and she really enjoyed the session. Great Coach!!!

She instilled a lot of confidence in our daughter which was lagging after her injury and a number of weeks sidelined. She focused on some specific skills and was very knowledgeable about what was important to coaches.
Our friends introduced us to Kelly K. this past spring after a late season game. Kelly said she was impressed by our daughter’s game but said she could help improve her game and if our daughter was interested, she could get her looks by D2 and D3 colleges. We took her up on her offer and had our daughter work with her starting in March through the early part of summer. In that short time, our daughter’s game was elevated to where she was able to grow and excel in her overall game starting with AAU basketball in the Spring and then into Summer League. Her high school coach was very impressed by her development over such a short period of time and she is now receiving phone calls and e-mails from several college coaches interested in her playing for them next year. Kelly really knows the game, from the mechanics of a shot or a move to the basket, to the physical and mental demands necessary to execute with success. We would highly recommend Kelly to anyone who has a daughter who is serious about the game and wishes to take her game to the next level.
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