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Kenya S., Centerville, OH Basketball Coach

Kenya S.

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If you want an experienced, fundamental basketball coach, having coached individuals for all levels including professionals, look no further. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kenya. 60 minute session length. Prices include gym access for sessions

Session Length: 1 hour

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Kenya. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$205 5 sessions ($41/ea) + one-time fee

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Group sessions
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

Group sessions are set up for team play as well as covering individual roles on the floor. Pricing is based PER student/athlete. If you have a group of athletes who need a more thorough and detailed approach to the game,... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$350 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Kenya. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$130 3 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Kenya. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$405 10 sessions ($41/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Community College of Allegheny County (PA)

  • 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

Credentials

  • Community College of Allegheny County (PA)

  • 12 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 Kenya

OHSAA Certified and CONCUSSION training completed. I have coached 8+ seasons of boys basketball with the (Valley Vikings) New Kensington Arnold School district, in New Kensington, PA: 6 seasons of 7th grade boys, 2 seasons 9th grade boys. While at Valley I got to enjoy two undefeated seasons, one overall and another in sections. In my eight seasons, 6 of those seasons are winning seasons. I have also coached one season of recreational 5th grade basketball and one with 2nd grade with Centerville Hustle. Coaching positions included all facets; PG, SG, SF, PF and C positions. I focus solely on team play for succession. I am currently the head coach of the girls Freshman basketball team at West Carrollton High School. To my knowledge I have coached two athletes who went on to play division 1 football. My current clients include boys AND girls, COUNTLESS to have successfully made AAU and High School teams under my direction in less than a year. Current professional under my direction for training includes Patrick Wrencher (Newcastle Knights). I feel that I am a fundamentalist when it comes to the sport. I am always looking for more student/athletes to train. If you are looking to be challenged, then I am the coach you are looking for.

I played basketball in tenth grade for Highlands High School. Most of my athletic accomplishments have been through my extensive coaching experience.

My session plans are built on an individual basis, therefore most sessions are NOT the same as another. All work outs are drills for skills after the first session. For example, if I am instructing someone on shooting, then we will focus on proper form beginning from the floor up to the release of the ball...these include ball handling in the session. Dribbling between cones, working on all moves; cross-over, spin moves, fake spin, (interchange) fake cross-over, between the legs, behind the back all to finish with a layup. From the beginning I start with warm-ups, layups and may have to correct form during, then we may do jump-shots from 15 feet while practicing coming off a screen making sure hands are ready for the ball. Shots would include a variety of moves, pump-fake then shoot, pump-fake one dribble then shoot...all while working on form. Footwork is included in sessions for moving without the ball We would do off the move dribbling and shooting, pump-fake dribble and shoot, curling to the ball and shoot, v-cut back to the ball and shoot among other drills. Drills are run in 10-15 minute intervals with time for instruction.

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My son loves his training sessions with Coach Kenya! He has a great enthusiasm for the kids he works with and gives them confidence along with the individualized attention and focus on their game. Highly recommend!

Our son has had his first few sessions with Coach Kenya and they have been awesome! Coach takes the time to not only teach great basketball skills, but to build a relationship with the player and build their confidence. I can already see our son starting to blossom as he works with Coach Kenya to perfect skill and technique. He provides us with great communication, feedback, and things to work on at home. Would recommend to anyone looking to take their game to the next level.

I would highly recommend this coach to anyone. He has done great with my daughter showing her technique and skills.

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You can tell coach Kenya is very knowledgeable about proper technique right away. My son loved his first two sessions and it was very helpful to watch the drills he was having my son do so I can reiterate his teachings at home. I would recommend him if you are looking to perfect your technique in basketball and want someone who is flexible and is patient with your learning curve.

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Positive atmosphere combined with proper technique and basketball knowledge. I like what I see after just one session. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to improve their basketball skill set.

My daughter has made excellent progress with Coach K.

Excellent coach! He pushes you hard doesn’t sugar coat anything! We will definitely be repeat customers!

Great coach!! Looking forward to long-term relationship.

Coach Kenya was a great selection as a private trainer. He is very knowledgeable and he was patient with my son. Completely recommend. Thanks coach.

Great coach great personality and very positive !!!!!!! He is very knowledgeable and got the knack to make you best player you can be !!!!

Awesome coach

Coach Kenya is awesome! My son loves his sessions with him.

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We've worked with Coach K a few times now and love the individual sessions.
My daughter really enjoys his style and demeanor.
He is pushing her to try new things and is a great teacher.
Really impressed by his initial evaluation to decide where she was strong and what
she most needs to work on. Very positive and encouraging while pushing for her best.
She comes out with specific things to work on and a lot of sweat!

Coach Kenya did a great job evaluating my sons skills our first session. I also appreciated him listening to my concerns being the season was so close to starting. Coach K adapted our next session to focus on what I felt my son needed to be ready for post play in the upcoming first game less than a week away.

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Great motivator with the patience of a saint

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Coach Kenya is passionate about helping student athletes. My son enjoys his sessions and works hard to get better. I would recommend coach Kenya.

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Coach K is amazing. My daughter has improved drastically since we have been coming to Kenya. He has a passion for what he does and that is what keeps us coming back.

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Kenya is great with my son! Really focuses on what he needs to work on to improve his game! Super happy with everything! Will definitely purchase another package.

Coach Kenya seemed to be very observant during the training. He had great instructions for.Harlan which he has used in his practice at home. Looking forward to next session!

This was our first session with coach Kenya and our daughter had a great time and was excited about what she learned in just one session!

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Coach Kenya was amazing we already see improvments and are definitely booking more sessions.

My son enjoyed his first session. And I watched him use skills learned in his next game. Looking forward to even more improvement as he trains with Kenya!

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While I would LOVE to monopolize Kenya all for our own, I am clear that it'd be such a detriment to others not to be exposed to the gifts and talents that he provides to EVERYONE he coaches! My son's skills have significantly improved in such a short time. You're a great coach!

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Coach Kenya has a really awesome approach to when it comes to coaching your kids. He really know how to get the best out of the kids. I can't wait to book my next session

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Coach Kenya was very professional and had a positive approach to training my daughter. She already showed improvement after first session. look forward to her having many more sessions.

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Coach Kenya has been great with our son. He has highlighted areas for improvement and encourages continued development with a positive approach.

Coach Kenya has a great approach

He is too good . very much satisfied with the first session. Booked 10 more sessions with him . Hope my son will play proper basketball here after. Thanks to the coach & coachup.

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Simply put, phenomental! Coach K exceeded our expectations. My son's first session stayed engaging, interactive & motivating from start to finish. Coach K demonstrated a natural ability to challenge my son while boosting his confidence & maintaining his dignity. Coach K's knowledge of the game provided a tremendous amount of instructional support that was tailored to meet my son's specific needs. His hands-on approach fostered a can-do spirit! It was very evident that Coach K thoroughly planned the session and was prepared with age appropriate materials. If dedication & experience are crucial qualities you look for in a coach, look no further! This is YOUR child's next coach. Thanks Coach K, we'll see you on the court!

Coach Kenya is tough (not mean) – with good reason:  He CARES about his Players.  When I think of Coach, the following phrases come to mind: ·         Respect ·         We’re going to Break Bad Habits and establish good ones ·         That’s Good!  Now let’s make it BETTER! ·         I’d rather you do the RIGHT things and miss, than do the Wrong things and make. My daughter never had a tough coach before and it took a while to adjust.  The breakthrough came when she realized that he had come to several of her games to see her in action – on his own accord.  He volunteered to come and evaluate the elements of her game which needed the most work.  Now, she loves training with Coach, enjoys the sessions and is seeing positive results on the court.    If a player has the internal desire to be the best and is willing to work, I recommend Coach Kenya.   Harold HB Brown & Anna Brown. 
Kenya Smith coached my son for 5th grade, Centerville Hustle basketball during the 2014-2015 season. Coach Smith was new to the area that first season, and our initial impression of him was nothing less than complete surprise! His drive and authentic desire to lift each player to a high level of self-respect through hard work and a better understanding of the game was refreshing. He wanted to show each player what he could do, and he had a plan! In addition to regularly scheduled court time, Coach Smith communicated team strategies effectively while commanding complete team cohesion; he emailed additional skills practice updates, worked after scheduled practice times to fine tune and perfect individual skills, and planned private training opportunities to assure player and team success. Teaching the value of intrinsic rewards, Coach Smith conditioned each player to reach for his own personal threshold through ongoing verbal and nonverbal correction coupled with praise. Coach Smith made each boy believe his position was the most valuable toward the team's success. If you were to ask each player about all of this work, he would energetically smile and say, "We had so much fun." Demanding excellence, pushing them to see more and be more, Coach Smith's vision for each player and our team was quickly contagious and fruitful. His passion for the game tempered by compassion for each player was the winning combination that brought our team to the top. Simply stated, Coach Kenya Smith brings something new to Centerville coaching, and it works! Respectfully, Barbara Powell
From elementary school through high school, I played a litany of sports. I can say in all candor that I never came across a better coach than coach Kenya. He not only provided very thorough fundamental development and insight into basketball strategy, but managed to build a sense of team as effectively as I have ever seen. Coach Kenya's knowledge of basketball, combined with his incredible interpersonal skills make him one of the most remarkable coaches that I have ever had to pleasure to meet.
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