Mark Gustin, Alameda, CA Basketball Coach

Mark Gustin

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Experienced and creative coach who has worked with professional teams in Europe to CYO's teams in the city. View all coaching experience

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Skills, Drills & FUNdamentals
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Day Camp format featuring repetitive, competitive drills to refocus and sharpen up the individual

Session Length: 75 minutes

$95 1 session + applicable fees

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Season Prep with a Buddy
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Preseason prep format featuring repetitive, competitive and fun drills for becoming brilliant in the basics. Footwork, and follow through ad nauseum.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$425 4 sessions ($106/ea) + applicable fees

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Skills, Drills & FUNdamentals
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Multi-Session package tthat builds skills, by focusing on footwork and follow through. Strategically breaking down a skill and building back up with precision repetition.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$425 5 sessions ($85/ea) + applicable fees

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  • California State University--Fresno (CA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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


  • California State University--Fresno (CA)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Mark

I have coached basketball professionally in Europe. This included Men's and Women's teams as well as youth development teams as young as 6 years old. I led the largest club team in Germany (at the time) which had 29 teams. Spent 9 years with Reebok-Germany totaling over 50 weekly summer camps.

My coaching philosophy is fundamentally based on breaking segments of the game down and strategically rebuilding them back up in sequence that can be carried over to game like situations.

My roots are old school built on the back of hard work and character. Embracing training technology can empower players for immediate adjustments and corrections. Overall keys are focusing on defense, controlling the tempo, time and score scenarios, exploiting opponents weaknesses and protecting yours, all by taking an objective and analytical, non-emotional statistical based approach. The overriding objective is to facilitate the process in reaching your next level.

Div 1 NCAA Fresno State University 1983-1986
1983 NIT Champions

Professional Player Various Clubs 1986- 1992
Germany, France, Luxembourg and Denmark

Professional Coach Various Clubs 1992- 1999
France Division 3
German Regionalliga and 2nd Bundesliga

Reebok Deutschland Camps
1990-1999 more than 50 weeks as Head Coach
Boys and Girls Teams with Stuart Hall - Convent - San Francisco

Improvement by Design

Systematically build a program around each athletes areas that need to improve and then being able to define metrics seeing results.

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Client Reviews

Only one session so far, but Mark was great with my son

Coach Mark was great! He provided critical feedbacks to my move and shooting form and showed me quite a few exercises that I can do myself to solidify what I learned. Since that one training, I've already used these moves multiple times in basketball games! Coach Mark also taught me a few new moves that I can reliably execute given my level of athleticism and skill level, so I feel like I'm getting better as a basketball player. I'd definitely recommend Coach Mark as a personal coach to anyone who's eager to up level their games!

Coach Mark is Great!

Mark is a great coach. He has a great teaching style and my daughter enjoys working with him. I would highly recommend him.

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Four sessions in and four more to come. My ten year old daughter is absolutely loving it and super excited to learn some much needed core basketball skills. This for a kid who dislikes learning anything that requires effort. Not only does Coach Mark have a magic touch with our daughter during the sessions, he has also provided us with detailed instructions on what she should practice between session. Thanks Coach Mark!

Coach Mark was great, he helped my sons a lot on their fundamentals and provided a lot of drills they could do together at the park/home to take their basketball up to the next level. Coach is good with kids and able to be firm without being harsh.

Coach Mark is excellent. He is working with my 13 yo son and 14 yo daughter....he has great technical knowledge that he is able to break down to an easily understood method, especially focused on shooting techniques. He also is teaching great footwork for both offense and defense - intuitive skills that I have noticed other coaches teaching. The kids are enjoying themselves and getting a great workout while improving their game!

Incredible session, really changed my game. Highly recommended.

Coach Mark broke the game down to help me understand and with each drill we did. It was worth it because he implemented it to the next step of each workout. If you want a coach to teach you the fundamentals and knowledge of the game in detail Mark is your guy.

Coach Mark was able to hone in on the areas my daughter wanted to work on. My daughter left her first session with Mark feeling positive and enthusiastic about working on new skills. She can’t wait until her next session with Mark.

I'm a 30-year-old rec league player that used to play low-level college hoops. I asked Coach Mark to help me step up my game and just generally push me to get a good workout in. He has been AWESOME. I walk out of each session soaked in sweat and feeling like I'm really improving my game.

Coach mark really helped my 14 year old daughter with her shooting technique. The whole session was spent on shooting drills which I personally requested for this session. My daughter learned how to correct the issues she had and toward the end of the session my daughter was making her shots with confidence. He even showed video in slow motion to show me and my daughter her shooting form. I am really impressed with coach mark that I scheduled a second session. If you are looking for a coach then coach mark is the one. He was so much involved with the session that he himself was sweating on the court.

My son had a great workout with Mark he is all about fundamentals,he is a great trainer and very detailed,I cant wait to book a session with him again.

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