Marvin R., Atlanta, GA Basketball Coach

Marvin R.



Former Eurobasketball League All Star, Collegiate Champion, & McDonald All American ready to mold the next generation into the BEST!! View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
  • University of Idaho (ID)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward

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


  • University of Idaho (ID)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward

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

More About Coach Marvin

Coach Ricks won Consecutive MVP Honors for Guard in the Eurobasketball League, and was selected to multiple All Star teams. He led his collegiate conference with the University of Idaho in 3 pts, field goal percentage, and free throws. He led Idaho to the Conference Championship in '93. Coach Ricks has over 20 years of experience coaching and training athletes locally and overseas. Coach Ricks hosts monthly basketball clinics. He also privately trains athletes of all ages and ability levels through local gyms and outdoor courts.

Coach Ricks played in the Eurobasketball League for 10 years, and is a former Collegiate Champion. He has training locations in Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry county.
Professional Basketball Experience
Guard- Eurobasketball League and the International Basketball League
Consecutive All Star Game Appearances
Multiple MVP Player of the Month Awards for Marso NYKK (Eurobasketball Professional League)
ProAm NBA Summer Developmental League

College Background
University of Idaho Full Athletic Scholarship
Led team to Conference Championship Title 1993
Led Conference in 3point field goal percentage
Led Conference in Free Throw percentage
Consecutive Conference 1st Team
Tulsa Tournament MVP

High School
McDonald All American
Multiple MVP of the Year Awards

My clients will focus on being highly skilled in Fundamental Basketball skills. I believe that highly executing fundamental basketball is the key to college scholarships. A session would begin with stretching, warm ups/conditioning, individualized dribbling skills right and left hand, passing drills, jump shots (fundamental release), attacking the basket, reading defenses, aggressive defense, and free throws.

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Client Reviews

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Very precise on what needs to be worked on , very detailed too. Great coach!!

Awesome job!! We will be continuing.

Great coach. My son has had multiple trainers but coach Marvin has been the best so far. He is very patient and attentive. He helped my son understand the game better by talking to him through his mistakes and encouraged to keep pushing whenever he fell short.

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Thanks Coach Marvin. Excellent practice! See you next week...

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Coach Marvin was excellent with my two boys. One is 12 years old and other is 7 years old. He was detailed, he made sure they did every drill the same way each time. He encouraged them and praised them throughout the session. I saw instant results with subtle changes to my oldest shooting form. I can definitely see my kids getting better with more sessions.

Coach Marvin exceeded my expectations! The session started on time and was filled with consistent instruction, fundamental and motivational coaching. From the initial introduction he was already teaching.
Most importantly, my daughter was inspired and attentive the entire session. It was an easy decision to sign on with Coach Marvin for additional sessions. Thanks coach; looking forward to continuing to work together.

Coach Marvin, My kids really enjoyed and learned a lot from their session with you. The whole conversation home in the car was about basketball. The kids were really impressed with coaches shooting ability. Really appreciate you and look forward our next session.

Wonderful and passionate coach! They say when you do what you love, you never work another day in your life. This is what came to mind after our first session with Coach Marvin. He is a student of the game and passes his expertise to his young athletes. He is an intuitive coach that adjusts his motivation and instruction depending on needs of the child. He elevates their belief in themselves which allows them to continue to push past their perceived limits. He definitely does his part and expects the young athlete to do theirs, both on and off the court (he inquired about grades). He truly wants to see them succeed and parallels basketball to life lessons. And all of this was evident in our first session! My 11 year son is only beginning his basketball story but left feeling empowered to practice more and can not wait until his next session.

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Coach Marvin related immediately to our son Joshua and gave him some valuable coaching instruction. Great session. We look forward to our next session.

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Coach Marvin shows dedication and I admire that about him. My son first two sessions went very well. He's looking forward to his next session. Coach Marvin is direct with his style of coaching, which gives me peace of mind that I made the right decision selecting Coach Marvin as my son trainer. Thank You Coach Up!

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Very patient

Fantastic trainer and a wonderful positive influence on my son. Coach Marvin has my highest recommendation.

Coach Marvin is excellent, he's teaching my son things he didn't know like his form, and can already tell the difference.

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Great first time with my son!!!! Booking for the next two weeks right now

Yesssss!! My son loved the training that he received from Coach Marvin!!! Thank you for your help!

Coach Marvin is a great trainer. My Son learned in one session that He is the only person Who can fail Him. Meaning if He don’t work hard He has failed Himself. He walked out of training with a different attitude and outlook on basketball with the encouragement from Coach Marvin. This has been the best training session by far My Son has ever had.

Coach Ricks was very knowledgeable and very professional in our first session; Looking forward to more sessions with Coach Ricks..

My daughter is a new client of Coach Marvin. I am very impressed with his patience and style of coaching when you came to my daughter. I have recently purchased a package to continued with his services.

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Great training with my son!! Coach Marvin take time to work on details. He has a passion for training.

Our first session was challenging but rewarding. I’m looking forward to our next session. I can tell that Coach will take my game to the next level.

Looking forward to resuming training for my son. Coach Marvin is very patient and knows how to identify the areas of needed training. One just has listen and have the heart to execute the training received.

Coach Marvin Ricks was awesome. He was very patient with my nine-year-old son. My son has only been playing basketball for a couple of months now, and coach Ricks help him improve his shooting form and dribbling in one session. Coach Marvin Ricks is a fantastic coach, and my son can't wait until his next meeting.

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Coach Marvin is a great coach.

Coach Marvin did an ok job, however there were several problems. He sometimes would not even show up to coach and would not contact anyone to say he was not coming. He has ended practice earlier than what we paid for on some occasions also.

He’s a very knowledgeable coach !

I was very impressed after my daughter's first session and she truly enjoyed it. I can see that his training will prepare my daughter for the next level in this sport. I look forward to our continued partnership.

First session went well! My son said, " I like that coach because he tells me what I'm doing wrong and corrects me." Look forward to next session.

Great coach... my daughter really likes him!!!

Hes going to work you till you sweat , but he will definitely make sure you leave his gym a better basketball player.

Coach Marvin was a great trainer for my son. He was very patient and really flexible with scheduling. Not only did he give him techniques to improve his skills in basketball but more importantly gave my son the confidence to be a better player. I appreciate that.

IMPRESSIVE!!! No one else will train my son ever again but Coach Marvin. Coach Marvin, is definitely a professional when it comes to training your child. He takes his time, he's very knowledgeable about the game and fundamentals. He also cares, and takes pride in training. My son responds very well to Coach. We did 10 sessions and looking to do another 10 with coach Marvin. P.S. Out of 10 session Coach may have missed only 12 shots. He can shoot lights out.

Choosing Coach Marvin was best decision I could’ve made. I am impressed with his coaching style and his ability to both show and tell. My son will definitely develop into the player that he’s destined to be under his direction. I higher recommend his services.

Marvin did a great job with my 13 year old son. He was very engaging, energetic and positive. It was very clear that Marvin is very knowledgeable and enjoys coaching. My son had a great time and is already asking when the next session will be.

Coach Marvin is a very good coach he has my Daughter playing much better in basketball and she looks forward to going to training

Coach Marvin is so brilliant when it comes to coaching our Son..From the moment he showed him the first drill I knew he was the perfect fit..Thank you so much and we look forward to the next session

Coach Marvin did a really great job with my daughter! He worked with her on correcting her shooting form, and just after one training session, there were significant improvements with her form, and the consistency in which she made her shot. She was very impressed with his shooting ability, so that caused her to respect his advice, and apply what he was teaching her. He was patient, but held her accountable. She is looking forward to her next session.

My son enjoyed the session

Coach was able correct my sons form. He was patient and encouraging. I like the fact he did most of the workout with my son. I will be going back to see coach

He was great! Patient, encouraging, provided tons of assistance with proper technique for my son’s first lesson. Will be a repeat customer for sure!

Coach Marvin worked one on one with my son and it was definitely a good session..! i’ve witnessed many coaches work with my son but never seen the instantaneous improvement i noticed today.! My son was very pleased and wanted to quickly book another session!

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Coach Ricks is a great trainer he motivates and breaks down every drill. It was a great experience to work with him.

Great Coach will recommend

Good first session. Coach Marvin definitely knows his craft. Could instantly recognize the depth of his knowledge of the game. I'm certain i have the right person to help push my son to the next level... I Highly recommend coach Marvin. He's the MAN !!

My 14 yo daughter has been working with Coach MARVIN for 3 weeks. She is pleased and says she feels a difference in her game. He is very good with her and seems very invested in her improvement.

From the first 10 mins into the session, I knew we had made the right decision. Coach Marvin focuses on the fundamentals of basketball, which are key to becoming a good player. My son gets along with Coach Coach Marvin well and looks forward to the weekly sessions. Highly recommended!!

Coach Marvin was very productive and packed a lot of valuable information into our first session. My daughter really enjoyed her time and can’t wait for her next practice!!!

Coach Marvin was awesome. He is very knowledgeable about the game of basketball. He taught my daughter how to handle the ball better and how to position the ball when shooting. My daughter is more confident in her ball handling and in her shooting. She is very excited for her next training session.

The second session was even better than the first...got in the gym and got after it! Got a lot of shooting in and a lot of moves to go with type of shooting we were doing.

Coach Marvin was absolutely wonderful. He took his time and made my son feel comfortable with him. He identified his shortcomings and made adjustments while encouraging him. Coach Marvin is very knowledgeable, and by the end of the session I could already see improvement. Will definitely be working with Coach Marvin again.

Coach Marvin is a great coach and mentor. This is my son's first year playing basketball and Coach Marvin has really been beneficial in helping him learn more about the game and techniques. I really appreciate that coach Marvin informed my son of the expectations off the court which are to be a leader.. not a follower. Respect his teachers and parents and get good grades. As a parent, I'm very appreciative of coach's who carr more about the kid and life lessons as well as the sport. Thanks Coach Marvin!!

Coach Marvin was very engaged in providing instruction to my son. His explanations were detailed and easy to understand. As a beginner, my son appreciated that he was patient and positive with him through the learning process.

Coach Marvin is an excellent coach. He actually arrived early for the session, was prepared and ready to start. He was very detailed and completed many drills with my son. My son is ready to work with him again. We already have more sessions booked!

Coach Marvin is a great coach. He has helped my daughter’s skill improve so much on the court. Highly recommend him for a coach.

Coach marvin is a very good coach and is very motivating and very skilled in the game i am very pleased to be working with him

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Coach Marvin was an excellent trainer! The tips and tools he showed my sons improved their skills tremendously! He not only assisted them athletically, but also encouraged them mentally. He instilled in them that they are superstars and leaders on and off the court. He is not just an instructor, he is athlete who is on the court during sessions working along with them! My 12 year old stated, "Mom, Coach never missed a shot!" This type of skill and knowledge allowed them to trust his guidance and insight! Thanks a lot Coach Marvin and Coachup for providing excellent & affordable trainers!

Coach Marvin is very professional and you can tell he really enjoys working with kids. He motivated my son continuously throughout his session and increased his confidence. Coach Marvin is very knowledgeable and knows the fundamentals of basketball. We're looking forward to more sessions!

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Great coach, shooting arm still sore.

Awesome coach! He’s definitely returning!!’

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Coach Marvin is a wonderful coach.My daughter loves his approach and his discipline. His enthusiasm is contagious.Not a minute is wasted.She has actually enjoyed being challenged and being introduced to new ways to reach her momentum.

Very good at noticing things that needed to be corrected in order for my son to become a better player. Very knowledgeable and professional! My son loves going to train with him. Couldn’t have picked a better coach!

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Professional, On time, and my son was able to understand him very easily and quickly.

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My son has had one session and loved it. Felt great about what he learned during the session and the homework he has to continue working on his skills.

Coach Marvin has a great feel and very knowledgeable about the game of basketball. He also stresses not only skills, techniques and hardwork, but grades as well. Translating on the court play to life in general is also one of the other things he gets through to players as well. After one session and his interaction with my daughter I am highly impressed. My daughter also came out of the first session with a sense of greatness and very hopeful that through hardwork and Coach Marvin's training the sky is the limit. She is very eager to continue this journey. I would highly recommend Coach Marvin.

Excellent first session. Coach Marvin was extremely organized and maintained a level of intensity throughout. Will book more lessons for the summer.

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Coach Marvin has been amazing! My 14 year old son did not have the fundamentals of playing basketball, as well as confidence in shooting. From day 1, I watched as Coach poured his knowledge, expertise and encouragement into my son. I saw my son's eye light up again and his confidence coming back as he realized that he is actually learning the game from a very patient expert.

Coach had my son building strength in order to shoot well, and it works. What a difference these sessions made, my son is now comfortable shooting and he knows the game.

Thanks Coach Marvin, we can't thank you enough!


Great experience! My son LOVED it. We will be participating in Coach Marvin's upcoming Clinic event on Saturday, April 1st . Thank you so much for your help!!! Booking our next training shortly.

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Enjoyed working with Coach Marvin. Will definitely work with him again. His technique and teaching style help me to push myself harder, which gave me more insight to what I need to do, as an athlete.

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Coach Marvin was great, my son really connected with him. Will be booking more sessions with him.

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Great skills coach!

Marvin is efficient and prompt. My son loved him, and we will continue to work with him

My son has had many sessions with Coach Marvin and has made great progress! Coach Marvin reinforces the fundamentals of basketball. He helps to build their strength and endurance. My son's game has changed since beginning his training with Coach Marvin. I consider this a great investment.

A great coach!

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Coach Marvin was excellent! For the first time I could see the confidence and excitement in my 9yr old sons eyes. He was patient and explained everything. I'm very pleased with him and will scheldule many more sessions with him. Thanks Coach Marvin for a great beginning!!!

Coach Marvin is an excellent coach he has helped my son become a more confident player with the techniques he has taught him. He's a Great coach I highly recommend Coach Marvin! He's an excellent trainer for basketball and also relates basketball to life. He not only train techniques but he also relate the sport to building character in the player and understanding the sport by doing game speed training. My son stated his game has improved as well as his confidence level. I highly recommend Coach Marvin to any athlete looking to learn or improve their skills. You will not be disappointed.

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Coach Ricks rocks!!! Coach has a special connection with his trainees in addition to their parents. His training techniques foster perfection and I, as well as my 7th grader---love his coaching style. I recommend coach Marvin to anyone looking for quality performance and experience in coach. He encourages and brings out the best. Try coach Ricks for all levels----you won't be disappointed. He's a 10/10

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Working with Coach Marvin has been a great experience. He is teaching my son not only how to be a strong player, but he is giving my son confidence in his own abilities. After each session, my son reports feeling proud of himself. I strongly recommend Coach Marvin's services.

He was awesome with my son. Great instruction. Very serious about teaching. I'm very pleased can't wait for the next session.

Coach Marvin is awesome! He assessed my son's abilities and built training sessions based on his individual needs. I saw a huge improvement in my son's skills in just a few weeks. This is exactly what he needs to feel successful and competitive. My son is happy and his confidence is up!

Coach Marvin was EXCELLENT with my son! I was impressed with his thoroughness in explaining the techniques and drills. He was patient, personable,and very motivating. Not once did Coach Marvin allow him to give up on himself. .. and the perseverance paid off ! In only one session, my son learned more basketball skills than he has in a combination of practices! He left the court feeling confident (as did I 😊). Can't wait to see his development as he continues with these lessons.

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My son is extremely happy with Coach Marvin and I plan on getting him additional sessions.

Marvin is a really knowledgeable coach that help my daughter with her game. He's very patient and understanding, yes my daughter will be back to workout with him thank you so much Marvin for everything

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Coach Marvin is a great coach and also great mentor. My son is becoming a better basketball player everyday after training. Coach Marvin is hands on with the kids and focuses on their strengths and weaknesses. Great Coach

Coach Marvin was on time and ready to work with my daughter. It was a very productive training and we'll be attending more sessions. Thanks Coach Marvin!

Coach Marvin is an exceptional coach. He loves what he does and is a hands on coach. My son is very happy with coach Marvin's patience, motivational skills and techniques. We were very pleased with his service from the first session and highly recommends him to anyone who's seeking a diligent, knowledgeable coach. ''Kudo's Coach Marvin''

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Coach Marvin R. is GREAT!!!! My Son said he really took the time to give him fundamental advise and recommendations on areas to improve and suggestions for using his weaker hand/arm to build strength. We definitely plan on signing up again with Coach Marvin R. and highly recommend him. Thanks, Mrs. Brown

Today our son had his 1st session with Coach Marvin. We appreciate the way Coach Marvin gave such positive reinforcement to our son. Our son enjoyed it so much that as soon as he got in the car her said, "Mommy, I hope I can come back real soon!" We look forward to our upcoming sessions.

Coach enthusiasm inspires my son to work hard and practice.This brings results in training that exposes his weakness and allows proper fundamental techniques to be established Coach Marvin is good trainer

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I have really enjoyed watching Coach Ricks teach my son how to love the game. After a session, my son was so excited that he wanted to play basketball all day. I believe my son will really benefit from these sessions with Coach Ricks.

My daughter started with Coach Marvin with knowledge of the game and with his coaching she has become an complete all around player. I will continue my sessions because not only is he teaching her, he motivates her and come to games to watch her progress.

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Coach Marvin is one of the most passionate and dedicated coach that I have experienced with so far. Also, he helps you understand all the workouts that were practiced and why it is important to go over them. Most importantly, coach Marvin is always on time to every workout ready to improve your talent.

My son enjoyed his first training session with Coach Marvin. After the first session he has helped my son correct his shot which really made my son happy. He's looking forward to his next session. Not only did he tell him what to do he actually showed him.

Coach Marvin is an amazing trainer!! My son learned so much in one hour, and not only did Coach Marvin show him techniques but he did moves alongside him. He truly gives 100% to his clients.

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