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Matthew B., King Of Prussia, PA Basketball Coach

Matthew B.

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The love for the game is why I coach! Have 5 years coaching experience from youth to the college level. It's never too soon or too late to make improvements in your game! View all coaching experience

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Packages

Meet and Greet
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Ice breaker to meet Coach Matt and discuss athlete strengths/weakness, skill areas to develop, and set goals for the athlete. This includes a 30 minute evaluation and drill examples to work on outside of training with Coac... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

Buy one hour, get one 50% off. ***This package may only be purchased once***

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 2 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Complete Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Starts with a dynamic warm-up, dribble and shooting warm-up. Conditioning is built into drills for skill development.

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Advanced Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Advanced training is a high level workout for athletes who want to train like a pro.

Session Length: 2 hours

$85 1 session + one-time fee

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Specific Skill Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

This is for athletes who want to focus on one area in their game. Starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on specific skill development.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$35 1 session + one-time fee

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Team Training
In-Person Training for up to 15 athletes

Please contact me regarding facility costs. Full NBA and side courts available.

Session Length: 1 hour

$120 1 session + one-time fee

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Advanced Team Training
In-Person Training for up to 15 athletes

Please contact me regarding facility costs. Full NBA and side courts available.

Session Length: 2 hours

$190 1 session + one-time fee

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Complete Training (4 Pack)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Save buying 4 sessions. Facility costs included in the package.

Session Length: 1 hour

$210 4 sessions ($53/ea) + one-time fee

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Advanced Training (4 pack)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Save 15% Facility costs not included

Session Length: 2 hours

$290 4 sessions ($73/ea) + one-time fee

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Specific Skill (4 Pack)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Save buying 4 sessions. Facility costs included!

Session Length: 30 minutes

$120 4 sessions ($30/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Temple University (PA)

  • 6 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, Agility

Credentials

  • Temple University (PA)

  • 6 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, Agility

More About Coach Matthew

- 1 year Scout for PMB League in Philadelphia
- 1 year Assistant/Strength and Conditioning Coach for High School Boy's Varsity
- 1 year Director of Sports Performance, DII Collegiate Basketball
- 2 years Assistant/Sports Performance Coach for High School Boy's JV and Varsity
- 2 years Head Youth Basketball Coach (Runner-up and Championship)
- 6 years Private Coaching

Summary

While attending Temple University, I became an AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer. After graduating, I pursued my interest in fitness and basketball. I began volunteering as an assistant coach and head strength and conditioning coach for a high school varsity boy's basketball team, The following year, I accepted a position as the Director of Sports Performance for a division II collegiate team. I returned to the high school level as an assistant and sports performance coach and soon became the head coach for the JV team while leading the performance develop for the basketball program. Currently, I am coaching youth basketball and providing private basketball training for teams, small groups, and working on-one-one with athletes.

Performance

Sports Performance is a key component to a basketball players development and reaching their potential. If you are stronger, faster, and better conditioned than your opponent you have a greater chance for success. Programs such as VCU and Miami (FL) have developed superior strength and conditioning, which is now the standard, that allowed them to have many successful runs although they are not the first schools you may think of when you think of college basketball. It is not easy to become a great basketball player and requires you to put in the time in practice and work hard almost everyday. I hold my athletes to the highest standard and teach them the work ethic they need to get to the top and reach your potential at any level from middle school to professional. "You never stay the same. You either get better or you get worse." - Joe Gruden

Functional training is the key for athletes to improve when it comes to developing physical tools for your particular sport. In any performance workout, I will focus on particular movements that are unique to the sport of basketball and provide you with the ability to excel past your competition. If you want this competitive edge, want that college scholarship, to beat a rival, or to achieve your goals, my training is what you need.

Basketball Coaching

As a coach, I am a firm believer in pressure defense because anyone can score the basketball and often defense is the difference in winning and losing, a college scholarship, or earning playing time. Getting your opponent uncomfortable and playing at a faster tempo than they are used to will create chaos on defense give to you and your team the edge. Defense takes heart, communication, and teamwork. It is also your backbone as a player because whether your shot is going in or not, you always have defense to fall back on to impact the game. Most of the teams I coach live by the motto that our best offensive is our defense.

I do not have many basketball highlights from playing basketball but had great coaching throughout my career and would come home from practice and read the plays to find different tweeks within our plays to throw off an opponent. I was more of a leader and coach on the floor for the teams I played for instead of a talented stand out.

Each session is custom designed towards the goals of each individual athlete. Generally, the first part of the session consists of warming up. If the focus of the session is shooting, we will focus on shot form, release, and footwork. If the focus is on ball handing, the tasks will be centered around getting a feel for the ball and warming up finger pads. After the warm-up, I transition into mix of high intensity or high repetition drills designed around the focus of the session so the athlete can get additional conditioning as well as skill development. At the end of each drill, I have an athlete shoot free throws before transitioning into the next drill. Towards the end, I will ask the athlete what they learned and also discuss goals, progression towards those goals, and how we will achieve them to keep the athlete motivated and focused.

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Client Reviews

Wonderful experience training with coach Matthew.Very knowledgeable and professional.

I am really satisfied with my decision to have my 7 yr old son train with Coach Matt. He is incredibly thorough in his feedback and provides a phenomenal fundamental foundation for kids trying who love playing basketball. I’ve seen marked improvement in my sons playing and Coach Matt does a great job of keeping it loose and fun. He covers everything from shooting technique to dribbling/ball skills and scoring. I would highly recommend Coach Matt for any age.

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My 10 year old daughter just finished her second basketball session with Coach Matt. In just 2 sessions, we have seen a huge improvement! She’s dribbling better, making more baskets, has better form, and is learning the triple threat position. Coach Matt has been great with her. He challenges her during the session and even gives her drills to do at home.

If your looking for someone who is knowledgeable about the game, cares about the details, and will push you and keep you on your toes book him.

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Coach Mathew is a great coach. We all liked his sincerity, dedication and love for the game. It is just my son’s 2nd coaching with Mathew and my son likes to learn basketball from him. It is very difficult to please my son and I am glad my son wants to come for more practices with coach Mathew. Only when a person follows or teaches what he is passionate about, they can show this much dedication. We are very happy with the coach.

Coach Matt was great with my son. He took time to evaluate him, ask him what he thought his strengths were and his weakness were and what he wanted to improve on. His drills during his session was great and my son is so excited to practice these drills at home. We will definitely continue with Coach Matt

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Coach Matt was great! We could see the progress in our daughter after only one session. She's very excited for her next lesson!

I started with a Combo-package of 2 beginner sessions: one was mainly introductory and finding out what skills to improve and the second was to build upon that with more involved drills. For my level, I needed to refine the basics of ball-handling and shooting while building good habits. Coach Matthew was able to help me develop basic drills, make them progressively harder, and also provided continued feedback through text throughout the process. I will be looking into future sessions with Coach Matthew.

We have had two sessions.....my boys are 7 and 9. Matt has been great with them. Getting ready to book my next 2pack!

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He was wonderful with my son. Mat understands that we needed to take a different approach to him

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Fantastic first session with Matthew. He really knows his stuff! Highly recommended!

Coach Matthew was great! He really took his time to get to know my soon during the first session. He was helpful in determining what my son needed to really work on to become a better wrestler.

Coach Matt has been great with working with our son who just began wrestling this year. He has been working on technique and stamina to complement what our son is doing in his club. After just 2 sessions we have seen an improvement in skill and confidence in our son.

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Coach Matthew was a very great coach. He puts so much effort and time into planning the workouts, and is very thorough in his explanations. He gives a very detailed feedback after the training session. I highly recommend this coach.

Very happy so far with Matt. He’s done a great job communicating effectively with a 9 year old & to keep him focused on the session.

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Matt was excellent. Very helpful and very patient

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Coach Matthew is a great coach he really push you to be better and tell you what you need to improve.I learn a lot my first session and I have more work to do on my game but coach Matthew is one of the best I ever had.

it was Really Good experience

Great first session with coach Matt! My son enjoyed it thoroughly, learned new techniques. Looking forward to the next session.

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Coach Matt made a huge impression on both me and my son at our first session. He asked for input on my son's strengths and weaknesses as well as the goals my son had for the upcoming basketball season, then tailored the session using this info. The training session was extremely well planned and organized with no wasted time. Coach Matt also provided detailed feedback on my son's game after the session as well as areas to work on between sessions. By the end of the second session, my son had already noticed improvement on his jumper and dribble attack moves. We would highly recommend Coach Matt to anyone serious about improving their game and ready to put in work.

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Coach Matt is very attuned to each basketball player's specific needs for areas of improvement. He has very efficient methods of teaching kids and at the same time making it fun. He emphasizes hard work and practice. I. My son's first training session, he did an extensive evaluation on what my son needed to work on the most and developed a plan for skill development customly tailored to meet his current ability level. I highly recommend Coach Matt to other parents and players who want to take their training to the next level and evolve!

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Coach Matt is an excellent coach. My son's are ages 7 and 5. He was very engaging with them. He did drills that was challenging for them but not overwhelming. I asked if they liked it and it was a resounding yes. After our experience I'd recommend Coach Matt

Coach Matt did a great job analyzing what my son needed to work on to improve his game and then showing him drills to focus on those things. Did a good job working to his age as well. Followed up afterwards with feedback & drill reminders. Would recommend him.

Matthew is great. My son loves working with him. Keeps him moving and does great drills.

Coach Matt has been awesome so far. Def good with the kids and has solid coaching drills. My son is learning more and more each session and enjoying every minute of it.

Very helpful and will continue with this coach

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He has great patience and explain exercises well and pushes me to my limit.

Matt is a good coach! Alex was hoping to find a indoor place for practice but they had first session in a park. Other than that we are happy with the coach!

Very productive and professional

Coach Matt is very knowledgeable, he went into detail about working out including workouts on my own and diet. Coach Matt is easy to contact and makes himself available if I have any questions about workouts or food choices. He always explains why he thinks which option is best for me. In two workouts, I feel an improvement in the areas I want to work on and my confidence level has increased greatly. I enjoyed training with Coach Matt and would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their fitness.


This was my first time working with a personal trainer. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was hoping that coach Matthew and I would work well with one another since it was my first time having help train. I reached out to him because I felt myself slacking in certain areas and figured I could use the help. After reviewing several other trainers; I felt that coach Matthew possessed most of the qualities I was looking for in a coach. The first session we had; coach Matthew introduced me to routines that worked out areas of my body that I had ignored for quite some time. That aspect of his training was well appreciated and also reminded me why I wanted a personal trainer to begin with.

I also had the opportunity to use equipment I've shied away from in the gym when working alone. Matthew also pays close attention to body-form, which is very crucial when it comes to safety and seeing results. I always felt confident with every routine he threw at me. Coach Matthew's workouts have been challenging, but rewarding.

I've also struggled with dieting and after explaining to Matthew my daily diet; the next day I received a message from him requesting that I send him a list of the foods I've eaten that day. (That's not a part of the plan I purchased.) I was shocked that he would go a little out of the way to ensure my goals were being met. Coach Matthew has also given me some basic recipes that would also help me achieve the goals I set for myself. I found his suggestions very helpful because I often struggle with knowing what's ok and what's not. I went into training with coach Matthew not expecting too much, but he has shown me that he does not believe in job titles and will go beyond what his profile says. That's someone I would work with time and time again.

Excellent basketball coach!

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My kids love Coach Matthew's coaching. He is awesome and helped both my kids with all great suggestions. My kids also loved his coaching and I will continue my kids training with him.

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Coach Matthew is great! After a few email exchanges about what I was looking to accomplish for my son, Matt came up with a plan that will help him during the Crew (rowing) season and convert to lifting weights during the summer. He spent time on the phone to cover the ice breaker part of the conversation and made to the gym ready to go.

Provided a no excuse workout which needs no equipment at all and will continue to work with at the gym until they develop a solid 7 day routine. Looking forward to him working with my son even more.

Thanks Matt,
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Coach Matthew is great coach for those that want to play big man. Drills are easy to understand and I'd recommend to other young people.

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Coach Matt is an excellent teacher. He works with his students every second of the scheduled time. My son has learned many new skills and is excited about using them in his next practice session with the team.

Matt is a great coach, Daniel feels confident, engaged and excited about the sessions with Matt, he had a great experience, Matt quickly established a real connection with Daniel, he identified his current level and adjusted his pace to align with it, this allows Daniel to enjoy the sessions and feel in control of his progress, I am very pleased with Matt's coaching style and so is Daniel.

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Matthew in 2012 when he visited our school as the member of a men’s basketball league using our gym space to play their games. Matthew noticed the quotes and paraphernalia related to the boy’s varsity basketball team around my desk and immediately expressed an interest to help the team. When Matthew was informed of the state mandated requirements to work with our students, such as obtaining clearances, he immediately jumped into action and submitted his paperwork to the office within weeks. In addition, when Matthew was told that the school could not pay him for his services and that his work would be on a volunteer basis, Matthew replied, “That’s fine with me, I just want to help the team.” This is the kind of person Matthew is; community service driven with a purpose and committed. Matthew was hired as a volunteer assistant coach to the boy’s varsity basketball team. He currently serves as the ‘Strength and Conditioning’ Coach and does an outstanding job developing our student-athletes. At the inception of his hiring, Matthew was industrious in introducing several methods to motivate and inspire our students in the classroom, on the basketball court and in their personal healthy lives. To date, he continues to function in this capacity. His leadership is impeccable. One thing I am most impressed with is Matthew’s work ethic. Even though he is a non-paid volunteer, he works at an extremely high level that is unmatched by some of the paid staff. He is responsible, dependable, and accountable. He is always developing ways to improve the program and our student-athletes. Matthew is punctual for staff meetings, games, team meetings and practices. He is dependable, inspirational, and helpful in leading team meetings and loyal to upholding the values of our basketball program and school as well. In addition to being respected by our students, Matthew is well respected by the coaching staff, the school and our parents. He maintains a meaningful relationship not only with me, but the assistant coaching staff as well. Matthew is truly the example of a dedicated and committed staff member and even more so as a person. He is dynamic in his work, intelligent and responsible in meeting all of his obligations, whether it is personal or related to the development of our students. It is a great pleasure having Matthew part of our staff.
I was in need of a basketball trainer to get me back into shape, to push me passed my limits, and to motivate me. Matt was the ideal trainer to help me accomplish these goals in order to play basketball overseas. Matt created daily workouts and drills that were built around the areas that I particularly needed to focus on including strength and conditioning, and basketball training. Matt is very educated in these areas and I was assured by his level of expertise that I would reach my goals. He developed drills to help me build up my stamina, increase my leg and upper body strength, improve on my shooting, and develop my defensive skills. Matt explained his reasoning behind each workout. He also provided me with drills to do outside of the gym on my own time to keep up with his workouts. Matt was very supportive throughout my training and provided constructive feedback on each drill, helping to improve my game both offensively and defensively. Matt is an extremely dedicated and passionate basketball trainer who is willing to put in as much work as you are. I am very happy with my decision to train with Matt because he helped me get to the level of performance required to play basketball overseas.
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