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Melvin M., New York, NY Basketball Coach

Melvin M.

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Has worked at the collegiate level for over 15 years and developed many talented players on all levels. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Melvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Melvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$135 3 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Melvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$214 5 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Melvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$396 10 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

Credentials

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

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

More About Coach Melvin

Globe Community College 2000 - 2002
Assistant coach /Head recruiter /Trainer
Team ranked number 7 in the Nation

Hostos Community College 2002 - 2004
Assistant coach /Head recruiter /Trainer
Team Ranked number 5 in the Nation

City Tech College 2008 - 2010
Assistant coach /Head recruiter /Trainer

John Jay College 2010 - 2012
Assistant coach /Head recruiter /Trainer

Basketball Program in NYC
Head Coach /Trainer
1995 - Present

Train and Produce players like :
Tyliek Brown From University of Connecticut
Abdul Mills from Providence
Charles Dinkins from Kansa St.
Rahmel Brown From Manhattan
Jabari Peters From SMSU
Bradley Doyley From Buffalo State
Plus many many more.

Train players in : Shooting Camps
Point Guard Camps
Big men Camps
Agility /Strength and conditioning

Melvin " Magic Mike" McCullen was born in N.C. I move to NYC at age 5. I began to play basketball at 11 yr old with some of my older cousin. By age 13 I began to play tournament basketball . I was a Original Little Laker in Preteen 305 1st Year my team went undefeated 13 - 0 as I grab 16 point and 4 steal 3 assist in the Championship game. From there I began to play with the Bedford Boys club at the time it was one of the breeding grounds for Pro players like the Kings Brothers{Bernard of the Knicks}, Scurry Brother {Carry of the NETs} and Many of the players who began to make their way in the game in NYC. I then went to school at Eastern District H.S. where I play for the Varsity Basketball team all four years from 1980 - 1984 . During that time I won :
The Manufacture Handover/ Adidas shoot out and free throw shooting multiple Champion.
Scored my personal record high 107 points in a single basketball game.
Average 50 point per contest in the 6 foot and under tournament at Lefrak city
Was coach by the one and only "Hall of fame" Bernard King and Mr. Brown in the Y.E.S. tournament .
Won the Hot Spot shooting contest 3 years in a row.

I started training and became the assist coach for the girls HS team. While still playing on my school's Varsity Team all 4 years. I played 2 years overseas came home started working and coaching and training in my own program. "Prolevel basketball" to this date. I have Coached at 4 different Colleges 2 different HS and have turned every Program around that I was associated with. I held the #1 Assistant job and head recruiter at every school I have worked at .
Train and Produce players like :
Taliek Brown - 2003 NCAA Division 1 Championship Team University of Connecticut.
Abdul Mills - Division 1 Providence now playing oversea professionally.
Charles Dinkins - Kansas St. 1 year
Salem International Div 2 All American.
2 years hold multiple records and lead his team to the final 4 .
Rhamel Brown - Manhattan Jasper's. He just broke the record and hold the record for
most blocks in a single season (75).
Deylon Bovell - ABA Pro " Brooklyn Sky"
Isaiah Holman - Pro Buffalo716ers
Jabari Peters From SHSU Sam Houston Division 1 .
Bradley Doyle at Buffalo State
Plus many more . Troy sledge - Pro , Raheim Lowery - Pro, Phil Grant - Pro.
I have produced, Coached and Trained over 100 All American Division 1, 2, and 3 combine.

When i first meet a Player i like to take them threw some routine test to excess their basketball ability: Agility drill , shooting drill , ball handling drill , physical endurance and footwork skills.

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Client Reviews

Pushes you, but in an encouraging way. Gives really great, specific, but simple advice on how to improve your game.

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Coach Melvin was an amazing coach. He really taught me the fundamentals about the game. I enjoyed the sessions and always had fun.

Really professional and knowledgeable coach. Made my experience fun and vigorous at the same time. Look forward to many more sessions.

Great coach. Motivated at what he does with a mindset of overcoming your deficiencies.

Our first session with Coach Melvin was great. He was the perfect balance of wisdom, comedian and tough love. We look forward to a long relationship with coach Melvin.

great coach. keeps it real

Coach was very detail oriented. Just from training with him once, I understand why he’s been able to develop so many players over the years.

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Love the way how coach Melvin is in the first training. Never been so eager to train like how I am right now. Can’t wait for more sessions.

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Good experience with Melvin. Typically offers you to join the group session and not 1-on-1, though.

Awesome!!!! 😊 Thank you coach

The best coach and motivator that I have ever encountered.

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Coach McCullen was great! He’s engaging and a good motivator. The workout pushed my limits which will help my cardio endurance. He quickly identified areas I need to work on. He also helped me see immediate results from making a slight adjustment to my shot. Looking forward to my next session!

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This professional is what every parent seeks: experience, a broad vision for each student, skills' coaching proficiency, patience, empathy for the student's level of play and learning rate, prompt and respectful texts/phone calls, integrity (walks the walks, talks the talk), and yet a display of subtle humility rarely seen today. Behind this professional work ethic and attitude, Coach Melvin has a sense of humor that makes practices fun, for I believe he is a deeply, inwardly grateful man for life and who relishes the chance to instill in youth what he himself has acquired through the years.

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Coach Melvin is a real motivator and he truly analyze your game to the finest detail. As he himself describes it, he’s the mirror of a player... sometimes all you need is a professional and seasoned coach to tweak that detail to rise up your game. I’m definitely blessed to have a chance to work with a coach with that kind of eye that can be straight forward with my mistakes. Coach Melvin is definitely a great coach as well as a great person to be around as well. He teaches the skill but more importantly he teaches respect. I would recommend him to anyone.

Great workout throughout a fun and engaged session. Coach McCullen has a lot of energy and kept pushing us through the session. Highly recommend him

Coach Melvin is extremely professional. I contacted him to work with my 18 year old son. He responds quickly to all questions and was very accommodating when trying to schedule sessions. My son found Coach Melvin to be very knowledgable about the game of basketball and wants to continue to work with him for an indefinite period of time. Therefore, I highly recommend Coach Melvin.

Coach Melvin worked with my 12 year old son on a one hour trial and my son loved it. He pushed him where necessary, all the while making him smile and laugh. The workout was tough on him but, mixed in with the physical aspect of the training were tips and pointers that my son mentioned to me much later in the day. As exhausted as he was afterward, he said he learned a lot in the hour and is looking forward to continuing with Coach Melvin.

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Awesome coach!

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Great Motivation and energy

Excellent and motivational

Excellent!

Good workout

First session was great he clearly saw the skills I was lacking and help work ok getting it better

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Coach Melvin really knows the
Game of basketball and his
Workouts are both fun and demanding .

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Coach Melvin is amazing! He makes you work hard but the results are amazing! I really enjoy the class!

Coach Melvin Is a great coach! Definitely recommend him if you want to get better. Also,he motivates you to do better.

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Exceptional Coach. Very enthusiastic with a lot of great insight. He knows basketball like the back of his hand, and has an unlimited arsenal of drills to make you work! He clearly exhibits his ambitions of making you succeed both on and off the court. Worth every minute.

Coach Melvin is great! He's very enthusiastic about what he does and has a great attitude.

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Coach Melvin was awesome!! My son enjoyed it and is looking forward to his upcoming sessions!!!! And I as a parent am looking forward to watching my son develop under Coach Melvin

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GREAT session -- highly recommend this talented and inspirational coach!

Coach McCullen is a very good coach knows very much about the game and is also very serious about improving

Coach Melvin is knowledgeable and works great with children. He makes it fun and educational for the children. I highly recommend him.

Coach McCullen is fantastic. Very knowledgeable with decades of experience as both a player and coach.

He's able to break down the training process into key points of focus and provides advice and drills that a serious student can apply between lessons.

Positive and encouraging attitude, but also honest in terms of letting you know what needs improvement - which is the only way you can get better.

Coach McCullen has a clear passion for both the sport of basketball and the art of teaching students.

I'm already looking forward to my next lesson.

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Coach Melvin is wondeful. His passion for the game and desire to see my son achieve is genuine. He has the patience, humor, and understanding to help my son, not only with the physical aspects of the game, but also the mental aspects that my son needs to help build his confidence. My son looks forward to the workouts and I continue to see improvement in his game. I highly recommend Coach Melvin.

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Coach Melvin was amazing, we already booked follow up sessions!!

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Melvin is a very nice coach. His excellent on the work he does. I know for sure my son would learn a lot skills from him.

coach melvin is a great coach and a total riot. lot of fun to work with.

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Great coach. Really knows how to pass down the skills he has to his students.

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Coach Melvin is a great coach. The improvement in my game is very evident. On top of that he's a great guy who feels like family to me now

Coach Melvin is a great coach. The improvement in my game is very evident. On top of that he's a great guy who feels like family to me now

Having Coach melvin teach me And my friend t'he finer Points of t'he game related to ball handling jump shooting mechanics follow through proper nutrition And conditioning Was an eye Opening experience his knowledge and straight forward approach in assessing skills And proper foot work helped me understand how to shoot with better consistency

Coach Melvin was attentive and insightful. Melvin was very helpful in developing skills and conditioning. My son liked Melvin, was comfortable with him and wants to continue training with him.

Coach Melvin is an excellent basketball coach. He have been coaching my older son for over 2 summer now and I can't appreciative enough for all his hard works. Coach Melvin is very passionate about helping and teaching kids with the right amount of intensity, emphasis on growth and have fun. For the past years, my son’s basketball skills has improved drastically. Coach Melvin transformed him into a better person, more confidence and pleasurable about life. When I heard my younger son wanted to join the middle school team, I didn’t even hesitate to sign him up with Coach Melvin. After his first practice, he already learned many of the basketball fundamentals skills. I would really recommend Coach Melvin if you are looking for a passionate, high energy and motivating basketball coach.

Coach Melvin is Awesome!

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Excellent coach he made me get more confidence when I getting on the court, and taught me a lot of moves, and makes me play much smarter. He is very kind and friendly, interesting

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good coach

He was great, I really wish he was closer to Brooklyn. My son immediately improved, the game following his training he score the most points on his team. I would recommend and use him again! Now I am just trying to see how my schedule can fit in with taking my son to him weekly.

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Tough but superb athletic session

Coach Melvin is a great coach. After just one session, I already feel much more confident and I am looking forward to more sessions with him.

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He completely understands the game of basketball and is very friendly.

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Knowledgable, sharp, charismatic, has experience and knows exactly how to reach the kids!

Very good coach!! Passionate about what he teaches! You can tell he loves the game and like to help other progress. If you need a coach who teach you the skills and have fun doing it Coach Melvin is your guy!!! will get another session soon!!! Thanks coach!!!

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Coach was very engaging and full of energy .there were two water breaks within the hour workout.There was plenty of tough love to go around. His got a sharp eye and his ALL BUSINESS!!!!

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My is very pleased with Coach Melvin just after one session. The workouts are intense, so if your ready to work long and hard, Coach Melvin is your guy. He is extremely passionate about being a coach and I observed this throughout my son's first workout with him. My son is looking forward to the next work out with the coach and he is becoming more and more confident about his abilities and what he brings to the game of basketball.

The greatest coach ever. My son was so happy after the session he could not wait for the next session.

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I always have fun and I learn a lot!

We were in NYC from Australia for a very short time and only had an opportunity for our 11 year old son who plays Representative basketball to have 1 session with Coach Melvin. It was an absolutely fantastic experience and Melvin certainly took him outside his comfort zone and developed real confidence at a whole new level with shooting in particular. A fantastic experience with great communication and interaction . We will certainly be back when next in New York.

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Coach Melvin is awesome! Tough workouts and lots of experience.

I highly recommend Coach Melvin. His focus on conditioning and fundamentals has made every aspect of my game significantly better. He's a great guy and an amazing coach. Aside from the workouts, he has a lot of fun stories and advice about the game and life in general. I always look forward to our next meeting.

Coach Melvin is able to motivate my son in a way that nobody else has ever been able to. He makes him work hard and at the same time makes him laugh. He's also always very available and extremely polite. Highly recommended!

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Coach Melvin was very good. He knew what he what he was coaching and the results were almost instantaneous. With more time I'm sure I will see more improvement.

He is a very down to earth person and gets straight to work from day 1. Coach Melvin is very good at taking time to individually try and help improve your skills.

Top notch! Best workout I've had in awhile, jam-packed with good advice on how to improve my skills. Awesome.

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Coach Melvin is a great coach. My son is learning a lot from him and found Coach Melvin's lesson plans to be very focused on his individual improvement. We highly recommend him!

Coach Melvin has a lot of knowledge & experience. Great workout !

One of The greatest coaches i met very hands on💯💯

He did a very good job with my son on the first session. Looking forward to to seeing my son development with Coach Melvin.

Coach Melvin is the kind of coach you wish you had. Extremely knowledgeable and down to earth guy. Before I met Coach Melvin, I was a little intimidated of the notion of working with a trainer as I've never been exposed to organized basketball (I've only played in a playground/street-ball setting). But as soon as we met up we got straight to work. Coach Melvin is a great motivator and really knows how to get you to grind even though you're past the point of being uncomfortably tired. I'll will try my best to schedule more sessions down the line! If you really want to take your game to the next level I'd suggest you check out Coach Melvin!

Great, friendly coach who actually seems invested in your success (unlike most coaches).

Even though I've only worked one session so far with Coach Melvin, I feel it was a great one. His training style is great. He makes the session fun. I love that he motivates you as you're training to push yourself & to not give up. I look forward to my next session.

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Coach Melvin is an incredible coach, who develops kids of all ages. For us, he instilled many drills and fundamentals in our game. He improved our ball handling, scoring, defense, conditioning, finishing and especially our shooting. His workouts were incredible and we could see results from the first session. He inspired us to work outside of the workout, and taught us lessons. His workouts are at game speed, innovative and extremely important to our development. From our 10 sessions, our games were
incredibly strengthened and our basketball opportunities expanded. We know that we are definitely coming back for 10 more.

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My son Lucas loved the session this Saturday morning and wants to repeat next Saturday. It was really good for him. Coach Melvin was great. He will continue till we go on vacation. Thank you!

Coach Melvin was great and takes teaching the game seriously. Also knows how to have fun.

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Great coach. Works you out to the max. I'm confident i'll make vars during these next 4 months ill be seeing him

I'm excited to have my son continue to work with Coach Melvin. We had our first session this weekend and I was thrilled. Coach Melvin is engaging and knows exactly how to work with kids! Looking forward to seeing what's to come.

Great coach! Helped me fix all my weak points. Now I play with more confidence and know what it takes to get my conditioning up to speed!

Super dope coach!!!

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I would most definitely recommend Coach Melvin to anyone. He gets through the kids using their language and give them advice not only of the court but about life in general. He has good vibes. After 2 sessions, my son has shown improvements not only with his techniques but his confidence has increased as well - which is a must on the court.

Almost done with my first ten sessions with Coach Mic, and have just booked another ten. I feel I know more about what basketball really is, and am more confident about making progresses to the next level, through hard working, and of course, Coach Mic's guidance.

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After three sessions with Coach Melvin, I have come to the conclusion that I only need a few words to describe him: Best basketball coach I've ever seen!

Coach Melvin was great, my 9 year old connected really well with him. Coach made us aware of my son's strengths and weaknesses. He was down to earth and held punches which was exactly what my son needs. We look forward to seeing him next week.

Great First Impression. Great positive energy and was knowledgeable about the game.

We're from Australia. My two sons had 5 sessions with coach McCullen during our vacation in Dec/Jan 2015. He did a great job, was astute at reading their needs and focussed on improving important skills. Since getting home the younger boy has made a district rep team and his high school age and open teams. He's playing against rep kids 3 years older than him and holds his own nicely. Thanks coach.

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Today was a great first day, my son and I were very pleased. Coach Melvin was very motivating and structured. We look forward to continue with coach Melvin

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First - great guy. Personable, easy to smile, good vibe. Second - dogs you during the workout, knows when to turn it up and catch you slacking

Great coach, highly recommended

Coach Melvin is a great coach. My son had his first one on one training with him on Sunday. He helped him see the areas he needs to work on to improve his shooting and overall technique. My son liked him and felt very comfortable with him. We are looking forward to his next session. If you're looking for a good coach, you've one with Coach Melvin.

Coach Melvin is a GREAT coach, he worked with my 8 year old son today for the first time, and we liked him so much that we've already booked for 3 more sessions! He has great, positive energy and he definitely knows what's he's doing! We would recommend Coach Melvin if you're looking for a personal basketball trainer! He's great!

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He was great. My daughter Ivia really liked him.
We have to figure out a time and day for our next
4 sessions. We can't do Sundays at 12 we r on the
Upper west side at another program on Sunday at12.
Can u have him contact me to figure out. Thank u.

Great coach! Highly recommended! Also a great person!

I feel excited after just one session. I've been looking for a trainer for a while and for me to have that guide, I can't wait to see what I've become. He's a funny guy so the workouts are fun.

Great coach, like, really good and I haven't even started. I'll be back for more! Recommended!

Very good coach. Makes you work hard which pays off later on.

Great coach, drills help improve my game, and gives good advice. He's also humorous and motivates me.

in just the first session with Coach Melvin I learned so much from him I feel like I'm getting better already , if you love the game and are motivated to getting better at basketball this is the guy to help you he's also hilarious and really cool to be with it but most of all he knows the game very well and knows what you need to work on , very motivational , you won't be disappointed

Great coach!

Coach Melvin is fabulous. He is very nice, patient and experienced. The training time is very enjoyable and effective. I would highly recommend if anyone wants to learn basketball.

Great start with coach Melvin, lots of encouragement, fun and hard work.

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One of the nicest human beings out there. However he is dedicated to making his players better. Workouts force the best out of you and he will push you himself. Great trainer and definitely recommend him

Very good motivator

Never have I had a coach like coach mike he can put you through your limits and beyond and after all that hard work you will find yourself laughing at his jokes one of the funniest guys ever and my skill level I definitely seen progression and with coach mike I know I'll reach my goals give him a try you will not regret it

An excellent first session. We will definitely book him again.

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I saw improvement in my son on the very first session! I can't wait to book more sessions with him. Great coach!

My son and I was very happy with coach mevin. Looking forward to his next session.

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He is a great coach. Everything is at gamespeed

Coach Melvin is so far equipping me to improve my game. However, I am mindful that working with him once a week is not enough. It is ultimately up to me to continue practicing. Slow and steady wins the race. I cannot wait to show off my improvements when the time comes. I still have a long way to go.

Great coach if you want to improve

coach melvin is a great coach and im looking forward to booking more sessions with him

Great start. Ready for more.
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in the 5 one on one sessions with coach McCullen we have seen noticeable results with my son's overall basketball skills.

Now attending D.S.U. say : "My Experience was one of the best in my life and my experience is not over yet . Hard work, dedication that's what he preach to me ". Thanks Coach
The thing that will stick with me the most is how to attack a defender. If he is at zero or forcing me to go one side. I have learned a lot of things that are simple but very effective. Thanks Coach
Workouts contained Strength condition and Gaining power. It was way more intense than any workout i ever put in with other coaches . Coach takes everything to whole new level.
When i first started i didn't use my right hand i was afraid. But Coach worked and worked on it with me and now it's good even in game. Thanks Coach
Walton H.S. Senior "Training with Coach made me feel like i got smarter in the Game of Basketball".
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