Michael M., New York, NY Basketball Coach

Michael M.

Nickelodeon Sports Foundation



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Active basketball skill coach who works with beginners and elite athletes up to the college level; specializing in wing and post play, ball handling, shooting and footwork. View all coaching experience

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  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center, Forward

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


  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Center, Forward

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

More About Coach Michael

I played college basketball at Middlesex County College in NJ

After leaving school I organized and founded Nickelodeon Sports Foundation, Inc., a community based Not-for-Profit organization that, till this day still provided organized recreation to both youth and young adults throughout the NYC Metro area.

Conducts both group and individual private workout sessions for ages 11 to adults. Skills and Conditioning Instructor, Shooting Coach, Basic to Advance Ball Handling instructor, both post and wing scoring.

Assistant Coach - St Aloysisus Middle School, Manhattan - 3 years - 2006 to 2009
Took the team from last place to 1st place in 3 years. Crowned CYO Manhattan Champs, then NYC Champs, Southern New York State Champs Ended up losing in the State Finals - 2009

Pro-AM Assistant Coach - Ike Inc. 1992 - 1996
4 Final Four Appearences - 2 Championsips - 1 2nd Place finish

Pro-AM Head Coach - 1997 - 2001 -

AAU Assistant Coach - ProLevel AAU - 1993 to Present

Start off with light running to warm up the mussles - 4 - 6 minutes
Light easy stretching - approx. 6 minutes
Ball Handling - down and back (L)(R) - 4 minutes
Circle Drill for continuous running and to reinforce basic layup mechanics (L)(R) - 3 minutes
2 Cone Layup Drills - Alternating left right - 3 minutes
Standing Power Dribbles - 2 minutes each (L)(R) 2 sets
Walking Power Dribbles - Down and Back 1X
Jogging (Defensive Posture) Power Dribble - Down and Back 2X
Defensive Slide Drills
Form Shooting (evaluation)
Form Shooting (mechanics building) 2 to 3 feet from the rim
Agiltiy Cones Drills
Ball Handling - Passing Drills (Chest, Bounce & Baseball)
1 or 1 moves
Footwork on the Wing
Footwork in the Post

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Client Reviews

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I really enjoyed working with Coach Michael, getting back go the fundamentals is exactly what I need and I'm excited to build on from that with him!

Coach Michael is an excellent coach. He pushes you to work hard and to dig deep so you can play to the best of you’re ability. He’ll give you constructive feedback to help you improve you’re game tremendously.

Awesome coach. Brought it back to basics

Bad coach doesn’t know how to teach

Coach Michael was great to work with. He focus on individual skills and also builds the games core technical skills. I took training in the past but didn't get to focus on what I was missing. Coach Michael is phenomenal and very patient in instructing in skills and techniques of basketball. I am looking forward for my next session and continue with coach Michael for a year training. 😃

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It was great, unforgettable experience for me. I have never experienced so insightful basketball session before. I was amazed how Michael understands basketball, his tips ranged from very technical, showing and imitating the movements with me, as needed, to thoughtful advices about attitude towards the game, ball and throws. I definitely recommend session with Michael!

I have been playing ball for 10+ years but never learned the fundamentals, so I decided to get a coach. After an hour with Coach Mike, I not only improved significantly, but also had a lot of fun and a great workout. I am now a regular student of Coach Mike.

Coach is an all star and the definition of a good teacher. Why do I say so?

- he knows his stuff cold. he not only gave me specific drills to work on, but he also knew exactly what feedback to give to help me improve. For example - on my dribble drills, to try to swing my arms, and sit lower. On jumpshot drills, to step with my opposite foot first to plant, and to try to land a little bit in front (i had been jumping backwards). Coach mike is an expert.

- the way he delivers feedback: timely, and short. The focus was on me improving as a player, not showing off his knowledge. Each feedback was also specific and simple - step this way, keep the ball lower.

- coach mike pays attention. My back had been sore from Muay Thai class and so he modified one of the drills to make it easier on me (I didn't ask for it, he just noticed it)

- coach mike is a great encourager. He gives a constant steam of positivity - "good job, nice shot" etc - which pushed me to go as hard as I could.

Bottom line: If you are looking to improve your game, I would highly recommend booking a session with Coach Mike.

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